Nursing Specialties

nursing specialties at North Kansas City HospitalNorth Kansas City Hospital is proud of the extensive, high-quality inpatient and outpatient services we offer. Nurses here have unlimited opportunities to work in a variety of exciting clinical settings, contribute to nursing goals and utilize the latest technology as they provide specialized care. Experienced and graduate nurses are welcome to apply for positions in one of our six Centers of Excellence. These centers include:

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Nurses here are part of a healthcare team that uses innovative, state-of-the-art technology to help patients have shorter hospital stays, quicker recovery times and less pain. Surgeons at our Minimally Invasive Surgery Center of Excellence treat a wide range of conditions using options like the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System—the most advanced surgical technology available today. The Center’s team performs thousands of robotic, laparoscopic and arthroscopic procedures each year—most on an outpatient basis.

Cancer Care

Cancer Care at North Kansas City Hospital offers solid opportunities for exceptionally compassionate nurses who want to make a difference in the lives of our cancer patients and their families. Nurse navigators, nurses, board-certified oncologists, oncology surgeons and other multidisciplinary healthcare providers work together to provide timely and exceptional care. The Center is nationally recognized and accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Through our partnership with the University of Kansas Cancer Center, patients have access to options that are exclusively available at a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center.

Cardiac Care

Cardiac Care at North Kansas City Hospital offers nurses an exciting, fast-paced, high-tech environment. Our team is dedicated to providing safe, high-quality and innovative patient care. The Center has Cycle IV accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers. It is also recognized by the American Heart Association as a Heart Attack Receiving Center. Our team of board-certified physicians, surgeons, nurses and staff deliver excellent care in a cooperative setting. The collaboration and chemistry among our nurses, support staff and the physicians on our medical team is the key to our success. Each team member is carefully selected for their passion, sensitivity, expertise, knowledge and patient focus. Together, they help provide hope and healing to every life they touch.

Emergency Services

Emergency nursing is challenging, exciting and requires ongoing training in trauma care and other lifesaving skills. Our team of registered nurses and board-certified emergency medicine physicians care for nearly 70,000 patients each year. The Emergency Department is an Accredited Chest Pain Center, and has maintained Level II Trauma designation for 30 years. The ER gives patients access to physicians who specialize in trauma surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedics, plastic surgery and much more.

Orthopedic Services

Our highly skilled orthopedic nurses have helped our orthopedic service line achieve national recognition for excellence. Orthopedic Care has a 99 percent compliance score according to the surgical care core measures established by The Joint Commission. Orthopedic services offers premier programs in spine and shoulder surgery, joint replacement surgery and nonsurgical care rehabilitation services.

Women’s Health

Women's Health has the largest maternity program in the area, and we're proud of our excellent, compassionate care. Women's Health offers nurses opportunities to practice family-centered nursing with an emphasis on labor and delivery, lactation or Neonatal Intensive Care. We have the Northland's only single-room, level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Through a partnership with Children’s Mercy Hospital, our NICU is staffed by advanced practice nurse practitioners. Nurses work as a team with board-certified OB/GYN, pediatric and neonatal physicians, as well as therapists, social workers and dedicated support staff. Together, the team achieves excellent patient outcomes and consistently high patient satisfaction scores.

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Hadleigh Registered Nurse Intensive Care Unit

"I came to NKCH from another hospital about three years ago. I chose North Kansas City Hospital because of its great reputation as a trauma center. I wanted to gain experience in critical care nursing, and with three different ICU's, I knew I would get that experience here. I love being a nurse at NKCH because I’m always challenged. Not a single shift passes where I haven’t learned something. The relationships I have built here have shaped me into the nurse I am today. NKCH is my home."

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Intensive Care Unit