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BJC HealthCare

Advanced Critical Care PACU Registered Nurse - Weekend Option


Critical Care/Trauma


Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

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

    Angela Seley, Patient Care Manager

    Joel Butler, Assistant Nurse Manager

    Christine Morton-Chesnut, Assistant Nurse Manager

    Timothy Patrick, Assistant Nurse Manager

    Nicole Bolzenius, 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

    • Hours: 7:00 - 19:30 (2 x 12s)
    • Call: No
    • Holidays: When it falls on a Weekend
    • Weekends: n/a
    • Graduate Nurse Eligibility: No
    • Orientation: 3 months


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 critical patients who require a high level of clinical expertise. In addition to standard ICU level of care, routinely provides rapid recovery stabilization to a large population of critically ill postoperative patients, including but not limited to, ICU, trauma, and transplant patients through ongoing management around extended stays. Competencies include not only the acute phase of recovery management but potential ongoing care provided for extended stay ICU.


Provides care to acutely and critically ill patients in a highly technical and ongoing monitoring environment. These patients are facing life-threatening problems with varying needs, which require extensive medication protocols and therapies. Educates patients and their families on disease process, management of illness/injury/treatment, support resources, infection prevention techniques, and essential daily tasks to prepare for next transition of care.Demonstrates competency in evaluating intensive care patients, administering care, recognizing complications and coordinating with other members of the critical care team. Strives for excellence in patient care; keeps patients safe from adverse events. Seeks learning and teaching opportunities in an effort to further develop and perfect skills and improve overall quality of care. Participates in activities that promote patient safety, quality and regulatory compliance.� Participates in professional development.Develops, implements, and revises individual plans of care in collaboration with other members of the healthcare team in accordance with the established guidelines and standards of nursing care.Strives for excellence in patient care; keeps patients safe from adverse events. Seeks learning and teaching opportunities in an effort to further develop and perfect skills and improve overall quality of care. Participates in activities that promote safety, quality and regulatory compliance.� Participates in professional development and life long learning.Evaluates patient's response to complex critical treatment modalities and modifies plan of care during their rapid recovery from Anesthesia Care and ongoing management of care during boarding status. Demonstrates expertise and critical thinking skills to assess and evaluate patient's/family's physical, psychosocial and emotional needs Demonstrates ability to promote positive interpersonal relationships in patient/family-centered environment.

Minimum Requirements


Nursing Diploma/Associate's


2-5 years

Licenses & Certifications


Preferred Requirements


Bachelor's Degree - Nursing

Licenses & Certifications

Advanced Cardiac Life SupportBasic Life Support (BLS)Cert Amb Perianesthesia NurseCritical Care Nurse (CCRN)Cert Post Anesthesia NurseCert/Lic in Area of Expertise
Benefits and Legal Statement

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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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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