BJC Careers

Patient Care Tech Neuro Stepdown 10500 Part-Time

Saint Louis, MO
Nursing Services

Job Description

Job ID: 1171893
Employment Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

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Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish Hospital's staff is composed of full-time academic faculty and community physicians of Washington University School of Medicine, supported by a house staff of residents, interns, fellows and other medical professionals. Recognizing its excellence in nursing care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

The neurosurgical stepdown is a newly remodeled, 21-bed combined nursing unit (six fully monitored stepdown beds) that cares for routine surgical and stepdown patients. Neurosurgical patients include those with oncology and spine conditions, neurological abnormalities, mild neuro trauma and seizure disorders. Post-op surgical interventions include ventricular drain management, psycho-social services, crisis management, halo management and telemetry. Although acute and chronic pain management has always been a large part of patient care, nurses on this unit have recently begun to explore new pain management techniques for patients. Many resources are available to nurses on this unit, including a neuro nurse practitioner, a full-time lead charge nurse and nurse educator. Educational opportunities are highly encouraged and a few examples include a surgical services fellowship, stepdown classes and ACLS certification. Nurses receive additional education and training in stroke and epilepsy on this floor. Nurses serve a critical role in the multidisciplinary care of patients and round hourly with physicians. In a continued effort to provide excellence in patient care, this nursing staff is highly involved in its unit-based joint practice team.

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Role Purpose

Provides direct patient care to support the licensed professional nurses responsible for a team of patients to ensure a safe environment for patients by reducing risk of harm. Collects vital information on the patient and reports such to the RN which contributes to the overall assessment of each patient and any changes to a patient's condition.


  • Implements direct patient care under the supervision of the nurse, promoting patient and family centered care in a healing environment. Administers or assists patients with ADL, performs VS, I&O, fall and pressure ulcer prevention measures, foley care, phlebotomy, or point of care testing as requested.
  • Collects clinical data and information on patients, and reports changes in patient status to the nurse.
  • Assists nurse with patient and family education. Documents all patient care activities provided.
  • Ensures availability of supplies and equipment to meet each patient's needs.
  • Participates in activities that promote safety, quality and regulatory compliance. Participates in professional development and life long learning, as well as acting as 1:1 patient safety sitter as necessary.

  • Minimum Requirements


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience

  • No Experience
  • Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience

  • Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information

    Licenses & Certifications

  • Certified Nurse Assistant

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Medical Group, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


    Equal Opportunity Employer