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The University of Kansas Health System Graduate Nurse - Behavioral Health & Psychiatric Areas in KANSAS CITY, Kansas


This posting is for Fall 2020 nursing graduates. Interviews will take place October 19 - October 30. Candidates will be contacted by email for interviews.

The University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City offers nationally recognized psychiatry and behavioral sciences services. As the only academic medical center in Kansas, the health system offers care for children, adolescents and adults. We are committed to high-quality, effective patient care through a team of board-certified psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric social workers, experienced psychiatric nurses, occupational therapists and other professionals.

Strawberry Hill - Adult Psychiatry

The need for inpatient adult mental and behavioral healthcare services is growing locally and across the country. The Strawberry Hill location will help The University of Kansas Health System meet the urgent need for short-term, comprehensive care for conditions such as major depression, anxiety disorder and post-partum depression. Once renovations are complete, all inpatient adult mental and behavioral health beds currently on the main campus and at the Prairie Ridge Campus will move to the new facility. The facility will open with 47 beds, providing the space needed to care for hundreds of additional patients every year.

Our adult mental health nurses (AMHNs) are registered nurses who focus on supporting the optimal development of patients as well as the coordination and delivery of mental healthcare with each patient's family. As one of the largest group of healthcare providers who meet with adults, our nurses are vital to mental health promotion and early intervention. Our mental health nurses bring a particular orientation to their work, the value of the relationship, a focus on health, and a view of the patient in relation to social systems such as work, school, and community (American Nurses Association, 1985). These nurses provide our patients with direct patient care, interacting with all staff daily and helping to oversee the safety of the units. They provide ongoing medical and psychosocial assessments during a patient's stay, administering medications, taking vitals, connecting to daily support groups, patient education and review of safety protocols. Our nursing staff uses a holistic approach to patient care and wellness, and they serve as patient advocates throughout each patient's stay, using an approach of healing the mind, soul, spirit and body.

Marillac - Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

At Marillac, we specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental, behavioral and developmental disorders in children and adolescents. Our interdisciplinary team includes board-certified child psychiatrists – medical doctors with at least three years of residency training in general psychiatry and an additional two years in child psychiatry – as well as some of the area's leading licensed psychologists, psychiatric social workers, experienced psychiatric nurses, occupational therapists and other professionals as needed. Our hospital team is committed to providing compassionate and expert care for children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral health challenges. Admission screenings by a qualified mental health professional are available in person. Referring providers can obtain consultation with a physician by phone. Recent expansions have increased the total number of beds to over 70. This 17-acre campus is the only one of its kind located in Johnson County, KS and provides treatment specifically for children and adolescents. With the help of board certified child psychiatrist and behavioral & expressive therapists; Marillac provides care 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

  • The Graduate Nurse 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.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

*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.


  • AHA BLS Certification

  • Registered Nurse in State of Kansas (or multistate)

  • For ADN prepared nurses; must complete BSN within five years of hire

Requisition ID: 2020-24900

Display Department Title: Marillac & Strawberry Hill

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

Street: 4000 Cambridge Street