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BJC HealthCare

Cardiac ICU Registered Nurse - Nights




Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Additional Information About the Role

  • The BJC RN 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.

Position Highlights

  • Night shift! (Night shift differentials apply)
  • $15,000 Sign On Bonus Eligible
  • PTO Accural on first day
  • Benefit eligible on first day of month after start
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Tuition assistance
  • 12 hour shifts
  • Cardiac Care experience a plus

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Cardiac ICU Nurses care for critically ill patients who have experienced myocardial infarction, cardiogenic shock, cardiomyopathy, heart failure, and irregular rhythms. Our nationally recognized team of Heart and Vascular experts use a number of innovative evidence-based therapies and practices to assist patients in recovery. Cardiac nursing is an incredibly intensive environment; nurses are on the frontline of saving lives every day. Barnes-Jewish is consistently ranked as one of the top cardiac hospitals in the country, and performs the region’s highest volumes of heart procedures, which results in superior outcomes for cardiac patients. Nurses are exposed to technological advancements and an acute patient population on the Washington University Medical Campus. Nursing practices and leadership abilities are taken to the highest level possible.


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.

The Cardiac ICU (CICU) or Coronary ICU (CCU) at Barnes-Jewish Hospital is a 15-bed intensive care unit that specializes in the care of patients experiencing cardiogenic shock, myocardial infarction, heart failure, arrythmias, and cardiac arrest, among other diagnoses. The CICU nursing staff are highly skilled in the care for critically ill patients, and are trained to specialize in the care of specific devices, such as Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps, Impella, and Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVAD), along with critical care lines and interventions such as Swan-Ganz catheters, arterial lines, central lines, ventilators, dialysis, and targeted temperature management.

Our CICU team consists of Cardiology Attendings, Fellows, Residents, Registered Nurses, Pharmacists, Patient Care Technicians, Unit Secretaries, Respiratory Therapists, Case Managers, and Social Workers. Our comprehensive multidisciplinary approach ensures we are taking the most excellent care of our patients and their families. Nurse to patient ratios are usually 1:2 or 1:1, depending on acuity.

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.


Promotes patient and family centered care in a healing environment. Educates patients and their families on how to manage their illness or injury, including post treatment home care needs and medication administration.Participates in activities that promote patient safety, quality and regulatory compliance. Participates in professional development.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.Uses critical nursing skills to assess and evaluate physical, psychosocial, and emotional needs according to standards of care. Assess patient preferences and barriers to involvement in care, including their values, emotional, spiritual, cultural, and population-specific needs.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 - Nursing


No Experience

Supervisor Experience

No Experience

Licenses & Certifications


Preferred Requirements


Bachelor's Degree - Nursing