SSM Health RN - Cardiac Step Down ICU in Bridgeton, Missouri
At SSM Health, we know the healing power of presence begins with compassionate employees like you.
As a Step Down ICU RN, you’ve chosen a career where patients are first priority.
Our mission and values put the patient first and place you in a position to improve each day.
Features and Benefits
The Step Down Unit allows you to care for patients in their most critical times of illness. These patients are more critical than you might think. These patients are less stable and are more labor intensive. You will always be on your toes because the patients condition can change at any moment.
In return, you can expect a work environment where:
You will feel valued and respected
Work with a fun-loving group of nurses
The opportunity to work in a specialty area with a highly skilled and diverse team
Ability to flex your knowledge
Our leadership supports the growth of the staff
If your future goals are to work in the ICU or other specialty areas this is a great opportunity to work in a unit to prepare you for the next steps in your career.
Uses standards of medical-surgical nursing practice to increase the quality of care and quality of life for the patient, family, and significant other(s) by systematically evaluating the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice.
Establishes effective relationships and serves as an advocate with the patient, family, and significant other(s) to facilitate the development of the care plan unique to the patient’s care needs.
Uses the nursing process to develop and implement the plan of care, collect assessment data for each patient, determine appropriate nursing diagnoses, identify expected patient outcomes, determine the plan of care, implement interventions, and evaluate patient outcomes.
Develops assessment and management strategies based on a consideration of the physical, functional, cultural, social, economic, developmental, spiritual, vocational, and leisure dimensions of human responses to actual and potential health problems.
Demonstrates knowledge of the impact of actual or potential illness and each patient’s physical, functional, cultural, social, economic, developmental, spiritual, vocational, and leisure status.
Utilizes leadership skills by coordinating and collaborating with the patient, family, significant other(s), communities, and members of the inter-professional team in assessing needs, setting goals, planning interventions, providing care, and evaluating outcomes.
Utilizes effective communication to participate with the patient, family, significant other(s), and other health care providers in collaborative decision making that reflects the understanding that care should be culturally sensitive, ethical, legal, holistic, informed, compassionate, and humane, and within the boundaries of available economic resources.
Educates the patient, family, and significant other(s) about measures that promote, maintain, and restore health or promote comfort.
Fosters a healthy work environment within the practice setting and profession by serving as a mentor and role model for nursing colleagues, students, and others.
Applies the existing body of evidence-based practice and scientific knowledge in health care to medical-surgical 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.
Performs other duties as assigned.
- Graduate of accredited school of nursing
- No experience required
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