Registered Nurse Acute Care Of The Elderly

Description

SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital
RN-Nights 3-12s
$10K Sign-on Bonus

*Must have 2 years of RN experience to receivebonus

9 North, the Acute Care for the Elderly Unit,provides care for patients 65 years and older with medical conditions such asgastrointestinal, pulmonary, renal, etc. that require hospitalization. 9 Northhas 21 beds that include a 4 bed Acute Observation room. Care is directed bythe Geriatric Medicine Medical Staff. Nursing staff are competent in theability to care for complex geriatric patients with such symptoms as mental statuschanges and delirium caused by physical conditions.

Position Summary:

The Registered Nurse (RN) is a professionalpractitioner who manages and directs nursing care activities during thepatient's hospital stay and coordinates care planning with other disciplinesutilizing a patient / customer driven approach.



Qualifications

- Minimum Education: RN licensure in the State of Missouri

- 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 crisis situations. Subject to irregular hours.

- Physical Requirements: Occasional prolonged standing/walking. Occasionally lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfers patients. Occasional reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching.