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University of Missouri Hospitals and Clinics

AJN The American Journal of Nursing: January 1996 - Volume 96 - Issue 1 - p 107
Career Guide 1996: New Dimensions in Nursing

University Hospital and Clinics; Children's Hospital; Rusk Rehabilitation Center; One Hospital Drive; Columbia, MO 65212; (314) 882-8701 or (800) 622-6914; Terry Jackson, RN; Nurse Recruitment

Ellis Fischel Cancer Center; 115 Business Loop 70 West; Columbia, MO 65203; (314) 882-7553 or (800) 622-6914; Denise Mattoni; Nurse Recruitment

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Join the health care team that reaches more mid-Missourians than any other provider-University of Missouri Hospitals and Clinics in Columbia Missouri. Our academic health center, with a total of 460 beds, had more than 14,000 inpatient admissions and nearly 350,000 outpatient clinic visits during 1994.

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University Hospital and Clinics offers the only level I trauma and helicopter ambulance service in mid-Missouri, six intensive care units including the area's only burn unit, transplantation programs, a same-day surgery center, eye institute and a diabetes center.

Children's Hospital, a hospital within University Hospital, is the largest and most comprehensive pediatric health care facility in mid-Missouri. It offers the highest level neonatal and pediatric intensive care units in the region. More than 30 pediatric specialty services are available, including the area's only pediatric surgeons.

(Figure 1) Ellis Fischel Cancer Center is a medical and surgical hospital that specializes in the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer through a multidisciplinary approach. It is the only hospital in Missouri dedicated exclusively to cancer care.

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Rusk Rehabilitation Center offers specialized treatment for people with physical and cognitive disabilities, including spinal cord injuries, head injuries, stroke, neuromuscular diseases and musculoskeletal injuries. The center is CARF- and JCAHO-accredited.

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Professional Climate

We offer our professionals experience in acuity-based staffing, a clinical ladder series and opportunities for specialization. You also have the option of flexible scheduling, which includes part-time or full-time positions, eight- or 12-hour shifts and per diem or weekend programs.

Where you live is as important as where you practice. Columbia offers a unique blend of cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities. Located in the heart of Missouri, the city is consistently ranked among the top 20 places to live in the nation. Just a short drive from St. Louis, Kansas City or beautiful Lake of the Ozarks, Columbia is a perfect mix of big-city living and small-community charm.

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As a member of The Staff for Life, you will practice nursing in a challenging and collaborative environment. You will enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package (along with 17 vacation days, 12 sick days, four personal days and eight paid holidays annually.) You also will receive medical and dental insurance and various retirement plan options.

All full-time employees are eligible for a generous tuition assistance program. Classes may be taken at the University of Missouri-Columbia, which offers BSN, MSN and doctoral programs through the School of Nursing. Other professional opportunities include writing for publications, conducting and assisting in research, participating in professional organizations and year-round in-service opportunities, and attending or speaking at meetings and conferences.

Member of University Hospital; Consortium; EOE/AA; For ADA accommodations call (314) 882-4997.

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