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Take your place among the best in health care as part of our elite team at The University of Kansas Hospital, the region's premier academic medical center. We invite you to join us as we lead the way, setting new standards for advanced and compassionate patient care.

No one in the region offers employees more than The University of Kansas Hospital. In addition to a strong compensation package, we provide medical insurance, short- and long-term disability, paid time off and a retirement plan with many investment options. You receive all of this, plus the satisfaction that comes from working for the region’s premier academic medical center. Our employees are highly respected throughout the health care industry.

Our hospital has earned the American Nurses Association's 2010 Award for Outstanding Nursing Quality for academic medical centers. We're the No. 1 hospital out of 1,700 academic medical centers nationwide in this category. The award is based on the nursing performance measures collected and reported to ANA's National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators, the only nationwide database of its kind.

The University of Kansas Hospital is the first hospital in Kansas to attain the highly coveted Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Our Department of Nursing began working toward this goal in 2002 and received the designation on December 20, 2006. Less than four percent of all hospitals nationwide have earned this distinction since the ANCC developed the Magnet Recognition Program in 1990.

The University of Kansas Hospital Kansas City, KS, USA
Are you looking to gain experience in the healthcare field assisting patients with their needs? We have created a program to give you that training so that you can transfer into one of our Patient Care Assistant positions! If you have a CNA or MA, there is no need to apply, because you can apply to our regular Patient Care Assistant role instead! The (Health Care Gold Standard Program Intern) Patient Care Assistant Intern is enrolled in the Health Care Gold Standard Acute training program with the Health System, and receives training in providing basic nursing skills, staff & patient safety, and infection prevention and control. This position learns how to document all tasks performed electronically or as directed. The Health Care Gold Standard Program Intern is trained to notify the RN of changes in patient condition, patient reports of pain, any other patient needs, concerns or issues. At the end of the Health Care Gold Standard Acute training program, the Health Care Gold Standard Program Intern is required to pass a knowledge assessment and skills and techniques validation. The University of Kansas Health System’s Patient Care Assistant Intern will go through 3 weeks of orientation. Week 1: Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Week 2: Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Week 3 (Clinicals): 4 Nine Hour Shifts Week 4: Monday- PCA test (must pass) Then 3 months of training before being placed in a regular Patient Care Assistant role. Training will consist of 3 twelve-hour shifts per week. This could be either Days or Nights shift as well! Responsibilities Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department. Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and duties and may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required. Provides basic nursing skills, including but not limited to: Vital signs and pulse oximetry; finger stick blood glucose; ADL’s; recording intake and output; collecting urine, stool, sputum specimens; apply/remove compression hose; SCDs etc.; emptying drains, urinary catheters, NG tubes, and ostomies; additional skills to meet unit needs. Documents in O2 all tasks, I&O, percentage of meals eaten, etc. Maintains a neat, clutter free and clean patient room and work environment. Maintains a safe patient environment to include High Fall Risk interventions as appropriate for high fall risk patients. This can include but not limited to: hourly rounds; answering call lights in person, promptly for all patients on the unit. Demonstrates proper hand hygiene, standard precautions, and isolation principles. Care for the patient in restraints, including ROM and fluids/toileting; reorienting confused patients; reinforcement of patient/family education regarding fall and safety precautions. Promptly notifies the RN of change in vital signs from baseline or expected result, change in mental status or condition, any breakdown in skin integrity or redness of skin, patient report of pain, any other patient needs, concerns or issues. Must complete other duties as assigned Qualifications High school diploma or equivalent required BLS Certification Completion of the KU Gold Standard Acute Care School within 3 weeks of hire
Jan 23, 2020
The University of Kansas Hospital Kansas City, KS, USA
Cardiac Family Medicine and Internal Medicine Progressive Care is hiring a FT Night Patient Care Assistant. 32 bed telemetry progressive care unit specializing in Family Medicine and Internal Medicine. Patient diagnoses range anywhere from sepsis, to COPD exacerbations, pancreatitis, non-healing wounds, pulmonary emboli, etc. It is a fast-paced unit where time management and prioritization are needed and you can gain experience with stable trachs, PEG tubes, ostomies, catheters, and wound drains. Nurses on our unit are also skilled with taking care of various cardiac diseases and they have advanced cardiac knowledge and can take specialized cardiac drugs and are ACLS certified. A unique feature about this unit is the working relationship with the physicians. Several simulations have been completed including rapid response and code blue simulations and this unit is slated to do another simulation for complex behavior patients. Our family medicine residents also shadow the nurses are a part of their orientation to help with physician and nurse relationships. The Patient Care Assistant is an unlicensed staff member who is accountable to/completes delegated tasks from the RN in a caring and culturally sensitive manner with excellent customer service at all times. Responsibilities Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department. Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and duties and may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required. Provides basic nursing skills, including but not limited to: Vital signs and pulse oximetry; finger stick blood glucose; ADL’s; recording intake and output; collecting urine, stool, sputum specimens; apply/remove compression hose; SCDs etc.; emptying drains, urinary catheters, NG tubes, and ostomies; additional skills to meet unit needs. Documents in O2 all tasks, I&O, percentage of meals eaten, etc. Maintains a neat, clutter free and clean patient room and work environment. Maintains a safe patient environment to include High Fall Risk interventions as appropriate for high fall risk patients. This can include but not limited to: hourly rounds; answering call lights in person, promptly for all patients on the unit. Demonstrates proper hand hygiene, standard precautions, and isolation principles. Care for the patient in restraints, including ROM and fluids/toileting; reorienting confused patients; reinforcement of patient/family education regarding fall and safety precautions. Promptly notifies the RN of change in vital signs from baseline or expected result, change in mental status or condition, any breakdown in skin integrity or redness of skin, patient report of pain, any other patient needs, concerns or issues. Must complete other duties as assigned Qualifications High school diploma or equivalent required BLS Certification Certified Nursing Assistant Certification, Medical Assistant diploma, or documentation of Fundamentals of Nursing course with KU required basic skills (required at time of hire); Completion of the KU Gold Standard Acute Care School within 6 months of hire OR Minimum of 18 months in a specialty tech position or completion of the Gold Standard Intern Program with University of Kansas Health System can be substituted for certifications listed above
