BJC Healthcare Nurse, Acute Medical Care - Full Time Nights **Sign on Bonus Eligible** in Saint Louis, Missouri

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Christian Hospital is a 485-bed acute-care medical center located on 28 acres in unincorporated north St. Louis County. Located 6 miles west of Christian Hospital is Northwest HealthCare, which offers the community 24-hour emergency care and a variety of outpatient services in a convenient setting to complement hospital services.

Christian Hospital is noted as a leader among hospitals in the St. Louis region as it provides the community with the absolute latest in medical technology and clinical advancements. In particular, Christian Hospital in highly regarded for its excellence in heart services and lifesaving cardiothoracic surgery, emergency medicine, neurosurgery, spine surgery, cancer treatment and radiation oncology, psychiatric services and substance abuse programs, radiology, urology and pulmonary care.

Christian Hospital, a non-profit organization and a founding member of BJC HealthCare, has more than 500 physicians on staff and a diverse workforce of more than 2,200 health-care professionals who are dedicated to providing the absolute best care with the latest technology and medical advances.

The AMCU is an acute step down unit specific admissions/discharge criteria has been established. Adult/Geriatric patients admitted to this unit are in acute stages of this illness with a moderate potential for deteriorization. The patients require cardiac/pulmonary monitoring and at least one of the following: Assisted ventilation by volume respirator, arterial pressure monitoring, intravenous cardiac and vasopressin indications. The AMCU has bedside monitor units with a maximum census for 24 patients with the use of 4 swing rooms shared with the 9Telemetry Unit. This unit is capable of admitting acute patients requiring isolation. The populations are adult and geriatric age including but not limited to patients with Acute MI, Acute Pulmonary Edema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, related Pulmonary and Cardiac disease processes, surgical patients not requiring Swan Ganz monitoring, central line pressures, central venous pressure lines, ventilated assisted patients and critical intravenous medications

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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

    • Nursing

Licenses & Certifications

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Certification

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Clinical - DirectSkills

  • Critical Care - 1 year or more

Benefits 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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