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Staff Nurse

Nebraska Medicine Omaha, NE

Job Description


To learn more about the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center:

C.L. Werner Cancer Hospital/Buffett Cancer Center

The Mission of the SCU is to provide expert acute/critical and compassionate care to Oncology/Hematology patients and families while supporting education and research.  The approach is interdisciplinary and family-centered.  A pharmacist is available on the unit 16 hours per day and dieticians and social workers are very involved in patient care.  The relatively long length of stay on the unit and readmissions for post-transplant care enable nurses to establish rewarding relationships with patients and families.
The unit serves adult oncology patients receiving chemotherapy or high dose chemotherapy, with or without bone marrow/stem cell transplant, and undergoing complex medication and blood product administration.  A physicians assistant is on the unit 24 hours for needed medical orders and oversight of the treatment plan.  A general oncology service resident is available 8-12 hours a day in-house and by phone 24 hours a day.  BMT and general oncology patients who need critical care are transferred to the ICU.

 Provide, prescribe, delegate, and coordinate nursing care with other health care providers to meet holistic care needs of a designated group of patients. Environment of care may be long term, emergent, critical, acute, interventional, or procedural driven.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in nursing (BSN) required unless candidate meets all of the factors to qualify for Exception A or Exception B*.
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills required.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative, teamwork and flexibility required.
  • Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Nebraska or current compact state
    license required.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) department dependent required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Direct patient care experience preferred.
  • Based on position, prior experience in one or more of the following areas including cardiology, cardiac drip management, critical care, emergency department, medical-surgical, obstetrics, cardiovascular rehabilitation, telemetry, oncology, neonatal intensive care, pediatric acute care, solid organ transplant, cath lab, EP lab, quality assurance related to health care, perioperative and special procedures in applicable nursing specialty area preferred.
  • Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree preferred.
  • Based on position, one or more of the following courses including STABLE, smoking cessation counseling, basic critical care, or other specialty training courses preferred.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel preferred.
  • Proficient with use of email applications preferred.
  • Proficient with use of departmental equipment and systems such as patient care equipment, telecommunication systems, information systems, pneumatic tube system, general patient care supplies, and transport equipment preferred.

*Exception details:

EXCEPTION A: Candidate must meet all of the following: (1) has current experience directly applicable to position; (2) is deemed the best candidate for the position; and (3) written approval to hire a candidate without a BSN is received from the appropriate levels of operational leadership, nursing professional practice leadership and the Chief Nursing Officer. If a candidate is hired without a BSN after meeting these criteria, the candidate must either have 30 years of experience directly applicable to the position or sign a written agreement consenting to obtain a BSN within four years from his/her hire date.


EXCEPTION B: Candidate must meet all of the following: (1) is currently employed by Nebraska Medicine, or is eligible for rehire into a benefit eligible employment status at Nebraska Medicine within 364 days of the previous termination date; (2) hired by Nebraska Medicine before November 21, 2014, or hired by an entity acquired by Nebraska Medicine if the employee was hired before the acquisition; (3) has experience directly applicable to position; and (4) currently hold a Registered Nursing License.


Job Details

Date Posted July 9, 2018
Date Closes July 24, 2018
Requisition 3196
Located In Omaha, NE
Work At Nebraska Medical Center
SOC Category 00-0000.00