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 Medical Progressive Care Unit.

Day, night and weekend shift options potentially available!

Unit 62 – Medical Progressive Care

This 22 bed unit provides advanced and specialized care to patients with a variety of medical conditions on continuous cardiac monitoring. Specialized rooms on the unit allows the team to care for pediatric patients radiation therapy as well as trial study patients need radiation therapy. Unit 62 is identified as a dedicated unit for the patient population it serves, allowing for close collaboration with the physicians and other ancillary team members. This unit is the model unit for advancing best practices in patient care and supporting spread of the established processes to other inpatient units. The participants on this team have the opportunity to be Involved in the development of these best practices and provide real time input. The unit uses the latest technology and procedures to provide innovative and compassionate care.

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