Nurse Clinical/UKHC

University of Kentucky

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title Nurse Clinical/UKHC
Requisition Number NR03848
Working Title Nurse Clinical/UKHC / MEDICINE PAV A 10 AC / PC CORE
Department Name H7600: PAV A Medicine/Pulmonary
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 10
Salary Range $22.22-33.78/hour
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education


Required Related Experience

ADN required, BSN preferred; ONLY NEW GRADUATES with no current or previous RN experience are eligible for this position.

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 a variety of shifts (days, eves, nights, swing). Work 36 hours per week. Must be able to work weekends and holidays as needed per unit case mix.

Job Summary

New Graduate CORE position for UK PAVILION A MEDICINE ACUTE / PROGRESSIVE CARE (FLOORS 9 AC/PC 10 AC/PC, CH 6E/6S) prepares you to work in acute / progressive / universal care areas. This is a cross training opportunity to work within cluster units.
Excellent opportunity for the new graduate nurse with NO CURRENT OR PREVIOUS RN WORK EXPERIENCE. Successful candidates should be fully available for any shift and/or any day of the week. These positions are regular, full-time positions with benefits.
Provide efficient safe quality nursing care to patients. Position acts in accordance to University, hospital and department standards and policies. Uses problem solving assessment and evaluative skill to plan and implement patient care.

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:
Customer Centered – A customer is every person we come into contact with during our workday.
Service Focused – Being flexible, courteous and respectful while anticipating and fulfilling the needs of our customers.
Quality Driven – Quality is the foundation of everything we do. It is our desire to provide exceptional service to every patient and customer we serve.
Resource Wise – Careful, efficient and responsible management of our resources is vital to our success.
Growth Oriented – Attract, develop and retain highly skilled and competent co-workers, which will in turn achieve customer loyalty and promote the growth of UK HealthCare.

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


Deadline to Apply 02/20/2017
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.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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