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Careers at Kearney Regional Medical Center and Platte Valley Medical Group

If you love helping patients succeed and enjoy working in a warm and friendly place full of like-minded employees deeply dedicated to quality care, KRMC may be your ideal fit.


Openings & Benefits

Our locally-managed facility is run by a board of physicians, allowing for a deep understanding of hospital principles and the healthcare industry in general.

Here, fresh perspectives are always welcome and encouraged.

Kearney Regional Medical Center offers the resources to strengthen and advance your skills with the support of a welcoming and dedicated culture.

Current Openings, Kearney Regional Medical Center

Current Openings, Platte Valley Medical Group

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Current Openings

Kearney Regional Medical Center

Are you interested in KRMC, but do not see a job of interest posted at this time? Please feel free to submit your application, resume, and interested positions here.

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Cardiology Abstractor

Job Summary:

Responsible to collect, enter and submit reliable data to the cardiology databases that KRMC is participating with. (i.e. NCDR – Cath PCI, PVI; Mission Life Line – GWTG) Responsible for data abstraction and the analysis of clinical data from a variety of sources to promote performance improvement initiatives and maintain compliance with CMS and other regulatory standards. Reviews clinical documentation and ensures accuracy and completeness of information used for measuring and reporting process measures. Works closely with the cardiology team to identify opportunities for clinical quality improvement and other special projects that may be identified.

Full-Time

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates all aspects of the registry functions including timely data collection, data submission, quality report issues and outcomes report review and analysis
  • Based on a thorough understanding of the registry products and services, responds to requests for information to include: clinical interpretation of data element definitions, data submission process, data quality and cleaning, data submission to meet regulatory or stakeholder requirements, comparative facility/corporate report interpretation, use of outcome reports for quality data collection and interpretation for the registry.
  • Prepares training as necessary to assist with quality data collection and interpretation for the registry.
  • Using data analysis assists in developing materials for QI committees and administrative teams.
  • Participates in registry related conference calls/webinars and other education as requested.
  • Participates in Process Improvement and Quality Improvement efforts. Works with physician and management leadership to help in identifying and coordinating QI efforts based on outcomes reporting.
  • Attention to detail and ability to prioritize an organize work.
  • Maintains clear lines of communication and good working relationships with the manager, physicians and invasive cardiology staff
  • Must project a positive demeanor and tone in all interactions
  • Adaptive independence to tasks and sudden changes in priorities based on the department, physician, or patient needs
  • Maintains hospital requirements, policies and standards on confidentiality
  • Maintains regulatory requirements and complies with all organization policies
  • Recognizes occurrences and files the appropriate forms with Risk Management
  • Adheres to dress code, appearance is neat and clean.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality at all times
  • Reports to work on time and as scheduled, completes work within designated time. Overall commitment to scheduling flexibility, including voluntary time off during low volume schedules and potential overtime during high volume schedules
  • Attends required in-services, education and unit meetings. Maintains an annual 75% attendance record.
  • Takes responsibility to assess own learning needs to enhance personal and professional growth.

Requirements:

  • RN, LPN or CVT preferred
  • Previous Invasive Cardiology experience preferred
  • Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Basic computer knowledge

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Cath Lab RN- FT

Summary:

Provides direct, safe, competent and quality patient care in the Interventional Cardiology & Radiology department (also known as Cath Lab). Supports the medical care of patients requiring various invasive cardiac, peripheral vascular or interventional radiology diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Sustains a high level of patient care by communication with the patients, families, physicians and co-works to address the physical, general and psychosocial needs of the patient.

Full-Time

Responsibilities:

  • Approaches the patient, and families, in a kind, gentle and friendly manner. Communicates in a positive manner and is able to alleviate apprehension through effective pre and post procedure instructions.
  • Appropriate communication with physicians, co-workers and other hospital departments to manage and expedite safe and appropriate care of the patient. Provides complete and appropriate hand-off report to the receiving staff post procedure.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.
  • Ensures Pre-Op requirements are complete per hospital policy. (H& P present, informed consent signed, appropriate test results available, access site identified and prepared)
  • Demonstrates the ability to assess cardiopulmonary and cardiovascular systems pre, intra and post procedure. Is able to recognize, evaluate and record hemodynamics, pressure wave forms and EKG wave forms. Identifies and updates the cardiologist of any adverse physiologic changes during the procedure and is prepared to take appropriate actions in a timely manner.
  • Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques and medications.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of cardiac, emergency, anxiolytic, analgesic, anticoagulation, antiplatelet and thrombolytic drugs and IV fluids. Carries out appropriate administration per hospital policy.
  • Maintains hemostasis of a vessel post procedure using a compression device or manual compression. Recognizes potential problems associated with access sites and takes appropriate corrective actions if indicated.
  • Care and assessment of the patient is clearly documented. Assumes responsibility for the completeness, accuracy and validity of the Medical Record during the time of care until hand off to the receiving unit.
  • Adheres to sterile and aseptic techniques and practices in all procedures.
  • Demonstrates competence in preparing and cleaning of Cath Lab suites before and between cases.
  • Performs set-up and calibration of various equipment in the cath lab. Ensures equipment is properly maintained. Alerts the manager &/or the Biomed department of any equipment malfunction immediately and fills out appropriate work orders.
  • Assists cardiologist during procedures by operating ancillary equipment, anticipating and obtaining catheters, wires and other necessary inventory and medications as ordered.
  • Assists and collaborates with Pharmacy staff in the maintenance and proper storage of medications.
  • Assists and collaborates with the Supply Chain department in the restocking of supplies and assists in notifying the Manager or responsible personnel of shortages.
  • Assists with the appropriate maintenance of digital images, department logs and other case information after a procedure.
  • If cross-trained, functions as a scrub assistant to the cardiologist. Using the principles of sterile technique, aids in the technical performance of the diagnostic and interventional procedures in the cath lab, or at the bedside for emergent procedures as needed.
  • In the absence of the Manager, demonstrates the ability to make decisions to guarantee the appropriate care and safety of the patient.
  • Assists with Process Improvement and Quality Improvement activities as assigned. Recognizes occurrences and files the appropriate forms with Risk Management.
  • Attends required in-services, education and unit meetings. Maintains an annual 75% attendance record.
  • Maintains current BLS and ACLS certifications.
  • Takes responsibility to assess own learning needs to enhance personal and professional growth
  • Overall commitment to scheduling flexibility, including voluntary time off during low volume schedules and overtime during high volume schedules. Takes Call, as scheduled, and consistently responds within the 30 minute response time.
  • Maintains regulatory requirements and complies with all organizational policies.

Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  • Current Registered Nurse licensure in the State of Nebraska
  • Current BLS certification
  • Current ACLS certification, or certification within six months of employment
  • 1 year of critical care experience preferred

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Case Management/Utilization Review Registered Nurse (RN)

Job Summary:

Responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the needs of patients for discharge planning. Discharge planning is coordinated with physicians, nursing, patient and significant others who have an ongoing caring relationship with the patient. Responsible for assuring high quality, cost efficient medical outcomes. This includes those who may have Medicare, Medicaid, HMO or private insurance to cover their stay in various units. Utilization review procedures include those having the need for inpatient and or outpatient precertification/ preauthorization. Knowledge of criteria for Medicare, Medicaid coverage and that of HMO or private insurers.

Full-Time

Monday-Friday

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for performing assessments on high-risk patients to determine discharge planning needs.
  • Establish effective rapport with other employees, professional support service staff, patients, families and physicians.
  • Able to communicate with physician regarding discharge planning needs of the patient. Assists the physician to facilitate post-hospital care.
  • Documents discharge planning in an ongoing manner.
  • Responsible for home care needs being met by the time of discharge, with a goal of arrangements completed 24 hours prior to discharge when date of discharge is known.
  • Accurately determines type of assistance/setting/resources necessary for the patient/family and provides appropriate resources/assistance list of facilities.
  • Identify appropriate alternative and non-traditional resources and demonstrate creativity in managing each case to fully utilize all available resources.
  • Actively participates in Utilization Review Committee, QI, varying team meetings and other meetings as appropriate.
  • Consults other departments as appropriate to collaborate on patient care and performance improvement activities.
  • Review for precertification/preauthorization requests for medical necessity. Able to provide insurance companies with proper clinical information.
  • Review patient charts for medical necessity, reviewing clinical information for concurrent review, extending the Length of stay for inpatients as appropriate.

Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BSN preferred.
  • 2 years of acute care experience preferred.
  • 1 year of case management/utilization review preferred.

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Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Job Summary:

Prepares, measures, and administers radiopharmaceuticals for use in diagnostic and therapeutic studies. Performs and assists with nuclear medicine studies in hospital and at our outreach hospitals. Is responsible for patient safety protocols. Maintains all federal, state, local and regulatory agency requirements. Participates in CQI activities.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepares, measures and administers radiopharmaceuticals per department protocols and policy.
  • Performs daily QC per department protocols and policy.
  • Performs highest quality imaging consistent with prescribed examination, and accurate documentation.
  • Uses scanners or scintillation cameras for detection of radiation emitted to produce image of organ.
  • Performs daily area surveys and weekly wipe tests.
  • Measures radioactivity using a survey meter.
  • Follows radiation safety techniques and policies in the use and disposal of radioactive materials.
  • Provides care appropriate to condition and age of the patient, from pediatric through geriatric.
  • Instructs and prepares patient for imaging examinations.
  • Able to assess patient pain interfering with imaging procedure; makes appropriate physician contact for intervention.
  • Responsible for the care and safety of patients undergoing imaging exams.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Practices medical and surgical aseptic procedures.
  • Provides radiation protection following the ALARA principles.
  • Takes call after regular department hours according to employee schedule.
  • Maintains accurate QC logs, service records, etc.
  • Completes all work before clocking out and leaving
  • Understands and practices proper use of all equipment.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by the department manager.

Requirements:

  • High school graduate; bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • One year experience preferred as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist.
  • Graduation from approved school of Radiology Sciences with certification in nuclear medicine.
  • Registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT), and/or Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB)
  • Certified by the State of Nebraska to practice and administer radiopharmaceuticals.
  • Current BLS certification.
  • Current compliance with Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements for specialty (ies) as appropriate.
  • Must obtain valid driver’s license, insurance, and able to operate a motor vehicle.

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Certified Surgical Technologist

Job Summary:

Assists surgeon during operative and invasive procedures. Assesses operating room for equipment functioning and readiness, obtains supplies for individual cases and ensures all appropriate needs of surgical operating team are met. Participates in departmental staff meetings and performance improvement activities.

Full-Time

Responsibilities:

  • Interacts professionally with patient and family.
  • Provides patient with explanations and verbal reassurance, as necessary.
  • Notifies appropriate licensed personnel when patient complains of pain.
  • Adapts procedures to meet individual needs of neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients for treatment.
  • Prepares room in a timely manner with all anticipated instruments, sutures, supplies and equipment for each individual surgical procedure.
  • Demonstrates competence in care of specimens and accurately handles specimens at all times.
  • Assists in positioning, prepping and draping of patients for surgical procedures.
  • Accurately completes operating room counts (instruments, sponges, needles); follows proper procedure in the event of incorrect count; reports all discrepancies to Circulating RN and surgeon and/or corrects immediately.
  • Carries out medical/surgical asepsis during treatments/procedures.
  • Maintains safe environment for patient, co-workers and self, per hospital policies and procedures.
  • Checks all equipment/instruments needed, prior to each procedure to ensure proper functioning.
  • Protects patient’s sensitivities and right to privacy; closely observes patient with minimal disturbance.
  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families.
  • Follows aseptic technique, when opening sterile supplies and setting up procedures.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Sets up, scrubs and prepares for procedures at least 15 minutes prior to scheduled time, unless otherwise directed by Circulating RN or Nurse Manager.
  • Performs services requiring technical or manual skills under the direction of Circulating RN.
  • Always maintains an orderly and sterile instrument table for the purpose of efficiency; follows department standard set up.
  • Anticipates needs of surgeon during intraoperative phase.
  • Cleans and prepares rooms between procedures and after last case; restocks supplies, when necessary and organizes effectively for end-of-case clean up.
  • Follows written procedures for steam sterilization; knows responsibilities and the necessity for chemical and biological monitoring.
  • Consults with other staff members, when in question or unfamiliar with equipment or procedure.
  • Regularly collaborates with other members of the nursing team, in order to maintain equipment and supplies for surgical procedures.
  • Establishes and maintains effective communication and good working relationship with co‑workers for the patient’s benefit
  • Makes decisions reflecting knowledge of facts and good judgment within the Operating Room Technician’s scope of practice.
  • Makes decisions reflecting knowledge of assigned case and instruments and/or trays to be pulled for the procedure.

Requirements:

  • Must have completed Surgical Technologist Program.
  • Certification in Surgical Technology preferred.
  • Current BLS Certification.

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CT/X-Ray Medical Radiographer (PT)

Job Summary:

Performs a variety of imaging procedures including CT/XRAY procedures, and is responsible for patient safety protocols. Functions as the first line interface with customers in the successful accomplishment of their imaging needs. Participates in CQI activities.

Part-Time

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the care and safety of patients undergoing treatment and use of equipment to minimize hazards of electric shock, burns and extraneous radiation to patients.
  • Determines most suitable anatomical posture and positions and shields patients accordingly.
  • Able to assess patient pain interfering with imagining procedure; makes appropriate physician contact for intervention.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Practices medical and surgical aseptic procedures.
  • Takes call according to monthly schedule after the closing of the regular department hours.
  • Completes all work before clocking out and leaving. This includes checking with nurses’ stations.
  • Performs all quality control checks, as prescribed.
  • Maintains accurate QC logs, service records, etc.
  • Performs highest quality imaging consistent with prescribed examination; documents and deviation.
  • Interacts professionally with patient/family.
  • Understands and practices proper use of all equipment; never operates equipment inconsistent with manufacturer’s instruction.
  • Provides care appropriate to condition and age of the patient, including pediatric, geriatric and general population.
  • Performs all additional duties as assigned by the department manager.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science degree is preferred, but not required.
  • One (1) year of X-Ray & CT experience required.
  • Graduation from an AMA-approved school of Radiologic Technology.
  • Registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
  • Current BLS certification.

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Dishwasher

Job Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the Nutritional Services Director or Supervisor, the Nutritional Services Worker/Dishwasher perform a variety of patient food service and dish duties.

Full Time

Every third weekend and rotating holidays.

Responsibilities:

  • Replenishes silverware.
  • Operate and oversees dishwasher.
  • Check PPM, temperature, and chemicals of dishwasher.
  • Refill dishwater chemical.
  • Washes specified items by hand, i.e., pots, pans, knives.
  • Disposes of trash and garbage in appropriate manner and as needed.
  • Puts clean dishes and utensils away.
  • Mops floors as scheduled and as necessary.
  • Picks up dirty trays from units at specified time.
  • Fills patient intake sheet out accurately.
  • Performs special cleaning duties as assigned by the Nutritional Services Director/Supervisor.
  • Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
  • Treats patients and families with respect and dignity.
  • Observes infection prevention and control practices at all times.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.

Requirements:

  • High School graduate or equivalent.

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Emergency Department Registered Nurse (RN) - Full Time, Nights

Summary:

Provides direct and indirect patient care in the emergency department setting. Communicates with physicians about the patient’s clinical condition including hemodynamic monitoring, results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology. Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment. Participates in performance improvement and CQI activities.

Full Time

36 hours/week

Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BSN or current enrollment in BSN program preferred.
  • Current Nebraska Registered Nurse Licensure.
  • Two (2) or more years of recent clinical nursing experience, ED experience preferred.
  • Current ACLS and BLS certification.
  • PALS certification within 6 months of hire.
  • NIHSS Stroke Scale within 6 months of hire.
  • TNCC within 1 year of hire.

Responsibilities:

  • Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition.
  • Follows the five (5) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
  • Ability to monitor hemodynamic status of patient and correctly interpret the results.
  • Ability to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy. This includes neonate, pediatric, geriatric and the general patient population.
  • Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Determines staffing requirements and patterns, based on scope of services, complexity of patient acuity and fiscal resources.
  • Ability to formulate an individualized plan of care, revise plan as indicated by the patient’s response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily for effectiveness.
  • Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of cardiac monitoring, identifies dysrhythmias and treats appropriately based upon ACLS protocol.
  • Provides education to staff on performance improvement. Ability to plan and organize orientation for unit staff members. Participates in guidance and educational programs.
  • Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs.
  • Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures both in the Emergency Department.
  • Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function well under stressful situations.
  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families. Functions as a liaison between administration, patients, physicians and other healthcare providers.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served. Able to interpret data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group.
  • Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
  • Documentation meets current standards and policies.
  • Ability to quickly assess and triage a patient for care in the Emergency Department.
  • Participates in performance improvement activities.

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Emergency Department PT Days

Job Summary:

Provides direct and indirect patient care in the emergency department setting. Communicates with physicians about the patient’s clinical condition including hemodynamic monitoring, results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology. Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment. Participates in performance improvement and CQI activities.

2- 12 hour shifts

12p-12a

Responsibilities:

  • Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition.
  • Follows the five (5) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
  • Ability to monitor hemodynamic status of patient and correctly interpret the results.
  • Ability to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy. This includes neonate, pediatric, geriatric and the general patient population.
  • Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Determines staffing requirements and patterns, based on scope of services, complexity of patient acuity and fiscal resources.
  • Ability to quickly and accurately formulate an individualized plan of care, revise plan as indicated by the patient’s response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily for effectiveness.
  • Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of cardiac monitoring, identifies dysrhythmias and treats appropriately based upon ACLS protocol.
  • Ability to perform at maximum efficiency without compromising quality care.
  • Provides education to staff on performance improvement. Ability to plan and organize orientation for unit staff members. Participates in guidance and educationsl programs.
  • Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs.
  • Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures both in the Emergency Department.
  • Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function well under stressful situations.
  • Act in a composed and professional manner, especially under pressure.
  • Monitor coworkers and voice concerns in a constructive manner to minimize errors.
  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families. Functions as a liaison between administration, patients, physicians and other healthcare providers.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served. Able to interpret data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group.
  • Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
  • Documentation meets current standards and policies.
  • Ability to quickly assess and triage a patient for care in the Emergency Department.

Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BSN or current enrollment in BSN program preferred.
  • Current Nebraska Registered Nurse Licensure.
  • Two (2) or more years of recent nursing experience in a critical care setting, ED experience preferred.
  • Current ACLS and BLS certification.
  • PALS certification within 6 months of hire.
  • NIHSS Stroke Scale within 6 months of hire.
  • TNCC within 1 year of hire.

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Employee Health RN

Summary:

Provides assessment and reassessment of occupational and non-occupational injuries and illnesses. Develops and coordinates employee health education and wellness programs for the Hospital. Participates in performance improvement activities.

