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Registered Nurse - Bed Planner

Boys Town Omaha, NE


In this role as a Registered Nurse-Bed Planner, you will be responsible for overseeing the bed management process for all patients being scheduled, admitted, transferred, or discharged in the hospital setting. This role will also require cross training to Pre-Op Phase II

Schedule: 3 12-hour shifts

7:00 AM-7:30 PM

Days TBD / No nights or weekends


  • Provides patient care and education according to the patient population served.
  • Assesses the availability and accessibility of rooms to appropriately assign beds and facilitate patient flow.
  • Prepares daily schedules for the Surgery Center staff and delegates nursing assignments.
  • Collaborates with the environmental services team for prioritization of bed/room cleaning to facilitate patient flow.
  • Collaborates with the unit charge nurses in PICU, Inpatient Medical Unit, and Surgery Center and Preadmissions and Outpatient Diagnostic Services to address the needs of patients to support quality of care to assure patient care assignments are made according to established criteria, policy, and procedure.
  • Assures positive customer relations are maintained with patients, visitors, physicians, and hospital personnel across the organization.
  • Initiates action to prevent, minimize, and/or correct risk(s) to the patient, family, or hospital employee. Manages bed management situations to assure that involving risks are addressed appropriately.
  • Effectively utilizes the bed planner functionality in the electronic medical record to ensure the patient location is accurate and visible to the healthcare team.
  • Maintains "The Joint Commission" standards on an ongoing basis and assists in unit responsibilities for readiness for Joint Commission visits.
  • Serves as a resource for staff and physicians for bed management issues.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required
    • Ability to perform a multi-tasked role as a leader, an educator and organizer.
    • Ability to apply knowledge of all ages and developmental levels to care given.
    • Ability to communicate concisely with patients, families and staff; collaborate with other members of the health care team to enhance care.
    • Ability to make assessments and problem solve.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with frequent interruptions.
    • Ability to respond quickly and calmly to emergencies and stressful situations.
    • Ability to independently manage multiple priorities.
    • Ability to utilize a variety of computer programs to manage work, familiarity with Windows and Office programs.
  • Provides patient care and education according to the patient population served.
  • Other Duties: This job description incorporates the essential functions and duties required for this position. However, other duties may be required and assigned at times and as determined by a supervisor to meet the needs of the organization.


  • Registered nurse who is a graduate of an accredited school with a current state license required
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing required
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a hospital setting required
  • Minimum of 2 years of supervisory nursing experience preferred
  • Pediatric experience, preferred
  • Must be CPR certified, ACLS and PALS certified within 6 months of employment
  • Prior working knowledge of using a personal computer and electronic medical records.


  • Requires moving, lifting a minimum of 50 pounds of force occasionally (34-66%) and or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects (0-33%).
  • Possesses audible acuity necessary for assessing patients through phone contact.
  • Possesses visual acuity necessary for using computer and for reading charts, forms, communications, and patient assessments.

About Boys Town:

Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. With over a century of service, our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.

Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Towns mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.

This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

Date Posted November 15, 2022
Date Closes December 15, 2022
Requisition 19831
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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