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SSM Health RN-General Medicine in Bridgeton, Missouri

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 matter—a lot.

Our mission and values put the patient first and place you in a position to improve each day.

5 South is a fast paced unit that thrives on teamwork. We see a mixture of patients. Renal diseases, diabetes complications, respiratory illnesses, infectious processes, nurses would need EKG training because we do have patients who are monitored as well. Vascular diseases, PE and DVT requiring Heparin drips, peritoneal dialysis patients are treated on the unit, you name it, we have it.

Come join the awesome team on 5 South!

Sign on bonus eligible up to 5,000

Provides direct nursing care in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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.

EDUCATION

  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing

EXPERIENCE

  • No experience required

SSM Health complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex

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