Full-Time

Responsibilities:

  • Assess and reassess all employees, contract employees and studentsas needed. The assessment includes a systematic and pertinent collection of data about the health status of the employee.
  • Refers employees for medical consultation as necessary.
  • Formulates a treatment plan based on the needs of the employee; re-evaluates as needed.
  • Administer employee vaccines as needed per policy.
  • Oversee employee respiratory protection program.
  • Perform employee ergonomic evaluations as needed. Refer employees for expert ergonomic evaluation as needed.
  • Orders employee blood work as needed, per employee health policies
  • Knowledgeable of activity restrictions appropriate to the severity of injury or illness.
  • Identifies and facilitates employment options to meet the healthcare needs of the employee.
  • Interacts professionally with the employee in the formation of a plan of care.
  • Follows-up with employees who are returning to work from an illness, injury or maternity leave.
  • Ensures employee health records are up-to-date.
  • Maintains employee safety as a focus of practice.
  • Meets current standards and policies with documentation.
  • Knowledge of current state, federal and local laws and regulations governing employee healthcare needs.
  • Uses appropriate reporting mechanisms as required by state laws.
  • Able to compile employee health data and prepare outcome analysis.
  • Addresses and supports cultural practices, as long as such practices do not harm others or interfere with the planned course of medical therapy.
  • Provides educational resources to the employee as appropriate.
  • Serves as a clinical resource person to staff and physicians.
  • Maintains a good working relationship within the department and with other departments.
  • Works closely with the Infection Control Department.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of policies and procedures for employee health.
  • Communicates appropriately and clearly to staff and physicians.
  • Facilitates effective patient care and professional practice through continuing education, consultations with other healthcare RNs, professional societies and journals and research.
  • Treats employees with respect and dignity.

Requirements:

  • Current license by the state of Nebraska as a registered nurse.
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing preferred.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in an acute care facility, including a minimum of one year of experience in employee health and/or occupational medicine.
  • BLS certification.

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Endoscopy Registered Nurse (RN)

Summary:

Provides direct patient care to pediatric through geriatric patient populations. Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates the care of patients undergoing endoscopic procedures. Communicates with physicians and/or anesthesia providers continuously and as needed about patient condition. Assists with procedures. Assists with maintaining equipment and inventory. Participates in performance improvement and CQI activities

Full-Time

Rotating weekend and holiday call

Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BSN or current enrollment in a BSN program preferred.
  • Current Registered Nurse licensure in the State of Nebraska.
  • Current BLS Certification.
  • Current ACLS Certification.
  • Two (2) years of experience in nursing preferred.
  • At least one (1) year of experience in endoscopy preferred.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates and supervises patient care.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform head-to-toe preprocedure assessment on all patients and reassesses intraprocedure and post procedure as needed. This includes pediatric, geriatric and the general patient population.
  • Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Ability to perform waived testing (point-of-care testing) per Clinical Laboratory’s and the patient care unit’s policies and procedures.
  • Ability to interpret results of waived tests; take appropriate action on waived tests results.
  • Electronic documentation meets current standards and policies.
  • Demonstrates ability to formulate an individualized plan of care as indicated and evaluates for effectiveness.
  • Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians in performing procedures in the Endoscopy Department.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of medications and IV fluids and their correct administration based on age of the patient and patient’s clinical condition.
  • Follows the five (5) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
  • Formulates a teaching plan based on identified patient learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning; family is included in teaching as appropriate, from pre-op to discharge.
  • Provides patient with explanation and verbal reassurance consistently.
  • Identifies physical symptoms and changes and takes appropriate action in a timely manner.
  • Ensures Pre-op Checklist is complete (H&P present, informed consent signed, test results present, surgical site identified, etc.) before the endoscopy procedure begins.
  • Demonstrates knowledge in all areas of care specific to the Endoscopy Department
  • Demonstrates knowledge of cardiac monitoring and can identify dysrhythmias.
  • Makes decisions reflecting knowledge of facts, knowledge of diseases/conditions, care required and good judgment.
  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Practices good guest relations.
  • Identifies and addresses psychosocial needs of patient and family.
  • Communicates appropriately with nurse manager, charge RN, coworkers and physicians.
  • Consults other departments, as needed and as appropriate, to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs.
  • Demonstrates ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.Utilizes initiative, strives to maintain a steady level of productivity; self starter, compatible and supportive; a team player.
  • Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.
  • Meets current documentation standards and policies and completes within the shift.
  • Carries out medical and surgical asepsis during treatments and special procedures.
  • Maintains an environment that provides the patient and family with feelings of safety and security.
  • Assists with orienting new staff members to the department.
  • Maintains a good working relationship and effective communication both within the department and with other departments for the benefit of the patient.

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Environmental Services Tech - Full Time

Summary:

Environmental Services Aides are responsible for keeping the KRMC facility safe, clean, disinfected and well maintained in compliance with federal, state, and local health codes and regulations. Responsible for disinfecting all areas of the hospital including; patient areas, diagnostic testing rooms, waiting areas, staff areas, examination rooms, operation rooms, and corridors.

Full-Time

Every other weekend; holidays

**SIGN ON BONUS AVAILABLE**

Requirements:

  • Any combination of experience and education that would demonstrate the capability to perform the duties of the position
  • Basic ability to communicate and comprehend
  • Ability to follow written and/or verbal instruction

Responsibilities:

  • Performs all assigned tasks in a professional manner to reflect the highest integrity of the Environmental Services Department.
  • Assists in cleaning and disinfecting patient rooms with hospital grade disinfection with the standards and procedures set by the department and KRMC.
  • Initiates and promotes quality improvement, seeking to meet, and exceed, customer expectations.
  • Demonstrates proper hand washing and/or sanitizing following KRMC policy and procedures.
  • Assists the engineering department by notifying them of any repairs and submitting work orders that need attention in the KRMC facility.
  • Follows directions, both verbal and written, including but not limited to infection control, environmental services, biohazard policies, and mixing of cleaning products.
  • Maintains routine records of all duties performed/areas cleaned and any problems that may arise.
  • Performs manual duties as requested (i.e., moving supplies or furniture, removing trash or scrap material).
  • Ability to do work on his/her own with only normal supervision.
  • A working knowledge of department policies in order to help train and orient new employees.
  • A thorough knowledge of how to use and maintain cleaning tools and equipment.
  • Knowledge and observance of safety precautions.
  • Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.
  • Daily use of computers and email.

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Hospitalist APRN/PA- FT Nights

Job Summary:

Responsible for providing direct patient care and coordinating collaborative patient care during assigned shifts. Consults with staff, physicians, nursing department managers, the Director of Medical Staff Affairs and CNO issues and interpretation of facility policies to ensure patient needs are met. Collaborates on performance improvement activities within the Hospitalist Program and participates in CQI activities.

Nightshift

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

6pm-6am

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the delivering patient care.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Team player willing to work collaboratively with multiple hospitalist providers, physicians, and clinical staff.
  • Communicates appropriately and clearly.
  • Abides by hospital policies and procedures.
  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and family. Functions as liaison between administration, patients, physicians and other healthcare providers.
  • Responsible for admitting and discharging patients.
  • Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formulation of the plan of care.
  • Keeps physicians updated on their patient’s status and treatment plans.
  • Maintains a good working relationships with all key stakeholders.
  • Consults other departments as appropriate to provide and collaborate in patient care and performance improvement activities.
  • Collaborates on performance improvement activities for the department.
  • Documentation meets current standards and policies.
  • Provides education to staff on assigned topics by planning and organizing orientation and inservice training; participates in guidance and educational programs.
  • Demonstrates an ability to be flexible and organized, and function under stressful situations.
  • Completes other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school for APRN/PA.
  • Current licensure in the State of Nebraska.
  • Current ACLS, PALS, and BCLS certification.
  • Two (2) years of mid-level provider experience in an acute care setting preferred.

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House Supervisor - Full Time, Days

Job Summary:

Responsible for modeling the core values of Kearney Regional Medical Center. Serves as a resource person to staff, both clinically and administratively. Serves as the off shift representative of management: that represents and supports management, supervises staff and makes administrative decisions which may involve patients and their families and KRMC staff. Maintains a global perspective as a basis for decision making. Coordinates utilization of resources including staff and equipment. Seeks to enhance quality of care by acting as consultant and mentor. Provides feedback to appropriate management regarding staff and clinical situations as necessary. Contributes to an environment that promotes staff empowerment.

Full-Time Days

Responsibilities:

  • Works closely with Charge Nurse to manage and prioritize the room placement of patients admitted at KRMC.
  • Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
  • Continuously readjusts and evaluates staffing to meet care needs during the assigned shift.
  • Interacts with department directors/managers and physicians on a wide range of issues.
  • Maintains a global perspective to meet and coordinate the needs of various departments.
  • Communicates daily with care management regarding admissions and dismissals to various units.
  • Consults other departments, as needed and as appropriate, to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient/facility’s needs.
  • Demonstrates fiscal responsibility by downsizing or upsizing staffing in a budget conscious manner that ensures the maintenance of safe patient care.
  • Assures that staff has the appropriate tools to provide care; provides supplies in the absence of 24 hour departments.
  • Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful conditions.
  • Ability to identify physical symptoms and changes and takes appropriate action in a timely manner.
  • Counsels and manages personnel issues, but not appraisals in the absence of management.
  • Maintains a good working relationship and effective communication with many departments for the benefit of the patient.
  • Steps in to fill gaps in staffing as needed.
  • Recognizes and manages impaired staffing behaviors in the absence of management.
  • Balances the staffing needs between the units.
  • Makes decisions reflecting, knowledge of facts, knowledge of diseases/surgical conditions, care required and good judgment.
  • Notifies administration of issues beyond the scope of house supervisor; requiring further investigation.
  • Utilizes initiative; strives to maintain steady level of productivity; a self-starter; compatible and supportive; a team player.
  • Screens patients by comparing patient’s condition to admission criteria; evaluating and accepting or rejecting patients; referring patients and family to other programs and institutions; appropriately placing patients.
  • Resolves patient/family dissatisfactions by investigating concerns; recommending changes in service policies and procedures.

Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BSN or current enrollment in BSN program preferred.
  • Current Registered Nurse licensure in the State of Nebraska.
  • Current ACLS and BCLS certification.
  • PALS certification within 1 year of employment.
  • At least two (2) years of charge nurse experience preferred.
  • At least two (2) years of experience in critical care nursing preferred.

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House Supervisor - Part Time, Days

Job Summary:

Responsible for modeling the core values of Kearney Regional Medical Center. Serves as a resource person to staff, both clinically and administratively. Serves as the off shift representative of management: that represents and supports management, supervises staff and makes administrative decisions which may involve patients and their families and KRMC staff. Maintains a global perspective as a basis for decision making. Coordinates utilization of resources including staff and equipment. Seeks to enhance quality of care by acting as consultant and mentor. Provides feedback to appropriate management regarding staff and clinical situations as necessary. Contributes to an environment that promotes staff empowerment.

Part-Time Days

Responsibilities:

  • Works closely with Charge Nurse to manage and prioritize the room placement of patients admitted at KRMC.
  • Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
  • Continuously readjusts and evaluates staffing to meet care needs during the assigned shift.
  • Interacts with department directors/managers and physicians on a wide range of issues.
  • Maintains a global perspective to meet and coordinate the needs of various departments.
  • Communicates daily with care management regarding admissions and dismissals to various units.
  • Consults other departments, as needed and as appropriate, to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient/facility’s needs.
  • Demonstrates fiscal responsibility by downsizing or upsizing staffing in a budget conscious manner that ensures the maintenance of safe patient care.
  • Assures that staff has the appropriate tools to provide care; provides supplies in the absence of 24 hour departments.
  • Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful conditions.
  • Ability to identify physical symptoms and changes and takes appropriate action in a timely manner.
  • Counsels and manages personnel issues, but not appraisals in the absence of management.
  • Maintains a good working relationship and effective communication with many departments for the benefit of the patient.
  • Steps in to fill gaps in staffing as needed.
  • Recognizes and manages impaired staffing behaviors in the absence of management.
  • Balances the staffing needs between the units.
  • Makes decisions reflecting, knowledge of facts, knowledge of diseases/surgical conditions, care required and good judgment.
  • Notifies administration of issues beyond the scope of house supervisor; requiring further investigation.
  • Utilizes initiative; strives to maintain steady level of productivity; a self-starter; compatible and supportive; a team player.
  • Screens patients by comparing patient’s condition to admission criteria; evaluating and accepting or rejecting patients; referring patients and family to other programs and institutions; appropriately placing patients.
  • Resolves patient/family dissatisfactions by investigating concerns; recommending changes in service policies and procedures.

Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BSN or current enrollment in BSN program preferred.
  • Current Registered Nurse licensure in the State of Nebraska.
  • Current ACLS and BCLS certification.
  • PALS certification within 1 year of employment.
  • At least two (2) years of charge nurse experience preferred.
  • At least two (2) years of experience in critical care nursing preferred.

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House Supervisor - Part Time, Nights

Job Summary:

Responsible for modeling the core values of Kearney Regional Medical Center. Serves as a resource person to staff, both clinically and administratively. Serves as the off shift representative of management: that represents and supports management, supervises staff and makes administrative decisions which may involve patients and their families and KRMC staff. Maintains a global perspective as a basis for decision making. Coordinates utilization of resources including staff and equipment. Seeks to enhance quality of care by acting as consultant and mentor. Provides feedback to appropriate management regarding staff and clinical situations as necessary. Contributes to an environment that promotes staff empowerment.

Part-Time Nights

Responsibilities:

  • Works closely with Charge Nurse to manage and prioritize the room placement of patients admitted at KRMC.
  • Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
  • Continuously readjusts and evaluates staffing to meet care needs during the assigned shift.
  • Interacts with department directors/managers and physicians on a wide range of issues.
  • Maintains a global perspective to meet and coordinate the needs of various departments.
  • Communicates daily with care management regarding admissions and dismissals to various units.
  • Consults other departments, as needed and as appropriate, to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient/facility’s needs.
  • Demonstrates fiscal responsibility by downsizing or upsizing staffing in a budget conscious manner that ensures the maintenance of safe patient care.
  • Assures that staff has the appropriate tools to provide care; provides supplies in the absence of 24 hour departments.
  • Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful conditions.
  • Ability to identify physical symptoms and changes and takes appropriate action in a timely manner.
  • Counsels and manages personnel issues, but not appraisals in the absence of management.
  • Maintains a good working relationship and effective communication with many departments for the benefit of the patient.
  • Steps in to fill gaps in staffing as needed.
  • Recognizes and manages impaired staffing behaviors in the absence of management.
  • Balances the staffing needs between the units.
  • Makes decisions reflecting, knowledge of facts, knowledge of diseases/surgical conditions, care required and good judgment.
  • Notifies administration of issues beyond the scope of house supervisor; requiring further investigation.
  • Utilizes initiative; strives to maintain steady level of productivity; a self-starter; compatible and supportive; a team player.
  • Screens patients by comparing patient’s condition to admission criteria; evaluating and accepting or rejecting patients; referring patients and family to other programs and institutions; appropriately placing patients.
  • Resolves patient/family dissatisfactions by investigating concerns; recommending changes in service policies and procedures.

Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BSN or current enrollment in BSN program preferred.
  • Current Registered Nurse licensure in the State of Nebraska.
  • Current ACLS and BCLS certification.
  • PALS certification within 1 year of employment.
  • At least two (2) years of charge nurse experience preferred.
  • At least two (2) years of experience in critical care nursing preferred.

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Human Resources Business Partner

Summary:

The Human Resources Business Partner will provide strategic tactical HR support to designated departments. This position will provide consultation in the following areas: employee leave management, employee relations, talent acquisition; compensation and policy interpretation. May carry out additional responsibilities to include organizational development and employee engagement initiatives. The position proactively anticipates human resources related needs and works with leadership to develop effective solutions that meet the business objectives of Kearney Regional Medical Center.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for managing the employee leave process
  • Work with Employee Health RN to administer workers' compensation
  • Assists with recruitment efforts depending on business needs.
  • Make salary determinations for assigned departments using wage grids and reviewing internal equity and negotiate job offer with candidates.
  • Ensure background checks, drug screens and pre-employment physicals are completed prior to hire.
  • Coordinate hiring and orientation process for new hires.
  • Effectively participate in process improvement, quality and safety initiatives; possess knowledge of current trends and innovative recruitment and compensation methods.
  • Serve as a backup for exit interviews; provides summaries to department managers.
  • Provide performance management guidance to department management in a variety of areas, including coaching, counseling, disciplinary actions, etc.
  • Conducts effective, thorough, and objective investigations.
  • Review all terminations and written disciplinary actions before they are carried out to ensure they meet the facility's policies and procedures.
  • Work closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
  • Provide HR Policy guidance and interpretation. Assist with development/revision of policy as needed.
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks, and ensuring regulatory compliance.
  • Ensure compliance of state and federal employment laws and regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree, Masters in related field preferred.
  • PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification preferred.
  • Three years of progressively responsible HR experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of relevant federal, state and local legislation relating to Human Resources, i.e. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Affirmative Action, ADA, FMLA and ERISA.

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ICU PA/APRN

Job Summary:

Responsible for assigning and coordinating patient care during shift as well as providing direct patient care. Consults with physicians, Senior Leadership, Department Managers, and staff on care issues and interpretation of facility policies to ensure patient needs are met. Collaborates with the ICU manager on performance improvement activities within the department and participates in CQI activities.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for assisting with the delivering of pre/post procedure care to both inpatients and outpatients.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors
  • Team player; willing to work collaboratively with multiple facilities, physicians, and clinical staff.
  • Communicates appropriately and clearly to physicians, Senior Leadership, Department Managers, and staff.
  • Monitors compliance and implements all department policies and procedures related to the control of infections and communicable diseases on a concurrent basis.
  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and family. Functions as liaison between physicians, administration, patients, staff, and other healthcare providers.
  • Responsible for assisting with admitting and discharging patients.
  • Keeps physicians updated on patient status and treatment plans
  • Provides education and training to staff as needed

Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school for APRN/PA.
  • Current licensure in the State of Nebraska.
  • Current ACLS, PALS, and BLS certification.
  • Two (2) years of mid-level provider experience in an acute care setting preferred.

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ICU Manager

Job Summary:

Manages all operation and functions of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Consults with staff, providers, other members of leadership, and CNO on patient care matters and interpretation of facility policies and procedures to ensure department and patient needs are met. Maintains performance improvement activities within the department, and participates in CQI initiatives

Responsibilities:

  • Assumes 24/7 accountability for the management of appropriate provisioning of nursing and support resources in the department.
  • Communicates clearly and professionally with the mission, vision, and strategic goals of KRMC in mind.
  • Implements standards of practice, reviewing and revising as necessary to reflect changes in standards of care and the people served within the ICU.
  • Manages coordination of the department in order maximize productivity and minimize costs.
  • Accountable for the efficient delivery of patient care within the department through effective implementation, evaluation, and utilization of safe, cost effective, high quality practices.
  • Manages department operations to achieve quality improvement and patient satisfaction goals/objectives.
  • Acts as a liaison with patients, physicians and employees to ensure high-quality patient care.
  • Addresses and supports cultural practices if the practices do not harm others or interfere with the planned course of medical care.
  • Develops, communicates and implements policies and procedures and monitors compliance.
  • Collaborates with the CNO and uses findings from patient satisfaction survey with input from the staff to establish and implement unit-based customer service initiatives.
  • Assures that clear, concise and current written policies and procedures are available to assist the staff and minimize risk factors.
  • Maintains established department nursing staffing plans to ensure reasonable hours and acceptable working conditions exist to provide optimal patient care coverage.
  • Assures that all aspects of patient care occur in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Develops and approves job descriptions within the scope of responsibility.
  • Effectively leads and administers the performance appraisal system.
  • Gives routine performance feedback, conducts annual performance reviews for personnel, and works in collaboration with HR and the senior leadership team to ensure the reward and recognition system is competitive.
  • Collaborates with Human Resources to effectively resolve employee and labor management issues.
  • Builds and leads a culture of teamwork and respect throughout the department, engaging effectively with all stakeholders, e.g. physicians, staff, outside contractors, and the people served.
  • Provides leadership and mentorship in the development of staff.
  • Responsible for cost controls to insure effective use of funds expended from approved departmental budgets.
  • Initiates and supports problem-solving groups that proactively resolve issues.

