Jan 25, 2021

Access Nurse

  • Ardent Health Services
  • Topeka, KS, USA

Job Description

Job Description

Advancing Healthcare Together – The Future of Healthcare is in Topeka Kansas

Why The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis

Our People. Our people truly are our greatest strength. They make a massive difference in the amazing care we provide every day. We work closely together to create a positive experience for our patients and each other.

Our Purpose. We will build on your experience and provide meaningful and purposeful career growth for your future. You will have the opportunity every day to make a difference in someone’s life and change the course of healthcare.

Our Place. St. Francis Campus is proud to be a part of a long legacy of high-quality, compassionate care. For more than 100 years, the hospital has combined compassionate care with lifesaving technological advancements to our patients and the communities served. Today, the hospital has 378 licensed beds, a history of technological advancements, and a generous and supportive community.

Our St. Francis hospital is seeking an Access RN . We are looking for your experience, knowledge and patient care skills for our Case Management/Utilization Review Department where you will be responsible for:

The Access Nurse assists in the coordination of care for patients and families and helps manage resources for the provision of patient care and optimal outcomes. The Access Nurse interfaces with patients, Emergency Departments, rural hospitals, physicians, and physician office staff for the purpose of scheduling ancillary testing and admitting/transferring patients to St. Francis. The Access Nurse coordinates the appropriate bed assignment and assignment of patient status for unscheduled and scheduled admissions. The Access Nurse also assists with case management and utilization review responsibilities. Reports to the Clinical Resource Management Coordinator.

Now that you have read about what you will be doing, it is time to apply and make a difference in the lives of our patients.

The St. Francis Campus is fully accredited by the joint Commission. We also have the following notable accreditations and certifications:

  • Advanced Primary Stroke Center Certification
  • Inpatient Rehab Stroke Certification
  • Chest Pain Accreditation, by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care
  • Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, by the American College of Radiology
  • (CoC) Accreditation


  • Graduate of an accredited nursing school; BSN preferred.
  • Current licensure by Kansas State Board of Nursing.
  • Current certification as a Care Assessor the State of Kansas or obtain within six (6) months of hire.
  • Minimum of three (3) years as a professional nurse in direct patient care with demonstrated clinical expertise.
  • Previous experience as a case manager or utilization review nurse, preferred.
  • Broad knowledge of nursing, healthcare organizations and physicians with strong clinical background and knowledge of current patient care practices.
  • Interpersonally gifted, possessing excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Critical thinking skills to problem solve and resolve conflicts.
  • Able to work in partnership with physician.
  • Self-motivated, tenacious, and enjoy a diverse working environment.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Knowledge of basic system applications.