NURSING ASSOCIATE PRN 9/16/2017
University of Kansas Hospital
Kansas City, KS
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I am at least 18 years of age
I am authorized to work in the United States
I meet the job requirements as described
Work among the best. We are a top 25 employer in the metro area offering a wide array of career opportunities within our organization. We have a leading reputation for patient care, medical education, research, and community service. We value and respect the talented, committed, and diverse people who make up our hospital; they are our most important strength. The hospital offers very competitive wages and an outstanding benefit package.
This is an exciting opportunity for applicants to gain skills and expertise in caring for patients on one of our expansion units set to open Fall 2017. We currently have an opening for a PRN Nursing Associate on our Internal Medicine unit.
This high acuity 28 bed unit provides advanced and specialized care to patients with a variety of medical conditions including renal failure, liver failure, respiratory complications, infections and many other diagnoses. It is identified as a dedicated unit for the patient population it serves, allowing for close collaboration with the physicians and other ancillary team members. This new unit allows a team to be built from the ground up, creating the culture that the team members desire and offers a unique opportunity to grow and learn as a nurse and leader in our organization.
* Works under the direction of a RN/Charge Nurse and performs within the scope of the KSBN Nurse Practice Act as unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP).
* Performs basic unlicensed skills (ADLs and vital signs) and Associate I skills and techniques.
* Seeks direction and supervision from an RN on any task not trained or not meeting competency.
* Communicates changes in patient's condition promptly and appropriately to the RN.
* Accurately completes order entry in electronic medical record as requested by manager/unit needs.
* Answers patient call lights proactively on the unit.
* Receives/relays all forms of communication accurately, promptly, courteously, and to the appropriate person/department.
* Currently enrolled in an accredited School of Nursing to obtain a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing
* Has completed basic nursing skills class/lab with documentation of knowledge/competence of required basic skills required
* Techniques Checklist
* Must have an American Heart Association basic life support (BLS) or an American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer certification.
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