Requirements:

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a clinical discipline required; Master’s Degree in a clinical discipline, Business, or Healthcare Management preferred.
  • Current BLS, ACLS, PALS, and NIHISS (PALS and NIHISS within 90 days of hire).
  • A minimum of five (5) years of clinical acute care hospital experience is required, two (2) of those years to include experience in management/leadership; recent experience in a critical care setting or in leadership preferred.

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ICU Registered Nurse (RN), Full-Time Nights

Job Summary:

Provides direct and indirect patient care in the critical care setting. Communicates with physicians about changes in patient’s clinical condition including hemodynamic monitoring, results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology. Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment. Additionally, is able to perform general nursing duties in all departments with adequate supervision. Participates in performance improvement and CQI activities.

Full Time Nights

Responsibilities:

  • Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition.
  • Follows the seven (7) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
  • Ability to monitor hemodynamic status of patient and correctly interpret the results.
  • Ability to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy. This includes neonate, pediatric, geriatric and the general patient population.
  • Ability to chart patient assessments, intake and output, care plans and basic nursing care in the current computer system.
  • Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.
  • Ability to formulate an individualized plan of care, revise plan as indicated by the patient’s response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily for effectiveness.
  • Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of cardiac monitoring, identifies dysrhythmias and treats appropriately based upon ACLS protocol.
  • Provides care to patients with compromised nutritional/metabolic status.
  • Provides care to patients requiring extensive fluid and electrolyte management.
  • Communicates appropriately and clearly to charge nurse, co-workers and physicians.
  • Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs.
  • Provides care appropriate to disease condition and age of the patient.
  • Coordinates and supervises patient care as necessary.
  • Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures both in the ICU and other departments.
  • Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function well under stressful situations.
  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families. Functions as a liaison between administration, patients, physicians and other healthcare providers.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served. Able to interpret data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group.
  • Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.
  • Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
  • Documentation meets current standards and policies.
  • Ability to assess and care for patients in the post anesthesia period both in the PACU and ICU.
  • Participates in performance improvement activities.

Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BSN or current enrollment in BSN program preferred.
  • Current Nebraska Registered Nurse Licensure.
  • Two (2) or more years of recent critical care experience is preferred.
  • Current ACLS and BLS certification.
  • NIHSS Certification within 6 months.
  • PALS certification within six months of hire.

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ICU Registered Nurse (RN), Part-Time Nights

Job Summary:

Provides direct and indirect patient care in the critical care setting. Communicates with physicians about changes in patient’s clinical condition including hemodynamic monitoring, results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology. Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment. Additionally, is able to perform general nursing duties in all departments with adequate supervision. Participates in performance improvement and CQI activities.

Part Time Nights

Responsibilities:

  • Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition.
  • Follows the seven (7) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
  • Ability to monitor hemodynamic status of patient and correctly interpret the results.
  • Ability to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy. This includes neonate, pediatric, geriatric and the general patient population.
  • Ability to chart patient assessments, intake and output, careplans and basic nursing care in the current computer system.
  • Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.
  • Ability to formulate an individualized plan of care, revise plan as indicated by the patient’s response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily for effectiveness.
  • Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of cardiac monitoring, identifies dysrhythmias and treats appropriately based upon ACLS protocol.
  • Provides care to patients with compromised nutritional/metabolic status.
  • Provides care to patients requiring extensive fluid and electrolyte management.
  • Communicates appropriately and clearly to charge nurse, co-workers and physicians.
  • Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs.
  • Provides care appropriate to disease condition and age of the patient.
  • Coordinates and supervises patient care as necessary.
  • Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures both in the ICU and other departments.
  • Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function well under stressful situations.
  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families. Functions as a liaison between administration, patients, physicians and other healthcare providers.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served. Able to interpret data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group.
  • Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.
  • Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
  • Documentation meets current standards and policies.
  • Ability to assess and care for patients in the post anesthesia period both in the PACU and ICU.
  • Participates in performance improvement activities.

Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BSN or current enrollment in BSN program preferred.
  • Current Nebraska Registered Nurse Licensure.
  • Two (2) or more years of recent critical care experience is preferred.
  • Current ACLS and BLS certification.
  • NIHSS Certification within 6 months.
  • PALS certification within six months of hire.

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ICU CNA- PT Nights

Summary:

Provides direct and indirect patient care under the direction of a RN or physician. Assists patients with activities of daily living, provides for personal care, emotional support and performs more complex clinical skills under the direction of a RN. Provide secretarial functions as needed for unit to function.

Part-Time Nights

Responsibilities:

  • Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient's age.
  • Provides care appropriate to condition and age of patient, including pediatric, geriatric and the general patient population.
  • Provides patient care that meets the psychosocial and physical needs of the patient within the CNA's scope of practice.
  • Assists with patient admissions, discharge and transfers.
  • Provides morning care which may include bed bath, shower, whirlpool, oral hygiene, combing hair, back care, dressing patients, changing bed linen, cleaning overbed table and bedside stand, straightening room and other general care as necessary throughout the shift.
  • Provides evening care which includes hands/face washing as needed, oral hygiene, back rubs, peri-care, freshening linen, cleaning overbed tables, straightening room and other general care as needed.
  • Provides general nursing care such as positioning patients, lifting and turning patients, applying/utilizing special equipment, assisting in use of bedpan, commode and ambulating patients.
  • Prepares patients for meals; serves and removes food trays and assists with meals or feeds patients if necessary.
  • Distributes drinking water and snacks to patients as applicable.
  • Answers patients' call lights, anticipates patients' needs and makes rounds of assigned patients.
  • Transports patients to various departments for ordered tests/procedures.
  • Demonstrates the ability to perform procedures within the CNA II's scope of practice per state law.
  • Takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration, weight, blood pressure and intake-output.
  • Reports patient complaint of pain to supervising RN.
  • Observes patient's mental and physical conditions, reports any changes to supervising RN.
  • Able to answer, transfer and triage phone calls when Unit secretary
  • Able to effectively fax, scan and file patient information appropriately
  • Skilled on computer and updating status board and discharge information as patient changes occur
  • Knowledgeable of sterile techniques and infection control procedures.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Participates in patient care conferences.
  • Communicates in a clear and concise manner to RNs and medical staff.
  • Maintains a good working relationship within the department and with other departments.
  • Documentation meets current standards and policies.
  • Attends inservice education programs, as assigned, to learn new treatments, procedures, developmental skills etc.
  • Treat patient and families with respect and dignity.
  • Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
  • Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.

Requirements:

  • High School graduate or equivalent.
  • Current CNA certification in the state of Nebraska.
  • Current BLS certificate.

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ICU CNA- PT Days

Summary:

Provides direct and indirect patient care under the direction of a RN or physician. Assists patients with activities of daily living, provides for personal care, emotional support and performs more complex clinical skills under the direction of a RN. Provide secretarial functions as needed for unit to function.

Part-Time Days

Responsibilities:

  • Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient's age.
  • Provides care appropriate to condition and age of patient, including pediatric, geriatric and the general patient population.
  • Provides patient care that meets the psychosocial and physical needs of the patient within the CNA's scope of practice.
  • Assists with patient admissions, discharge and transfers.
  • Provides morning care which may include bed bath, shower, whirlpool, oral hygiene, combing hair, back care, dressing patients, changing bed linen, cleaning overbed table and bedside stand, straightening room and other general care as necessary throughout the shift.
  • Provides evening care which includes hands/face washing as needed, oral hygiene, back rubs, peri-care, freshening linen, cleaning overbed tables, straightening room and other general care as needed.
  • Provides general nursing care such as positioning patients, lifting and turning patients, applying/utilizing special equipment, assisting in use of bedpan, commode and ambulating patients.
  • Prepares patients for meals; serves and removes food trays and assists with meals or feeds patients if necessary.
  • Distributes drinking water and snacks to patients as applicable.
  • Answers patients' call lights, anticipates patients' needs and makes rounds of assigned patients.
  • Transports patients to various departments for ordered tests/procedures.
  • Demonstrates the ability to perform procedures within the CNA II's scope of practice per state law.
  • Takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration, weight, blood pressure and intake-output.
  • Reports patient complaint of pain to supervising RN.
  • Observes patient's mental and physical conditions, reports any changes to supervising RN.
  • Able to answer, transfer and triage phone calls when Unit secretary
  • Able to effectively fax, scan and file patient information appropriately
  • Skilled on computer and updating status board and discharge information as patient changes occur
  • Knowledgeable of sterile techniques and infection control procedures.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Participates in patient care conferences.
  • Communicates in a clear and concise manner to RNs and medical staff.
  • Maintains a good working relationship within the department and with other departments.
  • Documentation meets current standards and policies.
  • Attends inservice education programs, as assigned, to learn new treatments, procedures, developmental skills etc.
  • Treat patient and families with respect and dignity.
  • Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
  • Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.

Requirements:

  • High School graduate or equivalent.
  • Current CNA certification in the state of Nebraska.
  • Current BLS certificate.

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ICU Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Full-Time Days

Job Summary:

Provides direct and indirect patient care under the direction of a RN or physician. Assists patients with activities of daily living, provides for personal care, emotional support and performs more complex clinical skills under the direction of a RN. Provide secretarial functions as needed for unit to function.

Days

Responsibilities:

  • Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient’s age.
  • Provides care appropriate to condition and age of patient, including pediatric, geriatric and the general patient population.
  • Provides patient care that meets the psychosocial and physical needs of the patient within the CNA’s scope of practice.
  • Assists with patient admissions, discharge and transfers.
  • Provides morning care which may include bed bath, shower, whirlpool, oral hygiene, combing hair, back care, dressing patients, changing bed linen, cleaning overbed table and bedside stand, straightening room and other general care as necessary throughout the shift.
  • Provides evening care which includes hands/face washing as needed, oral hygiene, back rubs, peri-care, freshening linen, cleaning overbed tables, straightening room and other general care as needed.
  • Provides general nursing care such as positioning patients, lifting and turning patients, applying/utilizing special equipment, assisting in use of bedpan, commode and ambulating patients.
  • Prepares patients for meals; serves and removes food trays and assists with meals or feeds patients if necessary.
  • Distributes drinking water and snacks to patients as applicable.
  • Answers patients’ call lights, anticipates patients’ needs and makes rounds of assigned patients.
  • Transports patients to various departments for ordered tests/procedures.
  • Demonstrates the ability to perform procedures within the CNA II’s scope of practice per state law.
  • Takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration, weight, blood pressure and intake-output.
  • Reports patient complaint of pain to supervising RN.
  • Observes patient’s mental and physical conditions, reports any changes to supervising RN.
  • Able to answer, transfer and triage phone calls when Unit secretary
  • Able to effectively fax, scan and file patient information appropriately
  • Skilled on computer and updating status board and discharge information as patient changes occur
  • Knowledgeable of sterile techniques and infection control procedures.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Participates in patient care conferences.
  • Communicates in a clear and concise manner to RNs and medical staff.
  • Maintains a good working relationship within the department and with other departments.
  • Documentation meets current standards and policies.
  • Attends inservice education programs, as assigned, to learn new treatments, procedures, developmental skills etc.
  • Treat patient and families with respect and dignity.
  • Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
  • Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.

Requirements:

  • High School graduate or equivalent.
  • Current CNA certification in the state of Nebraska.
  • Current BLS certificate.

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IT Help Desk

Job Summary:

Responsible for first line of communication with end user’s (customer) information technology needs. Follows the facility’s policies and procedures, local, state, and federal regulations.

Full Time

Responsibilities:

  • Provide first level contact and convey resolutions to end user issues
  • Properly escalate unresolved queries to the next level of support
  • Track, route and redirect problems to correct resources
  • Record events and problems and their resolution in helpdesk management software
  • Walk customers through problem solving process
  • Follow up with customers, provide feedback and see problems through to resolution
  • Utilize excellent customer service skills and exceed customers’ expectations
  • Ensure proper recording, documentation and closure
  • Recommended procedure modifications or improvements
  • Preserve and grow your knowledge of help desk procedures, products and services
  • Install and setup computer workstations
  • Install and setup network printers
  • Familiarize self with multiple software applications to assist end users
  • Consistently demonstrates the ability to establish appropriate department priorities.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of One (1) year experience in IT help desk operations.
  • Working knowledge of help desk software, databases and remote control
  • Hands on experience with computer hardware and peripherals
  • Hands on experience with software installation and maintenance

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Interventional Cardiology and Radiology Invasive Cardiovascular Technician (CVT)

Summary:

Provides direct, safe, competent and quality patient care in the Interventional Cardiology and Radiology department (also known as Cath Lab). Assists in the performance of various invasive cardiac, peripheral vascular or interventional radiology diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Sustains a high level of patient care by communication with the patients, families, and physicians and co-works to address the physical, general and psychosocial needs of the patient. Functions under the direction and immediate supervision of the cardiologist/radiologist performing the procedure.

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Completion of an accredited program in applied or health science discipline (including but not limited to – cardiovascular technology, radiological technology, respiratory therapy, paramedic emergency medicine, RN or LPN);
  • Minimum of one year of relevant acute care experience, cardiac Cath lab or critical care preferred
  • Current BLS certification
  • Current ACLS certification or certification within six months of employment
  • Current Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) or Registered Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist (RCES) preferred

Responsibilities:

  • Approaches the patient, and families, in a kind, gentle and friendly manner. Communicates in a positive manner and is able to alleviate apprehension through effective pre and post procedure instructions.
  • Appropriate communication with physicians, co-workers and other hospital departments to manage and expedite safe and appropriate care of the patient.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.
  • Assist with confirmation that Pre-Op requirements are complete per hospital policy. ( H& P present, informed consent signed, appropriate test results available, access site identified and prepared)
  • Functions as the scrub assistant to the cardiologist; using the principles of sterile technique aids in the technical performance of diagnostic and interventional procedures in the cath lab, and at the bedside for emergent procedures as needed.
  • Assists cardiologist during procedures by operating ancillary equipment, anticipating and obtaining catheters, wires and other necessary inventory and medications as ordered
  • Demonstrates the ability to assess cardiopulmonary and cardiovascular systems pre, intra and post procedure. Is able to recognize, evaluate and record hemodynamics, pressure wave forms and EKG wave forms. Identifies and updates the cardiologist of any adverse physiologic changes during the procedure and is prepared to take appropriate actions in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of cardiac, emergency, anxiolytic, analgesic, anticoagulation, antiplatelet and thrombolytic drugs and IV fluids. Assist the MD with administration of medications at the table. Assists with proper documentation of administration of all medications.
  • Maintains hemostasis of a vessel post procedure using a compression device, manual compression or closure devices/products per competency demonstration. Recognizes potential problems associated with access sites and takes appropriate corrective actions if indicated.
  • Care and assessment of the patient is clearly documented. Assumes responsibility for the completeness, accuracy and validity of the Medical Record.
  • Adheres to sterile and aseptic techniques and practices in all procedures.
  • Demonstrates competence in preparing and cleaning of Cath Lab suites before and between cases.
  • Verifies the operation of imaging equipment for all procedures and verifies the integrity of the equipment prior to the start of the procedure.
  • Performs set-up and calibration of various equipment in the Cath lab. Ensures equipment is properly maintained. Alerts the manager &/or the Biomed department of any equipment malfunction immediately and fills out appropriate work orders.
  • Assists the cardiologist during procedures by operating ancillary equipment, anticipating and obtaining catheters wires and other necessary inventory and medications as ordered, when assisting in a circulating role.
  • Assists and collaborates with the Supply Chain department in the restocking of supplies and assists in notifying the Manager or responsible personnel of shortages.
  • Assists with the appropriate maintenance of digital images, department logs and other case information after a procedure.
  • In the absence of the Manager, demonstrates the ability to make decisions to guarantee the appropriate care and safety of the patient.
  • Assists with Process Improvement and Quality Improvement activities as assigned. Recognizes occurrences and files the appropriate forms with Risk Management.
  • Attends required in-services, education and unit meetings. Maintains an annual 75% attendance record.
  • Maintains current BLS and ACLS certifications.
  • Takes responsibility to assess own learning needs to enhance personal and professional growth.
  • Overall commitment to scheduling flexibility, including voluntary time off during low volume schedules and overtime during high volume schedules. Takes Call, as scheduled, and consistently responds within the 30-minute response time.
  • Maintains regulatory requirements and complies with all organization policies.

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JOT Team Registered Nurse (RN) - Full-Time Days

Job Summary:

A Jack of all trades (JOT) team RN is primarily responsible for all aspects of direct patient care while maintaining high performance level in quality, service, critical nursing skills and critical thinking. The RN provides leadership by delegating and working cooperatively and collaboratively with ancillary nursing and other patient team personnel in maintaining standards for professional nursing practice and professional nursing performance in the clinical setting. The position requires floating to MSU, PCU, ICU, MCC and ER. The JOT team RN must be familiar with and adhere to regulatory standards and Kearney Regional Medical Center policies and procedures. The JOT team RN will report to the JOT team Manager and to the Chief Nurse Officer.

Full Time Days

Responsibilities:

  • Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition.
  • Follows the five (5) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
  • Ability to monitor hemodynamic status of patient and correctly interpret the results.
  • Ability to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy. This includes neonate, pediatric, geriatric and the general patient population.
  • Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Ability to quickly and accurately formulate an individualized plan of care, revise plan as indicated by the patient’s response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily for effectiveness.
  • Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates decision making process and ability to recognize priorities and resolve appropriately.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of cardiac monitoring, identifies dysrhythmias and treats appropriately based upon ACLS protocol.
  • Identifies the need to involve other disciplines in the patient’s care.
  • Ability to perform at maximum efficiency without compromising quality care.
  • Participates in guidance and educational programs.
  • Maintains an awareness of legal aspects of nursing, including accurate and timely documentation according to standards
  • Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs.
  • Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function well under stressful situations.
  • Act in a composed and professional manner, especially under pressure.
  • Monitor coworkers and voice concerns in a constructive manner to minimize errors.
  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families. Functions as a liaison between administration, patients, physicians and other healthcare providers.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served. Able to interpret data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group.
  • Maintains a good working relationship both with all departments.
  • Documentation meets current standards and policies.
  • Ability to quickly assess and triage a patient for care in the Emergency Department.
  • Participates in performance improvement activities and/or committees.
  • Assists in orientation and/or acts as a preceptor for new personnel.

Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BSN or current enrollment in BSN program preferred.
  • Current Nebraska Registered Nurse Licensure.
  • Two (2) or more years of recent nursing experience in a clinical care, acute care setting preferred.
  • Current ACLS and BLS certification.
  • PALS certification within 6 months of hire.
  • NIHSS Stroke Scale within 6 months of hire.

