Jan 16, 2020

Clinical Nurse (Registered Nurse) - Weekend Premium

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

Job Description

Earn more just by working weekends!

Nurses in our Premium Paid Weekend Shift Program earn an hourly bonus on top of their base rate.

We currently have an opening for Clinical Nurse for a FULL TIME DAY SHIFT weekend premium on our Neurosurgery/Surgical Oncology unit.

(weekends at the bonus rate; additional day during the week at regular pay)

NEUROSURGERY/SURGICAL ONCOLOGY

This state-of-the-art telemetry unit, located in Cambridge Tower A, encompasses a culture of teamwork and support in a fast-paced environment focused on making a difference in patient’s lives. We focus on high quality metrics and safe, compassionate care to our patients with our multi-disciplinary partnerships. Our acuity includes a mid to high level patient population with a 4:1 nurse to patient ratio.

This surgical 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 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 telemetry monitoring systems, some hemodynamic monitoring, and specialized neurologic monitoring including pupillometry, external ventricular drainage, and lumbar drainage.

Our patient centered nursing team has a passion for this specialty and appreciates the challenges and rewards on our units. Our patients are so special and appreciative and have a unique perspective on life. Our nurse to patient ratio is typically 4:1 and nurses spend time working with patients on both units.

Responsibilities

  • The Clinical Nurse I 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
  • BSN Degree required for Patient Care Services
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing required for Perioperative & Procedural Services
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing required for Inpatient Acute Rehab
  • For Perioperative & Procedures and Inpatient Acute Rehab, ADN prepared nurses hired after February 24, 2017, must complete BSN degree by the fifth anniversary of employment as an RN with UKHA
  • 6 months to 2 years experience as a Clinical Nurse

Preferred:

  • BSN Degree for Perioperative & Procedural Services
  • BSN Degree for Inpatient Acute Rehab