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Nurse Clinical/UKHC

University of Kentucky - Lexington, KY

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  • Company
    University of Kentucky University of Kentucky
  • Location
    Lexington, KY
  • Job Type
  • Job Classification
    Full Time
  • Experience
    Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
  • Education
    Bachelors Degree
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Job Description


Registered Nurses in the Progressive Care Unit at UK Chandler Hospital provide patient care primarily for adult patients. This unit cares for reasonably stable patients with multiple complexities to unstable patients that require an increased intensity of care. Patient conditions and treatments include: stroke or trauma recovery; complex wounds with fistulas, drains and vacuum-assisted closure devices; bariatric patients with multiple system conditions; cardiac monitoring; basic dysrhythmia interpretation; standardized monitoring procedures for pre, intra and post procedures; and non-invasive hemodynamic pressure monitoring.
The Surgical Progressive Care Unit (8 South) cares primarily for patients who have received trauma, orthopedic, vascular, burn and plastic surgical procedures. Nurses are cross-trained to provide care and rotate between the Surgical Progressive Care Unit (8 South) and the Surgical Acute Care Unit (8 West).
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.


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.






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.