Graduate Nurse - Progressive Care Unit (PCU)

Progressive Care Unit

Full Time


36 hours per week


Graduate Nurse - Progressive Care Unit (PCU)      

Our graduate nurse and orientation program provides a strong supportive environment with resources and education to meet the individual needs of each new RN. We develop strong, confident nurses who adjust well to independent practice while gaining experience, time management and critical thinking skills.  If you are looking for dynamic learning opportunities with complex medical treatments and continual advancements, then we invite you to join our team. Opportunities are available in a variety of acute medical and surgical specialties including, cardiology, respiratory, bariatrics, orthopedics, mental health, surgery, intensive care and maternal child care. Specialized training includes CORE EKG class to monitor class II telemetry and ventilator care with capacity to care for long term ventilated patients.  We encourage and participate in the NICHE program for our geriatric population.  We incorporate a primary care nursing model with a team approach to meet the needs of the patient population.


Position Highlights:

·         Recognized Leader: Only Magnet designated hospital in Syracuse, highlighting our professional nursing staff.

·         Shared Governance: Unit practice counsel and open door guiding principle gives all our nurses a voice.

·         Professional Relationships: Strong rapport with physicians and intraprofessional team.

·         Professional Development: Strong orientation preceptor program, Graduate Nurse Development Program.

·         Advancement: Clinical Ladder and generous tuition allowance.

·         Work/Life: Self-scheduling options to balance your work/life and school calendars.

What you will do:

·         Therapeutic nursing interventions and hands on skills including vent care, tube feeds, dressing changes and more. Patient education, goal setting, critical thinking and care planning.

·         Care for and provide treatment modalities.

·         Collaborative team approach: SNAP rounding daily with interdisciplinary team of physicians, clinical affiliates, medical social work, care managers, nutrition, Rehab services, spiritual care and pharmacy.


·         Ensures quality nursing care is rendered to all patients in accordance with the New York Nurse Practice Act, National Standards of Practice, and Nursing and Clinical Service standards of care and practice.

·         Utilizing the Nursing Process, plans, directs and supervises the care of patients in addition to being involved in the provision of direct care of patients and families. 

Career Path:

·         Clinical ladder advancement with experience, staff engagement, and national certification.

·         Career advancement to leadership roles as team leader, preceptor, mentor, coordinator/management.

Mission Statement:

·         We, St Joseph's Health and Trinity Health, serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities.



·         To be world-renowned for passionate patient care and outstanding clinical outcomes.


Core Values:

·         In the spirit of good Stewardship, we heal by practicing Justice in fostering right relationships to promote common good, Reverence in honoring the dignity of every person, Excellence in expecting the best of ourselves and others; Integrity in being faithful to who we say we are.


Education, Training, Experience, Certification and Licensure:

·         Graduation from an accredited school of nursing with GN permit and/or eligibility for licensure, in the State of New York.

·         Maintains current BLS/CPR certification.

·         Participates in orientation, continuing education to maintain knowledge and skills related to specific areas of expertise.  


Work Environment and Hazards:

·         Clinical setting.  Exposure Class I


Physical Demands:

·         Medium work: must be able to lift 25 pounds frequently; occasionally lifting maximum of 50 pounds.  Will require ability to stand, walk, sit, bend, twist, squat and reach.


Work Contact Group:

·         All services, medical staff, patients, visitors, and various regulatory and professional agencies.


Supervised By:

·         Preceptor, Team Leader, Clinical Coordinator, Unit Manager, and Clinical Services/Nursing Administration.