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POST DATE 8/24/2016
END DATE 10/10/2016
University of Kentucky
JOB DESCRIPTIONJOB SUMMARY
Registered Nurses in the Neuroscience/Stroke Intensive Care Unit at Chandler Hospital provide care primarily for adult patients, ranging from 17 years of age and older. Patient conditions include: isolated head trauma, intracerebral hemorrhage, spinal cord injuries, anoxic brain injuries, ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke, and diseases of the brain and spinal cord. The Neuroscience Center is comprised of two units: Neurosurgery and Neurology/Stroke.
The Neurosurgery unit consists of: 12 ICU, 6 progressive care and 14 acute care private rooms. The Neurology/Stroke unit consists of: 12 ICU and 20 progressive care private rooms. The average length of stay for patients for both units is 4-5 days. The units also have a clinical nurse specialist, a clinical nurse expert and a Stroke program coordinator on-site to provide education, referrals and consultations for staff, patients and their family members.
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*
BSN + AT LEAST 1 YEAR OF RN EXPERIENCE PREFERRED
DEADLINE TO APPLY
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.