RN - Step Down ICU
SSM Health Care St. Louis

St. Louis, Missouri

Posted in Health and Safety
9 days ago


Job Info


It's more than a career, it's a calling
MO-SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - St. Louis

Worker Type:

Regular

Job Highlights:

$12, 000 Sign on Bonus Eligible

This unit is a 28 bed stepdown unit. Providing primary care nursing, meaning they do not utilize care partners (nurse techs). Nurse to patient ratio is 3-4 patients per nurse. Receive high acuity patients that will help develop a new nurse's critical thinking & clinical skills.

Job Summary:
Provides direct nursing care in settings where patients require complex assessments and intervention, in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization.

Job Responsibilities and Requirements:

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Obtains comprehensive data pertinent to the patient from the patient, family other healthcare providers to develop a holistic picture of the patient's needs or condition.
  • Analyzes and synthesizes data from the assessment in determining diagnosis or conditions relevant to care.
  • Identifies optimal outcomes for the patient in collaboration with the patient, family and interprofessional team.
  • Develops a plan that prescribes strategies and alternatives to attain outcomes, using clinical judgement in collaboration with patient, family and interprofessional care team.
  • Implements the plan, employing strategies to promote and maintain a safe environment, coordinates implementation with patient, family and interprofessional team.
  • Evaluates processes and progress toward attainment of goals and outcomes.
  • Contributes to the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice, evaluates their own practice, and maintains current knowledge and competence.
  • Communicates effectively in all areas of practice, collaborates with patient, family and interprofessional team.
  • Uses clinical inquiry and integrates best evidence into practice.
  • Applies the existing body of evidence-based practice and scientific knowledge in health care to critical care nursing practice, ensuring that nursing care is delivered based on patient's age-specific needs and clinical needs as described in the department's Scope of Service.
  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION
  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing

EXPERIENCE
  • No experience required

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Constant use of speech to share information through oral communication.
  • Constant standing and walking.
  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.
  • Frequent sitting, reaching and keyboard use/data entry.
  • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.
  • Frequent use of smell to detect/recognize odors.
  • Frequent use of hearing to receive oral communication, distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.
  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.
  • Occasional lifting/moving of patients.
  • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting, gripping and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.
  • Occasional driving.
  • Rare crawling and running.

Licenses / Certifications:
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) - American Heart Association (AHA), Basic Life Support HealthCare Provider (BLS HCP) - American Heart Association (AHA), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) - American Academy Pediatrics (AAP), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) - American Heart Association (AHA), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) - American Academy Pediatrics (AAP), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) - American Heart Association (AHA), Registered Nurse (RN) - State of Work Location or Compact Multi-State License

Work Shift:
Night Shift (United States of America)

Job Type:

Employee

Department:

13040100 Intermediate Care 3/4 SW

Scheduled Weekly Hours:
36

SSM Health complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex.

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