Utilizes a systematic approach to nursing practice, incorporating assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. Provides health care and education to individuals and families to help them achieve their optimal level of health.
Minimum 2 shifts/month
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:
Utilizes the nursing process to complete the admission physical, cognitive, spiritual, psychosocial, and functional patient assessment.
Develops and implements a plan of care (including goals) that is reviewed and revised on an ongoing basis.
Develops, reviews, and implements the discharge plan upon admission, and throughout the patient stay.
Implements nursing care activities according to patient needs or as directed by the medical provider in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Performs point-of-care lab testing as per established policies and procedures.
Assesses patient/family understanding, response to care provided and patient/family education needs and redirects care as needed.
Reports accurate, detailed hand-off communication regarding the patient's condition, care, treatment, medications, services, and any recent or anticipated changes to any of these when patient care is transferred from one healthcare team or team member to another.
Promotes, advocates for and strives to protect the health, safety and rights of the patient.
Complies with all applicable state and federal statutes, rules, regulations, and BTNRH policies and procedures.
Provides patient care and education according to the patient population served.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Ability to demonstrate clinical competence in providing safe, quality direct patient care and patient and family education as well as assisting the provider in the delivery of advanced care.
Ability to communicate concisely with patients, families and staff; collaborate with other members of the health care team to enhance care.
Ability to make nursing assessments and critically think.
Possesses detailed knowledge of the use and maintenance of a wide variety of critical care equipment and supplies.
Ability to complete patient documentation in a thorough, concise, accurate, and timely manner.
Ability to respond quickly and calmly to emergencies and stressful situations.
Ability to independently manage multiple priorities.
Registered nurse who is a graduate of an accredited school with a current state license required.
Minimum of two years of critical care experience within the last five years required.
CPR (BLS) certification required.
ACLS certified within six months of transfer or hire required.
PALS certified within six months of transfer or hire required.
Prior working knowledge of using computer programs and electronic medical records required.
Bachelor's degree in nursing preferred.
Pediatric Critical Care preferred.
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 Town's 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.