Nursing at Truman Medical Centers
OverviewNursing at Truman Medical Centers
The nursing division at Truman Medical Centers is committed to creating a culture of excellence that supports our mission, vision, values, and nursing strategic plan.
We embrace shared decision making and empower TMC nurses to practice with autonomy and accountability through our shared governance structure.
Professional practice encompasses lifelong professional development, evidence based practice, diverse learning opportunities, working with interdisciplinary teams, and a well-rounded stimulating work environment. Our nurses work in collaboration with the healthcare team to drive practice changes, develop policies and procedures, and quality improvements.
Truman nurses have a voice at the table. Our professional nursing environment is positive and we offer:
- Competitive pay
- Excellent benefits
- Flexible scheduling
- Tuition reimbursement
- Wealth of educational programs
The Nursing Workforce Development Department supports many continuing education programs, including Basic Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Neonatal Resuscitation, and Intermediate Fetal Monitoring. Most classes are free or offered at a nominal charge to employees.
Ongoing educational opportunities are based on the results from the Annual Educational Assessment. Most of the offerings include nursing continuing education credit.
We believe in providing our nurs-ing team with innovative ways to advance their education. Tuition reimbursement and nursing scholarships are available for employees who qualify and are enrolled in an accredited nursing program.
We have partnerships with local universities that includes matching scholarships and discounted tuition to further support our employees as they pursue their education.
The Clinical Ladder program recognizes and rewards our front-line nurses with the opportunity for career development and advancement while maintaining a clinical focus. Promotion occurs as the nurse advances up the clinical ladder from ''Clinical Nurse'' through sequential progression to Clinical Nurse II, III, and IV. Each step on the ladder represents increased accountability and competency, along with a promotion in increase of base pay. There is a two-year requirement of maintenance of the promotion during each step of advancement or maintenance of the Clinical Ladder.
Greetings From Amy Peters, RN, MBA, Chief Nursing Officer
"As Chief Nursing Officer, I am honored to welcome you to Truman Medical Centers (TMC), Kansas City’s essential hospital. TMC is the city’s primary teaching hospital boasting nurses and physicians who teach tomorrow’s healthcare providers the very latest updates in their respective specialties. In addition, TMC is a Level I Trauma Center, a Level III NICU (Hospital Hill), Joint Commission certified in Joint Replacement (Lakewood Campus) and Palliative Care, and was the first hospital in Kansas City to earn a Baby Friendly Designation.
I am excited for all of the amazing initiatives and programs currently underway in the TMC nursing division. At TMC, our nursing staff is consistently recognized for their engagement in organizational programs, such as Shared Governance, as well as for their high quality of patient care. To meet the demands of ever advancing technology and practice, we encourage all of our nurses to seek educational advancements and leadership roles. TMC’s Nursing Scholarship Fund and partnerships with local educational institutions allow us to sustain and grow our staff members. TMC is also one of the only Kansas City area hospitals offering weekend alternative scheduling in order to demonstrate our understanding of appropriate work/life balance.
In addition to all of the recent undertakings in TMC nursing, the division continues to work towards providing the best patient care possible as well as increasing our role within our community. We hope to engage RNs from across the area and within a variety of practice areas with hopes of growing our nursing team.
Again, I am delighted to welcome you to TMC, and truly hope you consider joining our team and becoming a Truman Nurse!"
Life in Kansas City
To the more than 2 million residents in the Kansas City metro, this is home. But not everyone knows everything going on in KC...
- KC salaries are near the US Average, but cost of living is significantly lower
- More than 100,000 college graduates enter the KC workforce each year from regional colleges and universities
- Fastest growing job markets in the Midwest
- Revitalized urban core living: lofts, apartments
- Explosive suburban growth
- KC region offers premier educational opportunities at every level
- Award winning programs can be found throughout colleges and universities
- One-of a kind dining options
- Unlimited shopping resources
- Vibrant night life
- Attractions to fill your free time
- Multi-million dollar venues
- Live music
- World-class museums of classic and contemporary art
- Performing arts: ballet, opera, Broadway shows, symphony
- Ethnic events and festivals to celebrate KC’s unique diverse population
- More sports teams than you could ask for
BenefitsTruman Medical Centers offers a comprehensive benefits program with a variety of options for employees and their families.
