Catholic Health Initiatives LPN-C – Orthopedic Neurology – Good Samaritanitan in KEARNEY, Nebraska

LPN-C – Orthopedic Neurology – Good Samaritanitan


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

Summary of Purpose

Under direction of a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practitioner, contributes to the assessment, plan of care, organization, administration, documentation and evaluation of patient care in order to restore and/or maintain a maximum level of health in a manner consistent with the Nebraska Nurse Practice Act and in support of the mission of Good Samaritan Health Systems. Actual job tasks may vary depending on the unit or department assigned and patient populations served. Functions within a shared governance organization.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Professional Development/Accountability: Assumes personal responsibility for professional development, practice, and education. Maintains a professional and safe work environment. Keeps assigned RN informed of patient needs and/or changes in patient condition.

Nursing Process: Assessment:

  • Contributes to assessments through ongoing patient observations and data collection.

  • Records and communicates data/observations. Identifies patient education and learning needs.

Nursing Process: Planning/Implementation:

  • Contributes to the age specific plan of care, by participation in multidisciplinary team processes. Includes the family in plan of care.

  • Accurately and appropriately documents in the patient record utilizing designated software.

Nursing Process: Evaluation:

  • Contributes to the evaluation of the patient(s)/client(s) responses to the nursing interventions.

Nursing Process: Problem Solving/Anticipates Needs:

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

  • Follows up on customer concerns according to policy and utilizing best practices

Nursing Process: Quality:

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

Nursing Process: Patient/Family Centered Care:

  • Contributes to the care plan process through observation, data collection and documentation.

  • Contributes to patient satisfaction.

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 Behavioral Contract

  • 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.

  • Performs additional patient care interventions as deemed appropriate by the Nurse Practice Act, according to individual department director’s discretion, and according to LPN-C policy.


Position Qualifications


  • Must be a graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing.

  • LPN-C requires completion of an approved course and successful completion of an examination.


  • Current licensure to practice in the state of Nebraska as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

  • Individual is responsible to maintain a current nursing license.

  • 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.

  • LPN-C requires an additional 5 continuing education credits to maintain LPN-C certification. Certification is renewed with LPN licensure.


  • Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail.

  • Ability to see and hear in order to perform assessment duties.

  • Keyboarding skills required.

  • Must possess interpersonal skills to effectively work with employees, patients, families, physicians, visitors and guests.

  • Ability to prioritize and organize work.

  • Acknowledge limitations of licensure and involves assigned RN in patient care as appropriate.



Daily Schedule Nights

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 72

Weekends Required Every Third

Req ID: 2018-R0154892