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Clinical Support Nurse - Ortho - Days

SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital – St. Louis, St. Louis Missouri

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Role Purpose:  The Clinical Nurse Support drives progress toward best care and best results through coaching and mentoring of staff and advocating for best practices. Responsibilities:
  • Collaboration of the entire care team.
  • Contributes to the exceptional patient experience through facilitating smooth transitions through the patient care process, assuring active
  • Assures the active involvement of patients and their families throughout the process.    
  • Drives physician partnership by encouraging collaboration and relationship building between physicians and clinical care staff. Promotes exceptional employee commitment by mentoring, coaching and staff development; making assignments with the developmental needs of staff in mind. 
  • Facilitates the respectful and responsible utilization of resources, while safely optimizing efficiency and productivity.
  • Advocates for best care/best results in all team interactions, making assignments, providing coaching/mentoring, encouraging team communication and problem solving where necessary.
  • Contributes to the overall employee experience by encouraging, promoting and facilitating communication, projects, celebration and recognition both within and between groups.
  • Exhibits the following behaviors: proactively identify and resolve issues that arise in the department; display a positive and supportive attitude towards SSM and our organizational goals; model professional conduct related to a leadership role (eg. attendance; recognizing professional boundaries).
Physical Requirements:
  • Employees in this position are, or can be, required to possess the following physical capabilities:
  • Lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling up to 100 lbs. 
  • Stooping, kneeling and/or crouching daily 
  • Standing or walking more than 6 hours a day
  • Running to respond to patient emergencies 
  • Reaching, grasping, fingering, and/or feeling more than 6 hours a day 
  • Visual acuity in order to correctly distinguish skin tone variations, evidence of IV infiltration, infection; able to read telemetry, blood pressure gauges, etc. 
  • Audio acuity in order to correctly distinguish various body sounds (i.e., respirations, heart tones, bowel sounds). 
  • Audio acuity to discern sounds made by various types of machinery or equipment that would indicate dangerous or improper operation 

Minimum Qualifications:    
  •  State of MO RN License
  • 1-3 years of experience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree

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