Psychiatric Nurse- Geriatric

Pittsburgh, PA
Position Description:
Are you passionate about mental health?  Are you interested in working at one of the nation's finest Psychiatric Hospitals?  If you are searching for an opportunity to have variety in your day, to be challenged as a nurse, and to grow in your career, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic could be the perfect fit for you.
For more than 60 years, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic has been a national leader in the treatment of mental health and addictive disorders throughout the lifespan.  In conjunction with the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, we continue to strive to be one of the nation’s foremost academic- based psychiatric care facilities and remain dedicated to providing professionals with state-of-the-art training and assistance
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is hiring a Full-Time Psychiatric Nurse to help support the Integrated Health and Aging Program  (IHAP 12th Floor) Department for its Western Psych location. This position will work Evening/Night rotation,  with 8 and 12 hour shifts.


The Integrated Health & Aging Program (IHAP) is a specialized program consisting of 42 beds serving older adults who are experiencing psychiatric issues in late life but also may be younger that are often complicated by physical, social, and environmental problems.


This position is eligible for a generous sign-on bonus!  Whether you’re a recent Graduate Nurse looking to launch your nursing career, or a seasoned RN seeking a change, now is your moment to find your place at UPMC!

Sign-On Bonus Details (Full Time or Flex Full Time status)

• $10,000 sign-on bonus available for nurses with over two years of experience

• $5,000 sign-on bonus available for Graduate Nurses and nurses with less than two years of experience

Required Qualifications:
  • Graduation from an approved School of Nursing required.
  • BSN preferred.
  • Six months of experience in Clinical Psychiatry preferred.
  • Successful completion of the central and unit specific orientation programs including the medication proficiency examination.
  • The incumbent must by physically capable of providing direct total physical care to unpredictable, potentially violent, mentally ill patients as necessary including lifting, supporting, running towards or away from areas where problems are occurring, and pushing and pulling equipment, such as, wheelchairs, stretchers, and beds.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
    CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

    CCM training is required within 30 days of hire and annually thereafter
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management
  • Registered Nurse
Desired Qualifications:
Contact Information:
UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
Mariah McCullough
Pittsburgh PA

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