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Graduate Nurse - Medical Oncology (UPMC Shadyside 6 Main)

Location
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Salary
USD20,000
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
16 May 2024

This position is eligible for a generous sign-on bonus!

Sign-On Bonus Details:

  • A $20,000 sign-on bonus is available for nurses with over 1 year of experience.

  • A $15,000 sign-on bonus is available for graduate nurses with a graduation date of Fall 2023 and beyond.

Are you a Registered Nurse passionate about delivering the best care possible and want to make a difference in the lives of your patients? Join us at UPMC Shadyside as we provide Life Changing Medicine to our community!

UPMC Shadyside, a three-time Magnet-designated hospital, is currently hiring graduate and experienced Registered Nurses to support the Medical Oncology Unit, 6 Main.

About the Position:

6 Main is a Medical Oncology unit specializing in a wide range of oncological diagnoses and is at the forefront of research. This is a ground unit for new and experienced nurses to develop and be a part of the future of cancer care.

This unit primarily serves our lymphoma patients receiving chemotherapy and biological treatments. Nurses who work in this unit are developed and trained to administer and be a part of groundbreaking research in patient care. There are opportunities for growth and development through continued education opportunities and certification as an Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN). 6 Main is UPMC Shadyside Hospital's Dedicated Education unit where clinical staff nurses serve as instructors for the University of Pittsburgh nursing students. These clinical staff nurses receive special training and opportunities to pursue further education at the university. Our Registered Nurses work rotating shifts including weekends/holidays to ensure 24/7 coverage on the floor.

Why Work at UPMC?

UPMC is committed to investing in nurses like you - financially, personally, and professionally - starting on day one of your career. From tackling student loans to advancing your career later in life, UPMC is the partner you need to succeed and thrive in your nursing career.

Here's how we support our nurses:

  • Generous Sign-On Bonus of up to $20,000 (Amount and eligibility based on the type of nursing role and candidate experience)

  • UPMC's brand new Monthly Loan Repayment Program, exclusively for 2023 and 2024 nursing graduates, offers $20,000 in loan repayment paid over three years (Eligible flex Full time RN roles to receive prorated amount)

  • Up to five and a half weeks of Paid Time Off annually, plus seven paid holidays each year

  • Dedicated career ladders, including a brand-new nursing career ladder, were added just this year, allowing you to achieve your highest potential while rewarding you for your experience and advanced education

  • Tuition reimbursement of up to $6,000 per academic year at any accredited institution, is available to employees and their dependents (plus discounts for UPMC employees including no-cost RN-BSN/MSN options)

At UPMC, we're passionate about continuing to support your growth throughout your nursing journey. We offer a robust career ladder for bedside nursing that starts with Professional Staff Nurse and leads to Expert Nurse and beyond. The final job title and pay rate will be based on individual qualifications and candidate choice. Any required certifications and contributions based on job title will be afforded a timeframe to obtain. Our competitive career ladder, as well as our Total Rewards package, will be discussed at the time of offer to ensure you can make the choices that are right for you. The minimum rate of pay for a non-BSN Professional Staff Nurse is $ 31.60 .

Responsibilities:

  • Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by demonstrating accountability for actions, enthusiasm, motivation, and commitment to patients and colleagues. Maintains a conscious balance between work and personal life. Models safe work hours, time management, and a healthy lifestyle. Communicate with peers and management any safety hazards identified in the workplace.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of adult learning principles (and/or teaching children if applicable) and applies them in teaching patients, families, students, and new staff. Provides detailed and appropriate teaching to patients and families to effectively guide them through the episode of care as well as transition to another level of care and/or home. Supports the development of students, new staff, and colleagues, and may serve as a preceptor. Creates an environment of open dialogue, inquiry, and continuous development by asking for feedback and improving practice.

  • Applies the nursing process within the framework of Relationship Based Care to create a healing environment. Formulates daily goals and a plan of care for patients that involves the patient as a partner and considers the individual needs of the patient in a holistic manner. Patient documentation is comprehensive and promotes communication between caregivers. Incorporates national professional organization as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality, and satisfaction. Creates a caring and compassionate patient-focused experience by building healing relationships with patients, families, and colleagues.

  • Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and the quality of patient care. Actively participates in unit-based shared governance, and goal setting and supports the change and transition process to improve the quality of care and the practice environment. Serves as a highly engaged and full partner on the care team and responds willingly to care team members' needs for assistance and partnership. Participates in work that improves patient care and the professional practice environment. Adapts to change and demonstrates flexibility with the change process.

  • Actively participates in department or unit-specific quality improvement efforts. Identifies opportunities for quality improvement to colleagues and management. Utilizes research and evidence-based practice to support improvement in clinical care: identifies research issues or articles related to clinical specialty or areas of interest, discusses opportunities for quality improvement at multidisciplinary rounds, and influences patients' plans of care.


  • Graduate Nurses who are eligible for the State Board Licensure and Staff Nurses with nursing experience will be considered for this position. Please note that the below salary may vary pending years of experience and education of the selected candidate.
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing, BSN, or MSN is required.

  • The individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and/or interact appropriately with the ages of the patients served by his/her assigned unit as specified below.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs and 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, and handle multiple/changing priorities and specialized equipment.

  • Critical thinking skills are necessary to exercise and to lead others in the 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:

  • Current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse (RN) 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.

  • UPMC-approved national certification is preferred.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Act 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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