Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required
Knowledge of nursing theory and practice acquired through completion of an accredited school of nursing to be eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse.
o Will complete Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) within five years of hire from an accredited nursing program (if an ADN or Diploma RN)
Licensure and Certification
Current Nebraska license as a Registered Nurse.
Current certification in Basic Life Support.
After 2 years of employment, strongly encouraged to pursue certification in specialty area.
Approximately six months on-the-job experience to acquire and effectively utilize knowledge of hospital, unit, departmental procedures and policies to meet quality and quantity standards.
Interpersonal skills necessary in order to gather and exchange information with physicians, patient, family, visitors and other hospital personnel.
Analytical skills necessary to develop and implement effective nursing care and problem-solving measures for patient's physical, psychosocial and spiritual well being.
Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail at least 50% of work time when planning and implementing professional nursing care, resolving patient care problems and dealing with patients and their families during stressful situations.
Ability to be on feet and walk up to 80% of work time; ability to push, and/or pull up to 200 pounds, lift up to 50 pounds for up to 10% of work time when positioning patient, moving equipment and so forth.
1. Normal patient care environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, temperatures, etc.
2. Exposure to communicable diseases up to 25% of working time, to toxic chemicals, and distasteful patient care activities approximately 50% of working time. Exposure to combative patients 10% of working time.