Nursing at Saint Vincent Hospital

About Saint Vincent Hospital

Saint Vincent Hospital (SVH) was the first hospital in Erie and boasts the 140-year legacy of the Sisters of Saint Joseph. SVH is known for providing excellence in quality outcomes in an environment of caring. We are a community hospital that has grown to serve residents of northwest Pennsylvania, New York, and Ohio.

Nurses committed to quality

At SVH, 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 SVH 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.

Saint Vincent Hospital nursing structure

Medical/Surgical Division: Neuroscience/neurosurgery floor, medical/oncology floor, total joint center, general surgery floor specializing in colon rectal surgery, our bariatric and urological surgical floor

Critical Care Division: Emergency Department, Medical ICU, Surgical CNICU, three telemetry departments, and respiratory therapy

Behavior Health Division: Needs Assessment, inpatient adult behavioral health, and geropsych units

Surgical Services Division: OR, CVOR, Joint OR, pre-ad, PACU, short stay, urology procedure unit, inpatient endoscopy

Cardiovascular Service Line: Cardiac cath lab, electrophysiology lab, noninvasive cardiac testing (ECHO, Vascular and stress lab), outpatient cardiac rehab, and outpatient CHF clinic

Women’s Health Services: Comprehensive maternal child health, L&D, mother/baby unit, Level III NICU, inpatient pediatrics, and comprehensive breast program

Comprehensive Case Management

Free-Standing Surgery Center and Outpatient Endoscopy Center

Career advancement opportunities

We offer a number of opportunities for career advancement for nurses at SVH. New nursing graduates may participate in our Nurse Residency Program. For seasoned nurses, we offer a career ladder program. Through this program, you lead evidence-based nursing practice initiatives to transform patient bedside care. We also offer tuition reimbursement for continuing your nursing education. And we pay the registration fee when you apply for national certification.

You also have the option to participate on the following councils:

  • Professional Practice Council
  • Peer Review Council
  • Nursing Quality Council
  • Nursing Education and Research Council
  • Professional Development Council
  • Coordinating Council

Our philosophy

Nurses across Allegheny Health Network (AHN) follow the professional practice model for patient and family-centered care. It embodies the Magnet® principles of transformational leadership; structural empowerment; exemplary professional practice; and new knowledge, innovations, and improvements.

We also demonstrate these principles through use of the shared governance model as a management strategy. The model works through collaboration and accountability. It enables leadership and nurses at all level to focus on meaningful recognition, relationship-based care, and quality outcomes as reported by the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators.