Facility: The University of Kansas Hospital - Main Campus
Department: NS 30F REHAB MEDICINE
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We currently have an opening for a PRN Nursing Associate on our Rehab unit.
Patients of all ages rely on Rehabilitation Medicine to help them recover from debilitating injuries and illnesses and learn to care for themselves using adaptive techniques and equipment. Our staff cares for patients with cerebral vascular injuries, brain and spinal cord injuries, neurological diseases, knee and hip replacements, arthritis, medically complex burns, organ transplants, cancer or renal failure.
The Rehab Unit is housed in a new four-story facility on the southwest corner of 39th Street and Rainbow Boulevard. The facility's second floor offers brand new space for the hospital's Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation Facility and also offers patients and staff improved environment, services and equipment. The facility has more than doubled its current space and offers a wide range of patient amenities, including a larger gym, large showers in each room to accommodate shower benches and shower-chairs, and a kitchen and laundry to help patients prepare for self-care at home. It also offers home-like features, such as a family lounge, sleeper couches in patient rooms, and a dining room where patients can dine as a group.
Works under the direction of a RN/Charge Nurse and performs within the scope of the KSBN Nurse Practice Act as unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP).
Performs basic unlicensed skills (ADLs and vital signs) and Associate I skills and techniques.
Seeks direction and supervision from an RN on any task not trained or not meeting competency.
Communicates changes in patient's condition promptly and appropriately to the RN.
Accurately completes order entry in electronic medical record as requested by manager/unit needs.
Answers patient call lights proactively on the unit.
Receives/relays all forms of communication accurately, promptly, courteously, and to the appropriate person/department.
Currently enrolled in an accredited School of Nursing to obtain a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing
Has completed basic nursing skills class/lab with documentation of knowledge/competence of required basic skills required
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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