- Prescription Drug
- Employee Assistance Program
- Employee Wellness Program
- Paid Time Off
- Short-term Disability Plan
- Jury Duty Leave
- Bereavement Leave
- Military Leave
- Educational Assistance
- Nursing Scholarships
- Tuition Discount Opportunities with Local Academic Partners
- Pre-Tax 403(b) w/Employer Match
- After-Tax Roth 403(b)
- Retirement Planning Consulting Services
FAQsHow will I know if TMC received my application?
You will receive an email at the email address listed on your application letting you know your application was successfully submitted. Make sure to use an email address that you check often, as most communication about positions is through email.
I submitted an application, but no one has contacted me to set up an interview?
Once your application/resume has been submitted, it will be sent to a recruiter who will review your application. Based upon your experience and your qualifications, you may be contacted to set up an interview or testing. However, an interview is not guaranteed. Make sure your contact information and email address is always updated.
How do I apply for a position?
All of TMC's open positions are located online at www.trumed.org, under the Careers section. You can review a list of our openings and apply for any position for which you are qualified. The webpage is updated on a daily basis, so check back often.
Please note TMC does not accept faxed or mailed resumes. You will need to apply online for a position.
If I submitted my application, will it automatically be kept on file?
Resumes are kept on file for up to one year. However, we strongly recommend applying for each position you are interested in.
How long will it take to complete a profile?
If you are a returning user, you will need to log-in and make sure your application and resume are up to date, then submit it to the position you are applying for.
If you are a new user, you will need to complete a profile and resume. This takes about 10 to15 minutes, depending on the information you are submitting.
How can I determine if I'm qualified for a position?
Looking at the minimum requirements of a position will tell you if you are qualified. If you meet those requirements, we urge you to apply for the position.
How do I check the status of my application?
You will be contacted if selected for an interview or testing. If you are not selected, you will receive an email explaining that you have not been selected for the position.
How do I save the completed portion of my application if I'm not finished?
There is not an option to save a partial resume. You will need to either start over when you have time or submit your application as is. Make sure when you fill out an application you have time to submit the entire form and resume.
How do I update and change my profile?
You will need to log-in and click the tab at the top titled â€œmy profile.â€ Update any new information and make sure you submit it at the bottom when you are complete. You will also need to submit the second page. Once you have updated your application, it will update all previous applications you have submitted.
Do I have to build/attach a resume before completing my application?
Yes, your application will not be considered for the position unless there is a resume attached or built to it.
How do I withdraw from a position?
You can call the front desk of the HR Department to let them know you are no longer interested in a position. Please make sure to give the correct title and requisition number and they will forward to the appropriate recruiter.
Can I delete positions attached to my profile?
There is not an option for removing positions from your profile. Once you have submitted an application, it has gone through the system. If you are no longer interested in a position, you will need to call HR to let them know. Please have the name of the position and requisition number.
What do I do if I forget my password to log on?
You will need to call the help desk at 1-877-560-4084. They will ask for your log-in email and other information to verify you are the correct person. They will then email your password to your email account that you use to log-in. They cannot give you your password over the phone, so please make sure you are near a computer to look at your email.
EventsIt’s a great time to be a nurse at Truman Medical Centers. We are in search of experienced nurses to staff our acute inpatient units as well as procedural and ambulatory clinics. TMC is hiring positions from bedside registered nurses to nursing leadership.
Meet our staff and leadership at the next careers event to discuss everything from available positions to Kansas City relocation assistance.
* No career fairs at this time. Please check back soon!
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Nurse EducationNursing Orientation
Nursing orientation is a structured process that is individualized to assist both experienced nurses and new graduates to successfully integrate into the work setting. Working in concert with nursing leadership, the unit based educators assist with unit-specific competency based education. The unit educator partners with the new hires to ensure a successful transition into independent practice.
Nurse Residency Programs
Truman Medical Centers' nurse residency programs provide a structured 3 to 6 month clinical and classroom program that provides the new graduate nurse or inexperienced RN with the opportunity to increase knowledge, education, technical skills and professional behaviours. Built on Benner's model from ''Novice to Expert'' the clinical nurse resident will be able to demonstrate competency in direct patient care through a formulated and supervised clinical experience. Residency programs are available in Med-Surg, Perinatal, Critical Care, Emergency Department, and Perioperative.
As an academic medical center, TMC partners with strong nursing programs across the greater Kansas City area. We share training affiliations with several schools including the University of Missouri-Kansas City, William Jewell School of Nursing, Penn Valley Community College, and University of Central Missouri. Whether students are pursuing a BSN or MSN, Truman Medical Centers offers a stimulating learning experience.