Nurse Clinical/UKHC

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Job Title:

Nurse Clinical/UKHC

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Working Title:

RN/Birthing Center/LDR&MBU Rotating

Department Name:

H3060:Children's/Maternal/Psychiatric Svcs

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Required Related Experience:

No experience required.

Required License/Registration/Certification:

Active Kentucky RN license, Temporary Work Permit (TWP), Provisional License or active compact state RN license that is in good standing and American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support certification for the Healthcare Provider valid for at least 6 months after employment date

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 able to work three, 12-hour shifts per week FROM 7P to 730AM; will also be required to work some weekend and holidays.

Job Summary:

This position will rotate between the labor/delivery unit and mother/baby unit. Registered Nurses in the Birthing Center at Chandler Hospital provide care to patients with conditions that include: laboring with eminent delivery, scheduled induction, scheduled or emergency cesarean section, and those patients in need of high-risk antepartum or post-partum care.
The Birthing Center is comprised of three units: Labor & Delivery, Mother Baby, and Newborn Nursery. The staff in the Birthing Center collaborates to provide families with a patient-centered birth experience.
The Labor & Delivery unit is comprised of four triage beds, 12 LDR (labor, delivery and recovery) rooms, and two operating suites, and includes four beds for post anesthesia care.
The Mother Baby unit has 26 beds that include eight private rooms and nine semi-private rooms. The average length of stay for patients post delivery is 48-72 hours. In addition, a social worker is on-site to provide referrals and consultations as well as a lactation consultant to provide support to new mothers.
The Newborn Nursery unit cares for newborns that are 35 weeks gestational age or older. The nursery provides care to newborns during the initial transition phase from birth to discharge. Mothers are encouraged to room-in with their newborns to promote maternal bonding, care-taking, and breast feeding

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.

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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.




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Posted: 2/20/2021
Application Due: 2/27/2021
Work Type: Full Time