Catholic Health Initiatives RN or LPN Nursing - FT Rotating in NEBRASKA CITY, Nebraska

RN or LPN Nursing - FT Rotating


CHI Health is a regional health network with a unified mission: nurturing the healing ministry of the Church while creating healthier communities. Headquartered in Omaha, the combined organization consists of 15 hospitals, two stand-alone behavioral health facilities and more than 150 employed physician practice locations in Nebraska and southwestern Iowa. More than 12,000 employees comprise the workforce of this network that includes 2,820 licensed beds and serves as the primary teaching partner of Creighton University’s health sciences schools. In fiscal year 2014, the organization provided a combined $149.3 million in quantified community benefit including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. With locations stretching from Kearney, Neb. to Missouri Valley, Iowa, the health network is the largest in Nebraska and serves residents of Nebraska and southwest Iowa. For more information, visit online at

Job Summary:

As a Registered Nurse, assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care for all patients including on the Medical-Surgical, Maternal-Child, Emergency Department units. The RN in collaboration with the assigned nursing assistant or Emergency Room Technician will direct and provide person-centered care. The RN will use evidenced based practice standards, polices and procedures and current national professional organizations standards and/or position statements to guide professional practice and to provide consistent, safe and quality care to each patient/family. The RN will develop an individualized plan of care in collaboration with the patient/family, health care provider and other involved department staff to attain expected outcomes. The RN will coordinate and document the implementation of the individualized plan of care and progress to expected outcomes. The RN will model our Mission and our Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence at St. Mary's Community Hospital.

Essential Duties:

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:

  • Practices within the scope of license.

  • Maintains competencies required for the position.

Assessment: Collects comprehensive data pertinent to the patient’s health and current situation:

  • Collects data in a systematic and ongoing process. Involves the patient, family and other healthcare providers as appropriate in holistic data collection.

  • Prioritizes data collection activities based on the patient’s immediate condition, or anticipated needs of the patient or situation.

  • Documents relevant data legibly and accurately.

Diagnosis: Analyzes the assessment data to determine the diagnoses or issues:

  • Determines the nursing diagnoses or issues based on the assessment data.

  • Validates the diagnoses or issues with the patient, family, and other healthcare providers when possible and appropriate.

  • Documents diagnoses or issues in a manner that facilitates the determination of the expected outcomes and plan.

Outcomes identification: Identifies expected outcomes for a plan individualized to the patient or the situation.

  • Involves the patient, family, and other healthcare providers in formulating expected outcomes when possible and appropriate.

  • Derives culturally appropriate expected outcomes from the nursing diagnoses

  • Defines expected outcomes in terms of the patient, patient values, ethical considerations, and the environment

  • Develops and modifies expected outcomes that provides direction and estimated timeline for the continuity of care.

  • Documents accurately and legible expected outcomes as measurable goals.

Planning: Develops a plan that prescribes strategies and alternatives to attain expected outcomes:

  • Develops an individualized plan considering patient characteristics or the situation (age and culturally appropriate, environmentally sensitive)

  • Develops the plan, the priorities, timeline in collaboration with the patient, family, other health care providers and others as appropriate.

  • Uses the plan to provide direction to other members of the healthcare team.

  • Documents legibly and accurately the plan of care.

Implementation: Implements the identified plan & coordinates care delivery:

  • Implements and coordinates the plan of care in a safe and timely manner.

  • Documents implementation and any modifications, including changes or omissions, of the identified plan

  • Uses evidence-based intervention and treatments specific to the diagnosis or problem.

  • Makes rounds with physicians and accurately transcribes and initiates orders.

  • Uses community resources and systems to implement the plan.

  • Documents accurately and legibly the coordination of care.

Hours: 12 hour night shifts with every third weekend commitment.


Education and/or Experience:

  • Registered Nurse in good standing, currently licensed to practice nursing in the state of Nebraska. BSN preferred.

  • Two years of clinical nursing experience.

  • Possess leadership qualities and communication skills.


  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, patients and their families, and the general public.

Consistently adheres to and demonstrates our Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence .

Job RN


Daily Schedule Rotating

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 72

Weekends Required Every Third

Req ID: 2017-R0121572