The University of Kansas Health System

  • RN Resident

    Department Nursing
    Shift Varies - Full-Time
    Requisition ID
    Position Location
  • Position Summary





    Ideal candidates would be RN’s with less than 1 year of clinical experience in an inpatient/hospital setting.


    RN Licensure is not required in order to apply for a position.  Should you be offered a position, RN licensure IS REQUIRED by the start date.  Offers are contingent upon RN licensure so please plan ahead to take boards as soon as possible.  Should you happen to fail boards, you will be eligible to apply for the next RN Residency cohort.


    A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is required within 4 years of employment for ADN associates.  Please contact Human Resources for additional information regarding RN to BSN requirements.



    Selection Process

    The interview process includes a formal interview and a simulation/case study assessment.  Interviews will be conducted on.  They will take about 30 minutes and will be held in the Human Resources Conference Room.

    ***Directions to Interview Conference Room:  Candidates will enter using the DeBakey Heart entrance area and take a left at the lobby. Proceed down the hallway to the elevators located on the left.  Take the elevator to the lower level. Human Resources is located in the basement.  Please turn right after stepping off the elevator.  


    Available RN Residency positions are based on several factors such as total number of available coaches and open positions at the time of offers.  Most offers will be made within 1 week of the interview.  All positions are full time and most positions are for night shift.


    Residency Contract & Work Commitment

    Participation in the RN Residency program requires a one(1) year work commitment.  You will be required to sign a contractual agreement valued at $5000.00. 

    Should you terminate your employment with HaysMed prior to fulfilling the commitment, you will be required to pay HaysMed the full value of the contract ($500.00).

    Work commitment is valid in departments at HaysMed in which utilize the residency program curriculum.  Physician Practice Administration clinics are not permitted.


    Residency Pay Model Plan:

    HaysMed is proud of the implementation of the residency pay model plan.  At the completion of the first year, additional compensation is awarded with successful participation in the educational programs and monthly seminars.  Additional compensation is awarded at the end of the two year contract. 


    Longevity Bonus

    HaysMed is proud to offer the Hadley Foundation longevity bonus program to Residency participants that fulfill the 2 year work commitment and continue to remain employed with HaysMed.  For more information on how to qualify for the generous bonus, please contact Human Resources.  


    Essential Functions:

    • Collects and assesses initial and on-going data about the health status of the patient.
    • Initiates and/or revises an individualized plan of care that includes immediate and long-term outcomes for the patient/family and reflects the plan of the entire health care team.
    • Carries out interventions safely and in compliance with policy to facilitate achievement of expected outcomes.
    • Evaluates patient response to intervention/therapy based upon expected outcomes.
    • Provides patient education by explaining procedures, medications and giving instructions at a level the patient can understand; addresses patient’s questions and concerns; verifies patient informed consent when indicated.
    • Documents and communicates all required components of patient care.
    • Comprehensive multidisciplinary care of the adult cardiovascular medical and surgical patient.
    • Participates in the RN Residency program by fulfilling program requirements.

    HIPAA:  This position will have access to the following Protected Health Information in order to carry out the duties related to their position at Hays Medical Center based on the following criteria:


    Primary – required (routine) to do the job;
    Secondary – required for the job, but mostly be exception; and
    None – no approved access



    Description of Information



    Patient Demographic Information (information used to identify a person): Name, Date of Birth, Address, Race, Marital Status, Religion



    Financial Information/Insurance (information related to insurance, billing and payment): Billing Information, Payer Name, Payer ID, Account Balances, Plan Elements Covered, Payment Information, Payment Rates



    Clinical Information (information that describes a patient’s health status): Diagnosis, Reports/Medical Notes, Test Results, Problem List, Procedures, History and Physical



    Coding Information (clinical information that is in (alpha) numeric format): ICD-9 Codes, Rev Codes, CPT Codes



    Education/Experience: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing (BSN required or must obtain within 4 years of employment); As of April 1, 2016: Cardiac Rhythms class required or must complete within six months of employment. Knowledge of general nursing theory and practice required; experience/education in care of open heart population and/or continuous renal replacement therapy; knowledge of principles, methods and techniques involved in performing general nursing services and adapting or modifying standards of nursing practices for care of specific medical cases.


    Certificates and Licenses: Current Registered Nurse (RN) licensure in the State of Kansas or has work permit from the State Board of Nursing;BLS certification required or must complete BLS certification with in the first two weeks of employment.


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