Student Veterans of America Jobs

Welcome to SVA’s jobs portal, your one-stop shop for finding the most up to date source of employment opportunities. We have partnered with the National Labor Exchange to provide you this information. You may be looking for part-time employment to supplement your income while you are in school. You might be looking for an internship to add experience to your resume. And you may be completing your training ready to start a new career. This site has all of those types of jobs.

Here are a few things you should know:
  • This site is mobile friendly. You do not need a log-in or password to access information.
  • Jobs on this site are original and unduplicated and come from three sources: the Federal government, state workforce agency job banks, and corporate career websites. All jobs are vetted to ensure there are no scams, training schemes, or phishing.
  • The site is refreshed daily to remove out-of-date content.
  • The newest jobs are listed first, so use the search features to match your interests. You can look for jobs in a specific geographical location, by title or keyword, or you can use the military crosswalk. You may want to do something different from your military career, but you undoubtedly have skills from that occupation that match to a civilian job.

Job Information

UPMC Staff Nurse, Full-Time, 4M General Surgery Unit - UPMC McKeesport in Mckeesport, Pennsylvania

UPMC McKeesport is hiring a Full-Time Staff Nurse to support the 4M General Surgery Unit. The 4M Unit has a large focus on teamwork and collaboration and is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of their patients! This full-time position will work 3, 12-hour shifts per week; some weekends and holidays are required.

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

This position is eligible for a generous sign-on bonus! If you are an experienced nurse or graduate nurse looking to join UPMC, apply today to join this amazing team!

Sign-On Bonus Details:

  • $10,000 for Graduate Nurses.

  • $15,000 for Registered Nurses with 1 or more years of experience.

  • Candidates hired into a sign-on bonus-eligible role will be asked to make a 2-year work commitment to UPMC McKeesport.

Here’s How We Support Our Nurses:

  • Generous Sign-On Bonus of up to $15,000*.

  • UPMC McKeesport’s brand-new Monthly Loan Repayment program, exclusively for August 2023 and later nursing graduates! Offering $20,000* in loan repayment paid over three years. (* Eligible to full-time or 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 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 school year at any accredited institution, available to employees and their dependents ( plus discounts for UPMC employees including no-cost RN-BSN/MSN options ).


  • 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.

  • Communicates with peers and management any safety hazards identified in the workplace.

  • 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.

  • Demonstrates critical thinking in the identification of clinical, social, safety, psychological, and spiritual issues for patient care within an episode of care.

  • Practices solid communication skills and can articulate and translate the patient's condition to other care providers and negotiate and make recommendations for changes in patient care and unit practices.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of adult learning principles ( and/or teaching children if applicable ) and applies the principles to the teaching of 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, may serve as a preceptor.

  • Creates an environment of open dialogue, inquiry, and continuous development by asking for feedback and improving practice.

  • Actively participates in department or unit-specific quality improvement efforts.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Participates in work that improves patient care and the professional practice environment.

  • Adapts to change and demonstrates flexibility with the change process.

  • 0 – 1 years of experience.

  • 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.

  • Good clinical judgment with critical thinking, analytical, and problem-solving abilities required as related to various aspects of patient care.

  • Critical thinking skills 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.

  • BSN preferred.

  • Completion of UPMC student nurse internship or student clinical transitions course at UPMC preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

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

  • Temporary Practice Permit (TPP). Graduate Nurses must complete the licensure examination within 4 months of hire or within one year of graduation- whichever comes first. UPMC requires that GNs take the licensure examination within 4 months of their start date, or they will be terminated or demoted from the GN position, at the discretion of the BU.

  • UPMC-approved national certification is preferred.

  • NIH Certification will be required within 6 months of hire.

  • CPR is required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

  • Act 34 and 73 with renewal.

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran