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Ambulatory Clinic RN - Orthopedic Surgery

Kansas City, Kansas

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Overview

Our nurses are leaders and decision makers, working closely with physicians to provide the best care and most advanced treatments. On our team, you’ll work in an environment of respect and professionalism, and you’ll have the support to advance your nursing career in the direction you choose. Find out more about the wide variety of opportunities for nurses at The University of Kansas Health System.

Success Profile

What makes a successful Nurse at The University of Kansas Health System? Review the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right combination.

  • Compassionate
  • Acccountable to Team
  • Takes Initiative
  • Possesses Integrity
  • Patient-Focused
  • Desire to Grow & Develop

Our Culture

  • Work with a team that supports you, in a place where you will feel you belong and will make a difference. We empower staff to put the patient first in all things – even beyond clinical care. We value people.
  • Driven to serve: Every employee makes an impact, regardless of your role – no matter if you’re in scheduling, facilities or clinical staff. We know that each step of the process ultimately impacts the patient.
  • Our leadership is approachable, open-minded, and adaptable to challenges in healthcare.
  • We demonstrate values proudly and consistently. Values such as diversity and inclusion are important to our staff; there is a desire to see this reflected by the health system internally and externally.
  • Even though we are a large organization, our employees feel the health system’s resources, culture and commitment to quality allow them to provide exceptional care for patients.
  • Our health system welcomes patients and cases that other hospitals cannot. This represents our commitment to care and our passion to challenge ourselves and be the best.
  • We are a true healthcare leader in the region, rooted in experience and excellence.
  • We offer unique opportunities for professional development, as well as convenient pathways for onsite continuing education among healthcare professionals and staff – from GED to CEUs.
  • We make a difference in our communities by improving the health and lives of our patients.
  • We also support our communities through Health System Employees Reaching Out events.

Career Path

  • Nursing Associate leads to Nursing Associate
  • Clinical Nurse Entry leads to Clinical Nurse I
  • Clinical Nurse I Clinical Nurse II
  • Clinical Nurse II leads to Unit Coordinator
  • Unit Coordinator leads to Nurse Manager
  • Nurse Manager leads to Director of Nursing
  • Director of Nursing leads to Assistant Chief Nursing Officer
  • Assistant Chief Nursing Officer leads to Chief Nursing Officer
  • Chief Nursing Officer ends this path

Quote

The main reason I love coming to work is because of the amazing team. We promote a nursing culture that encourages kindness and teamwork, and I absolutely love that about our hospital. Riley Ferree, RN

Benefits

  • Healthcare

    Our robust medical, dental and vision package allows you to choose options that are best for your family. We offer life, disability, and accident insurance plus voluntary offerings such as critical illness insurance and identity theft protection.

  • Giving back

    In addition to the quality healthcare we provide, we have opportunities to serve externally in our community in activities throughout the year.

  • Team-based culture

    At the health system, we are a team. If you are highly skilled and motivated but don’t want to work in an “everyone for themselves” culture like many academic institutions have, this is your place.

  • Support and Resources

    We have a comprehensive wellness program with resources to support your physical, mental, and emotional health. Our new Employee Assistance Program (EAP) includes free counseling sessions and legal advice options.

  • Tuition Reimbursement

    We offer tuition reimbursement for formal education credits.

  • 401(k)

    We offer a retirement savings plan with an employer contribute.

Responsibilities

Job Summary

Job ID: R-21110 Location: Kansas City, Kansas
Position Summary / Career Interest:

The Ambulatory Clinic RN Care Coordinator is a licensed registered professional nurse who is a clinical expert who provides ethical, evidence-based, safe and compassionate nursing care.   The Ambulatory Clinic RN Care Coordinator focuses on patient safety and the quality of nursing care by identifying and clarifying patient needs, performing clinic related patient care, conducting health education, promoting patient advocacy, coordinating healthcare services, and evaluating patient outcomes. The RN Care Coordinator will provide support to their assigned physicians by communicating with the patient/family/caregiver and relaying the information to the physician. They will provide support and nursing care services during the physician’s clinic sessions and ensuring the patient/family/caregiver understands the plan of care. They will verify all orders placed during the clinic session have been completed and the physician has been notified of the results.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for management of patient flow, triage, and direct patient care.
  • Liaison of communication between front desk staff, nursing staff, physicians, and clinic manager
  • Manage the care of the patient population by developing expected patient outcomes, defining appropriate resource utilization, and working with the provider to set patient goals.
  • Provide nursing support/coordination to the practice to optimize patient outcomes and to improve patient’s quality of life through clinical and educational programs and/or support services. 
  • Support patient self-management of disease.
  • Coordinate continuity of patient care with patients and families following hospital admission, discharge, and ER visits.
  • Manage high risk patient care, including management of patients with multiple co-morbidities or high risk for readmission to a hospital setting, including a registry. 
  • Develop relationships with patients and competently uses assessment skills to identify physical, psychosocial, financial, and environmental health care needs of the patient. 
  • Educate the patient and appropriate ancillary personnel about the health care needs, safety issues and benefits which include patient education.
  • Utilize available electronic tools, such as EMR, to efficiently document assessments, clinical finds, plans of treatment and progress toward goals. 
  • Observes, records and reports patient's condition and reaction to drugs and treatments to physicians. Educates patient/family about diagnostic procedures, medications, nutrition and maintenance of health and wellness.
  • Maintains/reviews patient records, charts and other pertinent information. Records tests and examination results and then follows up with patient.  Posts tests and examination results.
  • Responds to/refers incoming patient treatment-related phone calls.  Instructs patient and family regarding medications and treatment instructions.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality.
  • In providing patient care, document using EMR to maintain and/or develop patient records in compliance with practice standards

*Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.

*Note:  These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities.  Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit.  Other duties may be assigned as required.



JOB REQUIREMENTS

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
  • BLS Certification
  • Registered nurse - licensed in the state in which they will be working and proof of compact licensure submitted/applied for  in the state in which the employee lives in
  • 2 years of RN experience
  • Basic typing and word processing ability
  • Excellent analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills  
  • As a condition of your employment and continued employment with the health system, you are required to secure a Nurse Compact License (NCL) within 60 days of your date of hire.  This will enable you to perform your job duties not only in Kansas, but other compact states.   You will be responsible for any expenses you incur in securing this license, and must provide your manager with evidence of this license before the sixty-day period expires.  If you fail to secure the NCL as required, you will be immediately removed from the work schedule and placed on an unpaid administrative leave, until we can understand the reasons for your non-compliance.  Further failure to comply with the licensing requirement will result in your end of employment with the health system. 

Preferred:

  • Previous medical office experience  

We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information.

COVID-19 and flu vaccines are required for all health system employees. Learn more.

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