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Thoracic Surgery Registered Nurse

Company: BJC HealthCare
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description Additional Job Information * 36 Hours per Week - * Nights - * Sign-On Bonus Eligible - Job ID: Employment Status: Full-Time More Information: Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish Hospital's staff is composed of full-time academic faculty and community physicians of Washington University School of Medicine, supported by a house staff of residents, interns, fellows and other medical professionals. Recognizing its excellence in nursing care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Division 7100/71ou is a fast paced Thoracic Surgery division made up of 15 beds and an 8 bed Observation Unit. We care for a variety of complex thoracic surgery patients including post-op lung transplant, lung volume reduction surgery, lung cancer, esophageal cancer, Barrett's esophagus, tracheal tumors, disease of the airway, various lung surgery, thoracic disease, heart-lung transplant, pulmonary hypertension, emphysema, and thoracic malignancies. 7100 is recognized as a Center of Excellence by the Joint Commission for Lung Volume Reduction Surgery. The Staff Nurse (RN) is an integral part of the patient care team using critical thinking skills and clinical expertise to continually assess the patients' status. The Staff Nurse (RN) is trained in critical care and will be certified in BLS, ACLS, ACUTE CARE, arterial line monitoring, and intro to ventilators. Overview Role Purpose Provides direct patient care activities including assessment, diagnosis, planning implementation, and evaluation within the guidelines of the standards of nursing care. Responsibilities * Educates patients and their families on how to manage their illness or injury, including post treatment home care needs and medication administration. * Uses critical thinking skills to assess and evaluate patient's physical, psychosocial and emotional needs. * Develops and implements individual plans of care in collaboration with other members of the healthcare team in accordance with the established guidelines and standards of nursing care. Promotes patient and family centered care in a healing environment. * Evaluates patient's response and modifies plan of care accordingly throughout the patient's stay. * Participates in activities that promote safety, quality and regulatory compliance. Participates in professional development and life long learning. * BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job. Minimum Requirements Degree * Nursing Diploma/Associate's - Nursing Experience * No Experience Supervisor Experience * No Experience Licenses & Certifications * RN Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information Degree * Bachelor's Degree - Nursing Benefits Statement Note: not all benefits apply to all openings - Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options - Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan - 401(k) plan - Tuition Assistance - Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts - On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location) - Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center Legal Statement The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: BJC HealthCare, St. Louis , Thoracic Surgery Registered Nurse, Healthcare , Saint Louis, Missouri

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