UPMC to hire 1,300 over 12 months

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    "Increasing patient volumes have prompted University of Pittsburgh Medical Center officials to raise their estimate of new jobs that will be created this fiscal year at the region's largest employer. UPMC chief financial officer Robert A. DeMichiei said on Thursday that the health system added 964 full-time jobs in the last six months of 2010, "primarily in clinical areas," and that the health system expected to hire an additional 339 by July 1, when the next fiscal year begins."

    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11042/1124572-114.stm

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    That's good. I've seen a lot of staff nurse positions at Mckeesport hospital.
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    Hi ghillbert, I am an iranian/australian nurse educated in A.U. I am thinking of moving to USA with my family and do nursing there. as you been there for couple of years I greatly appreciate to give me advise and answer my Qs. first of all I am an aged care nurse graduated july 2010 , how is aged care nursing in USA? any job opportunity? which states are easier or quicker to get license and more job avilable there? I initially planed for Cali but with SS# looks impossible to start off with . can you please advise me
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    Depends what type of visa you're planning on coming with? If you already have a visa, there are jobs available at least where I am. If you're seeking visa sponsorship, you're out of luck as that's just not going to happen in the current economy. there are many posts about which states are easier/faster to get licensed in - the short answer is; the one you want to work in, unless they require you to have a SSN or the CGFNS certification.

    You are a fairly new graduate - why do you want to work in the US?
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    I heard that with the new UPMC hospital opening up, there is going to be a "nursing shortage" in Pittsburgh. But who knows how true that'll be until the place officially opens.
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    Most of the positions I have seen have been for 'Professional Staff Nurses' Reguiring 6 months of experience or more. Kind of discouraging to new grads! I am on month number 5 as an RN at my current job, but even the 'staff nurse' positions I have applied for have not been biting. I live closest to UPMC Mckeesport but I would not work there... I have heard horror stories of severe staff shortages and the area is terrrrible!
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    Quote from shleyyy87
    Most of the positions I have seen have been for 'Professional Staff Nurses' Reguiring 6 months of experience or more. Kind of discouraging to new grads! I am on month number 5 as an RN at my current job, but even the 'staff nurse' positions I have applied for have not been biting. I live closest to UPMC Mckeesport but I would not work there... I have heard horror stories of severe staff shortages and the area is terrrrible!

    I have more than 6 months experience and I can't even get an interview. I have no idea what these nurse recruiters are looking for. Where is UPMC going to find enough experienced nurses to work at UPMC East? From what I was told by GNs, UPMC East isn't hiring new nurses until the fall.

    I constantly see positions for UPMC McKeesport, but I haven't recieved a call for an interview or anything. It's not like it's the place to be- that's for sure!
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    You need to be active and aggressive. As far as UPMC Mckeesport goes, why bad mouth it? It provides care to many patients in need. It also has a Union for nurses. It also makes UPMC a lot of money every year, thus it is constantly being upgraded.
    UPMC East will be a great community hospital.
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    I am not saying anything bad about the hospital at all... I know that people who go there are given the care they want and need. Just speaking from the nursing side of things that I have heard terrible things from people who have worked there and I personally wouldn't want to work for them. As far as the area goes... I just wouldn't want to be caught working night shifts and walking to my car. Just a bad spot in my opinion. I agree UPMC East looks nice so far!


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