Nurse Clinical/UKHC/Hematology Clinic
University of Kentucky - Lexington, KY

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Registered Nurses in the Ambulatory Hematology Clinic at Markey Cancer Center provide care and treatment for adult patients with Hematological diseases. Patient conditions include cancer and a multitude of other blood diseases that require bone marrow transplantation.

The Hematology Clinic provides a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach for patients with cancer and blood diseases in need of stem cell transplant. Multiple transplant options are available, including autologous and allogeneic bone marrow transplant, as well as peripheral stem cell transplantation. As a part of this clinic, the RN serves as an important component of the Hematology team. This team is responsible for the diagnosis and development of the most appropriate treatment therapies for each patient.

The primary responsibilities for this position consist of providing total, continuous, and patient centered care in a collaborative work environment. The environment supports collaborative efforts among the nursing staff and the team of physicians to increase communication and enhance expected patient outcomes. This includes utilization of the nursing process in conjunction with a comprehensive patient-centered plan of care, ensuring patient satisfaction, delegating duties to unlicensed personnel, and adhering to University policies and procedures as well as federal, state and local regulations.

The University of Kentucky recognizes the sanctity of the relationship between the health care professional and the patient. Therefore, all UK HealthCare employees commit to providing excellent service and promoting a positive image while adhering to UK HealthCare Behavioral Expectations and Standards which include being: customer centered, service focused, quality driven, resource wise, and growth oriented.

In addition, the essential functions for this position include the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull 50 to 100 pounds occasionally and 25 to 50 pounds frequently; as well as stand, walk and sit for long periods of time. The conditions of work may involve exposure to communicable diseases, hazards of radiation, and injury from intractable patients or sharp instruments.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

The ideal candidate will have the proven ability to work in a team as well as independently and to be assertive and serve as an advocate for the patient. Knowledge of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and Gordon's Functional Patterns, along with Roy's Adaptation model is a must in clinical practice at UK Healthcare. The ability to communicate in a professional and respectful manner with patients and their families, co-workers, and physicians is essential to delivering collaborative care to our patients. It is also necessary to have strong organizational, prioritization, and delegation skills. In addition, the candidate will have basic computer navigation skills and working knowledge of the internet.

Preferred Education / Experience

Prefer a Bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN) and at least 2 years of Oncology RN experience.

Deadline to Apply

10-14-2012

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