Dec 16, 2019

Nursing Associate PRN - Acute Care

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

Job Description

We currently have an openingsfor Nursing Associates to work on on the following units on a PRN basis:

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This posting is for nursing associates for the following units:

Unit 41/42 Hematology/BMT
Unit 53 Internal Medicine
HC4 Cardiovascular PCU
HC5 Cardiovascular PCU
HC7 Family & Internal Medicine PCU
HC8 Urology/GYN Oncology
CA6 Neurology/Epilepsy/ENT
CA7 Neurosurgery/Surgical Oncology
CA11 Medical Oncology

BELL HOSPITAL

Unit 41 Blood & Marrow Transplant Unit (BMT)
This 20-bed protective environment unit cares for patients in our nationally accredited blood and marrow transplant program. Patients on this unit experience longer stays during their preparative chemotherapy regimens, transplant processes and post-transplant care. These patients often experience prolonged neutropenia and require complex nursing care to ensure optimal outcomes. Nurses are responsible for primary care of stem cell transplant patients, including administration of preparative chemotherapy regimens, infusion of stem cell transplants and administration of supportive intravenous and blood product therapies during the engraftment period.

Unit 42 Hematology/BMT
This 29-bed unit specializes in the treatment of malignant hematology patients. Newly diagnosed oncology patients receive the latest treatment options available. Patients receive multi-agent chemotherapy, blood products, antifungals, antibiotics and antivirals. Three of the rooms on this unit are dedicated to palliative care.

Internal Medicine – Unit 53
This 28 bed unit provides advanced and specialized care to patients with a variety of medical conditions including renal failure, liver failure, respiratory complications, infections and many other diagnoses. It is identified as a dedicated unit for the patient population it serves, allowing for close collaboration with the physicians and other ancillary team members.

HEART CENTER

HC4 Cardiothoracic Surgery Progressive Care Unit
Acutely ill cardiothoracic surgery patients who require continuous monitoring and specialized interventions receive expert care on this unit. The nurses provide advanced and specialized care to patients who have undergone cardiothoracic surgeries including Coronary Artery Bypass Graft; Valve repair or replacement; Aortic Aneurysm repair; thoracotomy; lobectomy; carotidendartorectomy; and esophagectomy in addition to various vascular surgeries.

HC5 Cardiovascular Progressive Care Unit
Acutely ill cardiovascular patients and those who require continuous monitoring and specialized interventions receive expert care on this unit. These nurses provide advanced and specialized care to patients who typically have acute myocardial infarction and congestive heart failure.

HC 7 Family & Internal Medicine PCU
32 bed telemetry progressive care unit specializing in Family Medicine and Internal Medicine. Patient diagnoses range anywhere from sepsis, to COPD exacerbations, pancreatitis, non-healing wounds, pulmonary emboli, etc. It is a fast paced unit where time management and prioritization are needed and you can gain experience with stable trachs, PEG tubes, ostomies, catheters, and wound drains. A unique feature about this unit is the working relationship with the physicians. Several simulations have been completed including rapid response and code blue simulations and this unit is slated to do another simulation for complex behavior patients.

HC8 – Urology, Vascular, GYN Oncology
This unit offers a unique opportunity to become an expert nurse in multiple specialties while caring for urology, vascular, and gynecological oncology patients. This fast-paced, surgical 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 vascular systems. This 32-bed Telemetry Unit will utilize 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.

CAMBRIDGE TOWER

CA6 – Neurology/Epilepsy/ENT
This state-of-the-art telemetry unit is dedicated to the care of the Neuroscience patient population. Nurses will work with a team of Neurospecialists in General Neurology and Neurosurgery, Neurooncology, Movement Disorders, Stroke, and Neuro Critical Care. Our patient population includes, but is not limited hydrocephalus, acute is chemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, sub arachnoid hemorrhage, neuromuscular diseases, neuroinfectious diseases, head and neck surgical intervention, intermediate microvascular surgical intervention, epilepsy and seizure monitoring. Technology utilized in this state of the art unit will include Phillips Agilent telemetry monitoring system, seizure monitoring with advanced seizure detection equipment, some hemodynamic monitoring, specialized neurologic monitoring including pupillometry, external ventricular drainage, and lumbar drainage.

This state-of-the-art telemetry unit is dedicated to the care of the Neuroscience patient population. Nurses will work with a team of Neurospecialists in General Neurology and Neurosurgery, Neurooncology, Movement Disorders, Stroke, and Neuro Critical Care. Our patient population includes, but is not limited to craniotomy for tumors, arteriovenous malformations, and intra cranial aneurysms, craniocerebral trauma, spinal cord injury, inter vertebral disk and bony abnormalities of the spine requiring surgical intervention, movement disorders requiring surgical intervention (Parkinson's Disease, Essential Tremor, etc.), surgical intervention for chronic pain and/or spasticity management, hydrocephalus, acute is chemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, sub arachnoid hemorrhage, neuromuscular diseases, neuroinfectious diseases, epilepsy and seizure monitoring. Technology utilized in this state of the art unit will include Phillips Agilent telemetry monitoring system, seizure monitoring with advanced seizure detection equipment, some hemodynamic monitoring, specialized neurologic monitoring including pupillometry, external ventricular drainage, and lumbar drainage.

CA7 – Neurosurgery and Surgical Oncology (CA7)
This state-of-the-art telemetry unit is dedicated to the care of the Neurosurgery and Surgical Oncology patient populations. Nurses will work with a team of Neurospecialists in Neurosurgery and Neuro Critical Care and nationally ranked surgeons specifically for Oncology patients. Our patient population includes, but is not limited to craniotomy for tumors, arteriovenous malformations, and intra cranial aneurysms, craniocerebral trauma, spinal cord injury, inter vertebral disk and bony abnormalities of the spine requiring surgical intervention, surgical intervention for chronic pain and/or spasticity management, hydrocephalus, hemorrhagic stroke, sub arachnoid hemorrhage, and patients requiring surgical intervention to alleviate symptoms, disorders, and cancer related to the pancreas, gastrointestinal system, thyroid and parathyroid glands, and other applicable systems/organs. Technology utilized in this state of the art unit will include Phillips Agilent telemetry monitoring system, seizure monitoring with advanced seizure detection equipment, some hemodynamic monitoring, specialized neurologic monitoring including pupillometry, external ventricular drainage, and lumbar drainage. Our team is focused on high quality metrics and safe, compassionate care to our patients. We have strong multi-disciplinary partnerships with nationally ranked physicians and care for patients as a team of highly skilled professionals.

CA11 Medical Oncology
This 32-bed unit specializes in treating oncology patients who require chemotherapy as well as symptom management. Newly diagnosed cancer patients receive the latest treatment options available. Patients receive multi-agent chemotherapy, blood products, antifungals, antibiotics and antivirals. This unit contains one palliative care room.

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