Jan 23, 2020
The University of Kansas Hospital Kansas City, KS, USA
We are hiring a CNC for our Wound and Ostomy team. The Clinical Nurse Coordinator (CNC) is a licensed registered professional nurse who is a clinical expert and actively promotes the delivery of evidence-based nursing interventions. Has expertise in one or more specialty nursing areas and/or with specific patient populations. Is often a liaison between inpatient and outpatient settings. Responsibilities Actively participates in quality improvement initiatives, utilizing information from relevant sources, such as databases and benchmarks. Applies principles of teaching/learning and health literacy to design, provide and evaluate patient and health care provider education. Collaborates effectively with team members and other disciplines. Demonstrates leadership through participating in hospital committees, councils and taskforces. Develops skills for effective communications and team building. Employs strategies to promote health in a safe environment. Implements and evaluates evidence-based nursing interventions. Incorporate ethical principles into healthcare planning and delivery. Promotes efficient delivery of patient care throughout the healthcare system. Seeks opportunities to share expertise and mentor others. *Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department. *Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required. Qualifications Required: Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Nursing Registered Nurse in State of Kansas BLS Certification Minimum of two years RN experience Wound /Ostomy experience preferred. Wound/Ostomy certified preferred
Jan 23, 2020
The University of Kansas Hospital Kansas City, KS, USA
Provides charge nurse responsibilities, including assignments, management of throughput, staffing to matrix, and responding to patient and staff needs. Manages a patient care assignment as indicated by patient care needs. Assists with hiring, education and performance evaluation of the staff. Works with the Nurse Manager and Human Resources in performance management counseling and discipline of staff. Instructs staff and ensures compliance with standards through daily on-going monitoring and performance management. Serves as a role model and mentor for excellence in clinical practice and patient and employee satisfaction. Takes personal responsibility for achieving productivity targets and budget compliance. Has primary involvement and responsibility for unit performance improvement activities and outcomes. We currently have an opening for a Unit Coordinator on our Cardiovascular Progressive Care Unit (HC5) HC5 Cardiovascular PCU This progressive care unit is considered more of a stepdown unit for our ICU patients. With a nurse to patient ratio of 1:4, our acutely ill cardiovascular patients and those who require continuous monitoring and specialized interventions receive expert care on this unit. We provide advanced and specialized care to patients who typically have acute myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure (both primary diagnosis & history of CHF), rhythm disturbances and pacemaker issues. We partner with the Cardiac Cath Lab and EP Lab to take excellent care of our patients. Our team atmosphere allows nurses to thrive and we have a great mix of skill level. You are able to continually grow your nursing and leadership skills quickly. The care of the cardiology patient is continuing to advance, and we change with the best in evidence based practice. You are truly valued as an employee on this unit and as an individual. Our team not only provides the best care of the patient and family members, but also care for each other. We have many cardiac competencies that are unique to our unit where you can excel as a cardiac nurse with a well-rounded set of skills that allow you to care for anyone! Responsibilities Creates initiatives to inspire and motivate others to perform their best, with a strong sense of accountability and ownership; looks for ways to foster improvement of team performance. Creates a working environment that cultivates and utilizes proactive actions, methods and opportunities. Earns trust from others and leverages organizational networks to learn critical information that impacts the organization. Proactively evaluates industry/hospital trends and developments to share external. perspectives (e.g., competitors, hospital news, etc.) and make organizational improvements. Delivers a clear, precise and effective message appropriate to the situation; and creates an atmosphere of open communication. Consistently delivers persuasive, high-impact messages in all situations; employs the best method to leave a positive impression across groups. Utilizes appropriate resources effectively and applies critical thinking to resolve arising issues across teams and difficult customer situations Draws upon a broad base of customer knowledge and experience to establish and sustain a culture that exceeds customer expectations. Proactively anticipates and resolves obstacles or bottle-necks to facilitate internal/cross-functional partnership. Encourages and actively supports employees to develop their full potential and talent by learning and growing from favorable and unfavorable experiences. Creates systems and processes to enable a culture of continuous feedback in the organization; serves as a role model in proactively coaching others to give and receive feedback. Identifies and grows future leaders; promotes frequent coaching and development planning for a proactive people development culture. Collaborates with other leaders to develop overarching, longer-term strategic goals. Effectively delegates activities, encourages stretch goals and drives the recognition of performance across the organization. *Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department. *Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required. Qualifications Required: BLS Certification Registered Nurse in State of Kansas required Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Nursing required Preferred: 2 years of clinical experience Professional Nursing Certification
Jan 23, 2020
The University of Kansas Hospital Kansas City, KS, USA
