Nurse Clinician

Job description

The Nurse Clinician will serve the KY Oral Health Clinic at Turfland, primarily with Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. The Nurse Clinician assists the surgeon with any adverse outcomes related to the case, and with management of any anesthetic or surgical emergencies.

The Nurse Clinician will monitor and record baseline, intra-op and post-op vital signs, as well as report any abnormal readings or other pertinent health history to provider. Other duties include: administer medications under the verbal order of provider, act as point of contact for patients and/or other healthcare entities, and complete post-op evaluation of patient prior to transporting patient following sedation procedures.

The person in this position will: prepare patient for procedure sedation including nasal cannula, blood pressure, ECG leads, pulse oximeter, placement of intravenous catheter and local cases include pre-op blood pressure. This position will also complete timeout process, ensuring correct patient, procedure, consent and supplies are obtained prior to giving medications, as well as review post-op instructions with patient and escort.

The successful candidate must be able to thrive in a fast paced high volume environment.

Job Title
Nurse Clinician

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name
7A007:Dentistry Clinical Affairs & Patient Care

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

1 yr

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Standing/Sitting for long periods of time.


Monday - Friday, Day Shift.


Ability to thrive in a fast paced high volume environment. Accuracy, attention to detail, patient care, knowledge of vital monitoring, time management, organization, teamwork.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Nurse with experience in dental procedures preferred.

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. * Do you currently have a valid Kentucky nursing license or eligible to obtain one?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please choose the answer that best describes your years of paid, full-time employment experience as a registered nurse.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 2 years
    • More than 2 years, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years
  3. * How many years of paid work experience do you have working in a dental and/or medical office?
    • None
    • More than 0 years, up through 2 years
    • More than 2 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years, up through 10 years
    • More than 10 years
  4. * Please describe your paid employment experience in an Oral Surgery practice.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please describe your nursing experience in detail.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Institute for Diversity in Health Management
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
    Optional Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter





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    Job No:
    Posted: 3/3/2018
    Application Due: 3/19/2018
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