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Nursing at Jefferson Hospital

About Jefferson Hospital

In 1973, Homestead and St. Joseph’s Hospital formed the South Hills Health System. Today, it is known as Jefferson Hospital, part of Allegheny Health Network, and 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. Jefferson’s cardiac department has won multiple awards and accreditation for outstanding cardiac care. Jefferson has also won the “Get with Guidelines” Stroke Gold Plus quality achievement and Blue Distinction for Maternal Care, and 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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Has a nurse made a difference in your life or the life of a loved one? Show your appreciation by making a donation in his or her honor. Your donation will go toward continuing education and professional development.

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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.

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

Jefferson Hospital Nursing Structure

Behavior 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: 2 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. 

There are a number of opportunities for our nurses to develop professionally through tuition assistance, certification and career ladder, or through participation in the nurse practice council and volunteerism with our local schools.  Nurses are recognized for accomplishments through a variety of reward programs.