Mercy Health

RN-GN - Med Surg Stepdown, Full Time Days

Requisition ID
Position Type
Full Time
Med Surg Intermediate
US-MO-Saint Louis


We’re a Little Different


For more than 140 years, we’ve carried out Christ's healing ministry as St. Anthony’s Medical Center, delivering compassionate care to area residents. Today, as Mercy Hospital South, we continue that legacy.  Mercy Hospital South is the third-largest medical center in the St. Louis metropolitan area.  Our team offers advanced medical treatment in several specialties, including acute rehabilitation, cardiology, maternity services, oncology/cancer care, orthopedics, neurology/stroke, surgery and emergency medicine.

Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.


At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. We have opportunities for nurses who are inspired to pioneer new models of care and want to transform the healthcare experience. Work with advanced technology and innovative procedures. Be state of the art, and never stop exploring. We’re expanding to help our communities grow, offering an exceptional opportunity to join our team.


Surgical Stepdown

What we do


Our Patients

-Adult patients age 18 and older

-Varying diagnoses: COPD, Respiratory Failure, Alcohol Withdrawal, End of Life Care, Colorectal Surgeries, Traumas, Vascular Surgeries

-We care for patients through all walks of life. Our goal is to provide compassionate care and exceptional service for all patients.


Our Nurses

-Coordinate and prioritize care with multi-disciplinary services

-Educates patients and their families on how to manage patient’s illness physically and emotionally.

-Are part of a culture of continuous learning and growth

-Are provided an opportunity for professional development through our clinical ladder program

-Are empowered to have a voice in their practice through our Unit Based Council


Quick Facts


-The SSD is a 29 bed unit.

-We have a 3-4:1 patient to nurse ratio.

-Advanced education provided including ACLS and Stepdown Fellowship
What we have to offer

  • 12-hr shifts with every third weekend rotation
  • Fellowship opportunities
  • Benefits effective day 1 for eligible coworkers (48+ hours/period)
  • Evening/Night/Weekend Incentive Pay
  • RN to BSN Bridge Program for nurses desiring to pursue a BSN
  • BSN Incentive for nurses who have completed a BSN program
  • RN Loan Forgiveness Program **

**RN Loan Forgiveness Program to aide in paying off your student loan debt. Up to $5,000 per year over a period of 4 ½ years ($20,000 cap). Must graduate within prior 12-months of employment with Mercy as a registered nurse to qualify.


Position Qualifications:

  • We require a nursing degree from an accredited school.
  • You’ll also need a current RN license in our state.
  • Basic life support training should be completed in 90 days with advanced training required at certain intervals.
  • A minimum of 2 years of acute care RN work experience required (stepdown experience is preferred)

We’ll Support You at Work and Home


Getting respect doesn’t come easy in healthcare. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.


What Makes a Good Match for Mercy


Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care-that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.


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