Feb 16, 2024

Clinical Nurse (RN) – Cardiothoracic Surgery ICU

  • The University of Kansas Health System
  • Kansas City, KS, USA
General Nursing Intensive Care Unit

Job Description

locations Kansas City, KS time type Full time posted on Posted Today job requisition id R-229 Position Title Clinical Nurse (RN) – Cardiothoracic Surgery ICU Bell Hospital Position Summary / Career Interest: The CTSICU (HC3 ICU) is a 16-bed ICU that supports the acute surgery needs of the cardiac, thoracic, and advanced heart failure patient. Nurses on this unit help with the immediate post-operative care of the coronary artery bypass, valve replacement, left ventricular assist device (LVAD), and heart transplant patients. The unit is known for its high acuity and the advanced patient care therapies (continuous renal replacement therapy-CRRT, intra-aortic balloon pump-IABP, LVAD, ProTek Duo, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation-ECMO) our nurses are trained to support. The Clinical Nurse 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. We are currently hiring for a Clinical Nurse (Registered Nurse) on our  Cardiothoracic Surgery Intensive Care Unit.  Various Shifts Available Cardiothoracic Surgery Intensive Care Unit Nurses on this unit are highly trained to care for some of the most acutely ill patients at The University of Kansas Health System.  Our patients recover from major cardiothoracic surgeries under the watchful eye of experienced, caring nurses and expert physicians.  Patients in our unit have recently undergone cardiothoracic surgeries including coronary artery bypass, valve replacement, and heart transplants.  Our nurses maintain competencies to manage advanced patient care therapies only offered in the Cardiothoracic Surgery ICU.  These advanced therapies include continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT), intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).  If you’re looking for a unit that deals in cutting edge technology and delivers some of the best care in the country we could be a home for you.  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: 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. JOB REQUIREMENTS Required: Associate's Degree in Nursing For ADN prepared nurses hired after February 24, 2017, must complete BSN degree by the fifth anniversary of employment as an RN with UKHA Registered Nurse in State of Kansas or compact license BLS Certification or obtained within 14 days of hire Registered Nurse in State of Kansas or compact license 6 months to 2 years' experience as a Clinical Nurse Preferred: BSN Time Type: Full time Job Requisition ID: R-229 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! Create a custom Job Alert by selecting criteria that suit your career interests.