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RN - Step Down ICU

Company: SSM Health
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

$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 nurses critical thinking & clinical skills.

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 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 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 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 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.

Keywords: SSM Health, St. Louis , RN - Step Down ICU, Healthcare , Saint Louis, Missouri

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