Nursing at Allegheny Valley Hospital

About Allegheny Valley Hospital

Allegheny Valley Hospital (AVH) is a 190-bed inpatient facility located in Natrona Heights. Since its beginning in 1909, AVH has provided health care to 170,000 residents in portions of Allegheny, Butler, Westmoreland, and Armstrong counties.

Nurses committed to quality

At AVH, our nurses are known for providing high-quality, compassionate care. Our nursing philosophy puts patients at the center of everything we do. We support patients and families during some of life’s most difficult challenges.

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Work in an enriching environment

At AVH we welcome both new and experienced nurses who want to become a part of our team. You’ll be able to advance your professional knowledge while providing compassionate care. Our nurses enjoy an education-rich environment where you are able to learn new techniques while saving lives.

Our nurses also develop leadership skills through various unit-based and global lean teams and governance councils. You participate in decision making to help improve patient outcomes and experiences.

Opportunities for growth

AVH nurses get opportunities for both personal and professional growth. Graduate nurses hired by Allegheny Health Network and AVH complete a 12-month Nurse Residency Program. Newly hired registered nurses complete a structured orientation program with preceptor support.

We encourage you to participate in unit councils and hospital committees. And we provide clinical experiences for nursing students from our Citizen’s School of Nursing program and other nursing programs throughout the region.

Allegheny Valley Hospital nursing structure

Emergency Division:Emergency Room, Clinical Decision Unit, and Pre-Hospital Services

Medical/Surgical Division: General Medical, General Surgical, Oncology, Hospice, Outpatient IV Infusion, Orthopedics, Neurology

Behavioral Health Division: Adult Psyche and Geri Psyche

Critical Care Division: Medical and Surgical ICU, Medical and Surgical Stepdown

Telemetry Division: Medical and Surgical Telemetry

Rehab Division: Inpatient Acute Rehab, Outpatient Cardiac Rehab

Peri-operative Division: Pre-Anesthesia Testing, Ambulatory Surgery Unit, Operating Room

Endoscopy/Special Procedures, Post Anesthesia Care Unit, Central Sterile Processing

Community Care Network: High Risk inpatient and outpatient services

Care Coordination: Case Management and Social Services

Radiation Division: Radiation Oncology