Registered Nurse (RN) - Circulator - PRN

St. Louis, MO

We are South City Hospital. Our primary function is to offer continuous nursing, medical, and other health and social services on a 24-hour basis, under physician directed care and RN supervision.

We service a multitude of patients and their families across our vast network, while remaining committed to the professional development of our staff, the functional improvement of our patients, and the cultivation of strong partnerships within our communities. 

WHAT WE OFFER 

  • Essential/stable and growing company with many opportunities for training and advancement within the medical field that all employees and team members (including Full-Time and Part-Time) can benefit from. 
  • Hourly pay is negotiable based on experience. We offer competitive market pay and opportunities for bonus depending on great work performance (bonuses only apply for Full Time). 
  • Comprehensive Employee Benefits: Full-Time employees are eligible for various plans for medical, dental, and vision insurance. 

The Registered Nurse - Circulator is responsible for the delivery of quality patient care through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation.  The RN functions within the limits of the Missouri Nurse Practice Act, South City Hospital and Patient Care Services policies and practice guidelines, and performs in a comparable manner to peers with similar training, experience and circumstances.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assesses the physiological health status of the patient including, but not limited to, cardiovascular, respiratory, level of consciousness, mobility, laboratory work, diagnostic procedures, and pain level. Alerts appropriate team member or physician as necessary regarding deviations from normal.
  • Inserts intravenous infusion catheters, calculates intravenous infusion, and administers intravenous push medications. Assists anesthesia personnel with pre-operative procedures. Provides nursing care for patients with CVP lines, arterial lines, and Swan-Ganz lines.
  • Provides post-operative nursing care for the patient who is on a ventilator.
  • Communicates with operating room personnel regarding surgery schedule status and bed availability in PACU.
  • Provides post-operative care, and occasional pre-operative care, for patients who have received general, monitored, local, spinal/epidural, or nerve block anesthesia.
  • Provides post-operative nursing care for all types of patients.
  • Gives report to Same Day Surgery nursing staff and hospital floor staff regarding patients as they become available for discharge from PACU.
  • Records all nursing assessments correctly on nurse’s notes and charges patient’s appropriately for all services and supplies used.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Graduation from Associate, Diploma or Bachelor degreed nursing program
  • Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Missouri
  • Experience as a RN - Circulator required
  • Current MO Nursing License
  • Completion of CPR
  • Evaluative skills necessary for patient assessment.
  • Decision making skills required for treatment planning/implementation.
  • Clinical reasoning and judgment skills necessary for evaluation of nursing interventions and for safety of patients and self.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to interact with patients, visitors and staff.  Ability to recognize need for and alter communication with patients with communication impairments.
  • Ability to manage time, organize daily schedule to meet productivity standards, and cope with professional stress.