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Neurology Nurse

Company: CHI St Joseph Health
Location: Bryan
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Overview
As a Neurology Nurse on our 15-bed unit at St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital in Bryan, Texas, you'll see patients with significant neurological conditions such as hemorrhages, aneurysms, strokes, brain and spinal tumors, seizure disorders, and spinal disorders. You will provide the best care possible while helping them and their families make the best decisions for their care. Considering the level of care our neurology patients require, we maintain low nurse to patient ratios on this unit. You'll perform neurological exams, head to toe exams, administer medications, monitor intake and output, and keep a very close eye on our patients' blood pressure. You'll monitor any external ventricular drains, intracranial bolts or lumbar drains. You'll work closely with other nurses, physicians, case managers and a team of dedicated allied health professionals to monitor these patients and offer them the best possible outcome. -Although each shift contains the same fundamental duties, no two days are the same. We take the toughest cases and you may see patients with new neurological diseases never before documented or brain operations in portions of the brain most physicians won't touch. Because we take the tough cases, not every outcome will be ideal. That's why you must have a strong passion for neurology and advancing the science. It can be draining, but also incredibly rewarding when patients and their families celebrate victories.About Us: -St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital is a 220-bed non-profit facility providing quality health care to patients and communities in and around Bryan, Texas. As a level II trauma center, we are the highest-level major trauma center in the Brazos Valley. - - -We are part of CommonSpirit Health which operates 139 hospitals and more than 1,000 care sites across 21 states, making our services accessible to nearly 1 in 4 U.S. residents. -If you are committed to social justice, health equity, and prepared to deliver care in new, innovative ways, you belong with us. -
Responsibilities
Ensure continuity of care by conferring with nurses from the prior shift and doing a neuro exam together before they leave.You'll perform neurological exams and head to toe exams, closely watching for any status changes. Monitor any external ventricular drains, intercranial bolts or lumbar drains. , monitor blood pressure and notify a physician of any neuro status changes, changes in fluid balance, or difficulty maintaining correct blood pressure. You'll also administer medications as needed.Be a compassionate resource for our patients' families. Many of our patients are incapable of making their own decisions at this time. Families have questions and provide vital support to our patients.Above all, deliver the best possible care to every patient every day. Maintain their dignity. -We are offering a $20,000 Sign-On Bonus -in addition to relocation to new hires who meet the eligibility requirements. -
Qualifications
- -Associates Degree in Nursing In NursingOne (1) Year of Nursing Experience preferredActive Registered Nurse (RN) license that allows you to practice in TexasBasic Life Support (BLS)Specialty certification (ex: CCRN, CNOR, CEN) preferred - -While you're busy impacting the healthcare industry, we'll take care of you with benefits that include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid vacation, adoption assistance, and more! -

Keywords: CHI St Joseph Health, Bryan , Neurology Nurse, Other , Bryan, Texas

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