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Lake St Louis, MO 63367
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**It's more than a career, it's a calling.**

MO-SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - Lake Saint Louis

**Worker Type:**


**Job Summary:**

This role is pat of the expert clinical team in the acute care area. Prevents clinical deterioration in patients outside of intensive care units. Leads the Critical Response team's initial assessment of critically ill patients and has the ability and clinical skills to assess and implement early interventions to prevent cardiopulmonary arrest, better facilitating the patient's transition to a higher level of care.

**Job Responsibilities and Requirements:**


+ Acts as the first level of support for the bedside nursing team when the condition of a patient is in question or jeopardy.
+ Educates and supports the bedside team in the evaluation and management of unstable patients.
+ Guides the bedside nursing team to help direct patient care.
+ Assists in determining when to escalate a rapid response.
+ Facilitates early and rapid transition of patients to a higher level of care.
+ Closely monitors patients who have recently transferred from the intensive care unit (ICU).
+ Utilizes available data from the electronic medical record and other sources to identify at risk patients. e.g. Deterioration Index, Sepsis score and other acuity scores.
+ Collects and maintains data related to Rapid Response and Code episodes to drive process improvement.
+ Participates in Ministry Rapid Response and Code debrief process and Regional Critical Response Nursing Team.
+ Applies the existing body of evidence-based practice and scientific knowledge in health care to critical care nursing practice, ensuring that nursing care is delivered based on patients age-specific needs and clinical needs as described in the department's Scope of Service.
+ Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
+ Performs other duties as assigned.


+ Graduate of accredited school of nursing


+ Two years of registered nurse experience in critical care, emergency care or progressive care


+ Constant use of speech to share information through oral communication.
+ Constant standing and walking.
+ Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.
+ Frequent sitting, reaching and keyboard use/data entry.
+ Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.
+ Frequent use of smell to detect/recognize odors.
+ Frequent use of hearing to receive oral communication, distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.
+ Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.
+ Occasional lifting/moving of patients.
+ Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting, gripping and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.
+ Occasional driving.
+ Rare crawling and running.

**Licenses / Certifications:**

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) - American Heart Association (AHA), Basic Life Support HealthCare Provider (BLS HCP) - American Heart Association (AHA), CCRN-A Critical Care Registered Nurse - Adult (CCRN-A) - American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), CEN Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) - Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN), Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) - American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), Critical Care Registered Nurse - Pediatric (CCRN-P) - American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) - NIH Stroke Scale International (NIHSSI), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) - American Academy Pediatrics (AAP), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) - American Heart Association (AHA), Registered Nurse (RN) - State of Work Location or Compact Multi-State License, Stroke Certified Registered Nurse (SCRN) - American Board of Neuroscience Nursing (ABNN), Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) - American Heart Association (AHA), Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) - Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)

**Work Shift:**

Night Shift (United States of America)

**Job Type:**



8451000023 Nursing Administration

**Scheduled Weekly Hours:**


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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