PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES * Cares for patients with life threatening, medically complex critical illness or diagnosis. * Delivers highly skilled care with use of technology and complex interventions. * Initiates measures for emergency treatment of patients including infant resuscitation and advanced life support procedures. * Implements and monitors patient care plans. Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate. * Serves as a primary coordinator of all disciplines for well-coordinated patient care. * Notes and carries out physician and nursing orders. * Assesses and coordinates patient's discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team. * Applies the existing body of evidence-based practice and scientific knowledge in health care to nursing practice, ensuring that nursing care is delivered based on patient's age-specific needs and clinical needs as described in the department's Scope of Service. * As an SSM Health nurse, I will demonstrate the professional nursing standards defined in the professional practice model. Uses the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses to guide his/her response to the current and evolving health and nursing needs of our patients and our patient populations. * Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner. * Performs other duties as assigned. EDUCATION * Graduate of accredited school of nursing EXPERIENCE * Six months' registered nurse experience PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS * Constant use of speech to share information through oral communication. * Constant standing and walking. * Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs. * Frequent sitting, reaching and keyboard use/data entry. * Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors. * Frequent use of smell to detect/recognize odors. * Frequent use of hearing to receive oral communication, distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc. * Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs. * Occasional lifting/moving of patients. * Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting, gripping and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements. * Occasional driving. * Rare crawling and running.