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RN Registered Nurse - Observation Unit

Company: Ascension
Location: Wichita
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Job Description:

We Are Hiring:

Title: RN Registered Nurse

Department: Observation Unit

Schedule: Days; 7am to 7pm

Location: Ascension St. Francis 929 N St Francis, Wichita KS 67214

 

The Observation Unit is a 20-bed department that is an extension of the Emergency Department. Patients from the ER whose stay is less than 24 hours and who need extended care, but do not necessarily need to be admitted to the hospital are the majority of the patient population.

 

Our nurses work together as a team and care for each other as family. Our associates are incredibly supportive of each other and are candid in their abilities knowing that they have a team standing behind them.

What You Will Do:

Coordinate and facilitate patient admissions or transfers according to patient acuity, bed availability, and required services.

  • Collaborate with the nursing staff and multidisciplinary team members to place patient in appropriate level of care to achieve desired outcomes. Coordinate as liaison between physician requestors for consultants and specialty consultants.
  • Initiate care management process including pre-registration and insurance verification.
  • Stay informed of changes in managed care and communicate procedural and financial impact to admitting physicians during the reservation/scheduling process.
  • Review medical reports from referring hospitals or physician offices and relay information to nursing unit. Develop relationships with referral sources and admission decision makers.
  • Maintain documentation of communications with physician/service referrals for legal, medical, statistical, and process improvement purposes.
  • Follow up with referring entities for ease of access, marketing, evaluation and quality improvement.
  • Coordinate education and development of internal staff and external departments to ensure understanding of intake review and approval process.
What You Will Need:

Licensure / Certification / Registration:

 

  • BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 3 Months (90days) of hire date or job transfer date required.
  • Licensed Registered Nurse credentialed from the Kansas Board of Nursing obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date required.

 

Education:

 

  • Diploma from an accredited school/college of nursing required.
Additional Preferences:

No additional preferences.

Why Join Our Team:

For more than 125 years, Ascension Via Christi has been providing caregivers rewarding careers. As the largest provider of health services in Kansas, Ascension Via Christi offers competitive pay and benefits, professional and personal training and development and an innovative work environment. We aim to care for our associates so they can focus on providing compassionate, personalized care to our patients, with special attention to those most in need. If you are looking to make an immediate impact in your community, we invite you to apply today.

When you join Ascension, you join a team of over 160,000 individuals across the country committed to a Mission of serving others and providing compassionate, personalized care to all. Our inclusive culture, continuing education programs, career coaches and benefit offerings are just a few of the resources and tools that team members can use to create a rewarding career path. In fact, Ascension spent nearly $46 million in tuition assistance alone to support associate growth and development. If you are looking for a career where you can grow and make a difference in your community, we invite you to join our team today.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:

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

Pay Non-Discrimination Notice:

https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_%20English_formattedESQA508c.pdf

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:

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

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

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.

E-Verify Statement:

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