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JOT Team Registered Nurse (RN) - Part-Time Days

Job Summary:

A Jack of all trades (JOT) team RN is primarily responsible for all aspects of direct patient care while maintaining high performance level in quality, service, critical nursing skills and critical thinking. The RN provides leadership by delegating and working cooperatively and collaboratively with ancillary nursing and other patient team personnel in maintaining standards for professional nursing practice and professional nursing performance in the clinical setting. The position requires floating to MSU, PCU, ICU, MCC and ER. The JOT team RN must be familiar with and adhere to regulatory standards and Kearney Regional Medical Center policies and procedures. The JOT team RN will report to the JOT team Manager and to the Chief Nurse Officer.

Part Time Days

Responsibilities:

  • Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition.
  • Follows the five (5) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
  • Ability to monitor hemodynamic status of patient and correctly interpret the results.
  • Ability to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy. This includes neonate, pediatric, geriatric and the general patient population.
  • Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Ability to quickly and accurately formulate an individualized plan of care, revise plan as indicated by the patient’s response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily for effectiveness.
  • Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates decision making process and ability to recognize priorities and resolve appropriately.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of cardiac monitoring, identifies dysrhythmias and treats appropriately based upon ACLS protocol.
  • Identifies the need to involve other disciplines in the patient’s care.
  • Ability to perform at maximum efficiency without compromising quality care.
  • Participates in guidance and educational programs.
  • Maintains an awareness of legal aspects of nursing, including accurate and timely documentation according to standards
  • Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs.
  • Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function well under stressful situations.
  • Act in a composed and professional manner, especially under pressure.
  • Monitor coworkers and voice concerns in a constructive manner to minimize errors.
  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families. Functions as a liaison between administration, patients, physicians and other healthcare providers.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served. Able to interpret data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group.
  • Maintains a good working relationship both with all departments.
  • Documentation meets current standards and policies.
  • Ability to quickly assess and triage a patient for care in the Emergency Department.
  • Participates in performance improvement activities and/or committees.
  • Assists in orientation and/or acts as a preceptor for new personnel.

Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BSN or current enrollment in BSN program preferred.
  • Current Nebraska Registered Nurse Licensure.
  • Two (2) or more years of recent nursing experience in a clinical care, acute care setting preferred.
  • Current ACLS and BLS certification.
  • PALS certification within 6 months of hire.
  • NIHSS Stroke Scale within 6 months of hire.

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JOT Team Registered Nurse (RN), Full-Time Nights

Job Summary:

A Jack of all trades (JOT) team RN is primarily responsible for all aspects of direct patient care while maintaining high performance level in quality, service, critical nursing skills and critical thinking. The RN provides leadership by delegating and working cooperatively and collaboratively with ancillary nursing and other patient team personnel in maintaining standards for professional nursing practice and professional nursing performance in the clinical setting. The position requires floating to MSU, PCU, ICU, MCC and ER. The JOT team RN must be familiar with and adhere to regulatory standards and Kearney Regional Medical Center policies and procedures. The JOT team RN will report to the JOT team Manager and to the Chief Nurse Officer.

Full Time Nights

Responsibilities:

  • Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition.
  • Follows the five (5) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
  • Ability to monitor hemodynamic status of patient and correctly interpret the results.
  • Ability to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy. This includes neonate, pediatric, geriatric and the general patient population.
  • Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Ability to quickly and accurately formulate an individualized plan of care, revise plan as indicated by the patient’s response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily for effectiveness.
  • Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates decision making process and ability to recognize priorities and resolve appropriately.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of cardiac monitoring, identifies dysrhythmias and treats appropriately based upon ACLS protocol.
  • Identifies the need to involve other disciplines in the patient’s care.
  • Ability to perform at maximum efficiency without compromising quality care.
  • Participates in guidance and educational programs.
  • Maintains an awareness of legal aspects of nursing, including accurate and timely documentation according to standards
  • Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs.
  • Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function well under stressful situations.
  • Act in a composed and professional manner, especially under pressure.
  • Monitor coworkers and voice concerns in a constructive manner to minimize errors.
  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families. Functions as a liaison between administration, patients, physicians and other healthcare providers.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served. Able to interpret data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group.
  • Maintains a good working relationship both with all departments.
  • Documentation meets current standards and policies.
  • Ability to quickly assess and triage a patient for care in the Emergency Department.
  • Participates in performance improvement activities and/or committees.
  • Assists in orientation and/or acts as a preceptor for new personnel.

Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BSN or current enrollment in BSN program preferred.
  • Current Nebraska Registered Nurse Licensure.
  • Two (2) or more years of recent nursing experience in a clinical care, acute care setting preferred.
  • Current ACLS and BLS certification.
  • PALS certification within 6 months of hire.
  • NIHSS Stroke Scale within 6 months of hire.

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JOT Team Registered Nurse (RN), Part-Time Nights

Job Summary:

A Jack of all trades (JOT) team RN is primarily responsible for all aspects of direct patient care while maintaining high performance level in quality, service, critical nursing skills and critical thinking. The RN provides leadership by delegating and working cooperatively and collaboratively with ancillary nursing and other patient team personnel in maintaining standards for professional nursing practice and professional nursing performance in the clinical setting. The position requires floating to MSU, PCU, ICU, MCC and ER. The JOT team RN must be familiar with and adhere to regulatory standards and Kearney Regional Medical Center policies and procedures. The JOT team RN will report to the JOT team Manager and to the Chief Nurse Officer.

Part Time Nights

Responsibilities:

  • Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition.
  • Follows the five (5) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
  • Ability to monitor hemodynamic status of patient and correctly interpret the results.
  • Ability to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy. This includes neonate, pediatric, geriatric and the general patient population.
  • Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Ability to quickly and accurately formulate an individualized plan of care, revise plan as indicated by the patient’s response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily for effectiveness.
  • Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates decision making process and ability to recognize priorities and resolve appropriately.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of cardiac monitoring, identifies dysrhythmias and treats appropriately based upon ACLS protocol.
  • Identifies the need to involve other disciplines in the patient’s care.
  • Ability to perform at maximum efficiency without compromising quality care.
  • Participates in guidance and educational programs.
  • Maintains an awareness of legal aspects of nursing, including accurate and timely documentation according to standards
  • Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs.
  • Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function well under stressful situations.
  • Act in a composed and professional manner, especially under pressure.
  • Monitor coworkers and voice concerns in a constructive manner to minimize errors.
  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families. Functions as a liaison between administration, patients, physicians and other healthcare providers.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served. Able to interpret data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group.
  • Maintains a good working relationship both with all departments.
  • Documentation meets current standards and policies.
  • Ability to quickly assess and triage a patient for care in the Emergency Department.
  • Participates in performance improvement activities and/or committees.
  • Assists in orientation and/or acts as a preceptor for new personnel.

Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BSN or current enrollment in BSN program preferred.
  • Current Nebraska Registered Nurse Licensure.
  • Two (2) or more years of recent nursing experience in a clinical care, acute care setting preferred.
  • Current ACLS and BLS certification.
  • PALS certification within 6 months of hire.
  • NIHSS Stroke Scale within 6 months of hire.

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Medical Radiographer, PRN

Job Summary:

Performs a variety of imaging procedures and is responsible for patient safety protocols. Functions as the first line interface with customers in the successful accomplishment of their imaging needs. Participates in CQI activities.

PRN

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the care and safety of patients undergoing treatment and use of equipment to minimize hazards of electric shock, burns and extraneous radiation to patients.
  • Determines most suitable anatomical posture and positions and shields patients accordingly.
  • Able to assess patient pain interfering with imaging procedure; makes appropriate physician contact for intervention.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Practices medical and surgical aseptic procedures.
  • Takes call according to monthly schedule after the closing of the regular department hours.
  • Completes all work before clocking out and leaving. This includes checking with nurses’ stations.
  • Performs all quality control checks, as prescribed.
  • Maintains accurate QC logs, service records, etc.
  • Performs highest quality imaging consistent with prescribed examination; documents and deviation.
  • Interacts professionally with patient/family, and co-workers.
  • Understands and practices proper use of all equipment; never operates equipment inconsistent with manufacturer’s instruction.
  • Provides care appropriate to condition and age of the patient, including pediatric, geriatric and general population.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by the department manager.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science degree is preferred, but not required.
  • One (1) year of radiologic/imaging experience.
  • Prefer specific certification/experience and training in CT/MRI.
  • Graduation from an AMA-approved school of Radiologic Technology.
  • Registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
  • ARRT and/or CRT certification.
  • Current BLS certification.
  • Knowledge and understanding of general anatomy, physiology and medical terminology.
  • Possesses a high level of knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy.
  • Proficiency with most major MRI/CAT equipment manufacturer’s hardware and software.

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MLT/MT FT Nights

Job Summary:

Responsible for the processing of laboratory specimens and reporting of results in all areas of the clinical laboratory. Maintains laboratory records. Follows laboratory policies and procedures; maintains quality control practices in the Laboratory.

Full-Time

Nights

Responsibilities:

  • Ability to function in all areas of the clinical laboratory: blood bank, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, serology/immunology.
  • Responsible for performing high-complexity testing. Must have an Associate Degree as a MLT or CLT.
  • Alters or adjusts methods and procedures for the neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient.
  • Performs quality control procedures, instrument maintenance and checks.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of expected lab values for the neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient.
  • Notifies patient care unit and/or physician of critical lab values.
  • Maintains accurate laboratory records on procedures performed for statistics and billing.
  • Meets current documentation standards and policies.
  • Interacts professionally with the Director of Clinical Laboratory, Pathologist and clinical laboratory personnel.
  • Consults with other departments, as appropriate, to collaborate in patient care and performance improvement activities.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Follows standard precautions at all times.
  • Manages and operates laboratory equipment safely and correctly.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of new testing methods, products, instrumentation; remains informed on all current technologies.
  • Maintains current knowledge of hospital policy, HFAP, CLIA, state and other regulatory requirements.
  • Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
  • Demonstrates the value of team concept on a consistent basis.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology, Chemistry or Biology.
  • State Licensure as a Medical Technologist in the following specialties; blood bank, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, serology/immunology.
  • BLS Required.

OR

  • Associate degree as a Medical Laboratory Technician or Clinical Laboratory Technician.
  • MLT certification preferred.
  • BLS within 6 months of hire

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MSU Admission-Discharge-Transfer (ADT) Nurse, Full-Time

Summary:

The Admission-Discharge-Transfer (ADT) Nurse is responsible for supporting the admission, discharge
and transfer process to facilitate patient throughput in the organization. The ADT Nurse position is accountable for
ensuring patients are admitted and discharged in an effective and efficient manner including resolving any complex
needs. The ADT Nurse ensures the delivery of patient care supports the mission, philosophy, and goals of the
Department and organization.

Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
  • Current Registered Nurse licensure in the state of Nebraska.
  • Approved/Revised Date: July 1, 2021
  • 1 year experience on Medical Surgical Unit preferred.
  • Current BLS certification. ACLS required with 6 months of hire. PALS within 6 months of hire.
  • NIH Stroke Scale certified within 6 months of hire.

Responsibilities:

  • Commits to the mission, vision, beliefs and consistently demonstrates our core values.
  • Collaborates with charge nurse consistently throughout the day to assist in the admission and discharge needs of the
    organization.
  • Completes the Admission Data Base, Allergy Assessment, Home Medication Reconsilation, and Health History on
    scheduled, unscheduled or direct patient admissions.
  • Supports the patient discharge process in terms of medication reconciliation and finalizing discharge orders; makes
    follow-up appointments, calls in prescriptions, completes the discharge summary, provides patient instructions and
    documents discharge teaching with the teach back form.
  • Communicates what aspects of the discharge process have been completed with the staff nurse that is responsible
    for the patients.
  • Accepts responsibility and accountability for assessing the appropriate patient care through assessment,
    implementation, and ongoing evaluation of the delivery of patient care when primary nurse is unable to
    assume care.
  • Assist and controls supplies and equipment in the unit as needed. Sets up new admission rooms with
    supplies needed.
  • Speaks with providers during the admission and discharge, and carries out orders as directed by physicians.
  • Supervises and answers the timely response of call lights within the unit.
  • Renders immediate assistance to patients in need.
  • Demonstrates the Hospital’s Patient Satisfaction effort when interacting with patients, families, and co-workers
  • Demonstrates commitment to meeting the learning needs of patients and families. Utilizes appropriate
    resources to meet those needs and achieve positive patient outcomes.
  • Works diligently with case management during the patient’s stay and takes a proactive role in coordinating
    interdisciplinary discharge planning for a specific patient population.
  • Upholds professional appearance and demonstrates such through adherence to dress code. Wears hospital
    I.D. badge and promotes the standard of proper identification for peers and staff.
  • Participates in the implementation of the unit specific Quality and Performance Improvement Plan and
    completes monitoring forms and reports findings to the Nurse Manager.
  • Assists with the unit orientation of new employees.
  • Assists in tasks with patient care items to help other staff members with their assignments.
  • Could be assigned patient care if staffing is insufficient that shift.
  • Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized in stressful situations.
  • Flexible with possible need to float to other departments to help out with admissions, discharges, and or
    transfers.
  • Other duties per the discretion of the unit manage

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MSU CNA, Full-Time Nights

Summary:

Provides direct and indirect patient care under the direction of a RN or physician. Assists patients with activities of daily living, provides for personal care, emotional support and performs more complex clinical skills under the direction of a RN. Provide secretarial functions as needed for unit to function.

Full-Time

5:30 p.m.–6 a.m.

Every third weekend and rotating holidays.

Requirements:

  • High School graduate or equivalent.
  • Current CNA certification in the state of Nebraska.
  • Current BLS certificate.
  • One year of experience as a CNA preferred.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient’s age.
  • Provides care appropriate to condition and age of patient, including pediatric, geriatric and the general patient population.
  • Provides patient care that meets the psychosocial and physical needs of the patient within the CNA’s scope of practice.
  • Assists with patient admissions, discharge and transfers.
  • Provides morning care which may include bed bath, shower, whirlpool, oral hygiene, combing hair, back care, dressing patients, changing bed linen, cleaning overbed table and bedside stand, straightening room and other general care as necessary throughout the shift.
  • Provides evening care which includes hands/face washing as needed, oral hygiene, back rubs, peri-care, freshening linen, cleaning overbed tables, straightening room and other general care as needed.
  • Provides general nursing care such as positioning patients, lifting and turning patients, applying/utilizing special equipment, assisting in use of bedpan, commode and ambulating patients.
  • Prepares patients for meals; serves and removes food trays and assists with meals or feeds patients if necessary.
  • Distributes drinking water and snacks to patients as applicable.
  • Answers patients’ call lights, anticipates patients’ needs and makes rounds of assigned patients.
  • Transports patients to various departments for ordered tests/procedures.
  • Demonstrates the ability to perform procedures within the CNA II’s scope of practice per state law.
  • Takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration, weight, blood pressure and intake-output.
  • Reports patient complaint of pain to supervising RN.
  • Observes patient’s mental and physical conditions, reports any changes to supervising RN.
  • Able to answer, transfer and triage phone calls when unit secretary
  • Able to effectively fax, scan and file patient information appropriately
  • Skilled on computer and updating status board and discharge information as patient changes occur
  • Knowledgeable of sterile techniques and infection control procedures.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Participates in patient care conferences.
  • Communicates in a clear and concise manner to RNs and medical staff.
  • Maintains a good working relationship within the department and with other departments.
  • Documentation meets current standards and policies.
  • Attends in-service education programs, as assigned, to learn new treatments, procedures, developmental skills etc.
  • Treat patient and families with respect and dignity.
  • Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
  • Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.
  • Performs bedside report on patients at shift change; this includes any handoff of patient care.

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MSU Registered Nurse (RN), Full-Time Day Weekender

Job Summary:

Provides direct and indirect patient care in the medical-surgical setting. Communicates with physicians/Nurse Manager/co-workers, as appropriate about changes in patient’s clinical condition including results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology. Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment. Additionally, is able to perform general nursing duties in all departments with adequate supervision.

Full-Time Days

6 a.m.–6:30 p.m.

Every weekend

Responsibilities:

  • Ability to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy. This includes: pediatric, geriatric and the general patient population.
  • Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
  • Ability to revise plan of care as indicated by the patient’s response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily for effectiveness.
  • Ability to perform waived testing (point-of-care testing) per Clinical Laboratory’s and the resident care unit’s policies and procedures.
  • Ability to interpret results of waived tests; take appropriate action on waived tests results.
  • Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient’s age.
  • Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition.
  • Follows the five (5) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
  • Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures and performs services requiring technical and manual skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform treatments and provide services to level licensure.
  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families. Functions as liaison between administration, patients, physicians and other healthcare providers.
  • Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served. Able to interpret data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group.
  • Performs bedside report on patients at shift change; this includes any handoff of patient care.

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:

  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs.
  • Communicates appropriately and clearly to Nurse Manager, co-workers and physicians.
  • Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
  • Identifies and addresses psychosocial needs of patients and family; communicates with Social Service/Discharge Planner regarding both in hospital and post discharge needs.
  • Documentation meets current standards and policies.
  • Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.
  • Coordinates and supervises patient care as necessary.
  • Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.

Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BSN or current enrollment in a BSN program preferred.
  • Current Registered Nurse licensure in the state of Nebraska.
  • Current BLS certification.
  • ACLS required with 6 months of hire.
  • NIH Stroke Scale certified within 6 months of hire.

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MSU Registered Nurse (RN), Full-Time Days

Job Summary:

Provides direct and indirect patient care in the medical-surgical setting. Communicates with physicians/Nurse Manager/co-workers, as appropriate about changes in patient’s clinical condition including results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology. Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment. Additionally, is able to perform general nursing duties in all departments with adequate supervision.

Full-Time Days

6 a.m.–6:30 p.m.

Every third weekend and rotating holidays.

Responsibilities:

  • Ability to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy. This includes: pediatric, geriatric and the general patient population.
  • Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
  • Ability to revise plan of care as indicated by the patient’s response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily for effectiveness.
  • Ability to perform waived testing (point-of-care testing) per Clinical Laboratory’s and the resident care unit’s policies and procedures.
  • Ability to interpret results of waived tests; take appropriate action on waived tests results.
  • Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient’s age.
  • Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition.
  • Follows the five (5) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
  • Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures and performs services requiring technical and manual skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform treatments and provide services to level licensure.
  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families. Functions as liaison between administration, patients, physicians and other healthcare providers.
  • Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served. Able to interpret data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group.
  • Performs bedside report on patients at shift change; this includes any handoff of patient care.

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:

  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs.
  • Communicates appropriately and clearly to Nurse Manager, co-workers and physicians.
  • Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
  • Identifies and addresses psychosocial needs of patients and family; communicates with Social Service/Discharge Planner regarding both in hospital and post discharge needs.
  • Documentation meets current standards and policies.
  • Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.
  • Coordinates and supervises patient care as necessary.
  • Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.

Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BSN or current enrollment in a BSN program preferred.
  • Current Registered Nurse licensure in the state of Nebraska.
  • Current BLS certification.
  • ACLS required with 6 months of hire.
  • NIH Stroke Scale certified within 6 months of hire.

