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Boys Town National Research Hospital Omaha, NE

Business: Boys Town National Research Hospital


The Charge Nurse is responsible for overseeing nursing care for all youth during designated shifts. The role provides guidance to nursing staff throughout the youth's stay in the RTC.

Shift: Full Tme, 2:30 PM- 11:00 PM every other weekend


  • Prepares shift assignments for the nursing staff, e.g., admissions, discharges, appointments, medication administration, hand-off communication and follow-up calls. Assures assignments are made according to established criteria, policy, and procedure.
  • Provides supervision/administrative oversight. Works together with other nurses to update the treatment plan specific to the needs of the individual youth.
  • Ensures all processes and procedures are being followed as per RTC policy/procedures.
  • Assist with the coordination of appropriate medical and/or mental health emergency care to youth. Maintains the health and safety of all youth assigned and keeps appropriate physician and administrative staff appraised of all untoward events. Ensures compliance with applicable policies and procedures for a youth physical intervention (personal restraint) in the event of an emergency safety intervention.
  • Promotes coordination between the different working team members and monitors activities taking place within the RTC.
  • Participates in the admission process by completing an initial mental status and physical assessment, informing supervising practitioner at the time of admission of any immediate medical concerns, and orientating youth and family/legal guardian to the program as appropriate.
  • Provides guidance to nursing team during admission process.
  • Assures positive customer relations are maintained with the youth, visitors, physicians, and hospital personnel across the organization.
  • Initiates action to prevent, minimize, and/or correct risk(s) to the youth, family, or staff. Manages youth care situations and/or environment to assure that involving risks are addressed appropriately.
  • Assures appropriate utilization of supplies/equipment, human resources, and budget. (staffing, overtime, supply utilization issues, etc.).
  • Assures appropriate information management and documentation using the nursing process in accordance with policy; gives reports to other members of the health care team.
  • Mentors, coaches and conducts role modeling (including positive team leadership) with nurses and other youth care staff.
  • Assesses the performance of nursing staff and offers guidance when needed. Participates in the performance-based evaluation process by providing feedback to leadership.
  • Assists with the recruiting of new staff members. Conducts orientation and training to the newly recruited staff in collaboration with the nurse educator. Provides for timely orientation and mentoring of new employees for specialty area.
  • Maintains regulatory (CMS, The Joint Commission, etc.) standards on an ongoing basis to ensure readiness for regulatory visits.
  • Participates in quality improvement initiatives.
  • Serves as a resource for staff and physicians for day-to-day issues.
  • Transports youth to and from scheduled medical/dental appointments.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required
    • Ability to perform a multi-tasked role as a leader, an educator and organizer.
    • Ability to resolve conflict in crisis situations.
    • Ability to work with multidisciplinary teams.
    • Ability to articulate an understanding of the mental health needs and potential medical interventions for youth of various ages.
    • Ability to demonstrate clinical competence in providing youth and family education as well as assisting the physician in the delivery of care.
    • Ability to communicate concisely with youth, families and staff; collaborate with other members of the health care team to enhance care.
    • Ability to make assessments and problem solve.
    • Ability to complete and review youth documentation in a thorough and concise manner, in whatever mode is necessary.
    • Ability to demonstrate tolerance to work under adverse conditions such as constant interruptions, inappropriate behaviors and dealing with potential verbal and physical threats from youth.
    • Ability to help maintain a safe and positive environment for youth and co-workers.
    • Ability to independently manage multiple priorities.
    • o Ability to independently manage multiple prioritieAbility to utilize a variety of computer programs and electronic medical record to manage work; familiarity with Windows 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 in order to meet the needs of the organization.


  • Registered nurse who is a graduate of an accredited school with a current state license required,
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing required, Bachelor's of Science in Nursing preferred,
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a behavioral health setting required,
  • Minimum of 1 years of supervisory nursing experience preferred,
  • Child and adolescent residential treatment center experience preferred,
  • CPR certified within 6 months of employment required,
  • Good verbal and written communication skills,
  • Safe Crisis Management instructor preferred,
  • PEM training within six months of employment required,
  • Prior working knowledge of using a personal computer and electronic medical records,
  • Must possess a valid driver's license with a good driving record and pass annual Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR) check.

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.

Date Posted: August 31, 2022

Boys Town National Research Hospital is a tobacco free campus. 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 10, 2022
Date Closes December 10, 2022
Requisition 19551
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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