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Nurse Clinical/UKHC

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Nurse Clinical/UKHC
Requisition Number NR06916
Working Title RN/Behavioral Health INTERNSHIP
Department Name H6140:Psychiatric Services
Work Location Lexington
Grade Level 10
Salary Range $22.51-33.83/hour
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education


Required Related Experience

No experience required.

Required License/Registration/Certification

Active Kentucky RN license, Temporary Work Permit (TWP), Provisional License or active compact state RN license that is in good standing and American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support certification for the Healthcare Provider valid for at least 6 months after employment date

Physical Requirements

The essential functions for this position include the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull 50-100 pounds on a daily basis and 25-50 pounds frequently; as well as stand, walk and sit for long periods of time. The conditions of work may involve exposure to communicable diseases, hazards of radiation, and injury from intractable patients or sharp instruments.


Must be able to work a variety of 8 or 12-hour Day/Evening/Night shifts each week; must also be available to work weekends and holidays.

Job Summary

The Behavioral Health Internship is a 16 week, intensive, on the job training program. Internship will include classroom, online modules and clinical experience with preceptors on a variety of behavioral health units at Good Samaritan and Eastern State Hospital. Must agree to work a minimum of 12 months following completion of the behavioral health internship. Employment following the 16 week internship may be at either Good Samaritan Behavioral Health unit or Eastern State Hospital depending on where the need is. Hours of employment may be on any shift and on any day of the week. RNs in the Behavioral Health unit at UK Good Samaritan provide care to psychiatric patients from 11 years old and up. Patient conditions include a wide range of acute psychiatric illnesses, including bipolar disorder, substance abuse, ADHD, psychotic disorders, mood disorders, PTSD, and depressive disorders.
The RN may also provide coverage for Psychiatric Intake through the emergency department. The new Eastern State Hospital opened in Sept 2013, providing recovery-focused, individualized care in a supportive environment that features the latest in mental health treatment. The original Eastern State opened in 1824 and cared for individuals for 189 years, making it the second-oldest psychiatric hospital l in the country until the opening of the new Eastern State Hospital. Building on that legacy, the new 300,000 sq ft, 239 bed facility provides an extensive range of inpatient mental health services, both acute and long-term, to adults living within the 50 counties surrounding Fayette County.

The primary responsibilities for this position consist of providing total, comprehensive, continuous and patient centered care which includes: assessing, documenting, planning, implementing, teaching, developing, and evaluating a comprehensive nursing plan of care; delivering direct patient care; ensuring patient satisfaction; training and delegating duties for Nursing Care Technicians (Nursing Assistant); and adhering to University policies and procedures as well as federal, state and local regulations.

Furthermore, this environment supports collaborative efforts among the nursing staff and the team of physicians to increase communication and enhance expected patient outcomes. This includes utilization of the nursing process in conjunction with a comprehensive patient-centered plan of care, ensuring patient satisfaction. The University of Kentucky recognizes the sanctity of the relationship between the health care professional and the patient. Therefore, all UK HealthCare employees commit to providing excellent service and promoting a positive image while adhering to the following UK HealthCare Behavioral Expectations and Standards: * Customer Centered A customer is every person we come into contact with during our workday. * Service Focused Being flexible, courteous and respectful while anticipating and fulfilling the needs of our customers. * Quality Driven Quality is the foundation of everything we do. It is our desire to provide exceptional service to every patient and customer we serve. * Resource Wise Careful, efficient and responsible management of our resources is vital to our success. * Growth Oriented Attract, develop and retain highly skilled and competent co-workers, which will in turn achieve customer loyalty and promote the growth of UK HealthCare.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

The ideal candidate will have the following: knowledge of Maslows eight Basic Human Needs and the priority within Gordons Functional Health Patterns Frame Work as well as Swansons Caring model; superb direct patient care and critical thinking skills; basic computer navigation skills and working knowledge of the internet; ability to communicate in a professional and respectful manner with patients and their families, co-workers and physicians; and strong organizational, prioritization, and delegation skill. The candidate will be highly motivated, pro-active and confident in advocating for patients and their family members. Will also enjoy working in a strong team environment and provides open, honest communication with fellow staff and physicians. In addition, the ideal candidate will possess exceptional technical skills and a proven ability to work in a team as well as independently.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience

RNs or new graduates with a strong interest in working in the behavioral health setting.

Deadline to Apply 09/25/2019
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


Posted: 2019-09-10 Expires: 2019-10-10

Career Employment at UK

UK offers fulfilling careers in diverse fields supporting our teaching, research and health care missions. We also offer a compelling benefits package, including a generous retirement savings match and a supportive work environment distinguished by a respect for the unique work-life needs of every individual. Our culture of learning also provides tremendous support and resources for ongoing education, training and development. 

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