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Clinical Nurse PACU MO

Company: BJC HealthCare
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: February 7, 2024

Job Description:

Additional Information About the Role

PACU South


Barnes - Main Campus

Rand Johnson


Gail Davis, Director of Pre/Post-Operative Services

Logan Justice, Patient Care Manager

Joel Butler, Assistant Nurse Manager

Christine Morton-Chesnut, Assistant Nurse Manager

Timothy Patrick, Assistant Nurse Manager

Nicole Bolzenius, Assistant Nurse Manager

Marissa Rettig, Assistant Nurse Manager

Janelle Holthaus - Educator

Team Details

75 - Total Team Members

59 - Registered Nurses

05 - Resource Nurse

11 - Patient Care Tech

Unit Information

Large Unit: 6 divisions across 2 floors, 86 beds
80 - 100 cases per day
2:1 patient nurse ratio at any given time (Pre/Post)
Critical Care patients - Neuro, Transplant, ???

Role Details

Pre-Op: 5:30a to 4:00p, 4*10s, M-F
Post-Op: 4*10s, multiple start times (10a, and noon to 20:30, 22:30) or mid-shifts (4*10s)
Call: One weekend every 10 weeks
Holidays: 1 per year, rotate Winter/Spring
Weekends: n/a
Graduate Nurse Eligibility: Yes
Orientation: 3 months

The BJC Registered Nurse Career Ladder differentiates BJC as the place for nurses to work in the greater St. Louis area.
This is a tool to empower nurses to work at the top of their license and own their career progression.
The BJC RN Career Ladder promotes professional development, leadership, collaboration, education and service excellence and gives staff the opportunity to continue doing what they do best - caring for patients - while having the opportunity to advance to the next step in their career.

Moves to higher ladder levels will result in a percentage increase of current pay that aligns with the new job description


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.

At Barnes-Jewish Hospital, PACU nurses find the kind of fast-paced environment that will test their professional judgment and critical thinking skills, and encourage tremendous growth. It's an exhilarating place to build a nursing career. Here, you'll work with world-renowned surgeons and anesthesiologists assist on unique and complex procedures, work with the latest technologies and treatments and play a vital role in developing new procedures and treatment protocols. In fact, people from all over the nation and the world come to Barnes-Jewish for our surgical specialties. The team has the opportunity to provide traditional PACU care as well as care for critically ill ICU patients, participate in new initiatives (hybrid surgical care, regional anesthesia).

Preferred Qualifications

Role Purpose

Provides direct patient care activities including assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation within the guidelines of the standards of nursing care to patients who require a high level of clinical expertise.


Assess patient preferences and barriers to involvement in care, including their values, emotional, spiritual, cultural, and population-specific needs.
Develops, implements, and documents individual plans of care with defined goals in collaboration with other members of the interprofessional team and patient, family or caregiver in accordance with the established guidelines and standards of nursing care. Proactively plans and ensures communication of the plan of care across the continuum of care.
Promotes respect, equity and empathy in interactions with diverse and vulnerable populations through care delivery (e.g. support for emotional, spiritual, and cultural preferences of patient, family and/or caregivers). Practices collaborative problem solving, service recovery and advocacy for patient family centered continuity of care. Implements care by integrating data from the interprofessional team and critical thinking in a safe and timely manner.
Demonstrates their individual role to the ongoing advancement of nursing clinical practice (e.g. participation in community health events, professional organization membership, quality improvement, continuing education activities).
Evaluates changes in patient's condition, informs and collaborates with family and/or caregivers, and communicates with interprofessional team as changes occur in plan of care, updates plan of care in EMR. Evaluates current nursing care to ensure evidence-based practice and quality patient outcomes.
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


Nursing Diploma/Associate's
- NursingExperience

Supervisor Experience

No Experience
Licenses & Certifications

Preferred Requirements


Bachelor's Degree
- NursingExperience

2-5 years

Benefits and Legal Statement

BJC Total Rewards

At BJC we're committed to providing you and your family with benefits and resources to help you manage your physical, emotional, social and financial well-being.

Comprehensive medical, dental, vison, life insurance, and legal services available first day of the month after hire date
Disability insurance* paid for by BJC
Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan funded by BJC
401(k) plan with BJC match
Tuition Assistance available on first day
BJC Institute for Learning and Development
Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
Paid Time Off benefit combines vacation, sick days, holidays and personal time
Adoption assistance

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*Not all benefits apply to all jobs

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 , Clinical Nurse PACU MO, Healthcare , Saint Louis, Missouri

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