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Staff RN - Innovation Design Unit

Nebraska Medicine Omaha, NE
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First Shift (United States of America)

Staff RN - Innovation Design Unit

Shift Details:

Full Time

Days or Nights

Calling all Nurses! Join our Innovation Design Unit as a Staff Nurse and be at the forefront of nursing innovation. Engage in meaningful projects, pilots, and processes aimed at achieving optimal patient outcomes AND enhancing colleague well-being. Work in a collaborative, adaptable environment across various patient acuities, and use cutting-edge healthcare technology to advance practice. Bring your skills and passion to a role that shapes the future of healthcare. Apply now and make a difference!

General Information about the IDU:

Opening in January 2025, the Innovation Design Unit (IDU) is an active patient care environment intended to design, test, and validate new models of care, innovative technology, and facility design.

The IDU will have 17 patient rooms that are divided into zones. Each zone is intended to test various room designs or equipment. The primary patient population will be adult medical-surgical. The levels of care include Medical-Surgical, Progressive, and Intensive Care (acuity adaptable).

Planned innovations:

  • Virtual Nursing/Virtual Sitter
  • Team-based care delivery: Our nursing care team consists of Lead Nurses, bedside Registered Nurses, Virtual Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Nursing Assistants. This unit also has a Clinical Quality Nurse Lead (CQNL) who provides bedside support to the nursing staff on the unit with a focus on patient safety and quality.
  • Interactive Patient Experience Platform featuring digital displays for patient engagement and staff efficiencies.
  • Real Time Location Systems- to enhance safety and efficiency
  • And much more!

Ready to shape the future of healthcare? Hiring, orientation and training is underway now. We look forward to hearing from you!

Required Qualifications:
* Bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN) required unless candidate meets all of the factors to qualify for Exception A or Exception B*.
* Effective communication skills required.
* Ability to demonstrate interprofessional collaboration, flexibility, patient-centered care, continuous learning, professionalism, accountability, perseverance, and drive for improvement required.
* Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Nebraska or current compact state license required.
*Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required, must be from an American Heart Association (AHA) endorsed program (effective for new hires starting January 1, 2023 or later).
* Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification within 6 months of hire or transfer date department dependent required.

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*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 hiring Director, Nursing Practice Professional Development & Informatics Executive Director and 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.

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.
* Master's 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 evidence-based practice, process improvement, facility or project implementation preferred
* Relationship-building skills to collaborate effectively with key stakeholders preferred
* Curiosity to continuously seek out and explore new ideas and approaches to patient care preferred
* Excellent interpersonal skills to inspire and influence staff and stakeholders preferred
* Ability to quickly adopt new technology and utilize resources related to technology 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.

Nebraska Medicine is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, sex, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and protected veterans' status.

Date Posted June 8, 2024
Date Closes June 23, 2024
Requisition REQ-24431
Address University Twr - Unit IV
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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