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Saint Louis University Hospital
Tenet Health
Type Full time Posted 2/26/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 4/18/2014
MO - Missouri (All) - St. Louis Referral - n/a -    


Saint Louis University Hospital


Position Summary:

The Registered Nurse (RN) is a professional practitioner who manages and directs nursing care activities during the patient’s hospital stay and coordinates care planning with other disciplines utilizing a patient / customer driven approach.

Position Accountabilities and Performance Criteria Percent of Time

Position Accountabilities

1) Performs comprehensive nursing assessment / reassessment.


A) Performs age-appropriate assessments of new admissions or transfers immediately in the Critical Care areas and within one hour in Acute Care units which includes input

from family / guardian. Behavioral, developmental, cognitive, educational, social and

self-care are assessed as required by the patient’s condition.

B) Documents patient assessment findings including the physical, psychosocial,

spiritual, and cultural needs.

C) Performs an assessment of post-op / post-invasive procedure patients immediately.

D) Assesses and documents education and discharge needs of patient and family on

admission and throughout hospitalization.

E) Provides timely ongoing patient reassessment documenting pertinent observations

according to the patient plan of care.

F) stablishes and coordinates a plan of care based on analysis on the initial assessment data, patient diagnosis, physician orders and established standards of care.


A) Identifies short and long term goals based on patient care needs.

B) Formulates nursing interventions to achieve desired patient outcome.

C) Identifies and initiates individualized educational and discharge plan.

D)Provides and documents nursing interventions based on assessed patient needs, plan of care, and changes in patient condition.


A) Collaborates with appropriate health team members for coordination of daily plan of

care for assigned patients.

B) Provides, coordinates and communicates patient care, including accurate change of

shift report.

C) Makes referrals when necessary.

D) Requests consultation for special needs, equipment, or information for patient and/or


E) Provides patient / family education and discharge planning per documentation

guidelines and protocol.

F) Transcribes and implements physician orders in an accurate and timely manner.

G) Documents “Readback” for all telephone orders.

H) Takes telephone orders only in emergency situations.

I) Recognizes changes in patient’s condition and takes appropriate nursing actions.

J) Involves the family / guardian when providing care and in decision-making as


K) Recognizes the fall risk patient and takes appropriate action.

L) Identifies and implements alternatives to restraints.

M) Documents the effectiveness of nursing care and modifies plan of care as patient progresses toward expected outcomes.


A) Performs and documents ongoing evaluation of effectiveness of care based on

assessment data, nursing interventions, patient response to medications, treatments

and procedures.

B) Evaluates and documents effectiveness of patient / family education per documentation guidelines.

C) Evaluates plan of care and modifies as indicated.

D) Recognizes significant changes in patients clinical parameters and reports immediately to physician and others as indicated.

E) Identifies problems, gathers pertinent data, suggests solutions, communicates using appropriate lines of authority, and works toward problem resolution.



Job Specifications

Minimum Education: RN licensure in the State ofMissouri

Working Conditions: May be exposed to the risk of blood borne diseases. Exposure

to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries, and illness). Subject

to varying and unpredictable situations. Handles emergency

and crisis situations. Subject to irregular hours.

Physical Requirements: Occasional prolonged standing/walking. Occasionally lifts,

positions, pushes and/or transfers patients. Occasional

reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching.

Job : Nursing
Primary Location : MO-St. Louis
Hospital/Facility : 102-Saint Louis University Hospital - St. Louis, MO
Job Type : PT2Y
Shift Type : Flexible
Shift begin time: 7:00 PM Shift end time: 7:30 AM