We are currently hiring for a Clinical Nurse II with PACU experience. Responsibilities The Clinical Nurse II provides professional nursing care through assessment and accurate documentation, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation for the comfort and well-being of patients. Carries out a plan of care specific to unit competencies for the target patient population. Coordinates care delivery and education through collaboration with patient, family and all health care team providers to ensure safe, effective and quality patient care. Follows organizational policies in providing safe patient care. Performs other duties as assigned. *Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department. *Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required. Qualifications Required: AHA BLS Certification Registered Nurse in State of Kansas Associate's Degree in Nursing or higher degree For ADN prepared nurses hired after February 24, 2017, must complete BSN degree by the fifth anniversary of employment as an RN with UKHA 2+ years experience as a Clinical Nurse Preferred: BSN Degree
Jan 16, 2020
The University of Kansas Hospital Westwood, KS 66205, USA
The Clinical Nurse Coordinator (CNC) is a licensed registered professional nurse who is a clinical expert and actively promotes the delivery of evidence-based nursing interventions. Has expertise in one or more specialty nursing areas and/or with specific patient populations. Is often a liaison between inpatient and outpatient settings. Responsibilities Actively participates in quality improvement initiatives, utilizing information from relevant sources, such as databases and benchmarks. Applies principles of teaching/learning and health literacy to design, provide and evaluate patient and health care provider education. Collaborates effectively with team members and other disciplines. Demonstrates leadership through participating in hospital committees, councils and taskforces. Develops skills for effective communications and team building. Employs strategies to promote health in a safe environment. Implements and evaluates evidence-based nursing interventions. Incorporate ethical principles into healthcare planning and delivery. Promotes efficient delivery of patient care throughout the healthcare system. Seeks opportunities to share expertise and mentor others. *Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department. *Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required. Qualifications Required: Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Nursing Registered Nurse in State of Kansas BLS Certification Minimum of two years RN experience
Jan 16, 2020
The University of Kansas Hospital Kansas City, KS, USA
Under the direction of the Nurse Manager, Operating Room, the Specialty Resource RN services as the primary clinical support for the specialty service through mentoring, education and role-modeling in their specialty. The role facilitates the advancement, efficiency, and effectiveness of patient care in their supported service. Responsibilities · Provides direct patient care on a routine basis, as an integrated staffing resource, no less than 75% of professional effort; Monitors and assists with room turnover and case set-up. · Assists Unit Coordinators; adjusts staffing levels relative to patient flow and staff productivity and efficiency. · Monitors specialty nursing performance and practice, and collaborates with Nurse Manager to facilitate action to correct deficiencies. · Establishes an orientation and education plan for the specialty service and updates clinical practices change. · Participates with Perioperative Services Educator in meeting learning needs of staff. · Enforces and maintains intraoperative standards of care relevant to specialty services. · Assumes responsibility for maintaining current knowledge and competency in area of specialization. · Reviews and revises specialty instrument sets, ensuring appropriate weight and composition. Communicates effectively and collaboratively with Manager, SPD regarding changes. · Identifies supply and equipment requests with physicians in specialty areas. · Meets bi-annually with each surgeon to review preference cards and practice needs. · Maintains open communication among surgeons, team members, management; regarding instrument processing, storing, restocking and inventory of specialty instruments, supplies and equipment. · Supports cost containment efforts of the hospital through conservation of supplies and care of equipment. · Prepares and maintains preference cards, policies, and procedures for the OR. · Monitors the flow of the daily schedule to assure the most efficient utilization of rooms, monitors case progression to identify potential roadblocks and assists with patient care when needed. · Serves as technical resource person. · Directs and/or performs troubleshooting of equipment and/or procedural problems including equipment repair. · Collaborates with Manager, OR Materials to maintain adequate and appropriate inventories of supplies. · Assists with the evaluation of new procedures/products and staff compliance in the OR. · Collaborates with Manager, SPD on the maintenance and turnover of instrumentation. · Demonstrates knowledge of proper documentation procedure. *Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department. *Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required. Qualifications Required: Current Registered Nurse in Kansas, Bachelors Degree in Nursing Required Minimum of 2 years experience in the Operating Room with leadership experience preferred BLS Required
Jan 16, 2020
The University of Kansas Hospital Kansas City, KS, USA
Earn more just by working weekends! Nurses in our Premium Paid Weekend Shift Program earn an hourly bonus on top of their base rate. We currently have an opening for Clinical Nurse for a FULL TIME DAY SHIFT weekend premium on our Neurosurgery/Surgical Oncology unit. (weekends at the bonus rate; additional day during the week at regular pay) NEUROSURGERY/SURGICAL ONCOLOGY This state-of-the-art telemetry unit, located in Cambridge Tower A, encompasses a culture of teamwork and support in a fast-paced environment focused on making a difference in patient’s lives. We focus on high quality metrics and safe, compassionate care to our patients with our multi-disciplinary partnerships. Our acuity includes a mid to high level patient population with a 4:1 nurse to patient ratio. This surgical unit is dedicated to the care of the Neurosurgery and Surgical Oncology patient populations. Nurses will work with a team of Neurospecialists in Neurosurgery and nationally ranked surgeons specifically for Oncology patients. Our patient population includes, but is not limited to craniotomy for tumors, arteriovenous malformations, and intra cranial aneurysms, craniocerebral trauma, spinal cord injury, inter vertebral disk and bony abnormalities of the spine requiring surgical intervention, surgical intervention for chronic pain and/or spasticity management, hydrocephalus, hemorrhagic stroke, sub arachnoid hemorrhage, and patients requiring surgical intervention to alleviate symptoms, disorders, and cancer related to the pancreas, gastrointestinal system, thyroid and parathyroid glands, and other applicable systems/organs. Technology utilized in this state of the art unit will include telemetry monitoring systems, some hemodynamic monitoring, and specialized neurologic monitoring including pupillometry, external ventricular drainage, and lumbar drainage. Our patient centered nursing team has a passion for this specialty and appreciates the challenges and rewards on our units. Our patients are so special and appreciative and have