Charge RN Job
Full Job Title: Charge Nurse Medical ICU weekends
Job Number: 17009083
Facility: SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital
Location: St. Louis, MO
Schedule: Full Time, 12 Hour Night, Nights, Weekends
SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital
Charge RN - FT WEO Nights - Three 12s
8 ICU provides services and 24 hour care to adult andgeriatric patients with acute life-threatening or potentially life threateningmedical, surgical, oncological, and pulmonary illnesses. The purpose of thisunit is to provide specialized nursing to such patients through concentratedand continuous observation and treatment directed by the medical staff inconjunction with the guidelines and practice parameters articulated by theSociety of Critical Care Medicine. Nursing care will be provided according toacuity.
The 8 ICU unit is an 11 bed unit . All beds are equipped for full critical caremonitoring including the use of Cardiac Monitors, flotrac, fluoroscopy, rapidblood infusers, sonosites, arterial lines, ventilators, and Swan Ganz cathetersIn addition, patients may receive CVVH therapy and receive chemotherapy bychemo certified nurses . An interdisciplinary team of specialized physicians,nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, social workers,dieticians, care coordinators and pastoral care professionals assess andintervene to meet the patient's needs.
The Charge Nurse is a professional practitioner who assesses, manages, directs and provides nursing care activities for the inpatient units / clinical areas. She/he is responsible for the planning, organization, delegation and completion of patient and unit activities for a specific shift. The charge nurse focuses on the quality and outcomes of care and facilitates the role and responsibilities of the team members.
Minimum Education: RN licensure in the State of Missouri
- Minimum of two years of nursing experience desired.
- Satisfactory performance appraisals.
- Possesses excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrates professionalism in working relationships and during delivery of care.
- Possesses good problem solving abilities including follow up and reporting.
- Remains calm and is able to handle highly stressful situations.
- Possesses excellent organizational skills.
- Is available for variable shifts.
- Energetic and motivated.
Working Conditions: May be exposed to the risk of blood borne diseases. Exposure to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries, and illness). Subject to varying and unpredictable situations. Handles emergency and critical situations. May work variable hours
Physical Requirements: Prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing/walking. Occasionally lifts, positions, pushes, and/or transfers patients. Occasional reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching. Must be able to lift 50 pounds and pull 100 pounds.
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