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MSU Registered Nurse (RN), Full-Time Nights

Job Summary:

Provides direct and indirect patient care in the medical-surgical setting. Communicates with physicians/Nurse Manager/co-workers, as appropriate about changes in patient’s clinical condition including results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology. Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment. Additionally, is able to perform general nursing duties in all departments with adequate supervision.

Full-Time

6 p.m.–6:30 a.m.

Every third weekend and rotating holidays.

Responsibilities:

  • Ability to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy. This includes: pediatric, geriatric and the general patient population.
  • Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
  • Ability to revise plan of care as indicated by the patient’s response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily for effectiveness.
  • Ability to perform waived testing (point-of-care testing) per Clinical Laboratory’s and the resident care unit’s policies and procedures.
  • Ability to interpret results of waived tests; take appropriate action on waived tests results.
  • Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient’s age.
  • Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition.
  • Follows the five (5) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
  • Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures and performs services requiring technical and manual skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform treatments and provide services to level licensure.
  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families. Functions as liaison between administration, patients, physicians and other healthcare providers.
  • Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served. Able to interpret data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group.
  • Performs bedside report on patients at shift change; this includes any handoff of patient care.

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:

  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs.
  • Communicates appropriately and clearly to Nurse Manager, co-workers and physicians.
  • Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
  • Identifies and addresses psychosocial needs of patients and family; communicates with Social Service/Discharge Planner regarding both in hospital and post discharge needs.
  • Documentation meets current standards and policies.
  • Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.
  • Coordinates and supervises patient care as necessary.
  • Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.

Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BSN or current enrollment in a BSN program preferred.
  • Current Registered Nurse licensure in the state of Nebraska.
  • Current BLS certification.
  • ACLS required with 6 months of hire.
  • NIH Stroke Scale certified within 6 months of hire.

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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse, Full-Time Nights

Job Summary:

Provides direct and indirect patient care in the NICU setting. Communicates with physicians/Nurse Manager/co-workers, as appropriate about changes in patient’s clinical condition. Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment. Additionally, is able to perform general nursing duties in all maternity services departments. Primarily caring for the following patients; all NICU babies, postpartum mother/baby care, & baby admissions in both vaginal and cesarean deliveries. Is flexible and able to change assignments easily as admissions and deliveries occur.

Responsibilities:

  • Ability to perform a head-to-toe assessment on the neonate and reassessments as per policy.
  • Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates parents and family regarding pain management.
  • Ability to revise plan of care as indicated by the patient’s response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily for effectiveness.
  • Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care.
  • Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on the patient and their clinical condition.
  • Follows the five (5) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
  • Formulates a teaching plan for parents and family based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning.
  • Ability to revise plan of care as indicated by the patient’s response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily for effectiveness.
  • Ability to perform waived testing (point-of-care testing) per Clinical Laboratory’s and the resident care unit’s policies and procedures.
  • Ability to interpret results of waived tests; take appropriate action on waived tests results.
  • Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of ventilators and neonate monitoring and treats appropriately based on protocols and policies.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served. Able to interpret data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s specific needs and provide care needed by the patient.
  • Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function well under stressful situations.
  • Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures and performs services requiring technical and manual skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform treatments and provide services to level of licensure.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs.
  • Communicates appropriately and clearly to Nurse Manager, co-workers and physicians.
  • Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
  • Identifies and addresses psychosocial needs of patients and family; communicates with Social Service/Discharge Planner regarding both in hospital and post discharge needs.
  • Documentation meets current standards and policies.
  • Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.
  • Coordinates and supervises patient care as necessary.
  • Ability to use basic computer skills for charting and communication.

Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
  • Current Nebraska Registered Nurse Licensure.
  • Current BLS, has or will obtain NRP certification within 6 months of hire
  • Two (2) or more years of nursing experience preferred. One (1) year critical care experience preferred.

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Nutrition Tech- FT

Job Summary

Under the direct supervision of the Nutritional Services Director or Supervisor, the Nutritional Services Worker I performs a variety of patient food service and dish duties.

Every third weekend, every third holiday

Full Time, 30 Hours a Week

6:45-2:15

Responsibilities:

  • Prepares food trays for general and therapeutic diets.
  • Prepares and delivers items as requested by patient care units or patients.
  • Maintains trayline in a clean, neat and organized manner.
  • Prepares special diet foods as necessary.
  • Delivers food carts to patient care units. Returns carts to kitchen at designated times.
  • Loads and oversees dishwashers.
  • Washes specified items by hand, i.e., pots, pans, knives.
  • Disposes of trash and garbage in appropriate manner and as needed.
  • Puts clean dishes and utensils away.
  • Mops floors as scheduled and as necessary.
  • Cleans walk-in refrigerators and storage areas.
  • Assists in preparing salads, desserts and nourishments.
  • Performs special cleaning duties as assigned by the Nutritional Services Director/ Supervisor.
  • Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
  • Treats patients and families with respect and dignity.
  • Observes infection prevention and control practices at all times.
  • Participates in departmental performance improvement activities.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.

Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in High School or High School Graduate/GED
  • Cooking experience preferred

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Operating Room Registered Nurse

Job Summary:

Provides direct patient care to patients in Surgical Services. Addresses the psychosocial, physical and general aspects of care related to the surgical environment. Communicates with surgeon and anesthesiologist continuously and as needed about patient condition. Assists with the maintenance of surgical equipment and inventory. Participates in performance improvement activities. Assesses operating room for equipment functioning and readiness, obtains supplies for individual cases and ensures all appropriate needs of surgical operating team are met. Monitors, positions and assists patient during procedure.

Full-Time

Rotating call on evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Responsibilities:

  • Approaches patient in a kind, gentle and friendly manner.
  • Responds to patient’s inappropriate behavior in a therapeutic manner.
  • Takes appropriate actions and documents in response to manifested anxiety or distress. Requests Social Service/Pastoral Care, as appropriate.
  • Gives patient explanations and verbal reassurances consistently.
  • Adapts nursing procedures to meet the needs for treatment of individual neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.
  • Identifies physical symptoms and changes and takes appropriate actions in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrates ability to assess cardiorespiratory systems for changes in pediatric to geriatric patients and is able to treat appropriately.
  • Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served. Able to interpret data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group.
  • Directs and assists in maintenance and handling of special equipment and instruments.
  • Observes behavioral and physiologic changes due to medications, takes appropriate actions and documents.
  • Adjusts expectations of patient behavior and acts according to the effect medication has on patient.
  • Positions patients safely; pads and protects bony prominences.
  • Preps and drapes patients correctly for all procedures.
  • Carries out medical and surgical asepsis during all procedures.
  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families.
  • Demonstrates competence in preparing and cleaning of OR suites before and between cases and after terminal case, based on patient’s infection class.
  • Carries out established techniques for safe administration of medications and parenteral fluids, as per hospital policies and procedures.
  • Coordinates and supervises patient care; provides patient and family with teaching/education, as necessary.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of anesthetic drugs, actions and side effects.
  • Follows the five (5) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
  • Protects patient’s sensitivities and right to privacy.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of arterial lines, Swan-Ganz, spinal and epidural catheters and how to document appropriately.
  • Is able to open sterile supplies and set up for procedure.
  • Demonstrates thorough knowledge of location, care and operation of all surgical equipment.
  • Accurately records, handles and labels specimens; demonstrates care of specimens.
  • Ensures Pre-op Checklist is complete (H&P present, informed consent signed, test results present, surgical site identified, etc.) before patient is taken into surgical suite.
  • Is consistently ready and prepared for assigned cases and has patient in the surgical suite 15 minutes before the scheduled time.
  • Appropriately responds to the patient in an emergency or physically distressful situation.
  • Assessment and reassessment of the patient is clearly and concisely communicated in charting. Documentation in EMR meets current standards, policies and procedures and is completed within shift.
  • Effectively communicates with the physician in accounting for all sponges, needles and instruments during and after the procedure and documents in the appropriate area.
  • Communicates Clinical Laboratory/Imaging Services reports to the surgeon during the procedure.
  • Ability to perform waived testing (point-of-care testing) per Clinical Laboratory’s and the patient care unit’s policies and procedures.
  • Ability to interpret results of waived tests; take appropriate action on waived tests results.
  • Gives thorough report of patient’s intraoperative condition to PACU nurse.
  • Establishes and maintains effective communication and good working relationships with co‑workers for the patient’s benefit.
  • Demonstrates thorough knowledge of instrument processing, sterilization and biological monitoring. Actively participates in instrument processing, as schedule allows.
  • Makes decisions reflecting knowledge of dysrhythmias, followed by appropriate treatment.
  • Is able to perform all duties of circulating and scrub nurses.
  • Utilizes initiative; strives to maintain steady level of productivity; self motivated; manages activity and time; does not waste time.

Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BSN program preferred.
  • Current Registered Nurse licensure in the State of Nebraska.
  • Current ACLS and BLS certification.
  • Must obtain PALS within 6 months of hire.

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Outpatient Coder

Summary:

Assigns ICD-9 and CPT codes for outpatient episodes of care in the clinic or the hospital, as well as performs medical record audits as required. This position is essential to the success of the facility.

Responsibilities:

- Encompasses all aspects of medical coding for hospital services including office, outpatient hospital and inpatient services.

- Understands ICD-9, CPT, HCPCS codes and the rules and regulations related to such codes and specific payers as required.

- Interprets insurance guidelines relative to medical coding, and reading a medical chart.

- Understand daily balancing techniques, abbreviations and medical terminology, basic components of medical and laboratory procedure.

- Identifies targeted services and reports to auditing manager or may perform audit to include E & M coding documentation, review charge patterns and diagnosis coding.

- Assures ABN compliance.

- Educates providers to improve accuracy of chart coding by advising them on proper code selection, required documentation and procedures, identifies performance issues and brings issues to the attention of the appropriate supervisor.

- Performs charge auditing and charge capture.

Requirements:

- Certified Professional Coder (CPC) or Certified Medical Coder (CMC) required.

- High School diploma or GED required.

- Prefer one year coding experience.

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Outpatient/PACU Float Registered Nurse

Job Summary:

Provides care in the outpatient services area directed toward meeting both the psychosocial and physical needs of the patient. Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates the care of patients undergoing invasive procedures in the outpatient surgery department. Communicates with physicians and/or anesthesia providers continuously and as needed about patient condition. Participates in performance improvement and CQI activities.

Full-Time

9 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

Rotating call weekends and holidays

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates and supervises patient care.
  • Gives care to the patient, reflecting flexibility in rules and regulations, as indicated by individual patient needs.
  • Makes decisions reflecting knowledge of facts, knowledge of diseases/surgical conditions, care required and good judgment.
  • Performance reflects knowledge in all areas of care specific to outpatient surgery (i.e., GI, autologous, conscious sedation).
  • Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.
  • Electronic documentation meets current standards and policies.
  • Organizes and manages nursing activities reflecting due consideration for patients’ needs and the needs of the facility and staff.
  • Utilizes initiative; strives to maintain steady level of productivity; a self starter; compatible and supportive; a team player.
  • Knowledge of medications and IV fluids and their correct administration, based on age of the patient and patient’s clinical condition.
  • Follows the five medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
  • Ability to perform a head-to-toe preoperative assessment on all patients and reassesses, as needed postoperatively. This includes pediatric, geriatric and the general patient population.
  • Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Ability to formulate an individualized plan of care, as indicated, and evaluates for effectiveness.
  • Formulates a teaching plan, based on identified patient learning needs, and evaluates effectiveness of learning; family is included in teaching, as appropriate, from preop to discharge.
  • Provides patient with explanation and verbal reassurance consistently.
  • Identifies physical symptoms and changes and takes appropriate action in a timely manner.
  • Knowledge of cardiac monitoring and can identify dysrhythmias.
  • Communicates appropriately and clearly to Outpatient Services Nurse Manager, co‑workers and physicians.
  • Consults other departments, as needed and as appropriate, to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs.
  • Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians in the OPS unit.
  • Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Practices good guest relations.
  • Maintains a good working relationship and effective communication both within the department and with other departments for the benefit of the patient
  • Meets current documentation standards and policies and completes within the shift.
  • Identifies and addresses psychosocial needs of patients and family.
  • Carries out medical and surgical asepsis during treatments and special procedures.
  • Maintains an environment that provides the patient and family with feelings of safety and security.

Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BSN or current enrollment in a BSN program preferred.
  • Current Registered Nurse licensure in the state of Nebraska.
  • Two (2) years nursing experience preferred.
  • One (1) year of experience in an outpatient surgical setting preferred.
  • Current ACLS and BLS certification. PALS certified within 6 months of hire.

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Patient Service Representative- FT Nights (ED)

Summary:

Patient Service Representative is responsible for timely and accurate patient registration processes. Responsible for interviewing patients in order to gather all pertinent account information, gather up to date demographics, and verify insurance coverage. This position is responsible for recovery of deductible, co-pay, co-insurance and self-pay balances, and/or recognizing the need for financial counseling as necessary. They are responsible for ensuring that all required patient signatures are present for treatment, medical records and insurance processing. They ensure that all necessary documentation is presented to patients, making them aware of all hospital policies and procedures that relate to the admission process and treatment. They work with multiple departments, distributing appropriate information as necessary. They will be required to participate in performance improvement and CQI activities. Will reports to Business Office Manager.

The listing of job duties contained in this job description is not all inclusive. Duties may be added or subtracted at any time due to the needs of the organization.

Full-Time

6:00 pm- 6:30 am

Every third weekend and rotating holidays.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for timely and accurate patient registration processes.
  • Works and navigates in the appropriate EMR systems.
  • Communicates effectively and professionally with patients, visitors, physicians, and coworkers.
  • Responsible for interviewing patients in order to gather all pertinent account information, gather up to date demographics, and verify insurance coverage.
  • This position is responsible for recovery of deductible, co-pay, co-insurance and self-pay balances, and/or recognizing the need for financial counseling as necessary.
  • They ensure that all necessary documentation is presented to patients, making them aware of all hospital policies and procedures that relate to the admission process and treatment.
  • They work with multiple departments, distributing appropriate information as necessary.
  • Receive and forward incoming calls to the appropriate staff member or department.
  • Performs according to established performance-improvement policies and procedures.
  • Maintain lobby area to ensure that it is clean and a safe environment for patients and visitors.
  • Oversees scheduling tasks to maintain efficient patient flow.
  • Works closely with the Business office manager to ensure appropriate time allowances and special-equipment requests are communicated in a timely manner.
  • Monitors physician block time and makes recommendations for effective utilization to administrator.
  • Serves as a positive liaison with physicians and their office personnel.

Requirements:

  • Prefer, knowledgeable of medical terminology; computerized office systems; third party payer requirements; reading/writing/math/proper grammar/spelling, which is normally required through the completion of a high school education or equivalent.
  • Organize/prioritize work; to work in an environment with patient populations of acute, chronic, and complex disease processes; to follow written and oral instructions; to detect, resolve, and correct problems; to react and perform in stressful and emergency situations.
  • Any combinations of training and/or experience that will allow the individual to meet the requirements noted above and perform the duties. Prefer 1-2 years of medical experience and/or secretarial experience.

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Patient Service Representative- PT Days

Job Summary:

Patient Service Representative is responsible for timely and accurate patient registration processes. Responsible for interviewing patients in order to gather all pertinent account information, gather up to date demographics, and verify insurance coverage. This position is responsible for recovery of deductible, co-pay, co-insurance and self-pay balances, and/or recognizing the need for financial counseling as necessary. They are responsible for ensuring that all required patient signatures are present for treatment, medical records and insurance processing. They ensure that all necessary documentation is presented to patients, making them aware of all hospital policies and procedures that relate to the admission process and treatment. They work with multiple departments, distributing appropriate information as necessary.

Part Time (24 hrs./week)

6:00 am- 6:30 pm

2 weekends on, 1 weekend off, rotating holidays.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for timely and accurate patient registration processes.
  • Works and navigates in the appropriate EMR systems.
  • Communicates effectively and professionally with patients, visitors, physicians, and coworkers.
  • Responsible for interviewing patients in order to gather all pertinent account information, gather up to date demographics, and verify insurance coverage.
  • This position is responsible for recovery of deductible, co-pay, co-insurance and self-pay balances, and/or recognizing the need for financial counseling as necessary.
  • They ensure that all necessary documentation is presented to patients, making them aware of all hospital policies and procedures that relate to the admission process and treatment.
  • They work with multiple departments, distributing appropriate information as necessary.
  • Receive and forward incoming calls to the appropriate staff member or department.
  • Performs according to established performance-improvement policies and procedures.
  • Maintain lobby area to ensure that it is clean and a safe environment for patients and visitors.
  • Oversees scheduling tasks to maintain efficient patient flow.
  • Works closely with the Business office manager to ensure appropriate time allowances and special-equipment requests are communicated in a timely manner.
  • Serves as a positive liaison with physicians and their office personnel.

Requirements:

  • Prefer, knowledgeable of medical terminology; computerized office systems; third party payer requirements; reading/writing/math/proper grammar/spelling, which is normally required through the completion of a high school education or equivalent.
  • Organize/prioritize work; to work in an environment with patient populations of acute, chronic, and complex disease processes; to follow written and oral instructions; to detect, resolve, and correct problems; to react and perform in stressful and emergency situations.
  • Any combinations of training and/or experience that will allow the individual to meet the requirements noted above and perform the duties. Prefer 1-2 years of medical experience and/or secretarial experience.

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PCU CNA (PRN)

Job Summary:

Provides direct and indirect patient care under the direction of a RN or physician. Assists patients with activities of daily living, provides for personal care, emotional support and performs more complex clinical skills under the direction of a RN. Provide secretarial functions as needed for unit to function.

PRN

Responsibilities:

  • Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient’s age.
  • Provides care appropriate to condition and age of patient, including pediatric, geriatric and the general patient population.
  • Provides patient care that meets the psychosocial and physical needs of the patient within the CNA’s scope of practice.
  • Assists with patient admissions, discharge and transfers.
  • Provides morning care which may include bed bath, shower, whirlpool, oral hygiene, combing hair, back care, dressing patients, changing bed linen, cleaning overbed table and bedside stand, straightening room and other general care as necessary throughout the shift.
  • Provides evening care which includes hands/face washing as needed, oral hygiene, back rubs, peri-care, freshening linen, cleaning overbed tables, straightening room and other general care as needed.
  • Provides general nursing care such as positioning patients, lifting and turning patients, applying/utilizing special equipment, assisting in use of bedpan, commode and ambulating patients.
  • Prepares patients for meals; serves and removes food trays and assists with meals or feeds patients if necessary.
  • Distributes drinking water and snacks to patients as applicable.
  • Answers patients’ call lights, anticipates patients’ needs and makes rounds of assigned patients.
  • Transports patients to various departments for ordered tests/procedures.
  • Demonstrates the ability to perform procedures within the CNA II’s scope of practice per state law.
  • Takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration, weight, blood pressure and intake-output.
  • Reports patient complaint of pain to supervising RN.
  • Observes patient’s mental and physical conditions, reports any changes to supervising RN.
  • Able to answer, transfer and triage phone calls when Unit secretary
  • Able to effectively fax, scan and file patient information appropriately
  • Skilled on computer and updating status board and discharge information as patient changes occur
  • Knowledgeable of sterile techniques and infection control procedures.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Participates in patient care conferences.
  • Communicates in a clear and concise manner to RNs and medical staff.
  • Maintains a good working relationship within the department and with other departments.
  • Documentation meets current standards and policies.
  • Attends in-service education programs, as assigned, to learn new treatments, procedures, developmental skills etc.
  • Treat patient and families with respect and dignity.
  • Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
  • Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.
  • Performs bedside report on patients at shift change; this includes any handoff of patient care.

