Feb 28, 2024

Unit Coordinator(Charge Nurse)

  • The University of Kansas Health System
  • Kansas City, KS, USA

Job Description

locations Kansas City, KS time type Full time posted on Posted 30+ Days Ago job requisition id R-24072 Position Title Unit Coordinator(Charge Nurse) Nights - Full Time Heart Center COVID-19 and flu vaccines are required for all health system employees. Learn more. Position Summary / Career Interest: 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. HC8 – Urology, Vascular, GYN Oncology (includes women’s health & gender reassignment surgery patients) Come join this 32-bed telemetry progressive care unit that specializes in Urology and Women’s Health. Patients come from all over the region to be cared for by our multidisciplinary team. Urology has ranked in the top 20% in the U.S. News and World Report for the last four years and we are the only team in the region to take care of patients following gender reassignment surgery. This unit is fast-paced, but takes pride in having exceptional teamwork, giving support to each other while providing great care to the patients. Working on this unit will allow you to gain skills in telemetry, foley catheters, ostomies, surgical incisions, drains, wound management, epidural care, and end of life care just to name a few. Our patients are frequently going through life-changing events. These can range from bladder removal leading to new ostomies, to patients finally getting the gender-affirming surgery they’ve been working towards. Our nurses are on the frontline of helping them during this transition by providing compassionate care. If you are looking for an environment where you can make a difference, develop deep relationships with patients and family members, and have the ability to teach and guide through significant change, this is the place for you! The culture of our unit offers growth and the ability to help make change in our day-to-day work. Our teamwork does not only shine nurse to nurse, but we are fully supported by our specialty teams. Our Nurse Practitioner and Residents are on the floor with us working side-by- side to help provide the exceptional care our hospital is known for. So, join us if you like a fast-paced environment with a diverse patient population where you can grow! Responsibilities: 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. *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. JOB REQUIREMENTS Required: Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Nursing Registered Nurse in State of Kansas Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification or obtained within 14 days of hire. As a condition of your employment and continued employment with the health system, you are required to secure a Nurse Compact License (NCL) within 60 days of your date of hire. This will enable you to perform your job duties not only in Kansas, but other compact states. You will be responsible for any expenses you incur in securing this license, and must provide your manager with evidence of this license before the sixty-day period expires. If you fail to secure the NCL as required, you will be immediately removed from the work schedule and placed on an unpaid administrative leave, until we can understand the reasons for your non-compliance. Further failure to comply with the licensing requirement will result in your end of employment with the health system. Preferred: 2 years of clinical experience Professional Nursing Certification Time Type: Full time Job Requisition ID: R-24072 We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information. Need help finding the right job? We can recommend jobs specifically for you! 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