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Kearney Regional Medical Center is the ideal environment for a phenomenal career in healthcare. We pride ourselves on creating  “A warm and friendly place full of employees deeply dedicated to quality care.” We are seeking employees for a variety of positions to help us fulfill our mission to improve the health of our community. Please contact our HR department directly for inquiries regarding careers at Kearney Regional Medical Center and Platte Valley Medical Group.

Kearney Regional Medical Center

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.

Temporary Full Time

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 licsense, insurance, and able to operate a motor vehicle.

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Job Summary:

The Echo or Vascular Ultrasound Tech is responsible for the independent, competent performance of all procedures according to set protocols in the area of both cardiac and vascular ultrasound.  Ensures procedures are performed within designated time frames with appropriate order.   Safely and proficiently operates ultrasound and associated equipment.  Recognizes significant and life threatening abnormalities, acquires appropriate diagnostic information and images and accurately communicates and documents results of diagnostic examinations in preliminary reports.  Will perform job duties in multiple venues, including hospital, clinic and multiple mobile sites.  Will cover both Echo and Vascular in rotating call for nights, weekends and Holidays.

Responsible for organizing and assisting with daily operations of the echo/vascular laboratory.  Thoroughly completes all paperwork, including patient scheduling and communication, documentation, report distribution and charges.  Also responsible for maintaining supplies, reporting equipment failures, and assisting with quality assessment (QA), protocol development, IAC accreditation and PACs implementation.   The Echo or Vascular Ultrasound Tech maintains a high standard of medical ethics at all times and is self-motivated to increase level of understanding and knowledge in sonographic field.  Freely shares knowledge and skills to encourage growth and development of the Sonographer I, encouraging and assisting with cross training.

Responsibilities:

  • The Echo or Vascular Ultrasound Tech is responsible for the independent, competent performance of all procedures according to set protocols in the area of both cardiac and vascular ultrasound.
  • Ensures procedures are performed within designated time frames with appropriate order.
  • Safely and proficiently operates ultrasound and associated equipment.
  • Recognizes significant and life threatening abnormalities, acquires appropriate diagnostic information and images and accurately communicates and documents results of diagnostic examinations in preliminary reports.
  • Will perform job duties in multiple venues, including hospital, clinic and multiple mobile sites.
  •  Will cover both Echo and Vascular in rotating call for nights, weekends and Holidays.
  • Responsible for organizing and assisting with daily operations of the echo/vascular laboratory.
  • Thoroughly completes all paperwork, including patient scheduling and communication, documentation, report distribution and charges.
  • Also responsible for maintaining supplies, reporting equipment failures, and assisting with quality assessment (QA), protocol development, IAC accreditation and PACs implementation.
  • The Echo or Vascular Ultrasound Tech maintains a high standard of medical ethics at all times and is self-motivated to increase level of understanding and knowledge in sonographic field.
  • Freely shares knowledge and skills to encourage growth and development of the Sonographer I, encouraging and assisting with cross training.
  • Tasks involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues.

Requirements: 

  • Graduate of a formal Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program or Cardiovascular Technology Program that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) is required.
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography or health related field is desirable.
  • One year of prior experience following RDCS and RVT is preferred.
  • Experience in both fields adequate to perform all procedures in echo and vascular in the clinic, at the hospital, at mobile sites and when on call.
  • Active certification by American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) in the specialty of cardiac ultrasound (RDCS) and  vascular technology (RVT)
  • Current compliance with Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements for both specialties as appropriate.
  • CPR certification for Health Care Providers

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Job 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.

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.

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

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Job 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.

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.
    • Must notify the Board within 30 days of employing a pharmacy technician and must provide a training program for each technician covering each of several prescribed topics
  • 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.

Supervisory Responsibilities: (as assigned but not limited to):

  • Manage all employees in the Pharmacy.
  • Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluationof all personnel working in the pharmacy.
  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; evaluating performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Assists the Chief Ancillary Officer 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.
  • shall notify the Board of Pharmacy any change in pharmacist personnel.
  • Assists the Chief Ancillary Officer 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 <795>, <797> and <800>. Must be knowledgeable in specialized functions including aseptic techniques and quality assurance
  • Develop all policies, procedures and training manuals as well as quality assurance program
  • responsible for a system for disposing of infectious or hazardous pharmaceutical wastes

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 accepts responsibility for the operation of a pharmacy in conformance with all statutes and regulations pertinent to the practice of pharmacy. And is 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.

Language Skills:

  • Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Additional languages preferred.

Skills/Experience:

  • Experience with Electronic Health Records and Automated Dispensing Cabinets in build or management for Pharmacy Systems, preferred
  • Recent experience in hospital pharmacy setting, minimum 2 years within the last 10 years, required.
  • Experience in pharmacy management, minimum 1 year, preferred.
  • Automated pharmacy systems, typewriters, IV Compounding Isolator or the willingness to learn.
  • BLS and ACLS certified within six (6) months of hire.