a unique perspective on life. Our nurse to patient ratio is typically 4:1 and nurses spend time working with patients on both units. Responsibilities The Clinical Nurse I provides professional nursing care through assessment and accurate documentation, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation for the comfort and well-being of patients. Carries out a plan of care specific to unit competencies for the target patient population. Coordinates care delivery and education through collaboration with patient, family and all health care team providers to ensure safe, effective and quality patient care. Follows organizational policies in providing safe patient care. Performs other duties as assigned. *Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department. *Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required. Qualifications Required: AHA BLS Certification Registered Nurse in State of Kansas BSN Degree required for Patient Care Services Associate's Degree in Nursing required for Perioperative & Procedural Services Associate's Degree in Nursing required for Inpatient Acute Rehab For Perioperative & Procedures and Inpatient Acute Rehab , ADN prepared nurses hired after February 24, 2017, must complete BSN degree by the fifth anniversary of employment as an RN with UKHA 6 months to 2 years experience as a Clinical Nurse Preferred: BSN Degree for Perioperative & Procedural Services BSN Degree for Inpatient Acute Rehab
Jan 16, 2020
The University of Kansas Hospital Westwood, KS 66205, USA
The Clinical Nurse Coordinator (CNC) is a licensed registered professional nurse who is a clinical expert and actively promotes the delivery of evidence-based nursing interventions. Has expertise in one or more specialty nursing areas and/or with specific patient populations. Is often a liaison between inpatient and outpatient settings. Responsibilities Actively participates in quality improvement initiatives, utilizing information from relevant sources, such as databases and benchmarks. Applies principles of teaching/learning and health literacy to design, provide and evaluate patient and health care provider education. Collaborates effectively with team members and other disciplines. Demonstrates leadership through participating in hospital committees, councils and taskforces. Develops skills for effective communications and team building. Employs strategies to promote health in a safe environment. Implements and evaluates evidence-based nursing interventions. Incorporate ethical principles into healthcare planning and delivery. Promotes efficient delivery of patient care throughout the healthcare system. Seeks opportunities to share expertise and mentor others. *Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department. *Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required. Qualifications Required: Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Nursing Registered Nurse in State of Kansas BLS Certification Minimum of two years RN experience
Jan 16, 2020
The University of Kansas Hospital Kansas City, KS, USA
We are currently hiring for a Clinical Nurse on our Mother/Baby unit. Mother & Baby Care Unit 56 or the Mother Baby Unit, consists of 29 beds and cares for patients from diverse cultural backgrounds. We care for healthy term newborns, mother baby couplets, high risk antepartum patients and benign gynecology patients. Our patients receive care from a compassionate and highly skilled nursing and interdisciplinary team in a fast paced environment. We strive to make each birth a special experience for our families as they have been preparing for this event for many long months. As an academic medical center, we are a referral center for patients needing a higher level and more specialized type of care from across the state, region and country. We work closely with our interdisciplinary team members who include medical residents & attending physicians from the Obstetrics, Family Medicine & Pediatric departments, Advanced Practice Nurses (CNS, NP, CRNA, CNM), Social Workers, Nursing Case Managers, Lactation Consultants, Chaplains and many other specialties. We are located adjacent to the Labor & Delivery and level III Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) in order to provide seamless care across the birth continuum. This makes our setting a place for you to learn, develop nursing expertise and shape your nursing career for the future. Every day is a learning opportunity for our staff. We are a Magnet designated hospital with a robust Nurse Residency program for new graduates. We are also a Baby Friendly recognized hospital and provide evidence based maternity care and feeding support for our patients. We promote skin to skin contact with baby immediately after birth and 24 hour rooming in throughout a family’s stay. As one of our team members, you will have the opportunity to nurture and teach young families, mentor and precept students (medical students, nursing students, paramedic students and others), learn about complex disease processes and share your dedication and compassion with our patients and families. Responsibilities The Clinical Nurse II provides professional nursing care through assessment and accurate documentation, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation for the comfort and well-being of patients. Carries out a plan of care specific to unit competencies for the target patient population. Coordinates care delivery and education through collaboration with patient, family and all health care team providers to ensure safe, effective and quality patient care. Follows organizational policies in providing safe patient care. Performs other duties as assigned. *Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department. *Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required. Qualifications Required: AHA BLS Certification Registered Nurse in State of Kansas Associate's Degree in Nursing or higher degree For ADN prepared nurses hired after February 24, 2017, must complete BSN degree by the fifth anniversary of employment as an RN with UKHA 2+ years experience as a Clinical Nurse Preferred: BSN Degree
Jan 16, 2020
The University of Kansas Hospital Kansas City, KS, USA
Under the supervision of the Manager, the Supervisor assists/supports the division or unit administratively and clinically. He/she assists in supervisory planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, and controlling activities. He/she assumes responsibility for the overall assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care on the unit. Is responsible for efficient day to day operations of the department and optimum use of resources to maximize productivity. Fosters an environment of collaboration and respect with physician colleagues, nurses and other healthcare team members. Responsibilities Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department Maintains current knowledge of and ensures compliance with all regulatory and professional standards of care which includes JCAHO, CMS, IHI, CAP, etc , instructing staff and ensuring compliance with standards through daily on-going monitoring and performance management. Operational Performance - Develops, prepares and monitors the personnel staffing schedules short and long term, supply and equipment budgets in collaboration with the staff and support department directors, to