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Triangle Chapter of NANN

Nurse Clinical/UKHC

Lexington, KY

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Hiring Company

University of Kentucky

Positions Available

Full Time

Salary Information

$22.22-33.78/hour


Position Description

Registered Nurses on the 8 East unit of the Trauma Acute Care Surgical Service Line care for primarily adult patients with complex medical conditions requiring solid organ transplantation of liver, pancreas, or kidney. This unit is a progressive care trained area which focuses on fresh transplants, ICU transfers, patients with organ rejection, donor work ups, nephrology and urology patients and surgical subspecialties. All units utilize self-scheduling to accommodate staff requests and improve staff satisfaction.
As part of the Trauma & Surgical Service Line, staff receives basic orientation and training to work in this area. Further in depth training is provided for those specialty areas. All units utilize self-scheduling to accommodate staff requests and improve staff satisfaction.

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.

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.

Preferred Education/Experience

  • BSN + AT LEAST 1 YEAR OF RN EXPERIENCE PREFERRED

Shift

  • Must be able to work three, 12-hour 7am-7:30pm shifts per week including some holidays and weekends.

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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