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  • RN- Barrow Emergency Stroke Treatment Unit

    Job ID
    2018-48695
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Department
    Emergency Services
    Hours / Pay Period
    72
    Facility
    St Josephs Hospital and Medical Center
    Shift
    Night
    Location
    PHOENIX
    State/Province
    AZ
    Standard Hours
    7pm-7am
  • Overview

    Located in the heart of Phoenix, Ariz., St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center is a 586-bed, not-for-profit hospital that provides a wide range of health, social and support services with special advocacy for the poor and underserved. St. Joseph's is a nationally recognized center for quality tertiary care, medical education and research. It includes the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute, the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, the Norton Thoracic Institute, a campus of Creighton University's Medical School and the first Level I Trauma Center in Arizona verified by the American College of Surgeons. U.S. News & World Report routinely ranks St. Joseph's among the best hospitals in the United States for neurology and neurosurgery. For more information please visit our website at https://www.dignityhealth.org/arizona/locations/stjosephs.

    Responsibilities

    We have an exciting and unique opportunity for an experienced Registered Nurse (RN) to work on the Barrow Emergency Stroke Treatment Unit (BESTU).  The RN will be responding to emergency calls. This position will work in the field on our state-of-the-art mobile stroke unit as part of an experienced and highly skilled Stroke Team.  This position requires working under emergency conditions, driving the mobile stroke unit and other duties exclusive to this position. 
     
     

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    Qualifications

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 
    Graduate of an accredited school of nursing 
    Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
    Basic Computer Skills 
    AZ RN license or RN License from a Compact State. 
    BLS (American Heart Association)
    ACLS (American Heart Association)
     
    ADDITITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
    • Work environment includes pre-hospital care setting and various weather situations
    • Work requires nights, holidays, weekends and public relations visits and presentations
    • Must be able to assist in the safe movement of the patient on a stretcher, loading into ambulance and must be physically able to move and about and work effectively in the confines of the MSU. 
    • Must complete Phoenix Fire Department Driver’s Training Course prior to completion of orientation
    • Acts as an educator to professional groups and EMS
    • Assists in collecting stroke data, participates in ongoing quality improvement process
    • Function independently when necessary
    • Must have the ability to collaborate effectively with EMS, telemedicine physician and/or neuroendovascular specialist
    • Demonstrate accurate clinical neuro assessment skills and maintains a current working knowledge of stroke care
    • Maintain IV tPA therapy protocols
    • Performs point-of-care testing

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