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Nurse Practitioner - Behavioral Health - $10,000 Student Loan Repayment FT; 40 hrs/wk Days (5490)

Children's Hospital & Medical Center - Omaha Omaha, NE

Job Description

Just like the children we serve, Children's is growing quickly and hiring a Nurse Practitioner for our Behavioral Health department. Provide comprehensive care for the pediatric patient through direct medical/nursing care in collaboration with the physician including health promotion, health supervision, illness prevention and diagnosis, treatment and management of various health problems and conditions. The APRN/NP is a clinical expert, mentor and educator, leader, collaborator, and researcher.


Essential Functions/Competencies

% of Time



  1. , Assesses patient, synthesizes and analyzes data, orders diagnostic tests and therapeutic treatments, and evaluates clinical outcomes.
  • Completes an accurate assessment (history and physical examination) of the pediatric patient.
  • Syntheses and analyses data obtained through assessment to develop a comprehensive plan of care that is individualized and reflects patient care needs and includes interventions and treatments to attain expected outcomes.
  • Implements plan by writing appropriate medical orders.
  • Uses jointly approved protocols appropriately, if required.
  • Evaluates and revises plan as indicated by changes in patient condition or needs.
  • Communicates medical plan to caregivers, staff members and physicians.
  • Demonstrates proper use of laboratory and x-ray to assist in diagnosis and interprets results correctly.
  • Demonstrates understanding of caregiver dynamics involved in the ill pediatric patient.
  • Utilizes the nursing process to meet the development and psychosocial needs of the pediatric patient/caregiver.
  • Assesses the educational needs of patients/caregivers and develops/implements the educational plan in collaboration with other healthcare professionals.


  1. Uses sound medical/clinical judgment during care for the pediatric patient.
  • Consults/collaborates with physicians as indicated.
  • Uses jointly approved protocols to guide decision making, if required.
  • Stays within Scope of Practice.
  • Documents assessments, plan of care, interventions and patient response to treatment.


  1. Prescribes therapeutic measures and medications according to the State of Nebraska APRN/NP Statutes.
  • Prescribes therapeutic measures and medications, , related to health conditions within scope of practice.
  • Prescribes controlled substances listed as Schedule II, used as pain control for a maximum seventy-two hour supply,


  1. Assumes leadership role to establish and monitor standards of practice to improve patient care including recommending ways to improve clinical practice, participation in related educational activities, utilizes and/or participates in research, participation in professional organizations and performance improvement teams, and incorporation of new clinical information into practice.
  • Serves as a role model for staff by facilitating, supporting, mentoring, taking initiative, and practicing proactive problem solving.
  • Serves as a reliable and visible resource for staff.
  • Conducts or utilizes research and new clinical information to recommend ways to improve clinical practice.
  • Participates in educational activities and networking related to practice.
  • Seeks experiences and learning opportunities related to practice.
  • Participates in professional organizations.
  • Serves on Performance Improvement teams as needed.
  • Assures that clinical practice meets national standards of pediatric healthcare.
  • Coordinates project or program development and effective implementation.


Regular attendance at work is an essential function of the job.


Perform physical requirements as described in the Physical Requirements section



  1. Performs other related duties as assigned.



  • Knowledge of psychological principles, child and adolescent development, inter-relational dynamics, individual and group behavior, and behavior modification techniques
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate effectively with patients and families, physicians, and other clinical professionals to gather and exchange patient information
  • Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail for up to 90% of work time when providing therapy, observing patient response, scoring tests, and documenting patient progress
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skill in providing age-appropriate care to children, adolescents, adults and families


  • Masters degree from an accredited college or university in nursing required
  • Minimum of two years' experience as a Registered Nurse, APRN, or NP in Psychiatric Patient Care required



  • Unrestricted license as a Registered Nurse and as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse/Nurse Practitioner in the state of practice required
  • If state of practice is not Nebraska, unrestricted license as a Registered Nurse and as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse/Nurse Practitioner is required within six months
  • Other state licenses as an RN and APRN may be required based on business needs
  • Federal Drug Education Administration (DEA) license required
  • Current and valid Basic Life Support certification required in order to work
  • Psychiatric APRN  certification preferred
  • Current and valid Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification preferred



Job Details

Date Posted September 15, 2017
Date Closes December 14, 2017
Requisition 918661-13720
Address 8200 Dodge Street
Located In Omaha, NE
Work At Hospital
Department Behavioral Health
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Salary, Based on Experience
Hours 40 hours per week hours per week
Start Date 2017-10-02
Positions Available 1
SOC Category 29-1171.00 Nurse Practitioners
Zipcode 68114

This job offers the following benefits

  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Business Travel Accident Insurance
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Group Homeowners and Auto
  • Group Legal
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Maternity / Paternity / Family Leave
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Cafeteria / Food
  • Continuing Education Program
  • Credit Union
  • Discounts on Employer Merchandise & Services
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Financial Planning
  • Free Parking
  • Health Fair
  • Nursing Facilities
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness Program
  • Workout Facilities
  • Achievement Awards
  • Bonus Plan
  • Merit Increases

This job requires the following skills

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse
  • Behavioral Medicine

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