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POST DATE 8/30/2016
END DATE 10/10/2016

University of Kentucky Lexington, KY

Company
University of Kentucky
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
NR03394
AJE Ref #
576021837
Location
Lexington, KY
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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JOB SUMMARY

Registered Nurses in the Adult Progressive Care Unit on 6TH FLOOR at UK Chandler Hospital provide care for adult patients who are moderately stable, have complex needs and require comprehensive care. Patient care will include frequent assessment of pulmonary, renal, cardiac, vascular and neurological conditions. The Adult Progressive Care Unit provides a more intensive level of care and monitoring than telemetry and medical/surgical units. As a part of this unit, the RN serves as an important component of the interdisciplinary progressive care team. This team is responsible for closely monitoring the patient s physiologic condition, performing frequent treatments as ordered by the physician, and providing a safe transition from intensive care to acute 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

BSN + AT LEAST 1 YEAR OF RN EXPERIENCE PREFERRED

DEADLINE TO APPLY
09/05/2016

PRE-EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

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.