Catholic Health Initiatives Registered Nurse - Neuro Trauma Unit - Nights in KEARNEY, Nebraska

Registered Nurse - Neuro Trauma Unit - Nights


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 .

Job Summary:

Directs, delegates, performs and evaluates nursing care which is developmental and age specific for the population served. Coordinates, supervises, directs and evaluates others providing care in a manner consistent with The Nebraska Nurse Practice Act and in support of the mission of Good Samaritan Hospital Systems. Actual job tasks may vary depending on the unit or department assigned.

Essential Duties:

  1. Professional Development/Accountability: Assumes personal responsibility for professional development, practice, and education. Maintains a professional and safe work environment. Professional development and accountability to include knowledge-based competencies related to:
  • Abuse and neglect

  • Standard precautions and infection contro

  • Pain management

  • Patient safety

  • Restraints and seclusion

  • Emergency preparedness

  1. Nursing Process: Assessment:
  • Assesses patient and family needs. Incorporates standards of care and nursing diagnosis to include both observation and body system assessment.

  • Uses the nursing process to provide continuum of care based on observation and documentation.

  • Collaborates with patient, family, multidisciplinary team, in assessing care needs.

Nursing Process: Planning/Implementation:

  • Collaborates with patient, family, and multidisciplinary team to plan age specific care across the continuum.

  • Includes problem solving, planning for care, and education as needed to prevent adverse outcomes.

Nursing Process: Evaluation:

  • Evaluates patient/family response to care, education and multidisciplinary interventions.

  • Evaluates progress toward defined goals/outcomes, and revises goals/interventions as needed.

Nursing Process: Problem Solving/Anticipates Needs:

  • Responds to changes in patient condition utilizing accepted principles of nursing practice.

  • Follows up on internal customer concerns according to policy and utilizing best practice.

Nursing Process: Quality:

  • Provides care and services in a manner that strives for ongoing process improvement.

  • Promotes patient and family involvement.

Nursing Process: Patient/Family Centered Care:

  • Care Plan Development

  • Patient Satisfaction

  • Participates in and supports the cultural needs of the patient and family.

Nursing Process: Healthcare Team Partnerships:

  • Works closely and successfully with other disciplines and team members including physicians

  • Promotes a healthy working environment

Nursing Process: Mission/Values:

  • Behaviors and Behavior Contract

  • Patient Satisfaction

  • Adheres to confidentiality standards consistent with HIPAA

Nursing Process: Stewardship:

  • Performs value-added activities that contribute to good stewardship of resources including supplies and staff

Nursing Process: Other Related Duties:

  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Hours: 1800-0630 every third weekend



  • Graduate of a school of registered nursing acknowledged by the State of Nebraska Department of Human Services, Division of Regulation and Licensure.

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) required within 5 years of hire date/effective date for all hired into this role after June 1, 2014.


  • Active Nebraska (or multi-state compact) Registered Nurse License. Individual is responsible to maintain a current nursing license.

  • BLS or BLS instructor certification is required upon hire. Please contact CHI Health for Acceptable credentialing bodies.

  • ACLS required within 6 months of employment.

  • Basic Arrhythmia class within 3 months of employment.

  • NIH Stroke Scale Certification within 3 months of employment and then annually.


The following are minimum. Preferred experience is noted as appropriate.

Completion of basic arrhythmia class with a grade of 85% or higher with first available class.

Consistently adheres to and demonstrates our Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence .

Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers. CB

Job Nursing - RN


Daily Schedule Nights

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 72

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0091668