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Critical Care Nurse

Company: CHI St. Vincent Health
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

CHI St. Vincent a regional health network serving Arkansas is part of CommonSpirit Health. We have served Arkansas since 1888 with a history of many firsts. Together with more than 4500 coworkers 1000 medical staff and 500 volunteers we consistently receive praise for care advancements. CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs is one of over 400 Magnet hospitals nationwide and one of just four in Arkansas. Studies show that Magnet hospitals have better overall patient outcomes than non-Magnet hospitals.CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health in 2019. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community. CHI St. Vincent provides you with the same level of care you provide to others. We care about our employee well-being and offer benefits that complement and support your work/life balance.We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:Free Premium Membership to our Care@Work program to help employees with child care pet care senior caregivers housekeepers & more.Health/Dental/Vision InsuranceFlexible spending accountsVoluntary Protection: Group Accident Critical Illness and Identity Theft Adoption AssistanceEmployee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your familyPaid Time Off (PTO) Tuition Assistance for career growth and developmentMatching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement ProgramsWellness Programs
As an Critical Care Nurse at CHI St Vincent, you'll monitor patients who are critically ill and unstable following extensive injury, surgery, or life-threatening disease.
You'll begin each shift by taking report from a nursing teammate before making your rounds. You'll provide continued care and perform procedures as detailed in the care plan. This could mean assisting a physician with a chest tube or central line, providing wound care, ensuring patients MRI or CT, or administering medications.
To thrive in this role, you'll heavily depend on your ability to multitask and react. You'll clinically care for your patients- remaining focused and attentive as you continuously monitor your patients throughout your shift. You also serve as their advocate- supporting their best interests when they cannot. However, it's your sound judgment during an emergency and rapid response are impressive which puts you on the radar for advancement.
Assesses, plans, and implements nursing care while ensuring patient comfort
Anticipates, identifies, and responds to informational and emotional needs of patients and families
Guides and directs healthcare personnel (i.e. Patient Care Technicians) in caring for patients
Maintains knowledge of equipment setup, maintenance, and use (i.e. IV pumps, monitoring equipment, and drainage devices)
Utilizes safeguards such as IV pump drug library and monitor alarms with necessary
Initiates emergency support measures (i.e. cardiopulmonary resuscitation, protecting patient from injury)
Assists with patient care duties/tasks (i.e., emptying drainage devices, ambulating, and hygiene)
We are offering a $15,000 Sign on Bonus to new hires who meet the following eligibility requirements:
Diploma in Nursing from an accredited program college, or university. BSN preferred, but not required.
6 months of acute care nursing experience is required for hire, critical care experience is preferred. (1 year of experience is required for the $15,000 sign on bonus)
Active Registered Nurse license in good standing with the AR Board of Nursing, or compact state.
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) (Required within 12 months of hire)
While you're busy impacting the healthcare industry, we'll take care of you with benefits that include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid vacation, adoption assistance, and more!

Keywords: CHI St. Vincent Health, Little Rock , Critical Care Nurse, Healthcare , Little Rock, Arkansas

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