The University of Kansas Hospital - Clinical Nursing Careers

Clinical Nurse I Job

Facility: The University of Kansas Hospital - Main Campus

Department: NS 42 HEMATOLOGY AND BMT

Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Nights

Hours: 19-0730

Inpatient Cancer Nurse for BMT, Hematology/BMT

Intro

We are here for our cancer patients every step of the way. As part of the region's only NCI-designated Cancer Center, we provide nationally recognized, leading-edge treatment and the latest clinical trials. Our inpatient oncology nurses provide outstanding, compassionate care in a supportive environment. We are currently hiring for the position of Inpatient Cancer Nurse.

Requirements

We hire nurses with bachelor's degrees and associate's degrees in nursing.

Candidates with a Bachelor's degree should have

an RN license

at least 12 months of experience in an acute care setting

Candidates with an associate's degree should have

an RN license and

two or more years of recent experience in an acute care setting

ADN candidates are required to enroll or plan to enroll in an RN-to-BSN program.

Oncology or hematology experience is not required. Strong medical-surgical, intermediate care or critical care experience is a plus. We are looking for nurses dedicated to providing compassionate, holistic, personalized quality care for cancer patients and their families.

Job description

Inpatient cancer care at The University of Kansas Hospital includes three medical nursing care units containing 69 beds. All beds are in private rooms equipped to care for complex hematology and oncology patients. Because patients on these units often experience lengthy stays and multiple inpatient admissions during the course of their treatment, caregivers develop meaningful relationships with patients and families.

Four inpatient rooms within the units are dedicated to palliative care; they offer a comfortable space for families and a calm and nurturing space for patients.

We are currently hiring for the units listed below:

Unit 41: Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit

This 20-bed protective environment unit cares for patients in our nationally accredited blood and marrow transplant program. Patients on this unit experienced longer stays during their preparative chemotherapy regimens, transplant processes and post-transplant care. These patients often experience prolonged neutropenia and require complex nursing care to ensure optimal outcomes. Nurses are responsible for primary care of stem cell transplant patients, including administration of preparative chemotherapy regimens, infusion of stem cell transplants and administration of supportive intravenous and blood product therapies during the engraftment period.

Unit 42: Hematology/BMT

This 29-bed unit specializes in the treatment of malignant hematology patients. Newly diagnosed cancer patients receive the latest treatment options available. Patients receive multi-agent chemotherapy, blood products, antifungals, antibiotics and antivirals. Three of the rooms on this unit are dedicated to palliative care.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Manage and provide patient care in assigned area. Assess patients' needs for nursing care and multidisciplinary team. Collaborate with physicians, other services, patient and patient's family to plan care and evaluate outcomes. Improve practice by integrating results and theories of research studies. Participate in data collection for current studies. Demonstrate clinical competency and compassion in providing care, using technology, administering medications, performing procedures and managing emergencies. Document care according to established standards. Access, input and retrieve information from computer systems. Ensure continuity of care through appropriate discharge planning, patient education and coordination of services. Act as a patient and family advocate in order to uphold patient rights. Train, coach and assist other team members to ensure optimum patient care and efficient use of resources.

EDUCATION

Required: Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.

Required: Bachelor of science in nursing; or associates' degree in nursing plus 2 years' experience and completion of RN-to-BSN program within 5 years of employment.

EXPERIENCE

Required: None.

Preferred: Two years' relevant clinical nursing experience.

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION

Required: Current state of Kansas nursing license (RN).

Preferred: Certification in ONS Chemotherapy and Biotherapy.

Preferred: Certification in oncology or specialty practice area.

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