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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.

Full-Time

Nights

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.
  • MRI preferred
  • 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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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

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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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.

Part-Time

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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Job Summary:

Pharmacy Technician assists the Pharmacists in performing pharmacy-related functions, in compliance with department policies and procedures, to provide optimal pharmaceutical care.

Regular Full Time

10pm-6am with rotating weekends and holidays

Responsibilities:

Deomstrates Competency in the Following Areas:

  • Ensure all preparation, delivery, waste and procedures are verified by a licensed and registered pharmacist.
  • Rotate through all operational areas of pharmacy.
  • Transport medications, drug-delivery devices, and other pharmacy equipment from the pharmacy to nursing departments.
  • Pick up copies of physician orders, automated/printed medication administration records, and unused medications from the nursing departments and return them to the pharmacy as appropriate.
  • Fill various automated dispensing machines when needed.
  • Prepare medications and supplies for dispensing, including:
  • Prepacking bulk medications.
  • Compounding ointments, creams, oral solutions and other medications.
  • Preparing chemotherapeutic agents if-and-when appropriate.
  • Compounding total parenteral nutrition solutions.
  • Compounding large-volume intravenous mixtures.
  • Packaging, preparing and delivering of drugs being used in clinical investigations.
  • Compounding sterile admixtures for non-enteral administration.
  • Control and audit narcotics/stock substance.
  • Assist pharmacists in entering medication order charges into the computer system.
  • Prepare inventories, order drugs and supplies from the storeroom, receive drugs and stock shelves in various pharmacy locations.
  • Receive and assist in incoming and outgoing telephone calls.
  • Perform monthly nursing department inspections, maintain workload records, and collect quality-assurance data as appropriate.
  • Assist in training new employees under pharmacist supervision.

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 inservices and returns in a timely fashion.
  • Attends annual review and department inservices, as scheduled.
  • Attends staff meetings, 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.
  • Emulates and enforces the mission, ethics and goals of the hospital, as well as the focus statement of the department.
  • Attend external seminars regarding pharmaceuticals and stay current on pharmaceuticals by reading and studying available literature if deemed appropriate.

Requirements: 

  • High school diploma or graduate equivalent degree required
  • Must maintain registration as a pharmacy technician with the state of Nebraska.
  • Certification from accrediting body (PTCB) as a Certified Pharmacy Technician shall be obtained within one year of start date; maintenance of this certification, including continuing education requirements, is also required for this position.
  • Basic Life Saving (BLS) required within 6 months of hire.

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Job Summary:

Pharmacy Technician assists the Pharmacists in performing pharmacy-related functions, in compliance with department policies and procedures, to provide optimal pharmaceutical care.

Regular Part Time

10pm-6am with rotating weekends and holidays

Responsibilities:

Deomstrates Competency in the Following Areas:

  • Ensure all preparation, delivery, waste and procedures are verified by a licensed and registered pharmacist.
  • Rotate through all operational areas of pharmacy.
  • Transport medications, drug-delivery devices, and other pharmacy equipment from the pharmacy to nursing departments.
  • Pick up copies of physician orders, automated/printed medication administration records, and unused medications from the nursing departments and return them to the pharmacy as appropriate.
  • Fill various automated dispensing machines when needed.
  • Prepare medications and supplies for dispensing, including:
  • Prepacking bulk medications.
  • Compounding ointments, creams, oral solutions and other medications.
  • Preparing chemotherapeutic agents if-and-when appropriate.
  • Compounding total parenteral nutrition solutions.
  • Compounding large-volume intravenous mixtures.
  • Packaging, preparing and delivering of drugs being used in clinical investigations.
  • Compounding sterile admixtures for non-enteral administration.
  • Control and audit narcotics/stock substance.
  • Assist pharmacists in entering medication order charges into the computer system.
  • Prepare inventories, order drugs and supplies from the storeroom, receive drugs and stock shelves in various pharmacy locations.
  • Receive and assist in incoming and outgoing telephone calls.
  • Perform monthly nursing department inspections, maintain workload records, and collect quality-assurance data as appropriate.
  • Assist in training new employees under pharmacist supervision.

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 inservices and returns in a timely fashion.
  • Attends annual review and department inservices, as scheduled.
  • Attends staff meetings, 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.
  • Emulates and enforces the mission, ethics and goals of the hospital, as well as the focus statement of the department.
  • Attend external seminars regarding pharmaceuticals and stay current on pharmaceuticals by reading and studying available literature if deemed appropriate.

