|Job Title||Nurse Clinical/UKHC|
|Working Title||RN/Chandler 7Main WEPP|
|Department Name||H3000:Acute Care and Dialysis Services|
|Type of Position||Staff|
|Position Time Status||Full-Time|
|Required Education|| |
|Required Related Experience|| |
|Required License/Registration/Certification|| |
Active Kentucky RN license, Temporary Work Permit (TWP), Provisional License or active compact state RN license that is in good standing and American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support certification for the Healthcare Provider valid for at least 6 months after employment date
|Physical Requirements|| |
The essential functions for this position include the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull 50-100 pounds on a daily basis and 25-50 pounds frequently; as well as stand, walk and sit for long periods of time. The conditions of work may involve exposure to communicable diseases, hazards of radiation, and injury from intractable patients or sharp instruments.
Must be able to work two 12 hour DAY shifts every Saturday and Sunday 7 am-7:30 pm. This is a Weekend Premium Pay Plan (WEPP).
|Job Summary|| |
Registered Nurses in the Medical Surgical and Epilepsy Monitoring unit at UK Chandler Hospital provide care primarily for adult patients. Patient conditions include uncontrolled and undiagnosed seizures as well as recovery from medical surgical procedures including gastrointestinal, vascular, abdominal, kidney and liver surgery. The Medical Surgical and Epilepsy Monitoring unit provides comprehensive inpatient care for medical surgical recovery patients and extended EEG and video monitoring of seizure activity. As a part of this unit, the RN serves as an important component of the acute care team. This team is responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of multiple medical and surgical disease complications and treatment of patients suffering from seizures.
The primary responsibilities for this position consist of providing total, comprehensive, continuous and patient centered care which includes: assessing, documenting, planning, implementing, teaching, developing, and evaluating a comprehensive nursing plan of care; delivering direct patient care; ensuring patient satisfaction; training and delegating duties for Nursing Care Technicians (Nursing Assistant); and adhering to University policies and procedures as well as federal, state and local regulations. Furthermore, this environment supports collaborative efforts among the nursing staff and the team of physicians to increase communication and enhance expected patient outcomes. This includes utilization of the nursing process in conjunction with a comprehensive patient-centered plan of care, ensuring patient satisfaction.
The University of Kentucky recognizes the sanctity of the relationship between the health care professional and the patient. Therefore, all UK HealthCare employees commit to providing excellent service and promoting a positive image while adhering to the following UK HealthCare Behavioral Expectations and Standards:
|Skills / Knowledge / Abilities|| |
The ideal candidate will have the following: knowledge of Maslow’s eight Basic Human Needs and the priority within Gordon’s Functional Health Patterns Frame Work as well as Swanson’s Caring model; superb direct patient care and critical thinking skills; basic computer navigation skills and working knowledge of the internet; ability to communicate in a professional and respectful manner with patients and their families, co-workers and physicians; and strong organizational, prioritization, and delegation skill. The candidate will be highly motivated, pro-active and confident in advocating for patients and their family members. Will also enjoy working in a strong team environment and provides open, honest communication with fellow staff and physicians. In addition, the ideal candidate will possess exceptional technical skills and a proven ability to work in a team as well as independently.
|Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?||No|
|Preferred Education/Experience|| |
BSN + AT LEAST 1 YEAR OF RN EXPERIENCE PREFERRED
|Deadline to Apply||01/16/2017|
|University Community of Inclusion|| |
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.