BJC Healthcare Staff Nurse- 56 Cardiothoracic ICU Full-Time **Sign-On Bonus Eligible** 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 Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit is the first critical care unit in the state of Missouri to be honored with the American Association of Critical Care Nurse's prestigious Beacon Award. Nurses care for complex patients with multiple-system conditions including adult congenital anomalies as well as heart and lung transplant patients needing post-surgical care. With nurse-patient ratios that promote patient safety and patient/family satisfaction, nurses care for patients with the very latest technology. In a collaborative environment, an interdisciplinary team provides patients the very latest evidence-based practice, procedures and techniques including invasive monitoring, mechanical ventilation, ventricular assist devices and complex cardiothoracic surgical procedure

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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

Clinical - DirectSkills

  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU) - 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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