The University of Kansas Hospital - Surgery Careers

Perioperative Nurse Liaison Job

Facility: The University of Kansas Hospital - Main Campus

Department: MAIN PREPOST

Schedule: PRN

Shift: Varies

Hours: varies

Find yourself among the best. At The University of Kansas Hospital, nurses deliver world-class patient care in an environment where opinions are respected, professionalism is rewarded and teamwork is valued. Nurses come here to practice at the leading edge of their profession, to be an integral part of medical breakthroughs, and to handle complex cases that community hospitals rarely if ever see. In addition to being the best place to work, the hospital offers very competitive wages and an outstanding benefit package.

The Perioperative Nurse Liaison, under the direction of the Clinical Director, performs essential duties for department for the coordination of patient care communication to family regarding the status/progress of the patient's procedure within the Perioperative Services departments.

Responsibilities:

Integrates and trains staff in appropriate department/service for an additional support to patients and their families preoperatively, and postoperatively.

Promotes Hospital Services through communication with staff surgeon, OR personnel, patient, and patient family/significant other during the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative phases of the surgical experience.

Training and education of staff for identification of psycho-social needs of patients families/significant others during the Perioperative period both within and outside the Perioperative division.

Requirements:

Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing.

Current Kansas Registered Nurse license or eligible.

Minimum of two years of Operating Room experience.

Must be prepared to interact with patients/families making a complaint or grievance, and sudden requests for information.

Must have an American Heart Association basic life support (BLS) or an American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer certification.

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