Nurse Clinical/Ambulatory/UKHC

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Job TitleNurse Clinical/Ambulatory/UKHCRequisition NumberRE20074Working TitleDepartment NameM4000:Pediatrics ClinicWork LocationLexington, KYGrade Level10Salary Range$22.44-35.95/hourType of PositionStaffPosition Time Status Full-TimeRequired Education


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No experience required.

Required License/Registration/Certification

Registered Nurse

Physical Requirements

Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds, or standing/walking and sitting for long periods of time.


Monday – Friday day shift

Job Summary

The Pediatrics Clinic seeks a Registered nurse to work in the pediatric hematology/oncology ambulatory outpatient clinic provide nursing care for newborn, pediatric, adolescent, and young adults.

Nursing care includes administering injections, intravenous fluids and medications including chemotherapy/biotherapy, antibiotics, and blood/blood products as prescribed by the physician as well as central line care (PICC, portacaths, broviacs) accessing, infusing, drawing blood, dressing and cap changes. Triages patients; assess physical, psychosocial, environmental, financial condition.

Will provide prompt medical care of sick patients, manage medications, and provide instruction on self-care. Coordinate patient care with other UK providers. Establish trusting relationships and provide education to patients/family.

Assist with planning of daily clinic flow and monitor and adjust care as needed. Anticipate patient needs and give high priority to patient satisfaction.

Coordinate communication among attending, data/research coordinators, staff, ancillary providers, community agencies, referring physicians and patients/families. Triage phone calls from patients/families with questions/problems and coordinate appropriate plan of action with physician and or other health care providers.

Contribute to plan of care by identifying problems and strengths. Maintain adherence to HIPAA guidelines. Imitate referrals to outside providers as necessary.

Communicate with payer sources as necessary for updates, authorizations, and/or referrals. Work closely with Social Workers to attain resources for patients/families. PALS and chemotherapy/biotherapy certification required within one year of employment.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

The ideal candidate will have the proven ability to work in a team as well as independently and to be assertive and serve as an advocate for the patient. The ability to communicate in a professional and respectful manner with patients and their families, co-workers, and physicians is essential to delivering collaborative care to our patients. It is also necessary to have strong organizational, prioritization, and delegation skills. In addition, the candidate will have basic computer navigation skills and working knowledge of the internet. Basic computer knowledge, MS Windows, Word, Outlook. Some weekend and holidays required.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? NoPreferred Education/Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN) preferred. Pediatric hematology/oncology experience, including experience with central line care preferred.
Candidates who also have one or more of the following: Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification; Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification; chemotherapy/biotherapy certified preferred.

Deadline to Apply09/15/2019University 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.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * University of Kentucky HealthCare seeks to attract, develop and retain highly skilled and competent employees, to provide the best experience for every patient, every time. If selected for a position, do you agree to abide by the UK HealthCare Values of diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * University of Kentucky HealthCare recognizes a set of values that guide us in our daily interactions. By applying for a position within UK Healthcare, you are indicating your commitment and expressing your agreement to our five values. These values are diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork. Please choose one of the UK Healthcare values and give a specific example when you exhibited this quality in your professional experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Are you currently licensed by the state of Kentucky as a Registered Nurse (RN) or eligible to obtain license by date of hire?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have nursing experience caring for Pediatric Hematology Oncology patients?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have chemotherapy administration experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have experience with central lines including portacaths?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * 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 DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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    Posted: 9/5/2019
    Application Due: 9/16/2019
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