RN First Assist Cardiothoracic
Additional Information About the Role
- Sign-on bonus up to $15,000
- Relocation Package
- Comprehensive Benefits
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Missouri Baptist Medical Center, an acute care hospital in St. Louis County, offers a full continuum of medical and surgical services, including heart care, cancer, women and infants, breast health, gastrointestinal, orthopedic, stroke, therapy, wound and pain management services. The hospital has a 24-hour adult emergency department and cares for pediatric patients at a separate emergency department in collaboration with St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
Missouri Baptist is the first and only hospital in St. Louis County to be named a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The prestigious designation is the highest credential a health care organization can receive for nursing excellence and quality patient care. This recognition has been accomplished by less than nine percent of hospitals nationwide. Additionally, U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital #2 in the St. Louis metro area.
Known for its exceptional heart surgery program, Missouri Baptist Medical Center continually ranks among the very top hospitals for cardiac surgery in the state of Missouri.?Our?heart team of surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses have performed more than 14,000 heart surgeries since the program was established in 1984. According to HealthGrades, Missouri Baptist is five-star rated for both?Coronary Interventions and Treatment of Heart Attack. In fact, Missouri Baptist is the only St. Louis area hospital to receive a 5-star rating for better than average mortality rates for in-hospital, 30-days post-discharge and 180-days post-discharge. Missouri Baptist has been five-star-rated for treatment of heart attack for seven years in a row (2005-2011). Procedures include Aneurysm Repair, Valve Replacement/Repair, Atrial Fibrillation Surgery / Pulmonary Vein Isolation, Carotid Endarterectomy, Congenital Heart Surgery, Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG), Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization and Vascular Surgeries.
Performs an expanded perioperative role as a first assistant to cardiovascular surgeons during surgical procedures in the Cardiothoracic operating room (CTOR).Complete didactic portion of the RNFA class, CNOR, and 120 supervised clinical hours, in addition to passing the CRNFA test within 6 months from the start of the course work.
ResponsibilitiesParticipates in professional developmentPerforms an expanded perioperative role as a first assistant to cardiovascular/cardiothoracic surgeons during surgical procedures in the Cardiothoracic operating room (CTOR).Functions as a member of the cardiothoracic surgical team and contributes to the overall efficiency of the peri-operative department.Monitors patients response and modifies plan of care accordingly.Provides First Assistant support in complex cardiac cases and procedures including, but not limited to: cardiac bypass surgery, aorticvalve surgery, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Additionally, responsible for harvesting vessel for bypass procedures.
EducationNursing Diploma/Associate's - Nursing
Supervisor ExperienceNo Experience
Licenses & CertificationsRN
EducationBachelor's Degree - Nursing
Licenses & CertificationsCert Nurse OR (CNOR)
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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