Lexington, KY, USA
Registered Nurses in the TU/Transitional Care Unit at UK Chandler Hospital provide care patients ranging from adult to geriatrics. Patient conditions include all levels of critically ill, progressive care, telemetry and acute care needs.
The Transitional Care Unit assists with decompressing overcrowded areas within the Emergency Department, Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) and diagnostic/interventional radiology as well as evaluating patients from outside facilities for appropriate level of care placement and direct admits from clinic, office, or home. As a part of this unit, the RN serves as an important component of the multi-disciplinary team. This team is responsible for caring for and treating a variety of patients. Nurses are cross-trained to provide care and rotate between the areas.
The primary responsibilities for this position consist of providing total, comprehensive, continuous and patient centered care which includes: assessing, documenting, planning, implementing, teaching, developing, and evaluating a comprehensive nursing plan of care; delivering direct patient care; ensuring patient satisfaction; training and delegating duties for Nursing Care Technicians (Nursing Assistant); and adhering to University policies and procedures as well as federal, state and local regulations. Furthermore, this 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. 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 the following UK HealthCare Behavioral Expectations and Standards: * Customer Centered – A customer is every person we come into contact with during our workday. * Service Focused – Being flexible, courteous and respectful while anticipating and fulfilling the needs of our customers. * Quality Driven – Quality is the foundation of everything we do. It is our desire to provide exceptional service to every patient and customer we serve. * Resource Wise – Careful, efficient and responsible management of our resources is vital to our success. * Growth Oriented – Attract, develop and retain highly skilled and competent co-workers, which will in turn achieve customer loyalty and promote the growth of UK HealthCare.