Nurse Clinical Senior/UKHC
Registered Nurses in Adult Emergency Services at UK Chandler 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 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.
Nurse Clinical Senior/UKHC
Registered Nurse / CH ED/7P Beneftted Pool
H3100:Emergency and Trauma Services
Type of Position
Position Time Status
Required Related Experience
Required License/ Registration/Certification
The essential functions for this position include the ability to lift, carry, push,
and pull 50-100 pounds on a daily basis and 25-50 pounds frequently; as well
as stand, walk, and sit for long periods of time. The conditions of work may
involve exposure to communicable diseases, hazards of radiation, and injury
from intractable patients or sharp instruments.
Must be able to work three 12-hour 7PM-7AM NIGHT shifts/week, will also be
required to work some holidays and weekends.
Strong knowledge base and skills in working with critically ill patients; ACLS;
proficiency in telemetry. These positions will care for Boarders and meet the
inpatient standards of care
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?
1.5 years experience REQUIRED ED experience PREFERRED BSN PREFERRED
Deadline to Apply
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As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
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Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Please indicate your current Nursing Educational Level.
- New Graduate
- PhD or DNP
- * Are you currently employed as a registered nurse at UK HealthCare Chandler/UK HealthCare Samaritan Hospitals?
- * Please indicate your current licensure status.
- Current KY RN License
- Current compact state RN licensure
- Current non-compact state RN licensure
- New Graduate within 6 months or Provisional License
- Valid KY Temporary Work Permit
- * Please indicate the number of years paid work experience you have as a RN, in which you were directly responsible for patient care in an emergency department.
- No response
- More than 0 years, up through 2 years
- More than 2 years, up through 3 years
- More than 3 years, up through 5 years
- More than 5 years
- Cover Letter