Dec 16, 2019

Clinical Nurse (Registered Nurse)

  • The University of Kansas Hospital
  • Kansas City, KS, USA

Job Description

We are currently hiring for a Clinical Nurse (Registered Nurse) on our Cardiovascular Progressive Care unit - HC5

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!

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

Essential Functions

  • 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.

*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 or compact state licensure
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or higher for less than 2 years of RN experience
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing accepted with 2 or more years of RN experience
  • For ADN prepared nurses hired after February 24, 2017, must complete BSN degree by the fifth anniversary of employment as an RN with UKHA

Preferred:

  • BSN Degree