include applicable quality and throughput metrics. Collaborates with the Nurse Manager, Director and Physician leadership to establish patient care standards and evaluates staff compliance. Serves as a mentor for excellence in clinical practice and patient and employee satisfaction. Maintains a safe and caring environment for patients that is conducive to positive health teaching and maintenance, meeting patient and family expectations for care while implementing mechanisms to ensure culturally specific care. Responds to patient and family concerns or complaints with sensitivity and compassion in a timely fashion. Uses findings from patient and staff satisfaction surveys and complaints to plan and improve patient care using active mentoring and performance management strategies. Assists with hiring, education and performance evaluation of the staff. Works with the Nurse Manager and Human Resources in performance management counseling and discipline of staff. Creates and maintains a supportive work environment for the entire team. Creates and maintains an atmosphere of respect and courtesy toward patients, staff and colleagues. Makes recommendations and provides opportunities for growth and development of personnel and arranges for appropriate education and training of staff. Maintains clinical relevance, demonstrating self-development by keeping current on a variety of clinical, management and health care topics. Promotes a level of professionalism on the unit, both in culture and appearance. Motivates academic pursuit and continuing education on the part of the staff by establishing and meeting service based certification goals. *Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department. *Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required. Qualifications Required: ADN in process of completing the BSN Patient Placement Department will accept ADN without requirement to obtain BSN BLS,ACLS, TNCC, PALS as indicated by clinical area Registered Nurse in State of KS 3 years of applicable nursing experience Preferred: Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing Master’s of Science in Nursing Previous supervisory experience
Jan 16, 2020
The University of Kansas Hospital Kansas City, KS, USA
Clinical Program Coordinators assist in the planning, implementing and direction of the respective programs that they lead. These programs include Acute Coronary Syndrome, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Congestive Heart Failure, Concussion, Epilepsy, Inpatient Rehab, Cancer Center and Neonatal Medicine programs. The emphasis is on meeting the standards of the regulatory programs which govern them as well as maintaining the organizational goals for service, people, quality, cost and growth. This position is responsible for the data management and statistical analysis needed to develop, implement, monitor and report outcomes associated with the respective programs as well as bring knowledge and evidence-based guidelines to the system and externally to the community. Responsibilities Acts as a liaison to the medical and nursing staff and advises on clinical performance variances Assists in the development in peer review processes for each program. Ensures that the standards of The Joint Commission or other regulatory or certification bodies are met and maintained. Facilitates cooperative and collaborative community and institutional relationships. Leads and coordinates the clinical activities of the assigned program and oversees the process. Markets and promotes new and existing programs and services to internal and external customers. Participates as a team member on the multidisciplinary teams that provide oversight to the program. Provides input to administration on the strategic plans and priorities for the program for resource allocation. Supports and assures the quality of care and effective functioning of the performance improvement program. Works collaboratively with integrated professional programs (medicine, nursing, EMS) to plan CEU educational programs based on program and community needs. Works to understand the workflows and care processes associated with the program goals. Works with the associated program Medical Director to ensure development and compliance with the program’s order sets and documented policies and procedures. *Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department. *Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required. Qualifications Required: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing BLS Certification Registered Nurse in State of Kansas Minimum two (2) years clinical experience Preferred: Master's Degree in Nursing
Jan 16, 2020
The University of Kansas Hospital Kansas City, KS, USA
The Infant Nutrition Technician functions as an integral member of the Neonatal ICU team by preparing, labeling, and storing expressed breast milk and formula, and other infant nutrition-related duties. Prepares infant feeds using aseptic technique while being nutritionally precise. Helps to maintain the Milk Preparation Room equipment and supplies related to providing nutrition to infants. Maintains an environment which consistently meets all safety, infection control and quality standards. Works under the direction of a RN and Nurse Manager. We currently have an opening for an Infant Nutrition Technician on our Neonatal ICU. This is a part time position consisting of 24hours a week during the day. Responsibilities Performs duties in the Milk Prep Room, such as storage, preparation, packaging, and delivering of expressed breast milk and formulas for individual patients. Ensures that the Milk Prep Room work environment is clean and tidy, and without clutter. Reviews orders for infant nutrition and clarifies with staff as necessary. Calculates ordered feed volumes and additives for infant feeds accurately. Helps with education for home-caregivers on infant nutrition preparation, prior to patient discharge. **Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and/or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department. *Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required. Qualifications REQURED: BLS Certification required High school diploma or equivalent required Must pass a written math calculation test Candidate should be a team player who likes to work on a computer, has a good work ethic and excellent communication skills. PREFERRED: Education ~ working towards an Associate’s Degree or greater in nutrition or related field (preferred)
Jan 16, 2020
The University of Kansas Hospital Kansas City, KS, USA
