Job title: Nurse Clinical/UKHC
Company: University of Kentucky
Job description: RN/Perioperative Internship/UK Chandler Operating Room-Eligible for Recruitment Bonus
Department Name H3320:Perioperative Services
Work Location Lexington
Grade Level 10
Salary Range $23.25-39.10/hour
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Related Experience
No experience required.
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
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.
Successful candidates will be expected to work on days, evenings, and/or night shifts. Shift rotations will be determined after completion of the internship. Some weekends and holidays will be required. Hours may be eight or ten hour shifts. Call will be required
Dynamic and unique Perioperative Nurse Internship: Six-month on the job training to perform limited scrub duties and extensive circulation duties in perioperative services. Previous RN experience excluding the OR is preferred, but new graduate RN’s are also encouraged to apply. Must agree to work a minimum of 18 months following completion of the perioperative internship. Hours of employment may be on any shift and on any day of the week. THIS INTERNSHIP WILL BEGIN Winter, January/February 2023.
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.
*The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the can be accepted.cosb
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.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
BSN + AT LEAST 1 YEAR OF RN EXPERIENCE PREFERRED