Cardiothoracic ICU Staff RN
Additional Information About the Role
- 15K Sign On Bonus eligible
- Full time position
- Benefits eligibe!
The cardiothoracic ICU cares for complex patients with multiple-system conditions, including adult congenital anomalies and heart and lung transplant patients needing post-surgical care. With nurse-patient ratios that promote patient safety and patient/family satisfaction, nurses care for patients with the very latest technology, which includes telemedicine. An interdisciplinary team provides patients the very latest in evidenced-based practice, procedures and techniques including non-invasive monitoring, mechanical ventilation, ventricular assist devices and complex cardiothoracic surgical procedures.
Additional Preferred Requirements
- Cardiac Care experience
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 Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit is the first critical care unit in the state of Missouri to be honored with the American Association of Critical Care Nurse's prestigious Beacon Award. Nurses care for complex patients with multiple-system conditions including adult congenital anomalies as well as heart and lung transplant patients needing post-surgical care. With nurse-patient ratios that promote patient safety and patient/family satisfaction, nurses care for patients with the very latest technology. In a collaborative environment, an interdisciplinary team provides patients the very latest evidence-based practice, procedures and techniques including invasive monitoring, mechanical ventilation, ventricular assist devices and complex cardiothoracic surgical procedure
Provides direct patient care activities including assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation within the guidelines of the standards of critical care nursing to patients who require a high level of clinical expertise.
ResponsibilitiesProvides 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.Evaluates patient's response to complex critical treatment modalities and modifies plan of care accordingly throughout the patient's stay. 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.
Licenses & CertificationsRN
EducationBachelor's Degree - Nursing
Licenses & CertificationsAdvanced Cardiac Life SupportBasic Life Support (BLS)Critical Care Nurse (CCRN)Cert/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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