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 /
This job is
responsible for providing nursing care and support to patients under the
direction of a Registered Nurse (RN) in a defined care team and in accordance
with assigned tasks and permitted by the Nursing Skills Checklist, with the
exception of administering medication. An incumbent assumes responsibility
for their own actions taking into consideration clinical experience/education
preparation, while being an active student in an accredited nursing
program. A school-signed copy of the incumbent’s Nursing Skills Checklist
is kept on file and updated regularly.
assigned by nursing staff in clear, detailed and specific instructions.
Employees work as instructed and seek guidance on matters not
specifically covered in the original instructions. Work is reviewed
through progress checks for accuracy, adequacy and adherence to standards,
instructions and established procedures.
- Provides patient personal care/hygiene and physical comfort
within assigned tasks and permitted by Nursing Skills Checklist, including
feeding, bathing, shaving, changing clothes, bed making, ambulation, lifting,
turning, moving, transferring, enemas, skin care and bowel/bladder
elimination. Provides such additional care as required to meet the
personal primary needs and comfort of assigned patient based on skill, ability,
and patient acuity. Prepares patient, equipment and supplies for specific
- Performs, monitors, reports and documents all clinical
activities within assigned tasks and permitted by Nursing Skills Checklist.
Observes and reports changes in patient condition to the RN. Obtains,
labels and transports a variety of samples (e.g. urine, stool, sputum specimens
and blood products).
- Assists nursing staff in the admission, discharge and transfer
of patient by performing activities such as inventory/storing patient
belongings, providing patient with relevant personal care/comfort items, orienting
patient/family and transporting patient to room or other location using
wheelchairs, stretchers or patient bed.
- Provides patient information to nursing staff for inclusion in
the interdisciplinary plan of care; documents relevant patient data in accordance
with work unit standards.
- Maintains a neat and organized work environment. Orders,
stocks and replenishes supplies and equipment as necessary, identifies and
reports problems with supplies or equipment; enters equipment repair request in
system, tags equipment and removes from service.
- Maintains a safe work and patient environment, adhering to the
hospital’s Safety, Risk Management, Regulatory Standards and infection
- Participates in quality assurance/improvement initiatives and
activities. Participates in growth opportunities.
enrollment as a Junior or Senior in an accredited Registered Nurse, Bachelor of
Science Degree program or final year in a Registered Nurse, Associate Degree
Licensure and Certifications:
registered as a Nurse Aide in the state of practice.
healthcare provider BLS certification.