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RN- Cardiac Step Down ICU Weekend Option

Location
Bridgeton, Missouri
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
19 Sep 2022

$15,000 Sign on Bonus Eligible

Welcome to SSM Health DePaul Hospital. We pride ourselves in providing a strong foundation in nursing. We embrace continuous growth and opportunity through frequent goal setting and educational experiences. We are a place where new and seasoned staff can develop their skills and grow together.

We want you to be a part of the team on 4 North! We're a fast-paced, 26-bed Cardiac Stepdown ICU unit.

  • Evidence-based lead initiatives to improve patient outcomes
  • Unit champions to lead change through committees such as sepsis, safe patient handling, etc
  • Modest nurse to patient ratio to allow closer monitoring and critical interventions
  • Team engagement via multiple avenues including personalized recognition and social events
  • Leadership and culture based on transparency and accountability
  • 26 beds to accommodate:
  • post cardiac procedures and/or titration of cardiac drips
  • cardiothoracic procedures including chest tubes and pericardial drains
  • sepsis without shock
  • diabetic ketoacidosis requiring insulin infusion
  • respiratory acidosis requiring continuous BIPAP high-flow oxygen and monitoring
  • vascular procedures including TPA therapy
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.

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 inter-professional team.
  • Develops a plan that prescribes strategies and alternatives to attain outcomes, using clinical judgement in collaboration with patient, family and inter-professional care team.
  • Implements the plan, employing strategies to promote and maintain a safe environment, coordinates implementation with patient, family and inter-professional 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 inter-professional 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.
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Details

  • Job Reference: 715729480-2
  • Date Posted: 19 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Ssm Health
  • Location: Bridgeton, Missouri
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent