We Are Hiring
The Observation Unit is an 20-bed department that is an extension of the Emergency Department. Patients from the ER whose stay is less than 24 hours and who need extended care, but do not necessarily need to be admitted to the hospital are the majority of the patient population.
Our nurses work together as a team and care for each other as family. Our associates are incredibly supportive of each other and are candid in their abilities knowing that they have a team standing behind them.
Become a Nurse at Ascension! Contact Misty with any questions!
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Why Join Ascension?
Ascension Via Christi is the largest healthcare provider in the state of Kansas and is nationally recognized. The ministry operates a network of hospitals, home care services, clinics, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, and other health services. We provide care in 22 cities; and employ approximately 6,300 employees.
Our benefits and culture are two aspects of Via Christi that we feel set us apart. We offer tuition reimbursement that is available to both part-time and full-time associates in any position. In Wichita, we also offer child care for day shift workers through our Child Development Center. We also offer a unique program, Breaking Bread, that allows employees to join senior leaders for a meal and conversation about what is working well and ways we can work together to improve. It’s one small way we give employees a voice and work together to offer the best care possible for our patients. Other reasons to join the Ascension Via Christi team include:
More Than a Job: Working for Ascension is more than just a job. It’s a career where your talent and passion for delivering quality healthcare can make a difference for patients, team members, and the community.
Opportunity for You to Impact Your Local Community: In the 2016 fiscal year, Via Christi provided $77.8 million in community benefit by providing free medical care to persons living in poverty, educating health professionals, and supporting local community health efforts
A Passionate Team: Ascension associates are leaders who follow their heart. We give, grow, connect and provide care; together as a team we are committed to our mission of serving the poor and vulnerable.
In Wichita, we were voted Best in Town by the Wichita Eagle’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards and named in Becker’s Healthcare 2017 list of 100 hospitals and health systems with great oncology, neurosurgery and spine programs.
What You Will Do
As an Associate with Via Christi Health, you will have the opportunity to coordinate and facilitate patient admissions or transfers according to patient acuity, bed availability, and required services.
Collaborates with the nursing staff and multidisciplinary team members to place patient in appropriate level of care to achieve desired outcomes. Coordinates as liaison between physician requestors for consultants and specialty consultants.
Initiates care management process including pre-registration and insurance verification.
Stays informed of changes in managed care and communicates procedural and financial impact to admitting physicians during the reservation/scheduling process.
Reviews medical reports from referring hospitals or physician offices and relays information to nursing unit. Develops relationships with referral sources and admission decision makers.
Maintains documentation of communications with physician/service referrals for legal, medical, statistical, and process improvement purposes.
Follows up with referring entities for ease of access, marketing, evaluation and quality improvement.
Coordinates education and development of internal staff and external departments to ensure understanding of intake review and approval process.
What You Will Need
BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 3 Months (90 days) of hire date or job transfer date.
Licensed Registered Nurse credentialed from the Kansas Board of Nursing obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.
Diploma from an accredited school/college of nursing required by hire date or job transfer date.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.
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