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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:

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.

Part-Time

4:00pm – 8:30pm

Every other weekend; holidays

Responsibilities:

  • This position will be the first contact for high volume areas when help is needed to do discharge cleans or general cleans.
  • Keeping themselves busy with project work which includes but is not limited to shampooing carpets, washing windows, cleaning grout, washing walls, cleaning vents etc.
  • 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.
  • Basic knowledge of computers and email.
  • Reads and answers appropriately any email correspondents’ in a prompt and timely manner
  • Completes and turn in work orders as soon as a problem is discovered
  • Completes all incident reports with in the specified time of KRMC policy

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

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Job 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

10:00pm – 6:30am

Every other weekend; holidays

Responsibilities:

  • This position will be the first contact for high volume areas when help is needed to do discharge cleans or general cleans.
  • Keeping themselves busy with project work which includes but is not limited to shampooing carpets, washing windows, cleaning grout, washing walls, cleaning vents etc.
  • 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.
  • Basic knowledge of computers and email.
  • Reads and answers appropriately any email correspondents’ in a prompt and timely manner
  • Completes and turn in work orders as soon as a problem is discovered
  • Completes all incident reports with in the specified time of KRMC policy

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

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Job Summary:

Responsible for assigning and coordinating patient care during shift.  Consults with staff, physicians, Inpatient 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 inpatient manager on performance improvement activities within the department and participates in CQI activities.

Full-Time Nights

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the assigning patient care during shift.
  • Coordinates and directs patient care to ensure patients’ needs are met and hospital policy is followed.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrates ability to assist physicians with procedures.
  • Determines staffing requirements and patterns, based on scope of services, complexity of patient acuity and fiscal resources.
  • 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 and Inpatient Manager, within the Board of Registered Nurses scope of nursing practice.

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, BLS and PALS certification.
  • At least two (2) years of charge nurse experience preferred.
  • At least two (2) years of experience in intensive care nursing.
  • NIHSS Certification within 6 months

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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.

PRN

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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Job Summary:

Provides direct and indirect patient care in the maternity services department including labor, delivery, postpartum, triage and NICU. Communicates with physicians/Nurse Manager/charge nurse/co-workers, as appropriate about changes in patient’s clinical condition.  Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition. Additionally, is able to perform general nursing duties in all Maternity Care departments. Primarily caring for the following patients: antepartum, laboring, delivery, cesarean, (including circulating), recovery, postpartum mother/baby care, newborn admissions, and triage. Ability to float to NICU as needed, taking care of NICU patients assigned appropriately. Is flexible and able to change assignments easily as admissions and deliveries occur.

Full-Time Nights

Responsibilities:

  • Ability to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy.  This includes: antepartum, postpartum, and newborns.
  • 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.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Demonstrates knowledge in fetal heart monitoring principles and practices.
  • 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.
  • 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 certification.
  • Current ACLS and NRP certification: or will obtain within 6 months of hire.
  • Has attended a Fetal Monitoring course within the last 2 years or will within 6 months of hire.
  • Currently have Fetal Monitoring or Inpatient OB Certification or obtain Fetal Monitoring Certification within 2 years of hire.
  • 1 year of nursing experience preferred

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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.

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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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.

Full-Time Days

12 hour shifts

Responsibilities:

  • Performs diagnostic ultrasound examintations 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).
  • Graduation from an AMA-approved school of Radiologic Technology. Registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists is required.
  • 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 preffered.
  • Current BCLS certification.
  • Current compliance with Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements for specialty (ies) as appropriate.

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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

5:30pm – 6:00am

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 preferred.

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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

6:00am – 6:30pm

Every 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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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

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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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.

PRN

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:

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

Environmental Adaptability:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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 inservices, as scheduled.
  • 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.
  • Adheres to the Code of Ethics of Pharmacists (adopted by the American Pharmacists Association October 27, 1994.)

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:

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.

PRN

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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Job Summary:

Serves patients by preparing specimens for laboratory testing and screening.

Full-Time Nights

Rotating weekends and holidays

Responsibilities:

  • Ability to obtain blood specimens by performing venipuncture and finger sticks.
  • Responsible for verifying test requisitions by comparing information with physician orders.
  • Alters or adjusts methods and procedures for the neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient.
  • Performs quality control procedures and instrument checks.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of correct anticoagulant to use for patient specimen collection.
  • Notifies patient care unit and/or physician and lab if unable to obtain specimen in timely manner.
  • 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.
  • Maintains specimen quality by following department set standards and practices.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of new testing methods, products, instrumentation; remains informed on all current technologies.
  • Maintains current knowledge of hospital policy, HFAP, 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: 

  • BLS required within 6 months of hire.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Prior phlebotomy or medical experience preferred.

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Job Summary:

Serves patients by preparing specimens for laboratory testing and screening.

