Graduate Nurse Rotational Program: Shadyside Hospital - Select Your Own Track (Spring/Summer 2025 Graduates) Job at UPMC - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

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  • UPMC - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Job Description

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

Sign-On Bonus Details:

  • $10,000 sign-on bonus available for candidates with less than 1 year of RN experience.

Are you graduating in Spring 2025 from nursing school and looking and looking to launch your nursing career? Our Graduate Nurse Rotational Program may be the perfect fit! You will rotate through three units of your choice within our three service lines to gain valuable and varied experience while working alongside an experienced nurse to help mentor and guide you in your learning.

About UPMC Shadyside:

UPMC Shadyside is a three-time Magnet-designated hospital, as well as a renowned teaching hospital and center of ongoing, cutting-edge research and education. If you are ready for an impacting and rewarding opportunity to join the forefront of nursing, we invite you to apply today!

You will have the opportunity to rotate through three units of your choice amongst our three service line for twelve months. 

Shadyside Service Lines:

  • Oncology Service Line encompasses five units focused on the care of oncology patients. We specialize in blood disorders, lymphoma patients receiving chemotherapy, stem cell transplants, and hematology/oncology treatment of leukemia on units 2 Pavilion, 2 South, 5 Main, 6 Main, 6 West, and 7 Main. There are opportunities and certification as an Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN). 
  • Medicine Service Line at UPMC Shadyside is a significant service supporting our academic teaching program mission. This service line consists of units 3 East, 3 Pavilion, 4 East, 4 Pavilion/South, and 5 Pavilion with over 120 beds. These units care for patients of all ages who are being treated for a wide array of conditions that allow for nurses to be telemetry-trained, NIH stroke certified, and med/surg RN's. 
  • Surgical Service Line consists of several departments all with a unique surgically based focus. Each unit is staffed by nurses who are specialists in their respective fields and provide compassionate care and clinical excellence: 3 Main Thoracic Surgery, 3 West-Surgical Orthopedic, 4 Main-Surgical Oncology, 6/7 Pavilion Med/Surg Urology, and 7 West-Neuro Surgical/Oncology.

What is the Graduate Nurse Rotational Program (GNRP)? 

UPMC Shadyside is pleased to announce we are NOW HIRING Graduate Nurses as full-time Professional Staff Nurses to support units amongst our three service lines as part of a special Rotational Program. The GNRP will begin in August 2025. You will have the opportunity to rotate through three units of your choice within our three service lines for twelve months. 

Why Join the Graduate Nurse Rotational Program?

  • Opportunity to explore and find your right ‘home’ in nursing at UPMC
  • Fantastic opportunity to learn from many talented nurses and receive a broad education in nursing
  • Having a resource pool nurse as a mentor
  • Having preceptors for each rotation

What Can You Expect as a GNRP Professional Staff Nurse?

The Professional Staff Nurse provides highly competent patient care and treatment while demonstrating empathy and a passion for learning. A role that requires independent judgment, fluent communication, and candid partnership, the Professional Staff Nurse establishes relationships with physicians, other care providers, patients, and patients’ families to achieve desired patient outcomes throughout the continuum of care.

As a Professional Staff Nurse and a member of the care delivery team, you will set the standards for the level and quality of nursing care and possess authority and accountability for its provision. At all times, you will exemplify a commitment to the community and to the nursing profession.

How Does UPMC Support our Nurses?

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 are a few examples of how we support our nurses:

  • Generous Sign-On Bonus of up to $10,000* for Graduate Nurses (Amount and eligibility based on the type of nursing role and candidate experience)
  • UPMC’s Monthly Loan Repayment program, for 2024 & 2025 nursing graduates, offering $20,000* in loan repayment paid over three years 
  • Up to five and a half weeks of Paid Time Off annually, plus seven paid holidays each year
  • Dedicated career ladders 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, available to employees and their dependents (plus other educational discounts for UPMC employees, including no-cost RN-BSN/MSN options!)
  • Top clinicians, leading researchers, and the most modern equipment and technology in health care today

What Does Placement Look Like Post-GNRP?

Upon completion of the Graduate Nurse Rotational Program, placements are determined by participant preference, Hiring Manager preference, and business need through a collaborative matching process at UPMC Shadyside.

Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary from the My Nursing Career Ladder based on their individual experience and education.

Shift/Hours:   Our RNs work rotating 12-hour schedules to ensure 24/7 coverage on the floor.

GNs must be eligible for State Board Licensure and successfully pass the examination before beginning this role -OR- must have a Temporary Practice Permit and commit to taking the NCLEX examination within SIX months of hire.

  • BSN Preferred 
  • Completion of UPMC Student Nurse Internship Program or student clinical transitions course at UPMC preferred.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and interact with the ages of patients.
  • Understand the principles of growth and development over the lifespan.
  • Asses data on patients' statuses to identify each patient's and their families, executives managers, physicians, non-physician providers, ancillary and support staff, and other departments.
  • Work productively and effectively in an environment with changing priorities that require specialized skills.
  • Think critically to analyze and problem-solve to deliver the best patient care.
  • Use sound clinical judgment and problem-solve to deliver quality patient care when it matters most.
  • Understand, apply, and champion nursing best practices. 

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse required prior to program start date OR must have a Temporary Practice Permit and commit to taking the NCLEX examination within SIX months of hire.
  • 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

  • BSN Preferred 
  • Completion of UPMC Student Nurse Internship Program or student clinical transitions course at UPMC preferred.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and interact with the ages of patients.
  • Understand the principles of growth and development over the lifespan.
  • Asses data on patients' statuses to identify each patient's and their families, executives managers, physicians, non-physician providers, ancillary and support staff, and other departments.
  • Work productively and effectively in an environment with changing priorities that require specialized skills.
  • Think critically to analyze and problem-solve to deliver the best patient care.
  • Use sound clinical judgment and problem-solve to deliver quality patient care when it matters most.
  • Understand, apply, and champion nursing best practices. 

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse required prior to program start date OR must have a Temporary Practice Permit and commit to taking the NCLEX examination within SIX months of hire.
  • 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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