Earn more just by working weekends! Nurses in our Premium Paid Weekend Shift Program earn an hourly bonus on top of their base rate. We currently have an opening for Clinical Nurse I for a full time day shift weekend premium. (weekends at the bonus rate; additional day during the week at regular pay) We are currently hiring for a Clinical Nurse on our Urology/GYN Oncology PCU unit for part time weekend days. HC8 – Urology, Vascular, GYN Oncology The culture of our unit offers growth and innovative ways to provide patient care. We are a fairly new unit looking to expand our team. We discharge more patients than any other unit in the hospital with a 4:1 nurse to patient ratio. Team members love the opportunities to get involved in decision making processes on the unit, working with the incredible physician groups, and the fun we have together in and outside of work! This progressive care unit offers a unique opportunity to become an expert nurse in multiple specialties while caring for surgical urology(patients diagnosed with cancers such as bladder, kidney, and prostate), gynecological oncology (patients diagnosed with cancers such as uterine, ovarian, and cervical) requiring surgical interventions to remove the cancerous area, and internal medicine patients. This fast-paced Progressive Care Unit provides individualized care to patients who require surgical interventions and medical supervision to alleviate symptoms and manage disorders of the urinary, reproductive and better management of chronic illnesses. Be a part of the one of the only academic medical centers that perform gender reassignment surgeries. The 32-bed Telemetry Unit utilizes cutting edge technology to provide compassionate, data-driven, high quality care to our patients. Join the multidisciplinary team who U.S. News ranked in the top 20 nationally for adult specialties. The University of Kansas Health System is the region’s premier academic medical center recognized for quality by: U.S. News & World Report ranks The University of Kansas Hospital as the best in Kansas City and in Kansas. The hospital is the first in Kansas to earn Magnet designation for nursing excellence and one of few to earn it 3 consecutive times. Our health system ranks 5th among 99 academic medical centers, earning Vizient’s 2018 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award Responsibilities The Clinical Nurse II provides professional nursing care through assessment and accurate documentation, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation for the comfort and well-being of patients. Carries out a plan of care specific to unit competencies for the target patient population. Coordinates care delivery and education through collaboration with patient, family and all health care team providers to ensure safe, effective and quality patient care. Follows organizational policies in providing safe patient care. Performs other duties as assigned. *Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department. *Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required. Qualifications Required: AHA BLS Certification Registered Nurse in State of Kansas Associate's Degree in Nursing or higher degree For ADN prepared nurses hired after February 24, 2017, must complete BSN degree by the fifth anniversary of employment as an RN with UKHA 2+ years experience as a Clinical Nurse Preferred: BSN Degree
Jan 16, 2020
The University of Kansas Hospital Kansas City, KS, USA
We are currently hiring for a Clinical Nurse II. Responsibilities The Clinical Nurse II provides professional nursing care through assessment and accurate documentation, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation for the comfort and well-being of patients. Carries out a plan of care specific to unit competencies for the target patient population. Coordinates care delivery and education through collaboration with patient, family and all health care team providers to ensure safe, effective and quality patient care. Follows organizational policies in providing safe patient care. Performs other duties as assigned. *Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department. *Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required. Qualifications Required: AHA BLS Certification Registered Nurse in State of Kansas Associate's Degree in Nursing or higher degree For ADN prepared nurses hired after February 24, 2017, must complete BSN degree by the fifth anniversary of employment as an RN with UKHA 2+ years experience as a Clinical Nurse Preferred: BSN Degree
Jan 16, 2020
The University of Kansas Hospital Kansas City, KS, USA
Strawberry Hill Campus Opportunities Can you calm the storm in a patient’s live and guide their care compassionately? Are you dedicated to working as long as it takes to deliver desired results? Do you take pride in making a impact on people's lives everyday? Are you able to identify solutions when you encounter challenges in high-stress environment? If you answered "yes" to the questions above, this opportunity as a Behavioral Health and Psychiatric Registered Nurse at our Strawberry Hill campus might be for you! The Behavioral Health and Psychiatric RN ensures that all clinical care is delivered in a manner that meets or exceeds goals and expectations for clinical outcomes, quality assurance standards, and patient satisfaction. Our newest campus, Strawberry Hill, opens this fall and we are looking for passionate individuals to join our team! At Strawberry Hill we will provide inpatient treatment and services for adults in our 47-bed facility. This state-of-the-art building has an indoor garden and so much more to offer a peaceful and soothing space to help patients heal. Apply today to join our team and make a difference in our community! We are hiring for day shift, night shift & PRN! Responsibilities Provides professional nursing care through assessment and accurate documentation, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation for the comfort and well-being of patients. Carries out a plan of care specific to unit competencies for the target patient population. Coordinates care delivery and education through collaboration with patient, family and all health care team providers to ensure safe, effective and quality patient care. Follows organizational policies in providing safe patient care. *Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department. *Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required. Qualifications Required: Associates degree or higher in Nursing For ADN prepared nurses hired after February 24, 2017; must complete BSN within five years of hire OR Must complete additional studies for one year as designated (study will be determined by unit educator and nurse manager as deemed needed by employee) AND must obtain Advanced Certification (Psychiatric Nurse certification or Medical Nurse certification) within 2 years Certified in behavior management techniques RN License in state of practice CPR certification Knowledge and understanding of physician desk reference guide Computer literate and proficient in various computer programs Knowledge of accreditation standards Preferred: BSN degree Minimum one to three years of relevant experience
Jan 16, 2020
The University of Kansas Hospital Overland Park, KS, USA
