Nursing Unit Descriptions



Critical Care 

Acute Cardiac Care -- A 48-bed, fast-paced cardiac care unit; an exciting and challenging place for skilled nurses, and a great situation to grow and learn.
Cardiac Vascular Recovery (CVR) -- A 10-bed critical care nursing unit for postoperative cardiac, vascular and thoracic care patients; for patients requiring a higher intensity of care including positive pressure ventilation and more invasive monitoring.

ICU
 Includes three, 10-bed intensive care units providing general medical-surgical, coronary and neuro-intensive care; provides stabilization and care of patients with cardiac and vascular disorders; an intensivist is available 24/7



Progressive Care Unit (PCU) 

-- A 16-bed in-patient unit, caring for post-operative cardiovascular and thoracic surgical patients once they no longer require the intensive monitoring in the CVR.

Pediatrics 
-- Peds is a 9 bed ER, Inpatient unit and PAWS program. We average 550 ER patients a month with all types of injuries and illnesses, we admit to 4 rooms all types of patients for overnight stays, post surgical, and extended stays. Our PAWS unit is on conjunction with St Louis Children's Hospital, a wound care procedure center with sedation. Nurses worknig in Pediatrics will need ER experience, and Peds experience. They will need to technology skilled, as they will chart on 3 different systems for their patients. Peds nurses are required to have ENPC and/or PALS, or must obtain certification during orientation if classes are available.

Emergency Department

Features 20 private treatment rooms for patients and Chest Pain Center (link to Chest Pain Center in Emergency Department), which is a four-bed unit used to determine heart problems; the Center is a collaboration between the Cardiac & Vascular Center and the Emergency Department.

Acute Care

Surgical
 A 68-bed unit providing treatment interventions to patients with a variety of medical and surgical conditions with a primary focus on surgical patients which includes 10 medical/Surgical Complex wing.

23 hour Stay
 This 14-bed observation unit cares for post-operative patients not admitted to the hospital; each case requires less than 24 hours. 

Medical & Acute Care of the Elderly  
This unit is the combination of two care units.  5 medical is comprised of a 31-bed Medicine unit caring providing stroke care and providing care for patients with metabolic disorders such as diabetes and renal failure.  In addition, a 25-bed wing is dedicated to geriatric care.  We offer an interdisciplinary approach to help older adults maintain their independence and prevent physical and mental decline while receiving treatment for acute illnesses. This unit focuses on all aspects of the older adult.

Ortho/Neuro Spine and Acute Rehabilitation 
A 34-bed unit caring for patients undergoing joint replacements, back surgeries and other orthopedic procedures with a 10 bed Rehabilitation unit.  Our Rehab. unit provides services between acute and long-term care; this team researches patient lifestyle, function and mobility, and customizes care plans to return patients to their home setting.

Medical/Oncology  
 A 70-bed unit that includes a 10 bed Medical Oncology Complex Care Unit.  This unit cares for 80 percent medical and 20 percent oncology patients.

Dialysis
 The dialysis unit provides dialysis and ultra filtration for hospital inpatients that are on chronic dialysis and to those who require acute dialysis.  The unit consists of 6 stations monitored by an all RN staff.  This position is FT 12hr day/evenings, requires taking call 1-2 times a week.  Every 3rd  Saturday, and some Sunday call.  Staff hours are staggered to maintain patient coverage. The unit opens at 0630 and closes when the last procedure is completed.

Outpatient

Cancer Center 
 The medical and radiation oncology programs featuring improved access for patients, enlarged treatment areas, family support zones, expanded treatment space and a healing garden.

Cardiac Cath Lab 
 Features four cardiac cath rooms and one EP/Stereotaxis; procedures include:

Cardiac caths
PCIs
Peripheral diagnostics and intervention
EP
Ablations
PPM
ICDs

We average 17 procedures per day. On-call is required one day a week and every fifth weekend.
GI Lab -- The Digestive Disease Center offers a full range of diagnostic and interventional endoscopy services for inpatients and outpatients experiencing gastrointestinal or pulmonary disease. The Center includes six holding beds, nine endoscopy treatment rooms and 16 recovery beds.

Surgical Services

Operating Room 
22 ORs including three heart team rooms, featuring the da Vinci Surgical System using robotic technology.

Women’s Services

Levele 3 NICU 
 Has capacticy to care for up to 20 neonates.  Staffed with five RNs per shift with staffing ratios determined by acuity level.     Mother/Baby -- Includes 42 private, postpartum rooms; the same nurse takes care of mother and baby; in-house 24/7 OB and pediatric coverage.

Labor & Delivery
A 12-bed unit with spacious labor, deliver, recovery suites creating a soothing, safe and exceptional experience; high-tech central monitoring system; includes a four-bed antepartum unit for undelivered patients and a four-bed triage/evaluation unit for moms experiencing complications.


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