Registered Nurse

Updated: about 11 hours ago
Location: Lawrence, KANSAS

15444BR

Watkins Health Services


Position Overview

This is an academic year appointment from mid-August through mid-May.

The incumbent serves as a Registered Nurse in an ambulatory care clinic setting at Watkins Health Services (WHS). Applies professional nursing theory and practices in accordance with recognized nursing techniques, procedures, protocols, physician orders, and administrative policies during patient assessment and treatment situations. Incumbent must be able to follow oral and written instructions in detail, prepare nursing care plans and maintain records, charts, and reports; and will be required to work some early evenings and weekends on a rotating basis.

The incumbent will see, hear and possibly have access to confidential information that must be handled in accordance with all relevant state and federal laws and University policies and procedures regarding its use and disclosure.  This position is also authorized to review, create and process patient information and/or data in accordance with established procedures in the performance of job duties.
WHS utilizes computer technology in all aspects of its operations, including an electronic health record system.   The incumbent must become familiar with and be able to use the appropriate computer hardware and software programs associated with this position.  

The incumbent must become familiar with and adhere to the Watkins Health Services Customer Service Plan to ensure appropriate interaction and positive outcomes with both internal and external customers.

Watkins Health Services is a unit in Student Affairs.


Job Description

Applies professional nursing theory and practices in accordance with recognized nursing techniques. Performs procedures, protocols, physician orders, and administrative policies during patient assessment and treatment situations for patients at Student Health Services. Promotes health and wellness in interactions with students as they pursue higher education. Provides guidance to LPNs and Nursing Assistants. Documents nursing treatment and patient interaction in the medical record.

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday during operating hours 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM and rotating Saturdays 12:00 - 4:00 PM.
60% Patient Care

  • Assesses patients’ needs through interviewing, recognizing and interpreting symptoms and conditions in order to determine individual health needs and develops and implements the appropriate plan of care independently and/or under the direction of and in coordination with the physician and other health care personnel and facilities and evaluates effectiveness of care provided.
  • Educates patients regarding self-care techniques and preventive methods to promote recovery from a state of illness and help the individual develop health maintenance strategies.
  • Maintains work areas and equipment to provide sanitary and safe delivery of patient care following OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) guidelines.
  • Provides guidance to LPNs and Nursing Assistants working in the same assigned area. In the absence of the Nursing Supervisor, may be assigned the Team Leader duties of making daily assignments, being available as a contact person for others, & directing questions or concerns towards appropriate resources.
20% Documentation
  • Documents nursing assessment, physician orders, use of standing orders, medication administration, treatments and services provided, patient response to care provided and instructions given utilizing written and electronic record keeping in order to furnish evidence of care provided. This documentation ensures continuity of care, communication between other professionals, a legal record, and data that can be utilized for quality assurance review and evaluation and medical studies.
10% Quality Improvement
  • Attends continuing education classes, staff in-services, and continually reviews professional literature/journals to maintain RN licensure and to stay current on changes or new developments in the nursing profession that promote delivery of quality of nursing care.
  • Develops and participates in quality assurance activities as assigned to evaluate nursing processes and care provided.
10% Miscellaneous
  • Participates in WHS committees and/or develops/contributes to special projects at the request of the Nursing Supervisor or Chief of Staff to help achieve the WHS organizational goals of excellence in the development of services and the delivery of quality patient care and customer service.

Required Qualifications

  • Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) in Kansas or licensed by date of hire.
  • Current CPR certification.

  • Preferred Qualifications

  • One year minimum of nursing experience in a hospital, clinic, physician office, or urgent care setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a student population. 

  • Contact Information to Applicants

    Brenda Bertsch
    bbertsch@ku.edu
    785-864-9525


    Additional Candidate Instruction

    Please attach a resume, cover letter addressing how you meet the required and preferred qualifications and three (3) references to this on-line application.

    The application deadline has been extended to collect a larger pool of qualified applicants. To ensure consideration, apply by September 20, 2019.


    Advertised Salary Range

    $21.00 - $23.00 per hour


    Application Review Begins

    10-Sep-2019


    Anticipated Start Date

    30-Sep-2019


    Work Location

    University of Kansas - Lawrence


    Employee Class

    U-Unclassified Professional Staff


    Work Schedule

    Monday - Friday during operating hours 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM and rotating Saturdays 12:00 - 4:00 PM.
    Academic year appointment from mid-August through mid-May.


    Conditions of Employment

    Contingent on Funding


    Disclaimer

    The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university's programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity & Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 West Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY 9for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas medical center campuses).


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