Full-Time Days

Rotating weekends and holidays

Responsibilities:

  • Ability to obtain blood specimens by performing venipuncture and finger sticks.
  • Responsible for verifying test requisitions by comparing information with physician orders.
  • Alters or adjusts methods and procedures for the neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient.
  • Performs quality control procedures and instrument checks.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of correct anticoagulant to use for patient specimen collection.
  • Notifies patient care unit and/or physician and lab if unable to obtain specimen in timely manner.
  • 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.
  • Maintains specimen quality by following department set standards and practices.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of new testing methods, products, instrumentation; remains informed on all current technologies.
  • Maintains current knowledge of hospital policy, HFAP, 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: 

  • BLS required within 6 months of hire.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Prior phlebotomy or medical experience preferred.

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Job Summary:

Serves patients by preparing specimens for laboratory testing and screening.

PRN

Rotating weekends and holidays

Responsibilities:

  • Ability to obtain blood specimens by performing venipuncture and finger sticks.
  • Responsible for verifying test requisitions by comparing information with physician orders.
  • Alters or adjusts methods and procedures for the neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient.
  • Performs quality control procedures and instrument checks.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of correct anticoagulant to use for patient specimen collection.
  • Notifies patient care unit and/or physician and lab if unable to obtain specimen in timely manner.
  • 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.
  • Maintains specimen quality by following department set standards and practices.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of new testing methods, products, instrumentation; remains informed on all current technologies.
  • Maintains current knowledge of hospital policy, HFAP, 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: 

  • BLS required within 6 months of hire.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Prior phlebotomy or medical experience preferred.

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Job Summary:

This position facilitates timely access to care by ensuring insurance eligibility and benefits are verified prior to service and working with insurance companies.  This position will work with the financial counselor and the utilization nurse to obtain prior authorizations to support claim payment. Resolve pre-certification, registration, 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 individual will evaluate all surgery authorizations, reviewing them for accuracy and completeness; review patient demographics and insurance verification; coordinate preparation of reports and other documentation requests by insurance carriers, etc.; perform a critical public relations function of providing pleasant, knowledgeable verbal and written representation of the clinic in all daily business contacts.

The listing of 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:

  • Department goal is to verify 100% of scheduled surgeries at least 5 business days prior to the date of service and to check for add-ons at least twice daily to ensure that authorizations are verified.
  • Prioritize work assignment, ensure on-time completion of tasks and projects and provide timely updates to the Business Office Manager.
  • Displaces courtesy and sensitivity at all times.  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 through working knowledge of such.  Recommends revision 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 organization change.  Accepts criticism and feedback in a positive manner.  Changes approach or method to best fit the situation.
  • Review and analyze all surgical orders for completeness via electronic medical record.
  • Verify facility is appropriate per patient’s insurance coverage.
  • Refers patients to local, state, and or federal agencies for assistance.
  • Displays an understanding third-party payer regulations related to managed care, denials and reimbursement issues.
  • Has working knowledge of current hospital contracts with third-party payers.
  • Follows up on accounts and indicated.
  • Obtains required prior authorizations for inpatients and outpatient procedures.
  • Give priority to add-ons and same-day surgeries in order to make every effort to verify eligibility and benefits prior to service.
  • Update patient account to indicate pertinent information (e.g. Insurance has been verified, authorized numbers, amount due from patient, etc.)

Requirements: 

  • Preferred, 2 years’ prior experience in Preauthorization and financial counseling, patient access, billing, 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;
  • 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.

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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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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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Job Summary:

Performs and participates in decontamination, cleaning, inspecting, assembling, packaging, sterilization, storage, and distribution of resusable surgical instrumentation and equipment.  Performs these duties in accordance with Kearney Regional Medical Center policy and procedure manual.  Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Temporary

Part-Time

3:00pm – 11:30pm

Responsibilities:

  • Follows the standards of operation of the department and work in compliance with the standards set by regulatory agencies.
  • Performs duties independently, works proficiently without supervision, and helps train new employees.
  • Identifies and uses appropriate methods and solutions to sort, disassemble, decontaminate, rinse, and disinfect instruments and clinical equipment.
  • Operates and troubleshoots cleaning equipment.
  • Appropriatley handles garbage, linen, and biohazardous material.  Maintains safety standards.  Univeral Precautions are followed through wearing the appropriate PPE.
  • Correctly assembles, protects, wrap, containerize, peel pouch, and lable instruments.
  • Identifies and inspects instruments for cleanliness and functionality.
  • Properly handles and stores sterile supplies, equipment, and instruments.
  • Selects appropriate sterilization methods.  Knows and follows correct Principes of sterilization.
  • Ensures sterilizers are maintained, drains checked daily, and machines cleaned weekly.
  • Properly documents and verifies sterilization loads and biological tests to determine the efficiacy of the sterilization process.  Follows standards on biological and chemical indicators.
  • Helps with keeping supplies in stock and letting the appropriate personnel know in a timely manner.
  • Maintains a clean orderly work area.  Completes assigned housekeeping duties.

Requirements:

  • Certification in Sterile Processing preferred but not required.
  • 1 year prior experience as sterile processing tech required.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Displays high multitasking skills.
  • Displays organizational skills.
  • Displays high attention to detail.

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Platte Valley Medical Clinic

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

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.
  • Participates in 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 (written and verbal) to effectively interact with physicians, patients, families and clinic staff.

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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

Full-Time

Monday – Friday

8:00am -5:00pm

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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