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RN - Cardiac Step Down ICU Days

Company: SSM Health
Location: Bridgeton
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

$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 therapyProvides direct nursing care in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Uses standards of medical-surgical nursing practice to increase the quality of care and quality of life for the patient, family, and significant other(s) by systematically evaluating the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice.
    • Establishes effective relationships and serves as an advocate with the patient, family, and significant other(s) to facilitate the development of the care plan unique to the patient's care needs.
    • Uses the nursing process to develop and implement the plan of care, collect assessment data for each patient, determine appropriate nursing diagnoses, identify expected patient outcomes, determine the plan of care, implement interventions, and evaluate patient outcomes.
    • Develops assessment and management strategies based on a consideration of the physical, functional, cultural, social, economic, developmental, spiritual, vocational, and leisure dimensions of human responses to actual and potential health problems.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of the impact of actual or potential illness and each patient's physical, functional, cultural, social, economic, developmental, spiritual, vocational, and leisure status.
    • Utilizes leadership skills by coordinating and collaborating with the patient, family, significant other(s), communities, and members of the inter-professional team in assessing needs, setting goals, planning interventions, providing care, and evaluating outcomes.
    • Utilizes effective communication to participate with the patient, family, significant other(s), and other health care providers in collaborative decision making that reflects the understanding that care should be culturally sensitive, ethical, legal, holistic, informed, compassionate, and humane, and within the boundaries of available economic resources.
    • Educates the patient, family, and significant other(s) about measures that promote, maintain, and restore health or promote comfort.
    • Fosters a healthy work environment within the practice setting and profession by serving as a mentor and role model for nursing colleagues, students, and others.
    • Applies the existing body of evidence-based practice and scientific knowledge in health care to medical-surgical 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.
    • May perform point of care testing according to policies and procedures.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.EDUCATION
      • Graduate of accredited school of nursingEXPERIENCE
        • 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.

Keywords: SSM Health, Springfield , RN - Cardiac Step Down ICU Days, Healthcare , Bridgeton, Illinois

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