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 inpatient Internal Medicine unit - Unit 53.

Internal Medicine – Unit 53

Our unit is extremely focused on teamwork and the best patient care can only happen with teamwork. We love having new people join our team and do this by having a very open and welcoming culture. We support and develop all members of our team creating a culture of continuous learning. We opened this unit as a team in November 2017 which was an amazing experience. We have all learned and grown so much in our nursing careers and got to do this together. We are so fortunate to care for such a wide variety of patients. Every day we are all seeing or learning something new to make us better nurses and caregivers.

This medical surgical 28 bed unit provides advanced and specialized care to patients with a wide variety of medical conditions including renal failure, liver failure, respiratory complications, infections and many other diagnoses. Comorbidities and psychosocial backgrounds in turn creates individualized and customized care for each of our patients. Nurse to patient ratio is 4:1.

This unit is identified as a dedicated unit for the patient population it serves, allowing for close collaboration with the physicians and other ancillary team members.

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