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Advanced, Patient-Centered Care

Nursing opportunities in advanced medicine

At The University of Kansas Health System, nurses deliver world-class patient care in an environment where opinions are respected, professionalism is rewarded, and teamwork is valued. Nurses come here to perform at the leading edge of their profession – to be an integral part of medical breakthroughs and to handle complex cases that community hospitals rarely, if ever, see.

Advanced care

As a center for advanced medicine, The University of Kansas Health System plays an essential role in keeping people healthy in the Kansas City area and throughout Kansas and surrounding states. Patients count on The University of Kansas Health System to deliver specialized care and services unavailable anywhere else in the region.

The University of Kansas Health System is proud to partner with the University of Kansas Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health to help educate the next generation of health care professionals. We also collaborate on research projects and clinical trials that lead to the latest medical discoveries and treatments for our patients.

Nursing careers at KU Hospital

Patient-centered care

While The University of Kansas Health System needs nurses with highly advanced skills, we also understand the importance of the human side of health care. Our nurses treat each patient with dignity and compassion. They're dedicated to keeping patients comfortable and meeting both their physical and emotional needs.

As a member of our nursing staff, you'll have a chance to care for patients with all kinds of medical conditions. The University of Kansas Health System has the area's only nationally verified Level I Trauma Center and the region's only adult Burn Center with multiple accreditations.

We're also home to highly respected programs for cancer diagnosis and treatment, cardiology, cardiothoracic and cardiovascular surgery, organ transplantation, polycystic kidney disease, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and epilepsy treatment.

A multispecialty network of support

No matter which nursing specialty you choose, The University of Kansas Health System takes a multidisciplinary approach to patient care. You'll work alongside an experienced team of physicians, registered nurses, health care assistants, senior nursing associates and unit clerks.

Each unit also has a nurse manager, clinical nurse educator, nursing care coordinator, dietitian, pharmacist, social worker and physical, occupational and respiratory therapists. As an academic medical center, nurses here have around-the-clock access to physicians to help manage changes in patient status. Working as a team, our staff ensures the very best outcomes for our patients.

Orientation and training

Newly hired nursing staff members receive seven days of general hospital orientation, including safety and customer service training. Nursing units also provide several weeks of orientation and training designed to meet the specialized needs of their patients.

Clinical nurse educators, nurse clinicians and nurse managers participate in the orientation and training process, which is tailored to fit individual needs – from nursing novice to experienced professional. Each new employee is also assigned a preceptor or mentor to help further develop his or her nursing skills and knowledge.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information.

Read more about Unit 66's Quality RoundsQuality rounds result in exemplary outcomes

Nurses on Unit 66, a medical progressive care area specializing in pulmonary hypertension, recently strengthened their assessment process through additional daily quality rounds, which ensures patient safety is always at the forefront. Read more.