Clinical Nurse – Adult Hematology and Blood and Marrow Transplant
Provides professional nursing care through assessment and accurate documentation, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation for the comfort and well-being of patients.
Carries out a plan of care specific to unit competencies for the target patient population.
Coordinates care delivery and education through collaboration with patient, family and all health care team providers to ensure safe, effective and quality patient care.
Follows organizational policies in providing safe patient care.
*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.
Patient Care Services - Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN)
ADN prepared nurses must complete a BSN degree by the fifth anniversary of employment as an RN with UKHS. Must have at least 2 years of experience first for this unit.
Registered Nurse in State of Kansas or compact state
About the University of Kansas Health System
As part of the region’s premier academic medical center, The University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City, Kansas is a world-class healthcare provider and destination for complex care and diagnosis. We are driven by our commitment to service, continuous improvement and to the highest degree of excellence. Collaboration between physicians, nurses, researchers, educators, and other professionals who share their expertise leads to exciting discoveries and life-changing treatments for the people we serve. Patients receive the newest treatment options available at our National Cancer Institute designated program and may be enrolled in cancer treatment trials.
Our cancer nurses are skilled in providing holistic cancer care and have a passion for the care of oncology patients. Nurses are valued members of the care team and have an integral role in the success of our patients. We are a patient-centered team with compassion to support and advocate for those during their cancer journey. Our team cherishes building relationships with patients and their caregivers and value the fact they entrust us with their care.
The University of Kansas Health System supports staff in obtaining chemotherapy certification through the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) and provides a safe space through simulation to practice administrating chemotherapy. We recognize the importance of providing excellent cancer care, so professional certification is encouraged. There is an incentive to become and continue to be professionally certified.
We currently have two dedicated hematology and blood and marrow transplant units that will expand to three new units due to our increasing growth. These units are projected to open winter 2021. This new space will allow staff to provide individualized care to patients and their caregivers and offer state-of-the-art amenities for patients, including a family kitchen, laundry facilities, a meditation room, and patient gyms.
Units are divided into services as listed below:
Cambridge 8: Hematological Malignancies Unit
This 16-bed protective environment unit specializes in the care of patients with hematologic malignancies. This unit shares the level with the cancer intensive care unit, which allows a close working collaboration with our ICU partners. These patients require complex chemotherapy regimens, enhanced monitoring for trial treatment side effects, and supportive care therapies including intravenous medications, electrolyte replacements and blood transfusions. Patients are admitted on this unit for several days of each chemotherapy cycle or for complications with their disease, which allows staff to develop strong relationships over the course of their treatment.
Cambridge 9: Hematological Malignancies and Blood & Marrow Transplant (BMT) and Cellular Therapy Unit
This 34-bed protective environment unit will primarily specialize in the care of patients with hematologic malignancies and patients receiving blood and marrow and cellular therapies. Patients come across the country to receive complex chemotherapy and immunotherapy treatments, management of treatment side effects including oncologic emergencies, and support through palliative care services. All 34 beds will be telemetry-capable and one patient room will be dedicated as a palliative care suite. Specialized nursing care is required for this unique patient population.
Cambridge 10: Blood & Marrow Transplant (BMT) and Cellular Therapy Unit
This 34-bed protective environment unit specializes in the care of patients in our nationally accredited blood and marrow transplant and cellular therapy program. These patients often experience longer hospital stays due to complex chemotherapy regimens, prolonged neutropenia and supportive care therapies including intravenous medications, electrolyte replacements and blood transfusions. Specialized nursing care is required to ensure optimal outcomes and our team is able to develop strong relationships with our patients over the course of their treatment.
Positions available include: 7am-7pm and 7pm-7am; part-time and full-time positions