Ortho, Spine, Neuro, bigger ENT cases example teeth extractions
Complex and rewarding cases that would be impossible at most hospitals
Most surgeries are scheduled but take on urgent or emergency sometimes
Four 10-hour shifts per week, 12-hour shifts available for experienced nurses (2 years of experience)
Hours: 6:30a to 5:00p or 7:00p
Call: one 12-hour weekday call shift and one weekend call shift each 6-week schedule period
Holidays: 1 per year, in-house or on-call
Graduate Nurse Eligibility: Yes
Orientation: 6 – 7 months
Barnes-Jewish Hospital is the St. Louis region’s top adult hospital. Formed from the merger of the former Barnes and Jewish Hospitals to become Missouri’s largest hospital, it continues the traditions of its predecessors along with its partner, Washington University School of Medicine, in providing cutting-edge treatments, educating future medical professionals and working to make our community as healthy as it can be. For over two decades Barnes-Jewish Hospital has been ranked on the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Honor Roll. In 2021, Barnes-Jewish ranked 17th overall with 11 specialties being ranked. The hospital was also the first hospital in Missouri to be designated as a Magnet® hospital in 2003 by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for excellence in nursing and has been redesignated consistently since. Barnes-Jewish Hospital is a teaching hospital staffed by more than 1,500 Washington University Physicians, the clinical practice for the Washington University School of medicine. The academic medicine partnership has developed many treatments and procedures that are now common across the globe.
The skill and experience of our Perioperative OR Nurses is a critical component at BJH and SLCH to support the type of cases that exist as a result of the Level 1 Trauma designation and Safety Net status. As a member of a highly skilled Magnet designated institution, working with an inter-professional team, this individual will provide care to complex, acute, and critically ill patients undergoing life-saving treatment. The mastery level nurse has exceptional critical thinking skills and clinical expertise to support the high-acuity complex case mix. These include high volume: trauma, transplant, cardiovascular, endovascular, cardiothoracic, complex spine procedures and specialty neurosurgical procedures unique to the St. Louis region. The work takes place in a dynamic, fast-paced environment & requires experiential as well as specialty knowledge with specific procedures, often with high acuity urgent/emergent needs, requiring intervention within 24 hours of patient presentation and frequently occurs during off-hours.
Masters in Nursing/Healthcare related is required within 3 years of transfer or hire into role.
Serves as a resource and subject matter expert and mentor in the OR speciality area for complex cases. Experience in Level 1 Trauma program and specialized in one or more of these areas: - Experience in solid organ transplant, cardiovascular, heart failure, and endovascular cases - Experience with complex neurosurgical procedures including intraoperative MRI - Experience with complex orthopedic and neurosurgical spine cases
Effectively collaborates with physicians and OR teams to meet clinical quality, safety, regulatory and clinical goals for the surgical patient population served. As well as, actively participates in clinical nursing and interdisciplinary committees to promote and enhance best practices within the surgical setting.
Engages and leads team members, in collaboration with clinical partners and leadership, using experience, clinical judgement and evidence-based resources to identify practice standards or gaps and meet key operational and clinical metrics while supporting magnet initiatives.
Promotes interprofessional care team participation by leading team communication, expert level of care delivery and advocating for patient safety and quality. Serves as mentor and preceptor to support and elevate skill set of team members.
Educates patients and their families about the communication process during the procedure, what to expect, and any support resources, as appropriate. Serves as liaison between physician and the patient and family and demonstrates competence and independent practice in roles of scrubbing and/or circulating for all HSO-defined surgical services. Uses established safety techniques in preparing for and assisting with surgical procedures; provides and sets up necessary instruments, supplies and equipment for different types of surgeries or procedures according to established safety requirements and preferences of physician and focusing on keeping patients safe from adverse events associated with surgery/procedure, including but not limited to: infection, burns, pressure ulcers, wrong site surgery, etc. Has knowledge of wound stage classifications. Observes patient during procedure to detect possible complications and/or breaks in sterile technique; furnishes emergency equipment and supplies to prevent adverse outcomes. Preserves and labels operative specimens for analysis.
Performs Other Responsibilities as Assigned
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
5-10 years of experience
Certified Nurse, Operating Room (CNOR)
Registered Nurse (RN)
10+ years of experience
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 - 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
*Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center
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.
BJC HealthCare is one of the largest nonprofit health care organizations in the United States, delivering services to residents primarily in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois and southeast Missouri regions. With net revenues of $5.5 billion and more than 30,000 employees, BJC serves patients and their families in urban, suburban and rural communities through its 15 hospitals and multiple community health locations. Services include inpatient and outpatient care, primary care, community health and wellness, workplace health, home health, community mental health, rehabilitation, long-term care and hospice.
BJC is the largest provider of charity care, unreimbursed care and community benefits in the state of Missouri. BJC and its hospitals and health service organizations provide $785.9 million annually in community benefit. That includes $410.6 million in charity care and other financial assistance to patients to ensure medical care regardless of their ability to pay. In addition, BJC provides additional community benefits through commitments to research, emergency preparedness, regional health care safety net services, health literacy, community outreach and community healt...h programs and regional economic development.
BJC’s patients have access to the latest advances in medical science and technology through a formal affiliation between Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital with the renowned Washington University School of Medicine, which consistently ranks among the top medical schools in the country.