Jan 16, 2020

Clinical Nurse II

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

Job Description

We are currently hiring for a Clinical Nurse on our Mother/Baby unit.

Mother & Baby Care

Unit 56 or the Mother Baby Unit, consists of 29 beds and cares for patients from diverse cultural backgrounds. We care for healthy term newborns, mother baby couplets, high risk antepartum patients and benign gynecology patients. Our patients receive care from a compassionate and highly skilled nursing and interdisciplinary team in a fast paced environment. We strive to make each birth a special experience for our families as they have been preparing for this event for many long months.

As an academic medical center, we are a referral center for patients needing a higher level and more specialized type of care from across the state, region and country. We work closely with our interdisciplinary team members who include medical residents & attending physicians from the Obstetrics, Family Medicine & Pediatric departments, Advanced Practice Nurses (CNS, NP, CRNA, CNM), Social Workers, Nursing Case Managers, Lactation Consultants, Chaplains and many other specialties. We are located adjacent to the Labor & Delivery and level III Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) in order to provide seamless care across the birth continuum. This makes our setting a place for you to learn, develop nursing expertise and shape your nursing career for the future. Every day is a learning opportunity for our staff.

We are a Magnet designated hospital with a robust Nurse Residency program for new graduates. We are also a Baby Friendly recognized hospital and provide evidence based maternity care and feeding support for our patients. We promote skin to skin contact with baby immediately after birth and 24 hour rooming in throughout a family’s stay. As one of our team members, you will have the opportunity to nurture and teach young families, mentor and precept students (medical students, nursing students, paramedic students and others), learn about complex disease processes and share your dedication and compassion with our patients and families.

Responsibilities

  • The Clinical Nurse II 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
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing or higher degree
  • For ADN prepared nurses hired after February 24, 2017, must complete BSN degree by the fifth
  • anniversary of employment as an RN with UKHA
  • 2+ years experience as a Clinical Nurse

Preferred:

  • BSN Degree