Job Description

Location: Steward West Shared Services
Posted Date: 6/18/2024
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: $50.00-$55.00
Department: 4915.46016 Shared Services

Offering Premium Pay, Customizable Contracts, Travel Reimbursement, Housing Allowance, Guaranteed Hours, and more!

Work within our network of 31 community hospitals as a full-time employee of Steward Health Care!

Local Travel Contracts Available!


The Step Down Unit (SDU) RN is responsible and accountable for directing, planning and organizing the nursing activities on the CV-SDU unit for an assigned shift with focus on patient, physician and staff needs. The RN is responsible for delivering skilled patient care through the nursing process in accordance with established policies and procedures; for coordinating patient care through the nursing process in accordance with established policies and procedures; for coordinating care among patient/family, medicine, nursing, and ancillary and other team personnel; acts as patient advocate; and maintains current knowledge and standards of professional nursing practice.


  • Uses expert clinical judgment in the delivery of intermediate nursing care and managing life sustaining physiologic functions in stable/ unstable patients.
  • Organizes care delivery in collaboration with the interdisciplinary teams in a manner that promotes continuity and accountability for patient care.
  • Innovative and self-directed in developing and implementing complex unit programs/ protocols for optimizing patient care and enhanced management of resources.
  • Knowledgeable in care of patient with IV therapy, including cardiac drips, use of blood and blood products, ongoing cardiac and pulmonary monitoring, and pain management.
  • Knowledgeable and assists during bedside procedures such as Chest Tube placement, complex wound care, PICC placements.
  • Advanced knowledge of normal and abnormal lab values with appropriate intervention.
  • Advanced knowledge of EKG interpretation and telemetry monitoring.
  • Is skilled in providing cardiac and pulmonary support and frequent head to toe physical assessments on medical and post- surgical patients
  • Advanced critical thinking skills to intervene with appropriate actions for urgent/emergent care, as well as basic IV and central line skills
  • Demonstrates positive communication skills and behaviors that promote cooperation and team work with internal and external customers.
  • Mentors less experienced RN's, other RNs in expanded roles, and/or students.
  • Recognizes psychiatric emergencies and initiates and guides others in the implementation of appropriate and timely actions..


  • Current, active and unencumbered State RN license
  • 2 years of experience within the SDU / IMC / Tele
  • ACLS
  • BLS


We have many plans with various deductibles, which can cover individuals or families so you can customize a plan that will work for you! Steward Health Care works with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts to provide affordable health insurance for our employees in benefit eligible positions. Our Health Plans Highlights are:

  • Deductibles will not apply to services provided by a Steward provider (Tier 1).
  • Office visits copays will be $0 when a member uses a Steward Provider (Tier 1).
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse office visits will be $0 for all In-Network providers (Tier1, Tier 2, and Tier 3).

Other Benefits provided:

  • Dental Insurance, Employee Assistance, Transitions Program, 401(k)

Pay Range:

  • $50-$55 / hr

Please feel free to email us with any questions regarding the Steward National Traveler Network!

About Steward Health Care
Over a decade ago, Steward Health Care System emerged as a different kind of health care company designed to usher in a new era of wellness. One that provides our patients better, more proactive care at a sustainable cost, our providers unrivaled coordination of care, and our communities greater prosperity and stability.

As the country’s largest physician-led, tax paying, integrated health care system, our doctors can be certain that we share their interests and those of their patients. Together we are on a mission to revolutionize the way health care is delivered - creating healthier lives, thriving communities and a better world.

Based in Dallas, Steward currently operates 39 hospitals across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
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Steward Health Care is proud to be a minority, physician owned organization. Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are at the foundation of the care we provide, the community services we support and all our employment practices. We do not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

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