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SSM Health RN - Behavioral Health Intermediate Care in Bridgeton, Missouri

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At SSM Health, we know the healing power of presence begins with compassionate employees like you. As a Registered Nurse, you’ve chosen a career where patients are our highest priority, as well as a strong focus on caring for the caregiver.

Adult South is an Inpatient Intermediate Care Behavioral Health Unit, which has a welcoming team that welcomes both experienced and Graduate Nurses. Our nurses and care partners are known to work very well together, and we pride ourselves on our teamwork. Whether you are looking to build a solid foundation for the start of your career in nursing or you are looking for new opportunities, Intermediate Care is a great start. You may know by now, you will encounter Behavioral Health patients in every area of nursing, and having the skill to effectively care for these patients is a skill you’ll use for a lifetime!

Sign on bonus eligible up to 10,000!

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Completes admitting and shift assessments on assigned patients including behaviors; accurately and within time-frame set in policy and procedures.

  • Utilizes critical thinking skills and judgement to analyze patient assessment data and notify physician of changes in condition.

  • Participates in the development, review and evaluation of multidisciplinary treatment plans as per policies and procedures.

  • Documents all nursing care given and adheres to nursing standards and ministry policies and procedures.

  • Consistently and accurately implements and records physicians orders.

  • Assesses and monitors patients and environment for safety within the unit.

  • Serves as a clinical resource and supervises care delivered by LPN's and techs.

  • Educates patients and families based on assessed needs and documents education provided in the Electronic Health Record.

  • Applies the existing body of evidence-based practice and scientific knowledge in health care to nursing practice, ensuring that nursing care is delivered based on patient’s age-specific needs and clinical needs as described in the department's Scope of Service.

  • As an SSM Health nurse, I will demonstrate the professional nursing standards defined in the professional practice model. Uses the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses to guide his/her response to the current and evolving health and nursing needs of our patients and our patient populations.

  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION

  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing

EXPERIENCE

  • No experience required

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Constant 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.

SSM Health is committed to equal employment opportunity based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, and all other statuses protected by law.

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