Dec 16, 2019

PRN Registered Nurse

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

Job Description

We currently have an opening for a PRN Registered Nurse on our Orthopedics Unit.

Unit 43-Orthopedics

Unit 43 is a 28 bed orthopedic unit that provides care for orthopedic patients of various complexity. Our unit has a team oriented culture that provides great support for the staff who work here and is known across the organization for being friendly, responsive, and helpful.

Nurses gain a wealth of knowledge and technical skills in managing complex patients that have just undergone various orthopedic surgeries. Our specialties include total joint, ortho spine, and ortho trauma. In addition to our orthopedic population, nurses have the opportunity to care for general surgery, trauma, hematology, and medicine populations as those needs arise. We are also one of the units trained to care for patients treated with radioactive iodine. Because of the complexity of our orthopedic patients combined with the additional patient populations we serve, nurses on this unit gain a broad medical surgical knowledge base while becoming experts in orthopedics!

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


  • 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.

*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.



  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Nursing
  • BLS Certification
  • Registered Nurse in State of Kansas
  • Minimum one year of experience as a Registered Nurse
  • Ability to understand and speak English
  • Ability to read and write English