Catholic Health Initiatives RN Variable Incentive Program PRN in COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa

RN Variable Incentive Program PRN


CHI Health is a regional health network with a unified mission: nurturing the healing ministry of the Church while creating healthier communities. Headquartered in Omaha, the combined organization consists of 15 hospitals, two stand-alone behavioral health facilities and more than 150 employed physician practice locations in Nebraska and southwestern Iowa. More than 12,000 employees comprise the workforce of this network that includes 2,820 licensed beds and serves as the primary teaching partner of Creighton University’s health sciences schools. In fiscal year 2014, the organization provided a combined $149.3 million in quantified community benefit including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. With locations stretching from Kearney, Neb. to Missouri Valley, Iowa, the health network is the largest in Nebraska and serves residents of Nebraska and southwest Iowa. For more information, visit online at

What is VIP? The Variable Incentive Program is a nursing pool developed by CHI Health & Avantas, specifically for flexible nurses who desire the experience of providing high quality care to patients across multiple nursing departments. These incentivized shifts reflect the needs not covered by Core Staff and the Scheduled Resource Team.

How will my rate of pay for the VIP be determined? Your base rate of pay, shift, weekend and holiday differentials are identical to full and part-time employees. Merit increases are given in an identical manner as for all core staff members. Because VIP is designed to value experience and flexibility the Commitment and Incentive pay are as follows:

  • Commitment: 24 hours every 2 pay periods (4 weeks)

  • Pay Incentive is paid for all scheduled direct patient care hours worked, up to 60 hours per week.

  • Tech Incentives: $1-5 per hour.

  • LPN Incentives: $1-20 per hour.

  • RN Incentives: $1-20 per hour

  • Required to work in all Inpatient Medical Surgical, Step Down, Critical Care, and on-site Behavioral units.

VIP is for you, if you wish to:

  • Be rewarded for your experience and flexibility by working in multiple nursing departments within a hospital.

  • Have flexibility in building your own schedule. Select shifts from 6 hours to 30 days in advance. Day, Evening, Night and Weekend shifts, with varying hours (4, 8, 12) are available.

  • Maximize your income.

VIP is not for you, if you:

  • Wish the stability of working on a single unit or require a reliable, cyclical schedule.

  • Require a full menu of employee benefits.

Job Summary / Essential Duties:

  • Assesses patient status with patient/family input and identifies age-appropriate patient care needs/problems that includes bio-physical, psycho-social, spiritual, environment, self-care, and educational needs and will serve to focus the provision of nursing care at admission, transfer, and discharge.

  • Plans individualized age appropriate evidence-based patient care through a interdisciplinary team approach and through interdisciplinary patient care conference, ongoing patient assessments, re-evaluation of patient problems or needs.

  • Utilizes professional skills and judgement in prescribing, delegating and coordinating the plan of care; includes appropriate resources to manage patient care path/CareMaps/variances. Administers medications and treatments according to nursing policy.

  • Guides and directs professional and nonprofessional personnel in the delivery of patient care, evaluates patient care effectiveness, modifies the plan of care according to age appropriate patient nursing policy. Utilizes care paths/CareMaps to develop and modify the patient's plan of care. Monitors variances and takes action on these variances.

  • Provides the following nursing services: a. Independent; b. Inter-dependent; c. Delegated.

  • Identifies patient/significant other learning needs and initiates and provides for age appropriate education.

  • Responds to patient calls, anticipates individual patient needs, and assures patient safety and comfort through regular rounds, environmental maintenance, and other appropriate safety measures.

  • Demonstrates the ability to perform in an accurate and precise manner in crisis and emergency situations. Demonstrates effective management of rapidly changing situations.

Hours: Variable




One-year experience in an area of specialty preferred, not required.

Education / Licensure Required

Current RN licensure in the State of Nebraska or the State of Iowa; Nebraska and Iowa are compact states so you must be licensed in the state of residence.

Additional requirements include

BLS or BLS instructor certification is required upon hire. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include the following: American Red Cross: CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, and American Heart Association: Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.

ACLS or ACLS instructor certification is required within 6 months. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include the following: American Heart Association: Advanced Cardiac Life Support, American College of Surgeons: ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support) and American College of Emergency Physician: ACLS

Job Nursing - RN


Daily Schedule Varied

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0

Weekends Required None

Req ID: 2017-R0129654