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Charge Nurse

Boys Town National Research Hospital Omaha, NE
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Oversees the nursing care operations for all patients of a particular unit during assigned shifts. Provides guidance to nursing staff and oversees patient admissions and discharges. Provides continuing healthcare and education to patients and families to help them achieve their optimal level of health.

Schedule: 7:00 AM-7:00 PM
3 x 12 hour shifts
Rotating weekends and holidays


  • Prepares daily schedules for the staff, delegates nursing assignments, coordinates patient flow of admissions/discharges and ensures beds are available. Leads development and implementation of unit plan when expected demand exceeds expected capacity. Assures patient care assignments are made according to established criteria, policy, and procedure.

  • Provides supervision to the nurses regarding the specific care to be administered to the patients. Works together with other nurses in order to decide an optimal care plan, specific to the needs of the individual patients.

  • Ensures all the processes and procedures that are being followed in the respective units are under the set protocols. Promotes the efficiency of the respective unit and makes contributions to the development of different procedures adopted during the care and treatment of patients.

  • Promotes coordination between the different working members and monitors activities taking place within the unit.

  • 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 patient 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 hospital 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 patient 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.

  • Provides daily patient care services. Recognizes changes in patients condition and responds appropriately by informing physicians of any changes in patients progress, condition or medicinal needs.

  • 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 "The Joint Commission" standards on an ongoing basis and assists in unit responsibilities for readiness for Joint Commission visits.

  • Serves on hospital or system committees as assigned; maintains two-way communication between unit staff and assigned committee.

  • Serves as a resource for staff and physicians for day-to-day issues.

  • Provides patient care and education according to the patient population served.


  • Ability to perform a multi-tasked role as a leader, an educator and organizer.

  • Ability to demonstrate clinical competence in providing patient and family education as well as assisting the physician in the delivery of care.

  • 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 complete and review patient documentation in a thorough and concise manner, in whatever mode is necessary.

  • 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.

  • Working knowledge of using a personal computer and electronic medical records.


  • Registered nurse who is a graduate of an accredited school with a current state license required.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a hospital setting required.

  • CPR certified required.

  • ACLS and PALS certified within 6 months of employment required.

  • Prior working knowledge of using a personal computer and electronic medical records.


  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing preferred.

  • Minimum of 2 years of supervisory nursing experience preferred.

  • Pediatric experience preferred.

Diversity is more than a commitment at Boys Townit is the foundation of who we are and what we do.

At Boys Town, we cultivate a culture of inclusion for all employees that respects their individual strengths, views, and experiences. We believe that our differences enable us to be a better team one that makes better decisions, drives innovation, and delivers better business results.

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. A unique feature for employees and their dependents enrolled in medical benefits are reduced to no cost visits for services performed by a Boys Town provider at a Boys Town location. Additional costs savings for the employee and their dependents are found in our pharmacy benefits with low to zero-dollar co-pays on certain maintenance drugs. Boys Town takes your mental health seriously with no cost mental health visits to an in-network provider. We help our employees prepare for retirement with a generous match on their 401K or 401K Roth account. Additional benefits include 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 July 2, 2024
Date Closes August 1, 2024
Requisition REQ-2024-4297
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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