Dignity Health RN- Barrow Emergency Stroke Treatment Unit in PHOENIX, Arizona


Located in the heart of Phoenix, Ariz., St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center is a 586-bed, not-for-profit hospital that provides a wide range of health, social and support services with special advocacy for the poor and underserved. St. Joseph's is a nationally recognized center for quality tertiary care, medical education and research. It includes the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute, the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, the Norton Thoracic Institute, a campus of Creighton University's Medical School and the first Level I Trauma Center in Arizona verified by the American College of Surgeons. U.S. News & World Report routinely ranks St. Joseph's among the best hospitals in the United States for neurology and neurosurgery. For more information please visit our website at .


We have an exciting and unique opportunity for an experienced Registered Nurse (RN) to work on the Barrow Emergency Stroke Treatment Unit (BESTU). The RN will be responding to emergency calls. This position will work in the field on our state-of-the-art mobile stroke unit as part of an experienced and highly skilled Stroke Team. This position requires working under emergency conditions, driving the mobile stroke unit and other duties exclusive to this position.



Graduate of an accredited school of nursing

Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills

Basic Computer Skills

AZ RN license or RN License from a Compact State.

BLS (American Heart Association)

ACLS (American Heart Association)


  • Work environment includes pre-hospital care setting and various weather situations

  • Work requires nights, holidays, weekends and public relations visits and presentations

  • Must be able to assist in the safe movement of the patient on a stretcher, loading into ambulance and must be physically able to move and about and work effectively in the confines of the MSU.

  • Must complete Phoenix Fire Department Driver’s Training Course prior to completion of orientation

  • Acts as an educator to professional groups and EMS

  • Assists in collecting stroke data, participates in ongoing quality improvement process

  • Function independently when necessary

  • Must have the ability to collaborate effectively with EMS, telemedicine physician and/or neuroendovascular specialist

  • Demonstrate accurate clinical neuro assessment skills and maintains a current working knowledge of stroke care

  • Maintain IV tPA therapy protocols

  • Performs point-of-care testing

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Job ID 2018-48695

Employment Type Full Time

Department Emergency Services

Hours / Pay Period 72

Facility St Josephs Hospital and Medical Center

Shift Night

Location PHOENIX

State/Province AZ

Standard Hours 7pm-7am