Registered Nurses on 7Main at UK Chandler Hospital provide care for progressive care surgical (primarily colorectal and urology) and epilepsy monitoring patients. Patient conditions include uncontrolled and undiagnosed seizures as well as recovery from medical surgical procedures including gastrointestinal, vascular, abdominal, kidney and liver surgery. The Medical Surgical and Epilepsy Monitoring unit provides comprehensive inpatient progressive care for medical surgical recovery patients and extended EEG and video monitoring of seizure activity. As a part of this unit, the RN serves as an important component of the acute care team. This team is responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of multiple medical and surgical disease complications and treatment of patients suffering from seizures.
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.