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Registered Nurse RN - Cardiac Stepdown (Union)

We Are Hiring

Ascension St. Francis Hospital is hiring a full-time, day RN to join our Cardiac Stepdown Intermediate Care Unit.  This position is for 12 hour shifts 7am-7pm.  This is a great opportunity to join an experienced team and a fantastic stepping stone for those interested in a career in the ICU. Join our friendly community today! Generous sign-on bonus for qualified candidates.

Why Join Ascension?

Ascension St. Francis is a full-service hospital on Milwaukee's south side that has been serving the local community since 1956. With a large medical staff of more than 700 doctors, our hospital can provide the scope of services of a large medical center without losing that small community hospital atmosphere that our patient’s notice the minute they walk in our doors.

What We Offer You:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Professional development
  • Wellbeing programs and holistic growth opportunities
  • Work-life balance through generous paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Adoption assistance
  • Medical, dental, vision and retirement match

What You Will Do

As a Cardiac Stepdown Registered Nurse with Ascension St. Francis Hospital, you will have the opportunity to provide direct patient care to age ranges from young adults to geriatrics. These are post-cardiac and vascular surgery patients. Additional patients may include other heart-related conditions requiring high-frequency monitoring and interventions as well as general medical/surgical patients with comorbidities.

You will have many opportunities for assessments, lab value analysis, patient/family teaching, wound care, IVs, and medication administration/management. This position will have the opportunity to learn drips.

You will:

  • Implement and monitor patient care plans within the cardiac stepdown intermediate care unit.
  • Serve as a primary coordinator of all disciplines for well-coordinated patient care on the unit.
  • Note and carry out physician and nursing orders on the cardiac stepdown intermediate care unit.

What You Will Need


  • BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.
  • Licensed Registered Nurse credentialed from the Wisconsin Board of Nursing or current home state license for multi-state license recognition "Compact State" obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.
  • ACLS after 60 days of employment.


  • Graduate of a board-approved Registered Nurse Program required.

Work Experience:

  • RN with approximately 18 months or more experience preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Ascension Wisconsin is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against employees or prospective employees on basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, disability, arrest and/or conviction record, military status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by law.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:


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Job ID: 364009
Category: Nursing
Facility: WIMIL WFH St Francis Hospital
Ministry: Ascension Wisconsin, WI
Location: Milwaukee, WI

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