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The University of Kansas Health System *Registered Nurse - Great Bend Campus in Great Bend, Kansas

We have several nursing opportunities available at our Great Bend, KS location! We have various shifts (day, evening and night) and schedule options (Full-Time and PRN) potentially available. Departments Include:

Convenient Care

Our Clinic is located at the St. Rose Medical Pavillion. For minor injuries and illnesses, our skilled staff provide high quality quick care that is convenient and affordable. We treat conditions that require immediate attention but are not considered to be life-threatening or severe enough to be cared for in the hospital emergency department. Position is structured for 12-hour shifts.

Labor & Delivery

This unit is designated as a Level II nursery and has 4-bed labor rooms with whirlpool tubs, and postpartum rooms with walk in showers. It is close to operating rooms if needed. Anesthesia is available 24 hours a day to provide services from labor epidurals to surgical anesthesia. Our Nursery provides care for both well babies and babies who may need some extra care. Our pediatricians and family practice doctors provide excellent care to the newborns with access to specialists at a larger NICU if needed.

Emergency Department

This department is a certified Level IV Trauma Center. Our nurses work in an unpredictable and steady paced environment. Patient volumes are approximately 8,000 patients a year in a 5-bed department. We are the only full-service hospital in the community, this allows us to treat patients of different illnesses and injuries. Being in a rural community we also have patients transferred to us for care. A patient in the Emergency Department will have medical needs taken care of from assessment, diagnostic testing and interventions that they may need. Patients will be monitored to determine if he or she will require further treatment as an inpatient or transferred to a high level of care or discharged safely home.

Medical Surgical

We manage acute medical and acute post-op surgical young adult (age 18) to geriatric patients with a range of diagnoses and care needs including, but not limited to: COPD, asthma, pneumonia, sepsis, DVT prevention and treatment, HTN, diabetes, infectious processes, neurological and circulatory impairment, wound care, telemetry monitoring, orthopedic and general surgery. Our unit is staffed with RNs and Certified Nursing Assistants who work 12-hour shifts. Being a part of our team provides the opportunity to work in a dynamic and fast paced environment where our goal is to provide our patients with a world class experience. We rely on teamwork, compassion, and evidence-based practice in order to ensure that our patients receive safe, individualized and high quality care. We utilize a collaborative approach to patient care that encourages teamwork between physicians, nursing staff, therapy staff, social work and a variety of other disciplines to provide the most comprehensive care for our patients. Special features of our unit include care ratios of 1 nurse to 4 or 5 patients, the use of EPIC as our EMR, Omni Cell medication administration, 13 private rooms and 2 semi-private rooms, and a Hospitalist who is on staff 24/7.


This unit provides outpatient and inpatient surgeries for a variety of patients and procedures. Our surgery department employs specially trained nurses and scrub techs to assist the surgeon in the operating room. The perioperative unit maintains four operating suites and a procedure room to handle a comprehensive range of orthopedic, general, ear, nose, and throat, plastic surgery and other surgical procedures.

Home Health

Our Home Health and Hospice team provides in home care 7 days a week. Our staff sees patients of Barton County and surrounding areas, and travels less than 250 miles a week. Each nurse on average, will see 5 patients a day with a total patient load of 15-20. Our focus is on compassionate and quality patient care.

Under the supervision of the nursing department’s management, the RN assumes the responsibility for the nursing processes of assessment, diagnosis, outcomes identification, planning, implementation, and evaluation needed to deliver safe, evidence based care within their scope of practice.

Essential Functions - Inpatient RN:

  • Provides direct patient care.

  • Demonstrates applied knowledge base in areas of medical/ surgical patient care, pain assessment and actions of pharmaceuticals and anesthetic agents, laboratory values, safety and legal issues and all emergency equipment.

  • Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department as outlines in the unit orientation checklist

  • Performs assessment/data collection in an ongoing and systematic manner, focusing on physiologic, psychologic and cognitive status.

  • Formulates a goal directed plan of care, which is prioritized and based on determined nursing diagnosis and patient outcomes.

  • Implements care in a knowledgeable, skilled, consistent manner in reaching the desired patient outcomes through nursing processes.

  • Establish priorities of patient care based on essential patient needs and available center resources of time, personnel, equipment and supplies.

  • Coordinates care delivery and education through collaboration with patient, family and all health care team providers to ensure safe, effective and quality patient care.

  • Performs documentation on the floor and in the patient record, in a timely, accurate and concise manner.

  • Reviews and carries out physician orders in an appropriate professional manner.

  • Performs efficiently in emergency patient situations following established protocols, remaining calm, informing appropriate persons and documenting events.

  • Follows organizational policies & procedures in providing safe patient care.

  • Attends all mandatory in services and participates in staff meetings.

  • Performs other duties as assigned / required.

  • 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.

Essential Functions - Home Health:

  • Collects and assesses initial and on-going data about the health status of the patient.

  • Initiates and/or revises an individualized plan of care that includes immediate and long-term outcomes for the patient/family and reflects the plan of the entire health care team.

  • Carries out interventions safely and in compliance with policy to facilitate achievement of expected outcomes.

  • Evaluates patient response to intervention/therapy based upon expected outcomes.

  • Provides patient education by explaining procedures, medications and giving instructions at a level the patient can understand; addresses patient’s questions and concerns; verifies patient informed consent when indicated.

  • Documents and communicates all required components of patient care.


  • ADN Degree

  • Active Kansas Nursing License

  • BLS Certification

  • Home Health RN Requirement - Valid Kansas Driver's License with acceptable driving record. Must also be insurable through medical center's insurance carrier. May be required to use personal vehicle


  • BSN Degree

  • ACLS Certification - some departments may require within 6 months of employment

  • PALS Certification

  • Specialty Certification relevant to department (including, but not limited to: Med/Surg, Critcal Care)

Requisition ID: 2020-23013

Display Department Title: Various Departments

External Company Name: The University of Kansas Health System

External Company URL: https://careers-kansashealthsystem.icims.com

Street: 514 Cleveland St