Dec 16, 2019

Nursing Associate PRN

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

Job Description

Our newest campus, Strawberry Hill, opens this fall and we are looking for passionate individuals to join our team! At Strawberry Hill we will provide inpatient treatment and services for adults in our 47-bed facility. This state-of-the-art building has an indoor garden and so much more to offer a peaceful and soothing space to help patients heal. Apply today to join our team and make a difference in our community!

We currently have an opening for a Nursing Associate to work on a PRN basis at Strawberry Hill.

Responsibilities

The Nursing Associate is an unlicensed staff member who is accountable to/completes delegated tasks from the RN in a caring and culturally sensitive manner with excellent customer service at all times. Demonstrates competence in the areas of critical thinking, interpersonal relationships, and technical skills related to delegated tasks. Provides basic nursing skills, including but not limited to: Vital signs and pulse oximetry; finger stick blood glucose; ADL’s; recording intake and output; collecting urine, phlebotomy, stool and sputum specimens; apply/remove compression hose; SCDs etc.; emptying drains, urinary catheters, NG tubes, and ostomies; additional skills to meet unit needs. Documents in O2 all tasks, I&O, percentage of meals eaten, etc. Maintains a neat, clutter free and clean patient room and work environment. Maintains a safe patient environment to include High Fall Risk interventions as appropriate for high fall risk patients. This can include but is not limited to: hourly rounds; answering call lights in person, promptly for all patients on the unit. Demonstrates proper hand hygiene, standard precautions, and isolation principles. Care for the patient in restraints; including ROM and fluids/toileting; reorienting confused patients; reinforcement of patient/family education regarding fall and safety precautions. Promptly notifies the RN of change in vital signs from baseline or expected result, change in mental status or condition, any breakdown in skin integrity or redness of skin, patient report of pain, any other patient needs, concerns or issues. Must complete other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited School of Nursing to obtain a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing; and has completed basic nursing skills class/lab with documentation of knowledge/competence of required basic skills
  • BLS Certification