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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
2/21/2019
Job Category:
Nursing
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Nurse Clinical/On-Call/UKHC
University of Kentucky | Lexington, Kentucky
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Job Summary

Registered Nurses in Dialysis units within the UK Healthcare Enterprise (UK Chandler Hospital and UK Good Samaritan Hospital) provide care to adult and pediatric acute care renal / medicine service patients. Patient conditions include chronic and/or acute medical disease processes such as liver failure, kidney failure, respiratory failure, and acute infections. This position will cover the dialysis units at both UK Chandler Hospital and UK Good Samaritan Hospital.

The Dialysis unit provides comprehensive inpatient care for patients suffering from acute renal failure and other illnesses and infections. As a part of this unit, the RN serves as an important component of the acute care team. This team is responsible for diagnosis and Dialysis treatment of acute renal failure patients.

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.

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? NoPreferred Education/Experience

BSN + AT LEAST 1 YEAR OF RN EXPERIENCE PREFERRED

Deadline to Apply03/31/2019University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a 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.

About University of Kentucky

In accordance with the University of Kentucky's education, research, and service missions, the Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine Continuing Education program delivers quality educational activities responsive to advances in medicine, pharmacotherapy, and patient care with an emphasis on improving patient and population health in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The program offers pharmacists, physicians, and other healthcare professionals worldwide an opportunity to maintain and enhance their professional competencies in medicine and medication use through interactive live activities and enduring materials.

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