Stormont-Vail Healthcare Health Connections Staff Nurse (Transitional Care) in Topeka, Kansas


The Health Connections Staff Nurse assumes responsibility and accountability for a group of patients for a designated time frame and provides care to these patients. Using the nursing process, the consultation nurse facilitates access to the health care system and/or negotiates a satisfactory resolution to the client’s problem. The Health Connections Staff Nurse is accountable for quality assessment, efficient managed care, and client satisfaction in collaboration with the health care team. The HC nurse gathers patient information, health history, verification of orders, and scheduling if needed for outpatient procedures including surgical procedures and outpatient endoscopy procedures and documents all information within EPIC. She/he is also responsible to make outbound calls for patients with outpatient procedures to assess outcomes, reinforce discharge instructions, and patient satisfaction. The Health Connections Staff Nurse is expected to work closely with providers, nurses, and all other members of the organization by demonstrating effective communication, teaching, and negotiating skills.

The delivery of professional nursing care at Stormont Vail Health is guided by Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring and the theory of Shared governance, both of which are congruent with the mission, vision, and values of the organization. Watson’s Caring Theory ensures the development of therapeutic relationships and involves human beings and their spirit in every aspect of care delivery, and is demonstrated through the implementation of ten (10) carative behaviors:

  1. Attentive listening

  2. Comforting

  3. Honesty

  4. Patience

  5. Responsibility

  6. Providing information to allow informed decisions

  7. Touch

  8. Sensitivity

  9. Respect

Calling the patient by name


Graduate of an accredited school of nursing; BSN preferred; current RN licensure in the State of Kansas; meets educational preparation or other qualifications within specified time frames as determined/outlined by specific department policy; two or more years of ambulatory nursing or medical surgical nursing required; experience in a broad base of nursing preferred; knowledgeable and proficient in computer skills and possess basic typing skills.