Requirements: 

  • High school diploma or graduate equivalent degree required
  • Must maintain registration as a pharmacy technician with the state of Nebraska.
  • Certification from accrediting body (PTCB) as a Certified Pharmacy Technician shall be obtained within one year of start date; maintenance of this certification, including continuing education requirements, is also required for this position.
  • Basic Life Saving (BLS) required within 6 months of hire.

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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

6:00pm – 6:30am

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.
  • 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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Job Summary:

Provides direct and indirect patient care in the Imaging Services Department.  Communicates with physicians about changes in patient’s clinical condition including hemodynamic monitoring. Is able to provide moderate sedation safely and effectively to imaging patients. Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in the patient’s condition.  Participates in performance improvement and CQI activities. Responsible for planning, organizing and directing the overall operation of the Imaging Services Department.  Ensures compliance with patient care quality standards as it relates to the care provided to all age groups of patients ranging from newborn to elderly.  Maintains performance improvement activities within the department and participates in CQI activities.  Assures competency of all personnel.  Assists in formulating the budget. Develops and maintains benchmarking standards for departmental operations.  Maintains efficient and effective department operation while requiring compliance with all HFAP, state, federal and local regulatory laws, standards and protocols.

Responsibilities:

  • Approaches patient in a kind, gentle and friendly manner.
  • Follows the five medication rights and reduces the potential for medication/contrast errors.
  • 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 patient
  • Determines most suitable anatomical posture and positions and shields patients accordingly
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • 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.
  • Completes all work before clocking out and leaving. This includes checking with nurses’ stations.
  • Performs all quality control checks, as prescribed.
  • Maintains records pertinent to personnel and operation of the department (e.g. accurate QC logs, service records)
  • 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 Chief Ancillary Officer. Assists the Chief Ancillary Officer on special assignments

Supervisory Duties:

  • Is a resource person for imaging staff, nursing staff and physicians of the facility
  • Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
  • Leads staff meetings, prepares agendas and staff meeting minutes
  • Performs management activities including interviewing, hiring, evaluating, termination and departmental staffing and scheduling
  • Works with hospital administration on planning, organizing and directing Imaging Services operations and ensuring compliance with all local, state and federal regulations.
  • Utilizes initiative; strives to maintain steady level of productivity; self-motivated; manages activity and time
  • Makes daily rounds in Imaging Services to judge effectiveness of operation, utilization of personnel and supplies, and general ethical and professional atmosphere.
  • Communicates appropriately and clearly to physicians, staff and administration.
  • Consults other departments, as appropriate, to collaborate in patient care and performance improvement activities.

Requirements:

  • Graduate of a Radiology/Medical Imaging accredited educational program that is approved by the ARRT.(Required)
  • Certification by appropriate Radiology/Medical Imaging body through American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), or Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) (Required)
  • Certified Radiology Administrator (CRA) (Preferred)
  • Three (3) years health care operations supervisory experience or five (5) years of progressive relevant experience with demonstrated success and leadership skills. (Preferred)
  • Current ACLS and/or BLS certification. (within 3 months of hire)

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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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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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Platte Valley Medical Clinic

Job Summary:

Greeting and providing excellent customer service to all patients and visitors. Check-in patients for all providers and ancillary services and direct them to the correct area after check-in. Verify patient demographic information, collect co-pays, and register patients in multiple databases.   Schedule, check-in patients for specialty outreaches, and verify demographics once the patients have been seen at outreach. Maintaining appearance of Front Lobby, waiting areas, and coffee bars.  Sort and distribute mail.  Check vendors to make sure they have signed-in with rep tracks.  This position will report to the Front Desk/Switchboard supervisor.

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

Monday – Friday

8:00am – 5:00pm

Responsibilities:

  • Communicates effectively and professionally with patients, visitors, physicians, and coworkers
  • Interacts with others in a positive, respectful, and considerate manner.
  • 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 at all times.  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.
  • Maintain the appearance of the front lobby, waiting areas, and coffee bars.
  • Sort and distribute mail to appropriate designees in the mailbox distribution areas.
  • Welcomes and directs vendors after they have signed-in.
  • Performs according to established compliance policies and procedures
  • Remains current on all federal and state guidelines regarding business office practices (e.g., fraud, abuse, and anti-kickback statutes)
  • Contributes to the progress and development of the organization’s adopted performance-improvement program
  • Performs according to established performance-improvement policies and procedures
  • Analyzes work area and makes recommendations for potential cost-effective improvements
  • Ensures that financial transactions follow generally accepted accounting principles and facility policy
  • Serves as a positive liaison with insurance companies

Requirements: 

  • High school education or equivalent required.
  • 1-2 years of medical experience and/or secretarial experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology; computerized office systems, and third party payer requirements preferred.
  • Is able to organize/prioritize work, work in an environment with patient populations of acute, chronic, and complex disease processes, follow written and oral instructions,  detect, resolve, and correct problems, react and perform in stressful and emergency situations.

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