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Hospice House Registered Nurse

Olathe, Kansas

Job ID: R-35136

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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.

Responsibilities

Job Summary

Job ID: R-35136 Job Type: Full time Location: Olathe, Kansas
Position Summary / Career Interest:

The Registered Nurse (RN) utilizes the nursing process to coordinate the interdisciplinary approach to patient care in the Hospice House. He/she provides safe, therapeutic care in a holistic and systematic way. He/she integrates knowledge, skills and experiences to meet the needs of patients and families. The RN collaborates with others to integrate assessment and input of the patient, family and the interdisciplinary team. He/she ensures improvements in practice settings by assuming responsibility for self-development in life-long learning. Provides direction and guidance to others regarding practice, serves as a resource, preceptor, and mentor. Demonstrates leadership skills in decision-making and problem solving. The RN integrates and communicates knowledge and sensitivity to hospice patients' psychosocial, spiritual, cultural and age specific needs. He/she practices within the boundaries of the Kansas Nurse Practice Act, specialty standards and organizational/departmental policies and procedures.

Responsibilities:

  • Consistently meets work schedule.
  • All other duties as assigned.
  • Independently performs a comprehensive assessment to provide the most effective patient care for a given population.
  • Anticipates and intervenes in an appropriate and timely manner when there are concerns related to patient and staff safety.
  • Acts professionally and communicates appropriately when interacting with patients, family members, nurses, and other medical professionals.
  • Adheres to hospital policies related to medication safety, including order writing format, correct administration considerations, double checks and other established policies and practices.
  • Accurately assesses patient's/family's readiness to learn, organizes and executes an individualized teaching plan, evaluates patient's understanding using teach back methods; modifies approach as necessary.
  • Develops, implements and evaluates plan of care that recognizes changes in the patient's condition and adapts plan as needed.
  • Delegates appropriately according to task situation, level of expertise and functions as an independent and supportive team member.Takes a leadership role in building and maintaining an environment where all team members thrive.
  • Utilizes technology correctly for functions related to patient care delivery, mandatory programs/competencies and policies/procedures.
  • Seeks out additional learning experiences within the practice area:
  • a.Unit specific certifications
  • b.Consultation with experts
  • c.Inservices/rounds
  • d.Collaborating with the multidisciplinary team
  • Consistently role models individualized therapeutic communication based upon patient and family psychosocial, spiritual and cultural needs.
  • Provides direct patient care needs including but not limited to effective pain management , safe medication administration , and comfort/personal care for the patients.


Required:

  • 2 Year / Associate Degree
  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
  • Previous Healthcare Experience
  • Active Registered Nurse (RN) licensure in accordance with the Kansas Nurse Licensure Compact
  • Healthcare Provider CPR – (American Heart Association or American Red Cross ONLY)

Preferred:

  • 1 - 3 Years Hospice 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.

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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(a)

    We offer a retirement savings plan with an employer contribute.

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.

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