Open Positions 

Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee the Surgery Program and Personnel.
  • Oversee the Quality Program.
  • Oversee the Case Management Program.
  • Oversees all aspects of Nursing.
  • Oversee Outpatient Services Program and Personnel.
  • Oversees staffing, assignments, and duties.  Establishes priorities and implementation of nursing action.  Ensures proper use and adherence to all safety protocols.
  • Responsible for development and management of nursing operational and capital budget.  Makes necessary managerial decisions to ensure ongoing operations within budget.
  • Demonstrates leadership through practice of effective communication, and assesses effectiveness of departmental goals and objectives.
  • Monitors staff competencies and adherence to departmental policies and procedures.  For nursing staff, encourages professional growth and continuous development of accountability.
  • Serves as a resource regarding regulatory implications for the unit.
  • Carries out an ongoing evaluation of nursing care, personnel, and records.
  • Facilitates interdisciplinary team process and problem solving.  Monitors team activities with administrative team.  Plans with appropriate ancillary services for delivery of patient care.
  • Serves as liaison with patients and families, other visitors, physicians and other team members.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends and developments in the field by reading appropriate articles, journals, and related materials, and by attending seminars, conferences, workshops, etc.
  • Oversees recruitment, selection, orientation, and evaluation of staff as necessary using both positive reinforcement and disciplinary action as needed.
  • Interviews, evaluates and hires employees using established guidelines and hospital policies and procedures.
  • Participates in the orientation of new employees and evaluating the program’s effectiveness and employee progress.
  • Works effectively as a team member within the facility to provide quality service to hospital departments through communication, cooperation, and collaboration
  • Collaborates with other nurse leaders to conduct monthly nurses meetings.
  • Provides organizational leadership to achieve high-quality, cost-effective patient services.
  • Demonstrates familiarity with facility and department infection control policies.
  • Uses position on the Executive Team to communicate key issues and to facilitate decision making; demonstrates commitment to the team-oriented management philosophy.
  • Attends Board Meetings as requested and Leaders meetings.
  • Maintains confidentiality of patients, department and hospital.
  • Has a clear understanding of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations and develops and follows department policies and procedures to maintain compliance.
  • Maintains staff records.
  • Plans and coordinates area work schedule to ensure proper staffing.
  • Expands job-related knowledge and skills to improve and adjust to change.
  • Develops and participates in departmental Quality.
  • Develops and follows policies and procedures to contribute to the efficiency the hospital.  Maintains departmental policies and procedures for accuracy and appropriateness.
  • Attends scheduled in-services that pertain to the hospital as a whole.
  • Performs other related duties as needed in order to support the achievement of department goals and objectives.
  • Maintains and leads in purchasing equipment.
  • Represents HCHS in the community by providing assistance, education, and projecting a positive image to the community.
  • Performs any other duties as may be assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

EDUCATION:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited school of nursing required. 
  • Master’s Degree in nursing, healthcare administration, or another relevant field of study preferred. 

EXPERIENCE: 

  • Seven (7) years of progressively relevant management experience required or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Director, VP, or Csuite Management experience in a Critical Access Hospital preferred. 

CERTIFICATE, LICENCES, REGISTRATIONS:

  • Current Nebraska RN license

Registered Nurse RN 

Job Description: Utilizes assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation techniques to provide comprehensive and competent patient care. Provides effective interaction with patients, family members and staff, and coordinates interdepartmental patient care activities while maintaining nursing standards.

Qualifications:
Education and/or Experience:
• Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
• Minimum of one (1) year clinical experience in a hospital setting preferred

Certificates, Licensure, Registrations:
• Current Nebraska RN license
• Basic Life Support (BLS)
• Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) within 6 months of hire
• PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) within 12 months of hire
• TNCC (Trauma Nurse Core Course) within 6 months of hire

General Requirements:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the general knowledge, skill, and / or ability required:
• Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide
• Ability to generate, read, interpret, and take action as it relates to basic financial statements, national and state regulations, operational and maintenance and organizational policy/procedures
• Ability to write reports and correspondence
• Ability to effectively communicate
• Ability to work cooperatively and communicate effectively to maintain good working relationships
• Ability to work with skill in identifying problems; making frequent decisions regarding method of performance

 

 

CNA/Ward Clerk

Position Summary: Provides direct and indirect patient care activities under supervision. Assists patients with activities of daily living, providing for personal care, comfort and assistance with necessary.

  • Observes patients' conditions and reactions.
  • Notifies RN/LPN/Charge Nurse of patient's condition and any change to patient/resident condition, treatments, and significant incidents.
  • Measures and record food and liquid intake and output.
  • Takes vital signs.
  • Contributes to, monitors and implements patient’s plan of care.
  • Responds to call lights and patient needs in a timely fashion.
  • Recognizes changes in patient condition and notifies charge nurse in timely manner.
  • Serves as patient advocate.
  • Assists with direct clinical care as assigned/scheduled under the supervision of a RN/LPN and charge nurse.
  • Performs basic nursing procedures, including collection of lab specimens, thermal applications, non-sterile soaks and application of simple dressing.
  • Provides personal care assistance to patients, including bathing, dressing, eating, bed pans, transportation, skincare, and positioning.
  • Keeps the patient's room straightened and clean.
  • Promotes team concept through effective communication regarding patient condition, patient care plan and patient satisfaction with appropriate individuals that are involved in the patient’s care.
  • Works effectively with ancillary areas as part of the team approach to patient care.
  • Directs patient support team members effectively and appropriately.
  • Demonstrates initiative and flexibility in the provision of patient care.
  • Informs and involves charge nurse regarding patient care issues in a timely and appropriately manner.
  • Assists in making patient assignments, coordinating admissions, and meeting staffing needs for unit.
  • Collaborates with the Care Plan team.
  • Completes patient and family education throughout the patient’s stay and at discharge.
  • Cooperates with other nursing personnel to maintain good employee relations and meet all departmental objectives.
  • All other duties as assigned

