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POST DATE 8/18/2016
END DATE 10/10/2016

University of Kentucky Lexington, KY

Lexington, KY
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree



Registered Nurses in the Acute/Progressive Care Per Diem pool will receive a NEW PAY SCALE effective 4/17/16 ($45-60/hr). This is a 6 month pilot program. Per diem pay is based on the number of shifts agreed to work with highest pay provided for night shift coverage averaging 3 shifts/wk. Successful candidates
will choose which of the 4 Level of Agreements works best for them.

Assignment will be primarily on Med/Surg, Progressive Care or Telemetry units at Chandler and Samaritan facilities.
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.


The ideal candidate will have the following:
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.



BSN with 2 years experience in an acute or progressive care setting, including telemetry experience. Must demonstrate telemetry proficiency.



The University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. Any candidate offered this 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.