About Nursing Careers
The nursing staff at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital is known for their skill and compassion. The medical expertise and specialized equipment available through our affiliation with Barnes-Jewish Hospital and our doctors – from Washington University Physicians, BJC Medical Group and Private Practice Physicians - gives our clinical staff exposure to leading-edge care and a broad range of experience. At the same time, our size allows clinical staff to develop close relationships with patients and their loved ones.
Inpatient and Outpatient Nursing
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital offers several inpatient and outpatient opportunities for nurses including:
- General Medicine
- Telemetry/Step Down
- Intensive Care Unit
- Perioperative Services
- Pain Management
- Emergency Services
- Interventional Radiology
Nursing Excellence and Professional Development Opportunities
Nursing education and professional development is a priority at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital. Educational “lunch and learns,” are conveniently offered on campus each month.
The BJC Professional Nursing Development Program
(PNDP) promotes the life long pursuit of expertise of the clinical nurse. BJC recognizes and rewards nurses who strive for excellence in the delivery of the highest quality of patient care, while demonstrating commitment to the profession of nursing. The PDNP provides an opportunity for staff nurses to develop a career path while also recognizing nurses who demonstrate excellence in practice.
The BJC Center for Lifelong Learning
offers two RN to BSN degree completion programs, at Saint Louis University and Webster University Schools of Nursing. Since 2004, more than 180 BJC HealthCare employees have received an Edward J. Stiften
scholarship, which provides up to $5,000 for tuition, fees and books for employees pursuing any formal nursing degree.
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital is proud to have a Shared Accountability Council structure to support nursing and the delivery of patient care. Five councils (the Hospital Practice Council and four unit Councils) are designed to provide a formal mechanism for nursing staff to address practice, leadership and research issues.