Ascension Health RN - Critical Care - Step Down Unit - Part Time Nights in Nashville, Tennessee

Job ID: 244582

RN - Critical Care - Step Down Unit - Part Time Nights

Nashville, Tennessee


Additional Job Information

Title: RN - Critical Care

City, State: Nashville, TN

Location: Saint Thomas West Hospital

Department: Cardiac Step Down Unit

Additional Job Details: Part-Time,Night, 24 hours,Weekly

Job Description

Saint Thomas West:

For over one hundred years, Saint Thomas West Hospital has been devoted to physical, emotional and spiritual healing. Our mission is to serve all persons, with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable, while improving the health of individuals and communities. Our 541 acute beds serve over 21,000 patients from across the Southeast every year. One of the top 50 cardiac hospitals in the country, Saint Thomas West provides excellence in clinical care to cardiac patients with a broad spectrum of diagnoses.

Job Summary:

As an RN in the cardiac step down unit you will care for post cardiac procedure patients, as well as other patients transitioning out of the ICU. This is a great opportunity for any nurse looking to expand their skills, and work with a higher acuity setting.


  • Evaluate, revise, implement, and monitor patient care plans.

  • Treat wounds and provide advanced life support.

  • Observe and record patient vital signs.

  • Ensure that ventilators, monitors and other types of medical equipment function properly.

  • Inform and educate the patient of ongoing medical developments.

  • Assess and coordinate patient's discharge plans with members of the healthcare team.

  • Provide regular status updates to patients and their families to ensure they can make informed decisions regarding future treatment.

  • Administer intravenous fluids and medications.

  • Respond to life-saving situations, using nursing standards and protocols for treatment

  • Contribute to Mission effectiveness by promoting the spirit embodied with the Mission Statement:

  • A. Service to the poor - Support the cause of those who lack resources for a reasonable quality of life.

  • B. Reverence - Respect and compassion for the dignity and diversity of life.

  • C. Integrity - Inspiring trust through personal leadership.

  • D. Wisdom - Integrating excellence and stewardship.

  • E. Creativity - Courageous Innovation.

  • F. Dedication - Affirming hope and joy in our ministry.



  • Required Credential(s):

  • Advanced Life Support credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 6 Months (180 days) of hire date or job transfer date.

  • BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.

  • One or more of the following:

  • Licensed Registered Nurse credentialed from the Tennessee Board of Nursing or current home state license for multi-state license recognition "Compact State" obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.

  • Preferred Credential(s):

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support.


  • Diploma

  • Graduate from an accredited school of professional nursing

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 1 year of acute or hospital experience required.

  • Clinical nursing experience within the past five (5) years preferred.

How To Apply

How to Apply

For questions or assistance with completing the online application, please contact Ascension candidate care at 855-778-6037.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Saint Thomas Health Services complies with all applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination in hiring or employment practices on the basis of citizenship, race, color, religion, gender, age, national and ethnic origin, disability, or veteran status.

No question or item on this application for employment is intended to secure information to be used for such discrimination. Information obtained through this application will be used solely to determine qualifications and suitability for employment. This application will be valid for a period of 90 days from date of completion.

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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