Graduate Nurse - Neonatal ICU, September Orientation
Location: Saint Louis, Missouri
Internal Number: 32590
Additional Information About the Role
36 Hours per Week
12 Hour shifts, Nights or Day/Night Rotate
Sign On Bonus Eligible
St. Louis Children’s Hospital is dedicated to improving the health and lives of children. As one of the top-ranked children’s hospitals in the country, St. Louis Children’s provides care in more than 50 specialty areas through a dedicated team of physicians, nurses, staff and volunteers. Along with inpatient and outpatient medical care, the hospital offers education, wellness and injury-prevention programs to fulfill its mission to “do what’s right for kids.”
Providing comprehensive, high-quality care and serving as an advocate for children has been St. Louis Children’s commitment since its inception in 1879. Today, the hospital serves patients and families across a 300-mile service area, and has seen patients from all 50 states and more than 80 countries.
St. Louis Children’s consistently ranks among America’s Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S.News & World Report in all surveyed categories. In 2021, St. Louis Children’s was one of eight children’s hospitals to rank in the top 25 of all 10 specialties. The hospital’s academic and physician partner, Washington University School of Medicine, is one of the top-ranked medical schools in the United States. Since 2005, St. Louis Children’s has been designated as a Magnet® hospital for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center® (ANCC).
Provides direct patient care activities including assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation within the guidelines of the standards of nursing care to critical neonatal patients who require a high level of clinical expertise.
Participates in activities that promote safety, quality and regulatory compliance. Participates in professional development and life long learning.
Understands the unique learning needs of patients and families who are experiencing a life crisis. Educates patients and their families on disease process, management of illness/injury/treatment, support resources, infection prevention techniques, and essential daily tasks to prepare for discharge.
Demonstrates expertise and critical thinking skills to assess and evaluate patient's physical, psychosocial and emotional needs of the most critical patients, including: - post-operative care - congenital diaphragmatic hernia - very low birth weight infants < 26 wks - severe hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy - septic shock and multi-system organ failure - provide critical patient care and advanced airway and ventilatory management.
Evaluates patient's response to complex critical treatment modalities and modifies plan of care accordingly throughout the patient's stay.
Provides care to acutely and critically ill neonates in a highly technical and ongoing monitoring environment. These infants are facing life-threatening problems which require extensive medication protocols and therapies. Educates families on infants' diagnoses, management, support resources, infection prevention techniques, and essential daily tasks to prepare for discharge.
BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.
Nursing Diploma or Associate's Degree in Nursing
2-5 years Experience
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) certification
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.