RN - Neuro Step Down

RN - Neuro Step Down

SSM Health | Bridgeton, MO, 63044, US
Salary Range:$52,000 – $84,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted a month ago

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Days, Nights, and Weekend Option Shifts are Available!

$15,000 Sign-On Bonus**

Welcome to SSM Health DePaul Hospital. We pride ourselves in providing a strong foundation in nursing. We embrace continuous growth and opportunity through frequent goal setting and educational experiences. We are a place where new and seasoned staff can develop their skills and grow together. 


We want you to be a part of the team on 7 North! We’re a unique, 20-bed Neuro Step Down ICU unit. We pride ourselves in being key players in DePaul’s Comprehensive Stroke Certification from Joint Commission. We embrace continuous growth and opportunity through frequent goal setting and educational experiences. On 7 North you can expect to: 

  • Work with a dedicated and motivated multidisciplinary team focused on the wellbeing of our patients and the success of our entire unit.  

  • Develop both your time management and critical care skills by providing care for patient from medical surgical level of care up to intensive care. Nurse to patient ratios can range from 1:2 to 1:5 depending on patient acuity. 

  • Gain exposure to a variety of neurological processes and treatments including interventional procedures and thrombolytic medication management for stroke, external ventricular drain management, spinal surgeries, traumatic brain injuries, and brain tumors 

  • Perfect the foundational skills in nursing including assessment, EKG interpretation, medication administration and titration, blood draws and IV insertion, critical thinking and care escalation, foley catheter and NG insertion/removal, and alternative feeding methods, such as tube feeds and TPN.   

  • Improve your professional communication skills through continuous conversation with patients, family members, physicians, and staff members.  

  • Find your passion in nursing working among a strong group of health care professionals focused on helping you reach your goals.  

  • 7 North is a great foundation for nurses who are interested in growing their careers in the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, Interventional Radiology, or Surgery. 

**Sign on bonuses are for external qualified candidates.  Internal candidates, please check with your recruiter to see what options are available for you.

Provides direct nursing care in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization.


  • Uses standards of medical-surgical nursing practice to increase the quality of care and quality of life for the patient, family, and significant other(s) by systematically evaluating the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice.
  • Establishes effective relationships and serves as an advocate with the patient, family, and significant other(s) to facilitate the development of the care plan unique to the patient’s care needs.
  • Uses the nursing process to develop and implement the plan of care, collect assessment data for each patient, determine appropriate nursing diagnoses, identify expected patient outcomes, determine the plan of care, implement interventions, and evaluate patient outcomes.
  • Develops assessment and management strategies based on a consideration of the physical, functional, cultural, social, economic, developmental, spiritual, vocational, and leisure dimensions of human responses to actual and potential health problems.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the impact of actual or potential illness and each patient’s physical, functional, cultural, social, economic, developmental, spiritual, vocational, and leisure status.
  • Utilizes leadership skills by coordinating and collaborating with the patient, family, significant other(s), communities, and members of the inter-professional team in assessing needs, setting goals, planning interventions, providing care, and evaluating outcomes.
  • Utilizes effective communication to participate with the patient, family, significant other(s), and other health care providers in collaborative decision making that reflects the understanding that care should be culturally sensitive, ethical, legal, holistic, informed, compassionate, and humane, and within the boundaries of available economic resources.
  • Educates the patient, family, and significant other(s) about measures that promote, maintain, and restore health or promote comfort.
  • Fosters a healthy work environment within the practice setting and profession by serving as a mentor and role model for nursing colleagues, students, and others.
  • Applies the existing body of evidence-based practice and scientific knowledge in health care to medical-surgical nursing practice, ensuring that nursing care is delivered based on patient’s 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.
  • May perform point of care testing according to policies and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing


  • No experience required


  • 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.