Requirements:

  • High School graduate or equivalent.
  • Current CNA certification in the state of Nebraska.
  • Current BLS certificate.
  • One year of experience as a CNA in an acute care hospital preferred.

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PCU CNA, Full-Time Nights

Job Summary:

Provides direct and indirect patient care under the direction of a RN or physician. Assists patients with activities of daily living, provides for personal care, emotional support and performs more complex clinical skills under the direction of a RN. Provide secretarial functions as needed for unit to function.

Full-Time

5:30 p.m.–6 a.m.

Every third weekend and rotating holidays.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient’s age.
  • Provides care appropriate to condition and age of patient, including pediatric, geriatric and the general patient population.
  • Provides patient care that meets the psychosocial and physical needs of the patient within the CNA’s scope of practice.
  • Assists with patient admissions, discharge and transfers.
  • Provides morning care which may include bed bath, shower, whirlpool, oral hygiene, combing hair, back care, dressing patients, changing bed linen, cleaning overbed table and bedside stand, straightening room and other general care as necessary throughout the shift.
  • Provides evening care which includes hands/face washing as needed, oral hygiene, back rubs, peri-care, freshening linen, cleaning overbed tables, straightening room and other general care as needed.
  • Provides general nursing care such as positioning patients, lifting and turning patients, applying/utilizing special equipment, assisting in use of bedpan, commode and ambulating patients.
  • Prepares patients for meals; serves and removes food trays and assists with meals or feeds patients if necessary.
  • Distributes drinking water and snacks to patients as applicable.
  • Answers patients’ call lights, anticipates patients’ needs and makes rounds of assigned patients.
  • Transports patients to various departments for ordered tests/procedures.
  • Demonstrates the ability to perform procedures within the CNA II’s scope of practice per state law.
  • Takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration, weight, blood pressure and intake-output.
  • Reports patient complaint of pain to supervising RN.
  • Observes patient’s mental and physical conditions, reports any changes to supervising RN.
  • Able to answer, transfer and triage phone calls when Unit secretary
  • Able to effectively fax, scan and file patient information appropriately
  • Skilled on computer and updating status board and discharge information as patient changes occur
  • Knowledgeable of sterile techniques and infection control procedures.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Participates in patient care conferences.
  • Communicates in a clear and concise manner to RNs and medical staff.
  • Maintains a good working relationship within the department and with other departments.
  • Documentation meets current standards and policies.
  • Attends in-service education programs, as assigned, to learn new treatments, procedures, developmental skills etc.
  • Treat patient and families with respect and dignity.
  • Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
  • Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.
  • Performs bedside report on patients at shift change; this includes any handoff of patient care.

Requirements:

  • High School graduate or equivalent.
  • Current CNA certification in the state of Nebraska.
  • Current BLS certificate.
  • One year of experience as a CNA in an acute care hospital preferred.

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PCU Registered Nurse (RN), Full-Time Nights

Job Summary:

Provides direct and indirect patient care in the progressive care setting. Communicates with physicians/Nurse Manager/co-workers, as appropriate about changes in patient’s clinical condition including results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology. Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment. Additionally, is able to perform general nursing duties in the PCU department with adequate supervision.

Full-Time Nights

6:00 p.m.–6:30 a.m.

Every third weekend and rotating holidays.

Responsibilities:

  • Ability to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy. This includes: pediatric, geriatric and the general patient population.
  • Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
  • Ability to revise plan of care as indicated by the patient’s response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily for effectiveness.
  • Ability to perform waived testing (point-of-care testing) per Clinical Laboratory’s and the resident care unit’s policies and procedures.
  • Ability to interpret results of waived tests; take appropriate action on waived tests results.
  • Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient’s age.
  • Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition.
  • Follows the five (5) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
  • Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures and performs services requiring technical and manual skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform treatments and provide services to level licensure.
  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families. Functions as liaison between administration, patients, physicians and other healthcare providers.
  • Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served. Able to interpret data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group.
  • Performs bedside report on patients at shift change; this includes any handoff of patient care.

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:

  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs.
  • Communicates appropriately and clearly to Nurse Manager, co-workers and physicians.
  • Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
  • Identifies and addresses psychosocial needs of patients and family; communicates with Social Service/Discharge Planner regarding both in hospital and post discharge needs.
  • Documentation meets current standards and policies.
  • Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.
  • Coordinates and supervises patient care as necessary.
  • Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of basic cardiac rhythm monitoring techniques, interpretation, and treatment. Can identify dysrhythmias and know how to react accordingly.

Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BSN or current enrollment in a BSN program preferred.
  • Current Registered Nurse licensure in the state of Nebraska.
  • Previous experience as a hospital RN required.
  • 1 year of experience on a Progressive Care Unit preferred.
  • Current BLS certification.
  • ACLS certification within 6 months of hire.
  • NIH Stroke Scale certified within 6 months of hire.

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PCU Registered Nurse, Night Weekender

Job Summary:

Provides direct and indirect patient care in the progressive care setting. Communicates with physicians/Nurse Manager/co-workers, as appropriate about changes in patient’s clinical condition including results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology. Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment. Additionally, is able to perform general nursing duties in the PCU department with adequate supervision.

Full-Time Nights

Every weekend.

Responsibilities:

  • Ability to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy. This includes: pediatric, geriatric and the general patient population.
  • Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
  • Ability to revise plan of care as indicated by the patient’s response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily for effectiveness.
  • Ability to perform waived testing (point-of-care testing) per Clinical Laboratory’s and the resident care unit’s policies and procedures.
  • Ability to interpret results of waived tests; take appropriate action on waived tests results.
  • Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient’s age.
  • Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition.
  • Follows the five (5) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
  • Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures and performs services requiring technical and manual skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform treatments and provide services to level licensure.
  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families. Functions as liaison between administration, patients, physicians and other healthcare providers.
  • Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served. Able to interpret data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group.
  • Performs bedside report on patients at shift change; this includes any handoff of patient care.

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:

  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs.
  • Communicates appropriately and clearly to Nurse Manager, co-workers and physicians.
  • Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
  • Identifies and addresses psychosocial needs of patients and family; communicates with Social Service/Discharge Planner regarding both in hospital and post discharge needs.
  • Documentation meets current standards and policies.
  • Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.
  • Coordinates and supervises patient care as necessary.
  • Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of basic cardiac rhythm monitoring techniques, interpretation, and treatment. Can identify dysrhythmias and know how to react accordingly.

Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BSN or current enrollment in a BSN program preferred.
  • Current Registered Nurse licensure in the state of Nebraska.
  • Previous experience as a hospital RN required.
  • 1 year of experience on a Progressive Care Unit preferred.
  • Current BLS certification.
  • ACLS certification within 6 months of hire.
  • NIH Stroke Scale certified within 6 months of hire.

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PCU Registered Nurse, PRN

Job Summary:

Provides direct and indirect patient care in the progressive care setting. Communicates with physicians/Nurse Manager/co-workers, as appropriate about changes in patient’s clinical condition including results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology. Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment. Additionally, is able to perform general nursing duties in the PCU department with adequate supervision.

PRN

Responsibilities:

  • Ability to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy. This includes: pediatric, geriatric and the general patient population.
  • Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
  • Ability to revise plan of care as indicated by the patient’s response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily for effectiveness.
  • Ability to perform waived testing (point-of-care testing) per Clinical Laboratory’s and the resident care unit’s policies and procedures.
  • Ability to interpret results of waived tests; take appropriate action on waived tests results.
  • Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient’s age.
  • Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition.
  • Follows the five (5) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
  • Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures and performs services requiring technical and manual skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform treatments and provide services to level licensure.
  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families. Functions as liaison between administration, patients, physicians and other healthcare providers.
  • Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served. Able to interpret data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group.
  • Performs bedside report on patients at shift change; this includes any handoff of patient care.

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:

  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs.
  • Communicates appropriately and clearly to Nurse Manager, co-workers and physicians.
  • Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
  • Identifies and addresses psychosocial needs of patients and family; communicates with Social Service/Discharge Planner regarding both in hospital and post discharge needs.
  • Documentation meets current standards and policies.
  • Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.
  • Coordinates and supervises patient care as necessary.
  • Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of basic cardiac rhythm monitoring techniques, interpretation, and treatment. Can identify dysrhythmias and know how to react accordingly.

Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BSN or current enrollment in a BSN program preferred.
  • Current Registered Nurse licensure in the state of Nebraska.
  • Previous experience as a hospital RN required.
  • 1 year of experience on a Progressive Care Unit preferred.
  • Current BLS certification.
  • ACLS certification within 6 months of hire.
  • NIH Stroke Scale certified within 6 months of hire.

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PCU Charge Registered Nurse, Nights

Job Summary:

Coordinates and directs patient care to ensure patients’ needs are met and hospital policy is followed. Determines and assigns staffing based on requirements and patterns, scope of services, complexity of patient acuity and fiscal resources. Consults other departments as appropriate to provide and collaborate in patient care and performance improvement activities. Acts as a resource and educator to staff. Participates in guidance and educational programs. Provides direct and indirect patient care in the progressive care setting. Communicates with physicians/Nurse Manager/co-workers, as appropriate about changes in patient’s clinical condition including results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology. Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment. Additionally, is able to perform general nursing duties in all departments with adequate supervision.

Responsibilities:

  • Ability to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy. This includes: pediatric, geriatric and the general patient population.
  • Responsible for the assigning patient care during shift. Reassessing staffing frequently for cost efficiency and patient safety
  • Coordinates and directs patient care to ensure patients’ needs are met and hospital policy is followed
  • Maintains records pertinent to personnel and operation of the unit. Prepares reports, i.e., utilization, performance improvement, outcome data, attendance.
  • Determines staffing requirements and patterns, based on scope of services, complexity of patient acuity and fiscal resources
  • Monitors compliance and implements all department policies and procedures related to the control of infections and communicable diseases on a concurrent basis.
  • Provides education to staff on performance improvement. Ability to plan and organize orientation and in-service training for unit staff members. Participates in guidance and educational programs.
  • Consults other departments as appropriate to provide and collaborate in patient care and performance improvement activities.
  • Maintains good working relationships with staff both within the department and with other departments.
  • Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
  • Ability to revise plan of care as indicated by the patient’s response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily for effectiveness.
  • Ability to perform waived testing (point-of-care testing) per Clinical Laboratory’s and the resident care unit’ policies and procedures.
  • Ability to interpret results of waived tests; take appropriate action on waived tests results.
  • Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient’s age.
  • Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition.
  • Follows the five (5) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
  • Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures and performs services requiring technical and manual skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform treatments and provide services to level licensure.
  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families. Functions as liaison between administration, patients, physicians and other healthcare providers.
  • Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served. Able to interpret data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group.
  • Performs bedside report on patients at shift change; this includes any handoff of patient care.

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:

  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs.
  • Communicates appropriately and clearly to PCU Manager, co-workers and physicians.
  • Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
  • Identifies and addresses psychosocial needs of patients and family; communicates with Social Service/Discharge Planner regarding both in hospital and post discharge needs.
  • Documentation meets current standards and policies.
  • Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.
  • Coordinates and supervises patient care as necessary.
  • Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.

Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BSN or current enrollment in a BSN program preferred.
  • Current Registered Nurse licensure in the state of Nebraska.
  • 1 year of experience on Progressive Care Unit or related area.
  • Current BLS certification.
  • ACLS required with 6 months of hire.
  • PALS within 9 months of hire.
  • NIH Stroke Scale certified within 6 months of hire.

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Pharmacist, Full-Time Nights

Summary:

Interprets physician prescriptions and medication orders. Acts as a drug information resource to patients, medical staff, nursing staff and ancillary department personnel. Compounds and dispenses prescribed medications and other pharmaceuticals for patient care by performing the related duties.

Full-Time

Requirements:

  • Education Requirements:
    • Doctorate of Pharmacy degree or Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent.
    • Graduated from an accredited School of Pharmacy.
    • Current Pharmacist certification or licensure in the State of Nebraska and subject to all federal and state laws concerning the dispensing of medications
    • Education in all age groups ranging from newborn to the geriatric population obtained either in school education or subsequent training.
    • BLS and ACLS certifications are to be obtained and maintained.
  • Language Skills:
    • Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
    • Additional languages preferred.
  • Skills:
    • Basic computer knowledge.
    • Automated pharmacy systems, typewriters, IV Compounding Isolator or the willingness to learn.
  • Physical Demands:
    • For physical demands of position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion and environment, see following description.
    • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising patient care.
  • Cognitive Demands:
    • A high degree of independent decision-making and problem-solving requiring a high level of cognitive ability
    • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
    • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Responsibilities:

  • Reviews prescriptions and orders issued by physicians or other authorized prescribers to assure accuracy and determines formulas and ingredients needed.
  • Compounds medications using standard formulas and processes, such as weighing, measuring and mixing ingredients.
  • Monitors all posting onto the patient profiles in order that accuracy, drug allergies, drug interactions, duplicate therapy, rational drug therapy and incompatibilities may be realized and better patient
  • care received.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Prepares IV admixtures and extemporaneous parenteral products under aseptic conditions.
  • Assists Pharmacy Department personnel engaged in admixing, packaging and labeling pharmaceuticals.
  • Verifies all pharmaceuticals prepared and delivered by pharmacy technicians (or any other appropriate personnel) to locations for (medical cabinet) storage or immediate administration is safe and effective for patient use.
  • Answers questions, provides information and recommendations to physicians, nurses, patients and other healthcare professionals on the appropriate use of medications, drug interactions, side effects, dosage, storage, etc.
  • Assists in patient medication evaluation, including utilization review, dosing evaluation and the appropriate use of medications.
  • Assists in teaching programs (departmental, medical, nursing, community).
  • Endorses policies and procedures of the department and of the hospital.
  • Ensures the maintenance and proper operation of equipment and supplies in the work areas.
  • Maintains established procedures concerning quality control, security of controlled substances and disposal of hazardous waste.
  • Enters data into the computer system (Pharmacy program), such as appropriate patient information, prescribed medications and cost, and helps to maintain patient profiles and charge system.
  • Reviews and monitors drug therapy that requires dosing adjustments as authorized by the physician.
  • Provides pharmaceutical care to all ages of patients from newborns to the elderly. Understands that there are dosage variations between newborn, pediatric, adult and geriatric patients, and knows where to find appropriate information.
  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families.
  • Assists the Pharmacy Manager and Chief Ancillary Officer on special assignments.
  • Responds appropriately to acute illness situations, specifically in cardiac arrest in the form of “Code Blue” circumstances.
  • Supervises at least one to two (1-2) members of the Pharmacy Department staff on a regular basis (at least daily).
  • Assists the Chief Ancillary Officer with responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s mission, policy and any applicable laws.
  • May assist in the hiring process of pharmacy personnel, including interviews, training, planning, assigning and directing work, addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Demonstrates ability to read, analyze and interpret pharmacy-related journals.
  • Demonstrates ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies or members of the hospital staff.
  • Demonstrates ability to write articles for publication and ability to effectively present information to management, medical staff, hospital staff and public groups.
  • Demonstrates ability apply necessary advanced mathematical concepts, such as exponents and logarithms.
  • Demonstrates ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as dosage calculations, formulation of pharmaceutical preparations and data analysis.
  • Demonstrates ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Demonstrates ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions and deal with several abstract variables.
  • Compounded Sterile Preparations:
    • Enforces the utility of adequate equipment to safely prepare compounded sterile preparations.
    • Ensures that pharmaceutical preparations are sterile, properly packaged, labeled and stored, and not outdated.
    • Certifies the skills of the compounding staff.
    • Maintains air quality check records.
    • Ensures compliance with USP <795>, <797> and <800>. Must be knowledgeable in specialized functions including aseptic techniques and quality assurance.
  • Professional Requirements:
    • Adheres to dress code, appearance is neat and clean.
    • Completes annual education requirements.
    • Maintains regulatory requirements.
    • Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.
    • Reports to work on time and as scheduled, completes work within designated time.
    • Wears identification while on duty, uses computerized punch time system correctly.
    • Completes in-services and returns in a timely fashion.
    • Attends annual review and department in-services, as scheduled.
    • Attends at least 4 staff meetings annually, reads and returns all monthly staff meeting minutes.
    • Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
    • Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.
    • Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.
    • Communicates the mission, ethics and goals of the hospital, as well as the focus statement of the department

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Pharmacist, PRN

Summary:

Interprets physician prescriptions and medication orders. Acts as a drug information resource to patients, medical staff, nursing staff and ancillary department personnel. Compounds and dispenses prescribed medications and other pharmaceuticals for patient care by performing the related duties.

