Mar 05, 2020

Graduate Nurse (Clinical Nurse Entry) - Acute Care/Telemetry/PCU Units

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

Job Description

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This posting is for our spring nursing graduates for 2020. This posting includes the following units with openings:

Unit 41/42 - Hematology/BMT

Unit 45 - Medical Telemetry

Unit 46 - Medical Progressive Care

Unit 53 - Internal Medicine

Unti 66 - Pulmonary Hypertension Progressive Care

HC7 - Family & Internal Medicine Progressive Care

HC8 - Urology/GYN Oncology

CA6 - Neurology/Epilepsy/ENT

CA7 - Nuerosurgery/Surgical Oncology


Float Pool Unit

Acute Care Rotation

Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation

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.

Unit 45 Medical Telemetry

This fast paced 26 bed medical telemetry 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 that may require continuous cardiac monitoring. Our nurses have the opportunity to work with a variety of physician services in the hospital, and through this, develop the expertise to care for our diverse population.

Unit 46 Medical Progressive Care

This is a 36 bed medical telemetry unit that specializes in caring for patients with a wide array of diagnoses requiring cardiac monitoring and IV medications/infusions. Our nurses are engaged with leading edged therapies used to treat unique conditions in a fast-paced, high acuity environment. Our nurses have the opportunity to work with a variety of physician services in the hospital and through this develop the expertise to care for our diverse population.

Unit 66 Medical Progressive Care/Pulmonary Hypertension

Unit 66 is a fast paced 22 bed inpatient unit which utilizes telemetry monitoring for a wide range of patient populations while still providing specialized nursing care. This unit supports expanded monitoring capabilities in Progressive Care beds so that high risk patients can safely transition from the intensive care unit. Unit 66 also plays a lead role in supporting the region's only Primary Pulmonary Hypertension program with expert nursing care that can only be found here at KU.

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

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.

FLOAT/ROTATIONS

Float Pool Unit

Our Float Pool provides nurses for units that require additional resources in caring for patients. A staffing coordinator makes assignments based on each nurse’s skills and interests. The Float Pool offers an excellent opportunity to work in different nursing specialties and selects the area that’s right for you.

Acute Care Rotation

This unique opportunity will allow a new graduate nurse to work on and gain clinical strength on several different units during their first year of nursing allowing for a broader range of experiences. This position will rotate in our Acute Care Division and will include highly complex medical, surgical and telemetry management of a broad range of diagnoses. After gaining experiences and building relationships on a variety of units, you will better understand the different patient populations and will have the opportunity to apply for full time positions on those units as they become available. If you consider yourself to be a flexible, motivated, and hardworking individual who is anxious to gain a broader clinical experience within our organization, then we look forward to talking to you.

REHABILITATION

Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit

Adult patients of all ages rely on Rehabilitation Medicine to help them recover from debilitating injuries and illnesses and learn to care for themselves using adaptive techniques and equipment. Our goal is to help patients return back to home, the community and work. Our staff cares for patients with brain and spinal cord injuries, neurological diseases, multiple trauma, complex burns, organ transplants, cancer, pulmonary, cardiac, and renal conditions, as well as patients with debility recovering from complex medical and surgical conditions.

The Rehab Unit is housed in a four-story facility on the southwest corner of 39th Street and Rainbow Boulevard. The facility's second floor offers space for the hospital's Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation Facility and also offers patients and staff improved environment, services and equipment. The facility offers a wide range of patient amenities, including a large gym, large showers in each room to accommodate shower benches and shower-chairs, and a kitchen and laundry to help patients prepare for self-care at home. It also offers home-like features, such as a family lounge, sleeper couches in patient rooms, and a dining room where patients can dine as a group.

Responsibilities

  • The Graduate 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 multistate)
  • BSN Degree required for these patients care areas except for Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation.
  • ADN or BSN for Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation (BSN agreement required with completion within 5 years of hire for ADN nurses)