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 CA5 ICU - Neuroscience, ENT, and Medical Oncology

Cambridge 5 Neuro ICU, ENT and Medical Oncology.

The Cambridge 5 ICU - Neuro ICU, ENT, and Medical Oncology- at The University of Kansas Health system is a beautiful 28-bed state-of-the-art intensive care unit providing care to patients with a variety of Neurologic, Head and Neck, and Surgical Oncology disorders requiring intensive monitoring and treatment. Currently, the unit serves several full-time Neurosurgeons and Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgeons. In addition, our physician team includes 24/7 Neuro-Intensivists, Anesthesia-Intensivists, and Pulmonary Critical Care specialists for critical care patient management.

Some examples of the types of patient we care for include:

  • Craniotomy for tumors, arteriovenous malformations, and intracranial aneurysms
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spine surgery
  • Movement disorders requiring surgical intervention (Parkinson’s Disease, Essential Tremor, etc.)
  • Surgical intervention for chronic pain and/or spasticity management
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Acute Ischemic Stroke, Hemorrhagic Stroke, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Neuromuscular diseases requiring mechanical ventilation and support
  • Neuroinfectious diseases
  • ENT specialty including skull base procedures and procedures for head and neck cancers
  • Some traumatic brain injuries, when our Neurosurgery team is primary

Technology utilized in the CA5 ICU includes intracranial pressure monitoring (both intraparenchymal and intraventricular), Phillips cardiac and hemodynamic monitoring systems, Pupillometry, intracranial electrode seizure monitoring with advanced seizure detection equipment, and much more! Nurses with specialized training from the CA5 ICU staff the Acute Stroke Response Team and play an integral role in treatment of this medical emergency! Additionally, nurses from CA5 ICU are part of our Rapid Response and Code Blue team in the Cambridge tower. Nurses and care team members are integral to unit decision-making, nursing practice, and many are involved in Health System committees.

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