Schedule: PRN, as needed. Roughly 10 hrs/week

Requirements:

  • Education Requirements:
    • Doctorate of Pharmacy degree or Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent.
    • Graduated from an accredited School of Pharmacy.
    • Current Pharmacist certification or licensure in the State of Nebraska and subject to all federal and state laws concerning the dispensing of medications
    • Education in all age groups ranging from newborn to the geriatric population obtained either in school education or subsequent training.
    • BLS and ACLS certifications are to be obtained and maintained.
  • Language Skills:
    • Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
    • Additional languages preferred.
  • Skills:
    • Basic computer knowledge.
    • Automated pharmacy systems, typewriters, IV Compounding Isolator or the willingness to learn.
  • Physical Demands:
    • For physical demands of position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion and environment, see following description.
    • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising patient care.
  • Cognitive Demands:
    • A high degree of independent decision-making and problem-solving requiring a high level of cognitive ability
    • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
    • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Responsibilities:

  • Reviews prescriptions and orders issued by physicians or other authorized prescribers to assure accuracy and determines formulas and ingredients needed.
  • Compounds medications using standard formulas and processes, such as weighing, measuring and mixing ingredients.
  • Monitors all posting onto the patient profiles in order that accuracy, drug allergies, drug interactions, duplicate therapy, rational drug therapy and incompatibilities may be realized and better patient
  • care received.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Prepares IV admixtures and extemporaneous parenteral products under aseptic conditions.
  • Assists Pharmacy Department personnel engaged in admixing, packaging and labeling pharmaceuticals.
  • Verifies all pharmaceuticals prepared and delivered by pharmacy technicians (or any other appropriate personnel) to locations for (medical cabinet) storage or immediate administration is safe and effective for patient use.
  • Answers questions, provides information and recommendations to physicians, nurses, patients and other healthcare professionals on the appropriate use of medications, drug interactions, side effects, dosage, storage, etc.
  • Assists in patient medication evaluation, including utilization review, dosing evaluation and the appropriate use of medications.
  • Assists in teaching programs (departmental, medical, nursing, community).
  • Endorses policies and procedures of the department and of the hospital.
  • Ensures the maintenance and proper operation of equipment and supplies in the work areas.
  • Maintains established procedures concerning quality control, security of controlled substances and disposal of hazardous waste.
  • Enters data into the computer system (Pharmacy program), such as appropriate patient information, prescribed medications and cost, and helps to maintain patient profiles and charge system.
  • Reviews and monitors drug therapy that requires dosing adjustments as authorized by the physician.
  • Provides pharmaceutical care to all ages of patients from newborns to the elderly. Understands that there are dosage variations between newborn, pediatric, adult and geriatric patients, and knows where to find appropriate information.
  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families.
  • Assists the Pharmacy Manager and Chief Ancillary Officer on special assignments.
  • Responds appropriately to acute illness situations, specifically in cardiac arrest in the form of “Code Blue” circumstances.
  • Supervises at least one to two (1-2) members of the Pharmacy Department staff on a regular basis (at least daily).
  • Assists the Chief Ancillary Officer with responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s mission, policy and any applicable laws.
  • May assist in the hiring process of pharmacy personnel, including interviews, training, planning, assigning and directing work, addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Demonstrates ability to read, analyze and interpret pharmacy-related journals.
  • Demonstrates ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies or members of the hospital staff.
  • Demonstrates ability to write articles for publication and ability to effectively present information to management, medical staff, hospital staff and public groups.
  • Demonstrates ability apply necessary advanced mathematical concepts, such as exponents and logarithms.
  • Demonstrates ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as dosage calculations, formulation of pharmaceutical preparations and data analysis.
  • Demonstrates ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Demonstrates ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions and deal with several abstract variables.
  • Compounded Sterile Preparations:
    • Enforces the utility of adequate equipment to safely prepare compounded sterile preparations.
    • Ensures that pharmaceutical preparations are sterile, properly packaged, labeled and stored, and not outdated.
    • Certifies the skills of the compounding staff.
    • Maintains air quality check records.
    • Ensures compliance with USP <795>, <797> and <800>. Must be knowledgeable in specialized functions including aseptic techniques and quality assurance.
  • Professional Requirements:
    • Adheres to dress code, appearance is neat and clean.
    • Completes annual education requirements.
    • Maintains regulatory requirements.
    • Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.
    • Reports to work on time and as scheduled, completes work within designated time.
    • Wears identification while on duty, uses computerized punch time system correctly.
    • Completes in-services and returns in a timely fashion.
    • Attends annual review and department in-services, as scheduled.
    • Attends at least 4 staff meetings annually, reads and returns all monthly staff meeting minutes.
    • Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
    • Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.
    • Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.
    • Communicates the mission, ethics and goals of the hospital, as well as the focus statement of the department

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Pharmacy Tech, Full-Time

Summary:

A Pharmacy Technician, under the supervision of a pharmacist, shall perform pharmacy-related functions that do not require professional judgement, in furtherance of the mission to provide optimal, patient-centered pharmaceutical care to the patients of Kearney Regional Medical Center. These functions shall be carried out in accordance with departmental and facility policies and procedures and state and federal regulations. A pharmacy technician shall perform their duties in an honest and ethical manner that exhibits and promotes integrity consistent with the Mission, Vision, Values and Goals of Kearney Regional Medical Center.

Part-Time

Requirements:

  • Required: High school diploma or graduate equivalent degree required
  • Maintain registration as a pharmacy technician with the State of Nebraska.
  • Basic Life Saving (BLS) required within 6 months of hire.
  • Associates degree in healthcare field or business field preferred.
  • Completion of an accredited pharmacy technician training program preferred at time of hire. If no certification upon hire, certification shall be obtained from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board within one year of start date and maintained for duration of employment as a pharmacy technician.

Responsibilities:

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:

  • Safely and competently perform the duties identified in the Operational and Medication Reconciliation functions of this job description with the understanding that the list of duties is not all-inclusive, but rather a broad overview of the functions and expectations of the Pharmacy Technician position.
  • Maintain knowledge of medications, biologics, vaccines, and solutions inclusive of indications, common doses and common dose forms (e.g. tabs, caps, ointments, creams, suspensions, etc).
  • Knowledgeable of and adheres to state and federal regulations specific to role as pharmacy technician as well as state and federal regulations specific to the operations of the pharmacy.
  • Perform Operational Functions as described below:
  • Ensure all preparation, delivery, waste and procedures are verified by a pharmacist.
  • Knowledgeable of all operational processes and work in all operational areas of pharmacy.
  • Transport medications, biologics, vaccines, solutions, drug-delivery devices, and other pharmacy equipment from the pharmacy to clinical departments.
  • Effectively utilize automated dispensing machine technology to facilitate patient care through refilling, rotating stock, load and unloading, expiring and troubleshooting.
  • Prepare medications, biologics and supplies for dispensing according to departmental policies and procedures to minimize the risk of medication errors or patient harm.
  • Prepacking bulk medications.
  • Compounding non-sterile preparations such as ointments, creams, oral solutions, suppositories, etc.
  • Compounding sterile preparations such as total parenteral nutrition, large-volume admixtures, critical-care infusions, chemotherapy, antibiotics, etc.
  • Seek out education and maintain knowledge of United States Pharmacopeia 797 standards for compounding sterile preparations.
  • Assist with control, storage, record keeping, accurate counts, identification of at-risk activities and auditing of controlled substances within the pharmacy department and in clinical departments.
  • Maintain all kits, trays, boxes in ready to use forms to facilitate timely patient care.
  • Appropriately dispose of pharmaceuticals that are expired, partially used, adulterated, etc.
  • Assure expired, outdated, adulterated or misbranded medications are not available for patient use.
  • Post charges into the computer system.
  • Prepare inventories, order supplies from the storeroom, order pharmaceuticals, receive pharmaceuticals and solutions from vendors and stock shelves in throughout the pharmacy.
  • Receive and assist with triaging telephone calls and requests from KRMC staff presenting to the pharmacy to obtain pharmaceuticals, to provide environmental services or maintenance services to the department, etc.
  • Complete and document in a timely manner all required operational documentation of functions completed that are necessary for regulatory reporting of the pharmacy department (e.g. recording refrigerator and freezer temperatures, documentation of cleaning compounding hood(s), etc.)
  • Perform monthly nursing department inspections, and collect quality-assurance data as appropriate.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly pharmacy to facilitate employee and patient safety.
  • Submit incident reports in electronic health record for errors, employee safety issues or patient or visitor safety issues or aberration from approved policies and procedures.
  • Bring forth ideas and solutions for process improvement or safety concerns.
  • Assist in training new employees under pharmacist supervision.
  • Accept and carry out projects as assigned by the lead pharmacy technician, supervising pharmacist, pharmacy manager or Director of Pharmacy.
  • Perform Medication Reconciliation Functions as described below:
  • Discuss home medications with patients, family/caregivers, providers, clinics and pharmacies to obtain as accurate of medication profile as possible. The list should be inclusive of prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, vitamins and other supplements, herbals, cultural or home remedies as well as dosages and frequencies of use, time of day, week, month or year the medication is taken and what pharmacy(s) the patient uses to fill prescriptions.
  • Gather information from the patient and/or family/caregivers regarding allergies and reactions for prescription and non-prescription medications.
  • Effectively utilize medication databases such as the electronic health record, Nebraska Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) and Dr. First to gather home medication information.
  • Communicate regularly with direct care providers, pharmacists and other pertinent persons information (including potential discrepancies in medication lists) regarding medication profiles.
  • Update medication profiles as needed for continuity of care.
  • Cooperate with nursing staff to identify and enact best practices for workflow in the admissions, transfers and discharges process for incorporation of medication reconciliation.

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Pharmacy Manager

Summary:

Responsible for the management of the pharmacy department. Coordinates and supervises operations of the department. Maintains performance improvement activities within the department and participates in CQI activities. Assures competency of all personnel. Assists in formulating budget, evaluates department performance versus budget and takes appropriate action to remain in budget guidelines. Develops and implements system of reviewing department charges, ensures that medication charges are accurate and entered on a timely basis. Maintains efficient and effective department operation while requiring compliance with all state, federal and local regulatory laws, standards and protocols. Promote safe, accurate, rational and cost-effective use of pharmacotherapy and to collaboratively manage medication therapy for quality individual patient outcomes. This should occur with the context of safe, accurate, efficient and timely medication distribution.

Full-Time

Requirements:

  • Doctorate of Pharmacy degree or Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent.
  • Graduated from an accredited School of Pharmacy.
  • Current Pharmacist certification or licensure in the State of Nebraska.
  • Education in all age groups ranging from newborn to the geriatric population obtained either in school education or subsequent training.

Responsibilities:

  • General Responsibilities:
    • Reviews prescriptions issued by physicians or other authorized prescribers to assure accuracy and determines formulas and ingredients needed.
    • Compounds medications using standard formulas and processes, such as weighing, measuring and mixing ingredients.
    • Monitors all posting onto the patient profiles in order that accuracy, drug allergies, drug interactions, duplicate therapy, rational drug therapy and incompatibilities may be realized and better patient care received.
    • Checks patient medications prior to delivery to patient care areas to ascertain that the correct drug, dosage form, schedule and strength is being dispensed.
    • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
    • Prepares IV admixtures and extemporaneous parenteral products under aseptic conditions.
    • Assists Pharmacy Department personnel engaged in admixing, packaging and labeling pharmaceuticals.
    • Answers questions and provides information to physicians, nurses, patients and other healthcare professionals on the appropriate use of medications, drug interactions, side effects, dosage, storage, etc.
    • Assists in teaching programs (departmental, medical, nursing, community).
    • Endorses policies and procedures of the department and of the hospital.
    • Ensures the maintenance and proper operation of equipment and supplies in the work areas.
    • Maintains established procedures concerning quality control, security of controlled substances and disposal of hazardous waste.
    • Enters data into the computer system (Pharmacy Information System), such as patient, prescribed medications and cost, and maintains patient profiles and charge system.
    • Instructs students and other medical personnel on matters pertaining to the Pharmacy Department.
    • Reviews and monitors drug therapy that requires dosing adjustments as authorized by the physician.
    • Provides pharmaceutical care to all ages of patients from newborns to the elderly. Understands that there are dosage variations between newborn, pediatric, adult and geriatric patients, and knows where to find appropriate information.
    • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families.
    • Supervises at least one to two (1-2) members of the Pharmacy Department technician staff daily.
    • Demonstrates ability to read, analyze and interpret pharmacy-related journals.
    • Demonstrates ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies or members of the hospital staff.
    • Demonstrates ability to write articles for publication and ability to effectively present information to management, medical staff, hospital staff and public groups.
    • Demonstrates ability apply necessary advanced mathematical concepts, such as exponents and logarithms.
    • Demonstrates ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as dosage calculations, formulation of pharmaceutical preparations and data analysis.
    • Demonstrates ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Demonstrates ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions and deal with several abstract variables.

    Management Duties (as assigned but not limited to):

    • Assists the Pharmacy Director on special assignments.
    • Resolves personnel concerns at the departmental level, utilizing the grievance process as required.
    • Maintains records pertinent to personnel and operation of the department. Prepares reports regarding medication management and pharmacy services, i.e., drug utilization, performance improvement, service data, outcome data, productivity, including long term capital budget and short term operational budget.
    • Provides education to staff on performance improvement. Ability to plan and organize orientation and in-service training for department staff members, participates in guidance and educational programs.
    • Leads staff meetings, prepares agendas and staff meeting minutes.
    • Performs management activities including interviewing, hiring, evaluating, termination and departmental staffing and scheduling.
    • Assists the Director with responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s mission, policy and any applicable laws.
    • Works with the Pharmacy Information System Coordinator – shares information across the facility to assist other departments with information system/EHR development

    Compounded Sterile Preparations:

    • Assures the availability of adequate equipment to safely prepare compounded sterile preparations.
    • Ensures that pharmaceutical preparations are sterile, properly packaged, labeled and stored, and not outdated.
    • Certifies the skills of the compounding staff.
    • Maintains air quality check records.
    • Ensures compliance with USP <797>.
    • Low-risk compounding:
      • The applicable media-fill test will be performed and passed annually, after the initial training and media-fill test is completed and passed.
    • Medium-risk compounding:
      • The applicable media-fill test will be performed and passed annually, after the initial training and media-fill test is completed and passed.
    • High-risk compounding:
      • The applicable media-fill test will be performed and passed semi-annually, after the initial training and media-fill test is completed and passed.

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Pre-Admission Registered Nurse (RN)

Summary:

Responsible for assigning and coordinating pre-admission calls to patients. Consults with coworkers, physicians, anesthesia department, Outpatient Services Manager, and Director of Nursing and Surgical Services on nursing issues and interpretation of facility policies to ensure patient needs are met. Collaborates with the Outpatient Services Manager on performance improvement activities within the department and participates in CQI activities. Communicates with outside providers and clinics to obtain health information and coordinate pre-admission consults. Performs a complete pre-assessment of patient by obtaining a clinical history from patient/family. Assures the appropriate pre-admission status was designated. Care given reflects initiative and responsibility indicative of professional expectations. Utilizes initiative and strives to maintain steady level of productivity. Is a self starter. Is compatible and supportive; and a team player. Communication on behalf of the patient reflects the mission, ethics and goals of the facility, as well as the focus statement of the department.

Full Time, Monday-Friday

Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BSN or current enrollment in a BSN program preferred.
  • Current Registered Nurse licensure in the state of Nebraska.
  • Two years nursing experience.
  • Current BLS certification.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides pre-operative teaching to the patient/family regarding medications, day of surgery, prep, etc.
  • Communicates concerns with patient health history to anesthesia department.
  • Makes decisions reflecting knowledge of facts, knowledge of diseases/surgical conditions, care required and good judgment.
  • Performance reflects knowledge in all areas of care specific to outpatient surgery (i.e., GI, autologous, conscious sedation).
  • Supervises and Coordinates consults with physicians preoperatively.
  • Organizes and manages nursing activities reflecting due consideration for patients’ needs and the needs of the facility and staff.
  • Utilizes initiative; strives to maintain steady level of productivity; a self starter; compatible and supportive; a team player.
  • Knowledge of medications and IV fluids and their correct administration, based on age of the patient and patient’s clinical condition.
  • Follows the five medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
  • Ability to perform a head-to-toe preoperative assessment on all patients and reassesses, as needed postoperatively. This includes pediatric, geriatric and the general patient population.
  • Ability to adequately assess pain. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
  • Manages schedule of nurses in designated area.
  • Ability to formulate an individualized plan of care, as indicated, and evaluates for effectiveness.
  • Formulates a teaching plan, based on identified patient learning needs, and evaluates effectiveness of learning; family is included in teaching, as appropriate, from preop to discharge.
  • Provides patient with explanation and verbal reassurance consistently.
  • Knowledge of cardiac monitoring and can identify dysrhythmias.
  • Communicates appropriately and clearly to Outpatient Services Manager, co‑workers and physicians.
  • Consults other departments, as needed and as appropriate, to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs.
  • Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Practices good guest relations.
  • Maintains a good working relationship and effective communication both within the department and with other departments for the benefit of the patient
  • Meets current documentation standards and policies and completes within the shift.
  • Identifies and addresses psychosocial needs of patients and family.
  • Maintains good working relationships with physicians, clinics, and other professionals outside of KRMC.
  • Maintains an environment that provides the patient and family with feelings of safety and security.

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Respiratory Therapist, Full-Time Nights

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Cardiopulmonary Services Medical Director and Department Manager, the Respiratory Therapist is responsible for providing cardiopulmonary care services in accordance with specific physician’s orders, department policies and procedures.

Full-Time Nights

Responsibilities:

  • Maintains knowledge of the various methods of oxygen delivery to all age groups, including the necessary equipment. Remains alert to and assesses possible side effects to oxygen delivery.
  • Administers respiratory therapy treatments to all age populations, understands the purpose of each and the possible side effects associated with each.
  • Sets-up and monitors mechanical ventilators and the associated critical care duties required for such treatment, such as airway management and tracheal suctioning.
  • Able to assess patient pain interfering with optimal level of function or participation in rehabilitation. Makes appropriate physician contact for intervention.
  • Performs arterial and capillary punctures to obtain blood samples for blood gas analysis, and understands the possible complications and contraindications associated with the procedure.
  • Follows departmental equipment sterilization procedures.
  • Documents all pertinent data on the patient’s medical record following completion of any service.
  • Maintains a thorough knowledge of all departmental forms, flow charts, logbooks and their proper usage.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the differences in techniques and treatment modalities as performed on patients of varying ages, including neonate, pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients, as well as the general patient population.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of oxygen concentrations and medication doses as they relate to patients of varying ages, including neonate, pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients.
  • Follows the five (5) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly. Inspects and tests respiratory therapy equipment to ensure that it is functioning safely and efficiently.
  • Maintains thorough knowledge of hazards of oxygen therapy.
  • Performs airway management to include tracheostomy care/inner cannula changes and preforms protective tip tracheal aspirates.
  • Performs cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and airway management.
  • Initiates hemodynamic monitoring to include insertion of arterial line catheters and associated ongoing maintenance of lines and sites.
  • Performs endotracheal intubation, and endotracheal/trach tube changes on all age groups cared for at Kearney Regional Medical Center.
  • Attends education in-service programs to maintain professional competency. Obtains appropriate hospital-specific education and training.
  • Performs all additional duties as assigned by the department manager.

Requirements:

  • Current State Respiratory Therapist Licensure.
  • Graduate of an AMA-approved School of Respiratory Therapy.
  • Current ACLS, BLS, PALS, and NRP certification.
  • Current RRT certification within (3) months of hire.

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Respiratory Therapist, Part-Time Nights

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Cardiopulmonary Services Medical Director and Department Manager, the Respiratory Therapist is responsible for providing cardiopulmonary care services in accordance with specific physician’s orders, department policies and procedures.

Part-Time Nights

Responsibilities:

  • Maintains knowledge of the various methods of oxygen delivery to all age groups, including the necessary equipment. Remains alert to and assesses possible side effects to oxygen delivery.
  • Administers respiratory therapy treatments to all age populations, understands the purpose of each and the possible side effects associated with each.
  • Sets-up and monitors mechanical ventilators and the associated critical care duties required for such treatment, such as airway management and tracheal suctioning.
  • Able to assess patient pain interfering with optimal level of function or participation in rehabilitation. Makes appropriate physician contact for intervention.
  • Performs arterial and capillary punctures to obtain blood samples for blood gas analysis, and understands the possible complications and contraindications associated with the procedure.
  • Follows departmental equipment sterilization procedures.
  • Documents all pertinent data on the patient’s medical record following completion of any service.
  • Maintains a thorough knowledge of all departmental forms, flow charts, logbooks and their proper usage.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the differences in techniques and treatment modalities as performed on patients of varying ages, including neonate, pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients, as well as the general patient population.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of oxygen concentrations and medication doses as they relate to patients of varying ages, including neonate, pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients.
  • Follows the five (5) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly. Inspects and tests respiratory therapy equipment to ensure that it is functioning safely and efficiently.
  • Maintains thorough knowledge of hazards of oxygen therapy.
  • Performs airway management to include tracheostomy care/inner cannula changes and preforms protective tip tracheal aspirates.
  • Performs cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and airway management.
  • Initiates hemodynamic monitoring to include insertion of arterial line catheters and associated ongoing maintenance of lines and sites.
  • Performs endotracheal intubation, and endotracheal/trach tube changes on all age groups cared for at Kearney Regional Medical Center.
  • Attends education in-service programs to maintain professional competency. Obtains appropriate hospital-specific education and training.
  • Performs all additional duties as assigned by the department manager.