Can you calm the storm in a patient’s life and guide their care compassionately? Do you put the patient first in every decission you make? Can you effectively deal with unique and stressful situations? If you answered "yes" to the questions above, we invite you to consider this opportunity as a Behavioral Health and Psychatric Registered Nurse. The Behavioral Health and Psychiatric RN ensures that all clinical care is delivered in a manner that meets or exceeds goals and expectations for clinical outcomes, quality assurance standards, and patient satisfaction. We are looking for passionate and caring people to join our team and mission to provide the best possible care for patients. We are currently hiring for primarily night shift & PRN! Apply today! Responsibilities Provides professional nursing care through assessment and accurate documentation, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation for the comfort and well-being of patients. Carries out a plan of care specific to unit competencies for the target patient population. Coordinates care delivery and education through collaboration with patient, family and all health care team providers to ensure safe, effective and quality patient care. Follows organizational policies in providing safe patient care. *Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department. *Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required. Qualifications Required: Associates degree or higher in Nursing For ADN prepared nurses hired after February 24, 2017; must complete BSN within five years of hire OR Must complete additional studies for one year as designated (study will be determined by unit educator and nurse manager as deemed needed by employee) AND must obtain Advanced Certification (Psychiatric Nurse certification or Medical Nurse certification) within 2 years Certified in behavior management techniques RN License in state of practice CPR certification Knowledge and understanding of physician desk reference guide Computer literate and proficient in various computer programs Knowledge of accreditation standards Preferred: BSN degree Minimum one to three years of relevant experience
Jan 16, 2020
The University of Kansas Hospital Kansas City, KS, USA
The Unit Educator is a unit leader and clinical nurse who collaborates with the health care team to ensure safe, effective, evidence-based and quality patient care. Supports the provision of patient care by working with the Nurse Manager(s) and Unit Coordinator(s) to provide strategies for floor coverage when needs arise. Responsibilities Collaborates with the health care team to ensure safe, effective, evidence-based and quality patient care. Supports the provision of patient care by working with the Nurse Manager(s) and Unit Coordinator(s) to provide strategies for floor coverage when needs arise. Actively mentors all staff (including weekend and night staff) in ongoing development of clinical competencies and professional behaviors and communication. Assesses unit and individual learning needs, considering generational and cultural differences. Implements alternative and varied teaching strategies to meet learner needs. Assures that processes are in place for documentation of orientation and other educational activities, and that employee files meet hospital and regulatory requirements. Facilitates ongoing unit education and professionalism through the provision of in-services and CEU opportunities, promoting national certification, and providing resources and support for the development of professional portfolios. Models evidence-based practice and participates in the development and review of policies and procedures. Organizes new employee orientation on unit by scheduling preceptors and times, intermittent follow-up, and providing oversight of orientation and competency of unit staff. Supports performance improvement initiatives and educates and facilitates performance improvement methodologies such as PDCA and small tests of change. *Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department. *Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required. Qualifications Required: BLS Certification Registered Nurse in the State of Kansas Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Nursing
Jan 16, 2020
The University of Kansas Hospital Kansas City, KS, USA
The Oncology Nurse p rovides professional nursing care through assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation. Responsibilities Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and/or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department. Administers medications safely. Collects and analyzes comprehensive data pertinent to the patient’s health or situation to determine the diagnosis or issues. Performs primary and secondary patient assessments and documents in the medical record accurately and timely. Communicates systematic report to other care providers. Coordinates care delivery; utilizes resources to promote the continuum of care. Demonstrates knowledge and skill in all aspects of IV therapy, i.e., hydration, chemotherapy/biotherapy and blood products. Employs strategies to promote health in a safe environment. Evaluates and documents progress toward the attainment of outcomes. Identifies expected interventions and outcomes for an individualized plan of care andcommunicates effectively with patient, family and other team members. Implements the plan of care in a safe, timely and appropriate manner. Manages patient care based on knowledge of cancer, cancer treatment, and side effects of such treatment. Uses quality and evidence based practice to deliver and improve care. Works closely with more experienced clinicians for guidance and supervision. *Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department. *Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required. Qualifications Required : Associate's Degree in Nursing (or higher degree) required Registered Nurse in State of Kansas and Missouri required BLS Certification ONS Chemotherapy/Biotherapy-required within 1 year of employment Must complete BSN within five years of hire as RN IV Therapy skills Preferred : BSN degree preferred Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) preferred 2 years med surg/acute care preferred 2 years oncology experience preferred
Jan 16, 2020
The University of Kansas Hospital Overland Park, KS, USA
We are hiring an Oncology Nurse to work PRN days at our Overland Park Cancer Center. The Oncology Nurse provides professional nursing care through assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation. The nurse will assist with triaging phone calls regarding symptom managementm, assist the physician with overall care of the patient, and provide patient education on side effects of radiation. Responsibilities Administers medications safely. Collects and analyzes comprehensive data pertinent to the patient’s health or situation to determine the diagnosis or issues. a) Performs primary and secondary patient assessments and documents in the medical record accurately and timely. b) Documents changes and omissions of the identified plan. Communicates systematic report to other care providers. Coordinates care delivery; utilizes resources to promote the continuum of care. Demonstrates knowledge and skill in all aspects of IV therapy, i.e., hydration, chemotherapy/biotherapy and blood products. Employs strategies to promote health in a safe environment. Evaluates and documents progress toward the attainment of outcomes. Identifies expected interventions and outcomes for an individualized plan of care and communicates effectively with patient, family and other team members. Implements the plan of care in a safe, timely and appropriate manner. Manages patient care based on knowledge of cancer, cancer treatment, and side effects of such treatment. Uses quality and evidence based practice to deliver and improve care. Works closely with more experienced clinicians for guidance and supervision. *Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department. *Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required. Qualifications Required : High school diploma or equivalent required Associate's Degree in Nursing (or higher degree) required Registered Nurse in State of Kansas required Registered Nurse in State of Kansas and Registered Nurse in State of Missouri required BLS Certification ONS Chemotherapy/Biotherapy-required within 1 year of employment Must complete BSN within five years of hire as RN 1 year of med surg/acute care required IV Therapy skills Preferred : BSN degree preferred Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) preferred 2 years oncology experience preferred
