RN - Step Down ICU
Company: SSM Health
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: November 22, 2021
$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
Contributes to the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice,
evaluates their own practice, and maintains current knowledge and
Communicates effectively in all areas of practice, collaborates
with patient, family and interprofessional team.
Uses clinical inquiry and integrates best evidence into
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.
Graduate of accredited school of nursing
No experience required
Constant use of speech to share information through oral
Constant standing and walking.
Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25
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
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
Occasional lifting/moving of patients.
Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting,
gripping and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.
Rare crawling and running.
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