Building You: Wesley hiring more nurses, adds to 1,400 nurse team
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Wesley Medical Center is hiring for various nursing positions.
Wesley currently employs 1,470 nurses across four campus in the Greater Wichita area. The head of nursing said they are always hiring for more nurses.
“(Nurses) are there for our patients and their families at the good times and the rough times. And, our nursing staff are the heart and soul of the healthcare team,” said Jane Ritter, chief nursing officer for Wesley.
According to the US Labor of Bureau Statistics, “employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 7 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations.”
“There is ongoing demand. Also, we see that a good portion of the current workforce is going to be retiring soon, so that will almost double the growth opportunities. I think anybody who wants to get a good job, I mean healthcare is a place to look,” said Keith Lawing, president and chief executive officer of the Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas.
Registered nurse, Kylee Trautwein, enjoys working in the coronary care unit at Wesley.
“I want to make sure that my patients and their families are all in the same understanding and up-to-date on what’s going on, because it can be confusing. It can be scary. I just do my best to make their hospital stay as smooth as possible,” said Trautwein.
She said nurses must excel in communication skills and critical thinking skills.
“We want to be your advocate. We want you to get better and go home. We want to get you out of the ICU. We don’t want you to stay,” said Trautwein.
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