Requirements:

  • Current State Respiratory Therapist Licensure.
  • Graduate of an AMA-approved School of Respiratory Therapy.
  • Current ACLS, BLS, PALS, and NRP certification.
  • Current RRT certification within (3) months of hire.

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Surgical Technologist

Job Summary:

Assists surgeon during operative and invasive procedures. Assesses operating room for equipment functioning and readiness, obtains supplies for individual cases and ensures all appropriate needs of surgical operating team are met. Participates in departmental staff meetings and performance improvement activities.

Full-Time

10 or 12 hour shifts

Responsibilities:

  • Interacts professionally with patient and family.
  • Provides patient with explanations and verbal reassurance, as necessary.
  • Notifies appropriate licensed personnel when patient complains of pain.
  • Adapts procedures to meet individual needs of neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients for treatment.
  • Prepares room in a timely manner with all anticipated instruments, sutures, supplies and equipment for each individual surgical procedure.
  • Demonstrates competence in care of specimens and accurately handles specimens at all times.
  • Assists in positioning, prepping and draping of patients for surgical procedures.
  • Accurately completes operating room counts (instruments, sponges, needles); follows proper procedure in the event of incorrect count; reports all discrepancies to Circulating RN and surgeon and/or corrects immediately.
  • Carries out medical/surgical asepsis during treatments/procedures.
  • Maintains safe environment for patient, co-workers and self, per hospital policies and procedures.
  • Checks all equipment/instruments needed, prior to each procedure to ensure proper functioning.
  • Protects patient’s sensitivities and right to privacy; closely observes patient with minimal disturbance.
  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families.
  • Follows aseptic technique, when opening sterile supplies and setting up procedures.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Sets up, scrubs and prepares for procedures at least 15 minutes prior to scheduled time, unless otherwise directed by Circulating RN or Nurse Manager.
  • Performs services requiring technical or manual skills under the direction of Circulating RN.
  • Always maintains an orderly and sterile instrument table for the purpose of efficiency; follows department standard set up.
  • Anticipates needs of surgeon during intraoperative phase.
  • Cleans and prepares rooms between procedures and after last case; restocks supplies, when necessary and organizes effectively for end-of-case clean up.
  • Follows written procedures for steam sterilization; knows responsibilities and the necessity for chemical and biological monitoring.
  • Consults with other staff members, when in question or unfamiliar with equipment or procedure.
  • Regularly collaborates with other members of the nursing team, in order to maintain equipment and supplies for surgical procedures.
  • Establishes and maintains effective communication and good working relationship with co‑workers for the patient’s benefit
  • Makes decisions reflecting knowledge of facts and good judgment within the Operating Room Technician’s scope of practice.
  • Makes decisions reflecting knowledge of assigned case and instruments and/or trays to be pulled for the procedure.

Requirements:

  • Must have completed Surgical Technologist Program
  • Certification in Surgical Technology preferred
  • Current BLS Certification

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Ultrasound Tech, PRN

Job Summary:

Performs diagnostic medical ultrasound imaging exams to assist with the diagnosis of disease and study of the malfunction of organs. Participates in CQI activities.

PRN, call included

0-20 hours

Responsibilities:

  • Performs diagnostic ultrasound examinations according to physician orders.
  • Utilizes the appropriate equipment as required for the ordered exam.
  • Provides instructions and prepares patients for ultrasound examinations.
  • Able to assess patient pain interfering with imaging procedure; makes appropriate physician contact for intervention.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Enters exam data and accurate patient information into computer systems.
  • Moves transducer, by hand, over specified area of the body and observes sound wave display screen to monitor quality of ultrasonic pattern produced.
  • Performs highest quality imaging consistent with prescribed examination, and accurate documentation.
  • Maintains professional interaction with physicians, co-workers, patient, and patient’s family.
  • Performs all quality control checks, as prescribed.
  • Maintains accurate QC logs, service records, etc.
  • Maintains records of ultrasound images taken, archiving, and de-archiving data as required; calculates, compiles and records data from numerical readings on patient’s medical record and related documents.
  • Understands and practices proper use of all equipment; never operates equipment inconsistent with manufacturer’s instruction.
  • Responsible for the care and safety of patients undergoing ultrasound examinations including the use of equipment to minimize safety hazards.
  • Calibrates, cleans and performs routine maintenance on equipment to ensure proper functioning; cleans and sterilizes instruments, supplies and equipment; stocks and replenish supplies as needed.
  • Documentation meets current standards and hospital policy.
  • Provides care appropriate to condition and age of the patient, including pediatric, geriatric and general population.
  • Performs all additional duties as assigned by the department manager.

Requirements:

  • Successful completion of an approved program in ultrasound technology required.
  • Must be registered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography is preferred.
  • One (1) year of ultrasound experience preferred.
  • Certification in abdomen and OB/GYN required other certifications preferred.
  • Current BLS certification.
  • Current compliance with Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements for specialty (ies) as appropriate.

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Cardiology PA/APRN

Job Summary:

Responsible for assigning and coordinating patient care during shift as well as providing direct patient care. Consults with staff, physicians, nursing department managers and Director of Nursing and Surgical Services on nursing issues and interpretation of facility policies to ensure patient needs are met. Collaborates with the inpatient manager on performance improvement activities within the department and participates in CQI activities.

Full-Time

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the delivering patient care.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Team player willing to work collaboratively with multiple hospitalists, physicians, and clinical staff.
  • Communicates appropriately and clearly to physicians, staff, Inpatient Manager, and Director of Nursing and Surgical Services.
  • Monitors compliance and implements all department policies and procedures related to the control of infections and communicable diseases on a concurrent basis.
  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and family. Functions as liaison between administration, patients, physicians and other healthcare providers.
  • Responsible for admitting and discharging patients.
  • Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formulation of the plan of care.
  • Keeps outpatient physicians updated on their patient’s status and treatment plans.
  • Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
  • Consults other departments as appropriate to provide and collaborate in patient care and performance improvement activities.
  • Collaborates on performance improvement activities for the department.
  • Documentation meets current standards and policies.
  • Provides education to staff on performance improvement. Ability to plan and organize orientation and inservice training for unit staff members. Participates in guidance and educational programs.
  • Directs and delegates control of inventories to ensure proper amounts available.
  • Maintains records pertinent to personnel and operation of the unit. Prepares reports, i.e., utilization, performance improvement, outcome data.
  • Demonstrates an ability to be flexible and organized, and function under stressful situations
  • Completes other duties as assigned by the Director of Nursing Services

Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school for APRN/PA.
  • Current licensure in the State of Nebraska.
  • Current ACLS, PALS, and BCLS certification.
  • Two (2) years of mid-level provider experience in an acute care setting preferred.

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Clinic Registered Nurse (RN)

Job Summary:

Responsible for assisting physicians in their medical practice by providing technical assistance and care to patients who are chronically or acutely ill. Works under supervision to assist in restoring or maintaining patients at a maximum level of health.

Full-Time

Monday – Friday

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Positions available:

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiology Float
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Surgery
  • PRN Infusion

Responsibilities:

  • Provides technical nursing care through interviews, assessments and vital signs.
  • Administers medications topically, orally and by injection as ordered by the physician.
  • Administers treatments within his/her scope of practice as ordered by the physician.
  • Assists physician with examinations and procedures as needed. Prepares patients for procedures per protocol.
  • Arranges diagnostic procedures. Obtains Prior authorizations.
  • Participates in obtaining and meeting quality measures.
  • Maintains a clean, safe patient environment. Monitors equipment to be sure it is in proper working condition.
  • May assist physician with minor surgery.
  • Answers telephone. Responds to patient concerns or questions and intervenes to solve patient problems.
  • Maintains appropriate records, assists with coding and patient charges.
  • Collects and properly disposes of selected specimens.
  • Provides appropriate education to patients/families.
  • Assists with filling and refilling prescriptions per doctor’s orders.
  • Cooperates with other personnel to maintain good employee and public relations.
  • Informs supervisor or clinic manager of concerns or problems.
  • Attends required meetings and maintains personal growth and development through workshops and in-service meetings.

Requirements:

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a current Nebraska license.
  • Requires knowledge of technical nursing procedures.
  • Must be CPR certified.
  • Requires good interpersonal and communication skills to effectively interact with physicians, patients, families and clinic staff.

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Clinic LPN

Job Summary:

Responsible for assisting physicians in their medical practice by providing technical assistance and care to patients who are chronically or acutely ill. Works under supervision to assist in restoring or maintaining patients at a maximum level of health.

Full-Time

Monday - Friday

8:00am - 5:00pm

Positions available:

-Cardiology

-Cardiology Float

-Gastroenterology

-General Surgery

-Neurology

-PRN Infusion

Responsibilities:

  • Provides technical nursing care through interviews, assessments and vital signs.
  • Administers medications topically, orally and by injection as ordered by the physician.
  • Administers treatments within his/her scope of practice as ordered by the physician.
  • Assists physician with examinations and procedures as needed. Prepares patients for procedures per protocol.
  • Arranges diagnostic procedures. Obtains Prior authorizations.
  • Participates in obtaining and meeting quality measures.
  • Maintains a clean, safe patient environment. Monitors equipment to be sure it is in proper working condition.
  • May assist physician with minor surgery.
  • Answers telephone. Responds to patient concerns or questions and intervenes to solve patient problems.
  • Maintains appropriate records, assists with coding and patient charges.
  • Collects and properly disposes of selected specimens.
  • Provides appropriate education to patients/families.
  • Assists with filling and refilling prescriptions per doctor’s orders.
  • Cooperates with other personnel to maintain good employee and public relations.
  • Informs supervisor or clinic manager of concerns or problems.
  • Attends required meetings and maintains personal growth and development through workshops and in-service meetings.

Requirements:

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a current Nebraska license.
  • Requires knowledge of technical nursing procedures.
  • Must be CPR certified.
  • Requires good interpersonal and communication skills to effectively interact with physicians, patients, families and clinic staff.

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EKG Technician

Summary:

Responsible for assisting physicians, nursing staff, and device clinic with patient care.

Monday - Friday

8:00am - 5:00pm

Responsibilities:

  • Perform EKGs on patients as ordered by physicians.
  • Apply Event Monitors and Holter Monitors.
  • Enroll patients on websites for event monitoring. Download results and give to proper physician and staff.
  • Maintain all equipment and supplies.
  • Ensure patient confidentiality according to HIPAA guidelines.
  • Responsible for super billing EKGs, Holter Monitors, and Event Monitors within the NextGen EHR system.
  • Participates in meeting quality measures
  • Participates in quality measures.
  • Must comply with OSHA standards and universal precautions.
  • Accurately document and enter information on websites for enrollment of Event Monitors and Holter Monitors.
  • Perform patient education of monitoring within the scope of knowledge.
  • Demonstrate ability to properly process clinic fee slips.
  • Be knowledgeable of insurance rules and regulations for billing purposes.
  • Perform Holter and Event monitor downloading into database for scanning.
  • Maintain open communication with non-clinical staff.
  • Demonstrate appropriate infection control including blood-borne pathogens.

Requirements:

  • Minimum education requirement, High school graduate.
  • Prefer knowledge of insurance rules and regulations for billing purposes.

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Financial Counselor

Summary:

Entering and updating data in various databases; This position facilitates timely access to care by ensuring insurance eligibility and benefits are verified prior to service and working with insurance companies. Resolve pre-certification and case-related concerns prior to a patient’s appointment. Has knowledge of commonly used medical terms and procedures. Rely on instructions, protocols and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. The Financial Counselor is a highly motivated individual who is responsible for the financial counseling process and upfront collections.

Responsibilities:

  • Assists with answering the overflow phone calls, directing internal and external calls; Greeting and providing excellent customer service to visitors
  • Maintaining appearance of front lobby; reports any discrepancies to the Business Office Manager. Would assist with printing itemized statements, completes deposits, upfront collections, billing questions, financial assistance process and patient procedure cost estimates. Researches receipts that are not clearly marked for posting.
  • Welcomes and directs patients, his/her relatives, or other responsible individuals to obtain necessary information for account processing, to include but not limited to, identifying and biographical information, insurance and financial information, employment information, emergency contacts and any/all required information. Ensures that business office duties are carried out according to facility policies and procedures
  • Displays courtesy and sensitivity always. Manages difficult or emotional customer situations, completing and reporting incidents as necessary. Responds promptly, courteously and professionally to customer needs whether in person, or by telephone. Works closely with physicians, nursing, ancillary departments, patient financial services, patients, insurance companies and families with equal respect and understanding.
  • Demonstrates an in-depth understanding of the computer systems required to complete this position and demonstrates a thorough working knowledge of such. Recommends revisions in business office policies and procedures to maintain compliance with federal and state rules and regulations
  • Welcomes newly assigned tasks and projects and learns new skills as needed to adapt to organizational change. Manages competing demands. Accepts criticism and feedback in a positive manner. Changes Approach or method to best fit the situation.
  • Must be proficient in the activation of and announcing of all patient access emergency call systems; able to respond timely and appropriately within limits, to an emergency situation as outlined in dept. procedures.
  • Researches receipts that are note clearly marked for posting.
  • Maintains log of daily receipts
  • Helps assist with printing itemized statements, billing questions and patient procedure cost estimates.
  • Ensures that bank deposits for the Business office and Café are made each day before 300pm
  • Distribute mail to appropriate designees in the mailbox distribution areas.
  • Problem situations should be appropriately and independently resolved when required.
  • Welcomes and directs vendors to check into rep tracks, issues badge, confirms appointments with appropriate staff.

Requirements:

  • GED or high school diploma required.
  • Preferred, 2 years’ prior experience in financial counseling, pre-authorizations, patient access, billing estimates, cash collection, insurance, appointment scheduling or directly related experience in a health care environment.
  • Preferred Knowledge of medical terminology/Knowledge of CPT and coding skills; knowledge of computerized office systems; knowledge of third party payer requirements
  • Prefer 1-2 years of cashier and cash handling experience, and to be comfortable with handling and counting his or her own cash drawer or and/or previous secretarial experience.
  • Organize/prioritize work; to work in an environment with patient populations of acute, chronic, and complex disease processes; to follow written and oral instructions; to detect, resolve, and correct problems; to react and perform in stressful and emergency situations.

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Specialty Care Nurse Supervisor

Job Summary:

Responsible for assigning and coordinating patient care as well as providing direct patient care. Acts as a resource and educator to staff. Supports and assists the nurse manager in planning, organizing, developing, and directing day-to-day functions of the nursing department. Consults with, physicians, nurse manager and staff on nursing issues and interpretation of facility policies to ensure patient needs are met. Collaborates with the nurse manager on performance improvement activities within the clinic and participates in MIPPA and Meaningful Use activities.

Full-Time

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for assisting with staffing requirements.
  • Time Card management.
  • Interview potential employees.
  • Participate with coaching and progressive discipline actions
  • Performs 90-day evaluations.
  • Communicates appropriately and clearly to providers, nurse manager, staff and other departments. Monitors compliance and implements all facility policies and procedures related to the control of infections and communicable diseases on a concurrent basis.
  • Coordinates and directs patient care to ensure patients’ needs are met and facility policies are being followed.
  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Maintains a good working relationship both within the clinic and other departments.
  • Demonstrates an ability to be flexible and organized, and function under stressful situations
  • Performs yearly performance reviews.
  • Provides education to staff on meaningful use and MIPPA. Assist in the implementation and coordination of new employee orientation and continuing education programs.
  • Respond to a code or emergent situations and initiate appropriate actions.
  • Assists in the development, implementation and evaluation of facility protocols on an on-going basis.
  • Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient’s age.
  • Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of patient and their clinical condition.
  • Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures and performs services requiring technical and manual skills.
  • Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.
  • Coordinates and supervises patient care as necessary.
  • Follows the five (5) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
  • Attending and assisting with meetings and committees as appropriate and directed.
  • Performs and completes all other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing.
  • Must possess a current, unencumbered, active, license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of Nebraska.
  • Current BCLS certification.
  • Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, procedures, etc., that are necessary for providing quality care.
  • Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult situations.
  • Ability to read and communicate effectively in English.
  • Basic computer knowledge.

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Payment Processor and Collection Specialist

Summary:

Responsible for payment distribution and collection of past due balances.

Shifts: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Responsibilities:

  • Answers questions from patients, clerical staff and insurance companies.
  • Identifies and resolves patient billing complaints.
  • Evaluates patient’s financial status and establishes budget payment plans. Follows and reports status of delinquent accounts.
  • Reviews accounts for possible assignment and makes recommendations and prepares information for the collection representative at PVMC to either place the account on hold or send to Credit Management.
  • Performs various collection actions per protocol.
  • Processes payments from insurance companies and prepares a daily deposit.
  • Participates in educational activities and attends staff meetings.
  • Conducts self in accordance with employee manual.
  • Maintains strictest confidentiality; adheres to all HIPAA guidelines/regulations.
  • Work with Billing Supervisor and Billing Department as needed.
  • Additional duties as needed.

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Medical billing experience preferred

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Kearney Regional Medical Center Offers Flexible Benefits

  • Our benefits program includes many options to create a plan that meets your needs
  • We offer both full-time (30+ hours/week) and part-time (20-29 hours/week) benefits for employees
  • Health insurance, provided through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska: PPO or High Deductible Health Plan
  • Dental insurance, provided through Delta Dental
  • Vision insurance, provided through VSP

Employer-Provided Benefits:

  • Group life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment insurance
  • Short-term and Long-term disability
  • Employee assistance program

Additional Voluntary Plans:

  • Flexible spending accounts (dependent care and medical)
  • Health savings account
  • Voluntary life and AD&D insurance
  • Critical illness and accident plans

401K Retirement Plan, Provided Through TransAmerica:

  • Eligible first of the month following six months of hire
  • Matching contributions and Safe Harbor contribution

Time Off:

  • PTO accrual begins immediately upon hire and increases based on years of service

Education Incentives:

  • Loan forgiveness and education reimbursements
  • Certification classes (ACLS, BLS, PALS, and NRP) available
  • Sign-on bonus program for nurses and other clinical personnel

Other Incentives:

  • Holiday pay: time-and-a-half on all major holidays
  • On-site cafeteria and gift shop (with employee discount)
  • Employee social events and recognition
  • Cell phone/data plan stipends and discounts – dependent upon carriers
  • And more!

Benefits are subject to change. For more information about our benefits, please contact us!


Clinical Rotations & Shadowing

We provide direct clinical experiences for nursing and allied health fields enrolled in formal programs.
Your school must have a current affiliation agreement on file with KRMC prior to participating in clinical rotations. Fill out the form below to apply.



Career Shadowing

Career shadowing provides an opportunity for college students or individuals seeking a career change to shadow a KRMC employee in the hospital setting. Shadowing is for observation only. No hands-on activities are permitted. Shadowers are supervised at all times by a KRMC employee. Applicants must be current college students or other adults interested in a career change and a minimum of 18 years of age. Scroll below to schedule a career shadowing experience.

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