BJC Healthcare Nurse - 10500 Neuro Step Down - Full Time in Saint Louis, Missouri

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Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish Hospital's staff is composed of full-time academic faculty and community physicians of Washington University School of Medicine, supported by a house staff of residents, interns, fellows and other medical professionals. Recognizing its excellence in nursing care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

The neurosurgical stepdown is a newly remodeled, 21-bed combined nursing unit (six fully monitored stepdown beds) that cares for routine surgical and stepdown patients. Neurosurgical patients include those with oncology and spine conditions, neurological abnormalities, mild neuro trauma and seizure disorders. Post-op surgical interventions include ventricular drain management, psycho-social services, crisis management, halo management and telemetry. Although acute and chronic pain management has always been a large part of patient care, nurses on this unit have recently begun to explore new pain management techniques for patients. Many resources are available to nurses on this unit, including a neuro nurse practitioner, a full-time lead charge nurse and nurse educator. Educational opportunities are highly encouraged and a few examples include a surgical services fellowship, stepdown classes and ACLS certification. Nurses receive additional education and training in stroke and epilepsy on this floor. Nurses serve a critical role in the multidisciplinary care of patients and round hourly with physicians. In a continued effort to provide excellence in patient care, this nursing staff is highly involved in its unit-based joint practice team.

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Role Purpose

Provides direct patient care activities including assessment, diagnosis, planning implementation, and evaluation within the guidelines of the standards of nursing care.


  • Educates patients and their families on how to manage their illness or injury, including post treatment home care needs and medication administration.

  • Uses critical thinking skills to assess and evaluate patient's physical, psychosocial and emotional needs.

  • Develops and implements individual plans of care in collaboration with other members of the healthcare team in accordance with the established guidelines and standards of nursing care. Promotes patient and family centered care in a healing environment.

  • Evaluates patient's response and modifies plan of care accordingly throughout the patient's stay.

  • Participates in activities that promote safety, quality and regulatory compliance. Participates in professional development and life long learning.

Minimum Requirements


  • Nursing Diploma/Associate's

    • Nursing


  • No Experience

Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience

Licenses & Certifications

  • RN

Preferred Requirements


  • Bachelor's Degree

    • NursingBenefits Statement

Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options- Pension Plan/403(b) Plan- 401(k) plan with company match- Tuition Assistance- Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts-On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)-Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

Legal Statement

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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