Jan 16, 2020
The University of Kansas Hospital Kansas City, MO, USA
The Clinical Nurse Coordinator (CNC) is a licensed registered professional nurse who is a clinical expert and actively promotes the delivery of evidence-based nursing interventions. Has expertise in one or more specialty nursing areas and/or with specific patient populations. Is often a liaison between inpatient and outpatient settings. Responsibilities Actively participates in quality improvement initiatives, utilizing information from relevant sources, such as databases and benchmarks. Applies principles of teaching/learning and health literacy to design, provide and evaluate patient and health care provider education. Collaborates effectively with team members and other disciplines. Demonstrates leadership through participating in hospital committees, councils and taskforces. Develops skills for effective communications and team building. Employs strategies to promote health in a safe environment. Implements and evaluates evidence-based nursing interventions. Incorporate ethical principles into healthcare planning and delivery. Promotes efficient delivery of patient care throughout the healthcare system. Seeks opportunities to share expertise and mentor others. *Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department. *Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required. Qualifications Required: Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Nursing Registered Nurse in State of Kansas BLS Certification Minimum of two years RN experience
Jan 16, 2020
The University of Kansas Hospital Kansas City, KS, USA
The New Patient Intake Coordinator is the first point of contact for new patient referrals to the University of Kansas Health System. This role partners with the clinical staff to ensure the intake process is coordinated efficiently to improve timeliness to care for new patients. The Intake Coordinator is accountable for the registration, initial insurance screening, scheduling, and medical information collection to enable a meaningful initial consultation. Responsibilities Enters or verifies demographic information into the EMR upon receipt of new patient referral. Performs initial insurance screening to identify self-pay or patients with high risk insurance plans. Partners with Financial Counselors, Registration and Precertification departments to ensure patients are approved to proceed with scheduling Partners with clinical staff by collecting, following up on, and confirming receipt of all medical information identified that is necessary for successful, timely visit, including outside medical records, pathology slides and radiology films. Demonstrate competence in organizing and prioritizing disease specific information. Maintains a log of all new patients’ referrals and reports number of new referrals received monthly to leadership. Prepares and sends packet of medical information collected to clinical staff. Schedules and notifies patient of all ordered diagnostic tests and/or physician appointments as directed by clinical staff. Sends new patient appointment packet with instructions regarding all scheduled appointments and testing. Ensures all outside records are sent to HIM for scanning into the EMR. Communicates with clinical staff to discuss and coordinate patient care and necessary follow up. Provides coverage for scheduling phone lines, e-fax queue, O2 workqueue and email referral queue. Schedules, reschedules/cancels and blocks schedules in a courteous, professional and timely manner as well as answers phones in a timely manner. Maintains a patient-centered focus and strives to support the mission, goals and values of the hospital, department and division. Maintains knowledge and understanding of all scheduling aspects, pre-authorization and pre-certification as well as basic knowledge of health insurance and billing procedures. Assists team members and perform other duties as assigned by supervisor. *Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department. *Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required. Qualifications Required: High School Diploma Minimum of 6 months in a healthcare environment Minimum of 6 months in a direct customer service environment and/or experience in a call center or switchboard environment Exceptional computer skills including Advanced Keyboarding skills, proficient in computer languages such as outlook, Microsoft Word and Excel Preferred: Associate Degree or higher Medical Record and Scheduling experience
Jan 16, 2020
The University of Kansas Hospital Overland Park, KS, USA
Are you passionate about providing education to patients? Do you have strong communication and listening skills? Are you able to follow a standard process and ensure documentation is accurate? Do you find yourself naturally solving problems and identifying opportunities to improve efficiencies? If you answered "yes" to these questions, this opportunity as a Procedural Scheduling Nurse Coordinator might be for you! The Procedural Scheduling Nurse Coordinator is responsible for the daily operations and coordination of scheduling as well as pre-procedure calls and preparation functions for patients scheduled for outpatient procedures in the Interventional Radiology Department. This role serves as a liaison to internal and external customers as well as an advocate for patients. This role plays a crucial part to ensure patients are successful in completing any prep work prior to their procedure. We are seeking an experienced nurse who can use their clinical knowledge to determine the best next steps once a referral is received. Referrals come from both internal and external sources and it is the responsibility of the Procedural Scheduling Nurse Coordinator to ensure we schedule and prep the patient for the right procedure. Consulting with physicians and other clinicians will be necessary to collaborate and come to the best decision for the patient. Responsibilities Performs scheduling functions accurately, timely and in a professional manner for all assigned areas. Familiarizes self with IT system upgrades and enhancements related to scheduling modules. Maintains records in appropriate process design with regard to patient scheduling forms. Familiar with and understands current HIPPA regulations revolving around data inherent to procedural area scheduling office. Educates other areas as to process design and functionality of the Scheduling module when necessary. Utilizes Nursing knowledge and experience in decision making regarding the daily schedule. Implements block scheduling and other associated processes with regard to the schedule to optimize resources and patient outcomes. Qualifications Required: Associates Degree in Nursing KS RN License Knowledge of procedures, processes, supplies and equipment Preferred Bachelor's degree in Nursing Previous Interventional Radiology, Cardiovascular or other related experience is highly preferred
Jan 09, 2020