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Graduate Nurse: UPMC St. Margaret Hospital

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21d ago

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  • You must have 0-2 years experience, BSN preferred, demonstrate knowledge of patient care, possess critical thinking skills, hold RN licensure, BLS/CPR certification, and ability to work in a complex environment.
  • You will provide high-level care for patients in various units such as orthopedics, neurology/oncology, acute rehab, surgical/stepdown, and the ICU. Fast-paced environment in a large hospital treating a range of medical conditions and patients of all ages.

Graduate Job



  • UPMC St. Margaret is a three-time ANCC Magnet Designated hospital located in Aspinwall PA, northeast of Pittsburgh, PA. UPMC St. Margaret is a community hospital where our greatest asset is our amazing team. If you enjoy working in a setting where you have an opportunity to build many meaningful interdepartmental relationships, then UPMC St. Margaret is the place for you! As a Magnet designated facility, our nurses participate in the shared governance of our facility.  Through various councils and committees, you will have an opportunity to grow your career and professional practice in a supportive and engaging environment.


  • Zero to two years of experience.
  • BSN preferred
  • The individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and/or interact appropriately to the ages of the patients served by his/her assigned unit as specified below.
  • They must also demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patients status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patients requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs and to provide the care needs as described in the department policy and procedures.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive, caring relationships with executives, managers, physicians, non-physician providers, ancillary and support staff, other departments, and patients/families.
  • Ability to work productively and effectively within a complex environment, handle multiple/changing priorities and specialized equipment.
  • Good clinical judgment with critical thinking, analytical and problem solving abilities required as related to various aspects of patient care.
  • Critical thinking skills necessary to exercise and to lead others in application of the nursing process.
  • Mobility and visual manual dexterity. Physical stamina for frequent walking, standing, lifting and positioning of patients.
  • Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire.
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse either in the state where the facility is located or in a state covered by a licensure compact agreement with the state where the facility is located.
  • Graduate nurses must complete licensure examination within FOUR MONTHS of hire or within one year of graduation, whichever comes first. Though temporary permits are valid for one year from the date of graduation, not one year from issue of permit (or until the results of the examination are known at which time it becomes null and void),
  • UPMC requires that GNs take the licensure examination within 4 months of their start date, or they will be terminated or demoted from the GN position, at the discretion of the BU.
  • UPMC approved national certification preferred.
  • Act 34

Area of Responsibilities



  • 3B Stepdown:
  • 34 bed telemetry unit
  • Serves patients with higher-level care from admission to discharge
  • 4A Acute Rehabilitation:
  • 28 private room unit
  • Provides comprehensive rehab services to patients 18+
  • 4B Orthopedic:
  • 30 bed orthopedic unit
  • Specializing in total joint replacement, spinal surgery, and shoulder/foot/ankle surgeries
  • 5A Neurology/Oncology:
  • 34 bed med/surg unit
  • Specializes in stroke, oncology, and hospice care
  • 5B Medical/Pulmonary/Renal:
  • 33 bed med/surg unit for adult and geriatric patients
  • Wide range of general adult medical diagnoses (i.e. CHF,COPD and Peritoneal Dialysis
  • 6A Surgical/Stepdown:
  • 34 bed med/surg unit
  • Focuses on pre and post surgical patients
  • Primary specialties include General Surgery, vascular surgery, ENT, GYN and plastic surgery
  • ICU:
  • 8 bed unit
  • Cares for acutely ill patients
  • Emergency Department:
  • 24 treatment areas/8 large critical care and 16 exam rooms
  • Fast paced unit that treats and triages all patients


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Full time

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