Charge RN Surgical Stepdown


Posted Under: St. Louis, Missouri jobs in Healthcare; Healthcare jobs
Posted On: 2020-05-24 00:00:00

7 South is a 23 bed unit whose primarily services include adult-geriatric patients with acute illness, injury, or preexisting disease that require thoracic surgery, vascular surgery, and genitourinary surgery. 7 South has 23 acute care beds to provide acute pre-operative and post-operative care to the cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, vascular surgery patients, and genitourinary surgery patients. The floor consists of seven private and seven semi-private rooms. Care is provided to patients with a wide range of vascular, thoracic diagnosis, genitourinary and surgical intervention. $10,000 Sign on BonusQualifications-Must have 2 years of RN ExperienceProvides leadership and coordination of unit staffing while ensuring implementation of clinical objectives and quality patient care.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIESAssigns, directs, educates and monitors nursing and support staff during assigned shift. Contributes to or performs performance evaluations of staff.Assesses daily patient care needs and develops and distributes patient care assignments, ensuring that population appropriate patient care is given.Collaborates with advanced practice providers to ensure quality outcomes.Evaluates the effectiveness of patient care and identifies any issues that affect desired patient outcomes.Responds to complaints about patient care and manages through established channels.May provide input for hiring, training, directing, developing and evaluating staff.Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.Performs other duties as assigned.EDUCATIONGraduate of accredited school of nursingEXPERIENCEOne year of registered nurse experiencePHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSConstant use of speech to share information through oral communication.Constant standing and walking.Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.Frequent sitting, reaching and keyboard use/data entry.Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.Frequent use of smell to detect/recognize odors.Frequent use of hearing to receive oral communication, distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.Occasional lifting/moving of patients.Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting, gripping and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.Occasional driving.Rare crawling and running.