Nurse Division Charge/UKHC

Lexington, KY
Sep 23, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Division Charge Nurse (Phase I Research Center Markey Cancer Center Outpatient) will assume responsibility for ensuring excellent patient care is delivered, maintaining expeditious patient flow. Focus will be on customer service, patient care outcomes and shift supervision. The person in this position will direct and lead staff in providing safe, high quality care for patients. Will work in collaboration with the management staff to ensure adherence to hospital policy and procedure, to provide quality patient care in a safe and effective manner, and acts as a resource for staff. Scope of supervision is the adult oncology patient population. The Division Charge Nurse will also explore ways to contain cost and will provide input on staff evaluations. This position has responsibility for administrative, business and operational planning . He/she is intimately involved in the development/implementation/execution of hospital strategic plans.

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 Clinical Services Technicians (CST) and 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.

Job Title
Nurse Division Charge/UKHC

Requisition Number

Working Title
Divisional Charge Nurse/Markey Cancer Center Outpatient

Department Name
M3030:Cancer Clinic Services

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


Required Related Experience

2 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification

Licensed Nurse

Physical Requirements

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 available to work day shift, 40 hours/week with occasional weekends and holidays.


Critical thinking, ability to prioritize duties, to obtain EKG readings, strong interpersonal skills Microsoft Access, Excel

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

BSN plus 2 years of Oncology Experience preferred OCN preferred within a year

Deadline to Apply

University 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.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you currently employed at UK HealthCare Chandler or Good Samaritan Hospitals?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you currently employed as a registered nurse at UK HealthCare Chandler/UK HealthCare Samaritan Hospitals?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please indicate your current licensure status.
    • None
    • 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

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Curriculum Vita
  3. Cover Letter


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