RN Registered Nurse - Observation Unit

Employer
Ascension
Location
Wichita, KS
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Nov 11, 2019
Closes
Nov 15, 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We Are Hiring

RN Registered Nurse Observation Unit

Ascension Via Christi, St Francis Hospital

Full-time, Night Shift, 3 12 hour shifts/week; 7:00pm - 7:00am

Why Join Ascension?

Nurses are at the heart of the care we provide. We work together to achieve a highly collaborative nursing environment that leads to more positive outcomes for you and your patients. We are committed to working together to create change.

Ascension Via Christi is the largest healthcare provider in the state of Kansas and is a nationally recognized. The ministry operates a network of hospitals, home care services, clinics, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, and other health services. We provide care in 22 cities; and employ approximately 6,300 employees.

Our benefits and culture are two aspects of Via Christi that we feel set us apart. We offer tuition reimbursement that is available to both part-time and full-time associates in any position. In Wichita, we also offer child care for day shift workers through our Child Development Center.We also offer a unique program, Breaking Bread, that allows employees to join senior leaders for a meal and conversation about what is working well and ways we can work together to improve. Its one small way we give employees a voice and work together to offer the best care possible for our patients. Other reasons to join the Ascension Via Christi team include:
  • More Than a Job: Working for Ascension is more than just a job. Its a career where your talent and passion for delivering quality healthcare can make a difference for patients, team members, and the community.
  • Opportunity for You to Impact Your Local Community: In the 2016 fiscal year, Via Christi provided $77.8 million in community benefit by providing free medical care to persons living in poverty, educating health professionals, and supporting local community health efforts
  • A Passionate Team: Ascension associates are leaders who follow their heart. We give, grow, connect and provide care; together as a team we are committed to our mission of serving the poor and vulnerable.
  • In Wichita, we were voted Best in Town by the Wichita Eagles 2017 Readers Choice Awards and named in Beckers Healthcare 2017 list of 100 hospitals and health systems with great oncology, neurosurgery and spine programs.

What You Will Do

As an Associate with Via Christi Health, you will have the opportunity to coordinateand facilitatepatient admissions or transfers according to patient acuity, bed availability, and required services.

Responsibilities:
  • Collaborates with the nursing staff and multidisciplinary team members to place patient in appropriate level of care to achieve desired outcomes. Coordinates as liaison between physician requestors for consultants and specialty consultants.
  • Initiates care management process including pre-registration and insurance verification.
  • Stays informed of changes in managed care and communicates procedural and financial impact to admitting physicians during the reservation/scheduling process.
  • Reviews medical reports from referring hospitals or physician offices and relays information to nursing unit. Develops relationships with referral sources and admission decision makers.
  • Maintains documentation of communications with physician/service referrals for legal, medical, statistical, and process improvement purposes.
  • Follows up with referring entities for ease of access, marketing, evaluation and quality improvement.
  • Coordinates education and development of internal staff and external departments to ensure understanding of intake review and approval process.

What You Will Need

Licenses/Certifications/Registration:
  • Required Credential(s):
    • BLS Providercredentialed from theAmerican Heart Association (AHA)obtained within3 Months (90 days)of hire date or job transfer date.
    • LicensedRegistered Nursecredentialed from theKansas Board of Nursingobtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.

Education:
  • Diploma
    • Diploma from an accredited school/college of nursing required by hire date or job transfer date.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Via Christi Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer. Applicants receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

Please see the link below for more information.

http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/ofccp_eeo_supplement_final_jrf_qa_508c.pdf
Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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