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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. Saint Vincent 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.

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.

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, and 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, motherbaby unit, Level III NICU, inpatient pediatrics and comprehensive breast program.

Comprehensive case management

Free-standing Surgery Center along with an outpatient Endoscopy Center 

The Professional Practice Model across Allegheny Health Network (AHN) is patient and family-centered along the continuum of care. It embodies the Magnet Principles of transformational leadership, structural empowerment, exemplary professional practice and innovation, and new knowledge. These principles are evidenced in our shared governance model, our focus on relationship-based care, meaningful recognition, and our quality outcomes as reported by NDNQI.

Saint Vincent offers a number of unique opportunities such as our Nurse Residency Program for new nursing graduates and our career ladder program for seasoned nurses to lead evidence-based nursing practice initiatives transforming care at the bedside. We offer tuition reimbursement in order to continue your nursing education and support you obtaining your national certification by paying for the registration in advance.

The following councils are available for you to actively participate on:

  • Nurse Practice Council
  • Peer Review Council
  • Performance Improvement Council
  • Nursing Education and Research Council
  • Recruitment & Retention Council
  • Nurse Executive Council.