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

University of Kentucky Lexington, KY

Lexington, KY
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree



The Emergency Department Internship is a 6 month,intensive, on the job training program coupled with high acuity and emergency nursing experience. Previous RN experience with less than 1 year critical care is preferred, but new graduate RN s (BSN preferred) are also encouraged to apply especially those with current/prior experience as a NCT or EMT. Must agree to work a minimum of 12 months following completion of the emergency nursing internship. Hours of employment may be on any shift and on any day of the week.
Registered Nurses in Adult Emergency Services at UK Chandler /Samaritan Hospital provide care for patients with illnesses from greater than 17 years of age and for injured patients from greater than 14 years of age.
The Chandler Emergency Department consists of 5 different areas where care is provided: triage where the patient is seen to determine how to prioritize their care needs, chair centric and express care intended for low acuity patients that can be seen and discharged within 60 minutes, these patients usually have minor complaints like sore throat, an isolated extremity injury, or simple laceration. The acute care area is a 16 bed area where common emergency complaints like abdominal pain, stable chest pain, and mild to moderate shortness of air receive care. Critical care has 8 beds and patients in this area range from trauma patients who have been resuscitated in the trauma area and need continuing care to patients in need of intensive care unit treatment such as septic patients or those receiving vasoactive infusions. The UK Level I Trauma Center has 8 beds capable of caring for the most complex injured patients.
The primary responsibilities for this position consist of providing total,
comprehensive, continuous 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.