Nursing at Jefferson Hospital

About Jefferson Hospital

Today’s Jefferson Hospital evolved from what used to be known as the South Hills Health System after Homestead and St. Joseph’s Hospitals joined together in 1973. Now, as part of Allegheny Health Network (AHN), Jefferson Hospital cares for residents of Allegheny, Washington, and Westmoreland counties.

Jefferson was the first hospital in Pennsylvania recognized by the American Heart Association as a STEMI Receiving Center. Its cardiac department has won multiple awards and accreditation for outstanding cardiac care. Jefferson also won the “Get With The Guidelines®” Stroke Gold Plus quality achievement and the Blue Distinction for Knee and Hip replacement.

Nurses committed to quality

At Jefferson Hospital, 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 Jefferson Hospital 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 hospital governance councils. You use principles of operational excellence to identify problems to improve patient outcomes and experiences.

Opportunities for professional growth

We encourage the professional growth of Jefferson Hospital nurses. We offer tuition assistance, certification, and the career ladder program. You may also participate in the nurse practice council and volunteer with local schools. We recognize our nurses for their accomplishments through a variety of reward programs.

Jefferson Hospital nursing structure

Behavioral Health Division: Inpatient adult behavioral health, electroconvulsive therapy, intensive outpatient (IOP), and two adult outpatient counseling programs. A child and adolescent outpatient program is in development

Obstetrics Division: Women and Infants Center with Labor/Delivery/Recovery/Post-Partum, Triage, Surgical Suite, and a Level II Continuing Care Nursery

Cardiovascular Service Line: Cardiac catheterization/electrophysiology labs, noninvasive cardiology testing, inpatient and outpatient cardiac rehab, pulmonary rehab, outpatient congestive heart failure clinic, nutritional counseling and diabetes education, outpatient wellness center, perfusion services, and cardiac registries

Wound Care Division: Two outpatient wound care centers including HBO

Care Management Division: Comprehensive care coordination and a health coach program in conjunction with W&J College

Surgical Services Division: OR, CVOR, Preadmissions, OPMU, OPSU, PACU, Endoscopy and Central Sterile

Emergency Division: Emergency Department, Observation, and Emergency Preparedness

Critical Care Division: ICU and CVU

Rehab Division: Inpatient rehab unit

Medical/Surgical Division: Orthopedic/neurology/stroke, medical oncology and infusion center, general medical surgical with bariatric specialty, renal, respiratory

Telemetry Division: Post-surgical and general cardiac monitoring. All medical surgical nursing units except for one are capable of either level 1 or level 2 cardiac monitoring

Dialysis Division: Designated area for inpatient dialysis services

Professional Practice and Education Division: Staff development, wound ostomy, and Magnet coordination