Nurse Clinical/UKHC

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

ID: 7075672
Posted: March 4, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

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 7PM TO 730AM; will also be required to work some weekend and holidays.

Job Summary
RNs in the Behavioral Health unit provide care to psychiatric patients of all ages. Patient conditions include a wide range of acute psychiatric illnesses, including bipolar disorder, substance abuse, ADHD, psychotic disorders, mood disorders, PTSD, and depressive disorders. The Behavioral Health unit provides therapeutic care in a safe, non-threatening environment with the highest expectations of customer satisfaction. As a part of this unit, the RN serves as an important component of the behavioral health team. This team is responsible for independently delivering comprehensive client care based on appropriate growth and development, developing and implementing plan of care, facilitating therapeutic groups and demonstrating effective therapeutic techniques

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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