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RN- Cardiac Step Down ICU Weekend Option

Company: SSM Health
Location: Hazelwood
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

$15,000 Sign on Bonus EligibleWelcome 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! Were 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 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 patients 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 patients 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 nursingEXPERIENCE
        • No experience requiredPHYSICAL 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.Required
            Preferred
            Job Industries
            • Customer Service

Keywords: SSM Health, Springfield , RN- Cardiac Step Down ICU Weekend Option, Healthcare , Hazelwood, Illinois

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