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 Urology & GYN Oncology unit - HC8.

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

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