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Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill

About us

University Health (UH) has all the things you expect from a great health system. With two acute care academic hospital locations, the largest, most comprehensive behavioral health program in the area, a long-term care facility and multiple primary care practices, UH provides the highest quality care – from routine screenings to the most complicated cases. We are the primary teaching hospital for the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, so our doctors are academic specialists who teach tomorrow’s doctors the very latest updates. University Health Truman Medical Center, our downtown campus, is one of the busiest Level One Trauma Center in the city. Providers offer the full range of services with specialties in chronic disease management, high risk pregnancy and sleep disorders along with the state-of-the art Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Center. University Health 1, located at 2101 Charlotte Street is an outpatient care and day-surgery center, with sixteen clinics including Sabates Eye Center, Plastic Surgery, Hernia repair and Medical Imaging with Siemens 3D Mammography. At University Health 2, 2211 Charlotte St, providers offer Primary and Women's Care. In eastern Jackson County, University Health Lakewood Medical Center sits on 300 acres of beautiful wooded grounds. We are a community hospital providing the continuum of care— from emergency medicine to a nationally-certified orthopaedic joint replacement program — as well as The Family Birthplace, We have several family medical care centers and a radiology center, Medical Imaging Eastland, that provides the latest in technology and specialized breast cancer care. Mission University Health is an academic health center providing accessible, state-of-the-art quality healthcare to our community regardless of the ability to pay.

Nursing opportunities


The nursing division at University Health 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 University Health 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.

Nursing 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.

Clinical ladder

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 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.