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Completion of a State of Nebraska approved Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training program
  • Previous clinical experience preferred

Certificates, Licensure, Registrations:

  • Current certification as a CNA
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)

Job Type: Full-time

 

PRN LPN

POSITION SUMMARY:

Provides professional nursing care under supervision, for assigned patients in assigned areas. Utilizes knowledge and skills obtained in LPN-C course to assist Registered Nurse in provision of patient care.

Qualifications:

Education and/or Experience:

  • Graduate of an accredited practical nursing program*
  • Previous LPN experience*

Certificates, Licensure, Registrations:

  • Current Nebraska LPN-C licensure*
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)*

What You’ll Do-

  • Provide and administer individualized skilled nursing care to assigned patients
  • Provide physical, educational, and emotional support to patients, friends, and families
  • Administer medications accurately, safely, and consistent with the patient's condition and plan of care according to the policies and procedures of the department
  • Ensure concise, pertinent and complete patient care documentation using computerized medical record process
  • Accurately performs treatments utilizing sterile or clean techniques for patient’s needing wound care/dressing change Requirements- We are looking for a responsible and compassionate LPN with top-notch clinical skills, a caring attitude, and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. It is also important to display excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to effectively educate patients and their families on the in-home healthcare process. Additional Requirements For This Role Include-
  • Current LPN license that allows you to practice in Nebraska
  • Graduate of an accredited nursing program
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) requiredAdditional Information

Additional Information:

  • Schedule- PRN
  • Shift- Varies

Job Type: Part-time

 

Part Time Dietary Cook 

Position Summary: Prepares, seasons and cooks food for hospital patients, employees and visitors. Duties:

  • Prepares & cooks, in large quantities, food for service to patients, guests, and staff including scratch cooking from basic ingredients, garnished in an attractive manner.
  • Coordinates room service tray line to ensure sufficient & proper food items are available during meal service.
  • Participates in recipe development.
  • Communicates to appropriate staff in an effective & team like manner.
  • Follows recipes to prepare & cook food items.
  • Modifies or converts recipes for different quantities, special diets, & other needs as directed.
  • Ensures proper quality & appearance of product according to established standards.
  • Performs opening/closing of cooks & production area including daily equipment check & temperature monitoring. Contacts maintenance as needed & follows up to ensure proper food safety.
  • Adheres to proper food handling, sanitation, & safety procedures per regulatory standards.
  • Maintains appropriate temperature, adheres to appropriate dating, labeling & rotation of all food items.
  • Documents Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) logs on a routine basis.
  • Maintains organized food production area(s) for efficiency & cleanliness while maintaining an effective workflow.
  • Stores leftovers according to established standards. Plan & utilize leftovers appropriately to minimize waste.
  • Submits order to supervisor. Maintains food inventory.
  • Assist with proper stock rotation of food supplies.
  • Maintains cleanliness & sanitation of equipment, food storage & work areas.
  • Completes cleaning according to daily & weekly schedules
  • Dishwashing
  • All other duties as assigned

Education and/or Experience:

  • Prior experience in large scale food preparation preferred, not required.

Job Type: Part-time

 

Full Time Clinical Informatics Specialist

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Exceptionally comfortable in clinical processes.
  • Actively contribute to an innovative team dedicated to establishing a new foundation for advancing clinical delivery and quality outcomes through effective clinical software use.
  • Develop, publish and implement training modules for new, existing and upgraded clinical informatics software, including all education materials, training schedules, exercises, and skills evaluations.
  • Create and administer training event feedback mechanisms. Analyze results, make recommendations for training improvement, and integrate changes in curriculum and/or courses.
  • Gain an in-depth knowledge of clinical software, operational workflows, clinical informatics software data analysis and determine how best to maximize clinical software functionality to complement and improve workflows.
  • Train managers, supervisors, physicians and staff to optimize the use of clinical informatics software through implementation, education, training, quality outcomes, and providing support in accordance with organizational goals.
  • Assist in the development of policies and procedures for the use of clinical informatics software and support end user accountability to those policies and procedures.
  • Incorporate change management principles to facilitate workflow and business process changes, ensuring the success and optimization of new or upgraded clinical informatics software.
  • Ensure that new or upgraded clinical informatics software is used in a way to maintain patient confidentiality and privacy, in accordance with HIPAA and all other applicable regulatory agency requirements.
  • Has a clear understanding of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations and develops and follows department policies and procedures to maintain compliance.
  • Hold individual responsibility for the 1 on 1 training, successful utilization, and Super User development.
  • Implement Help/Support Desk solutions on-site as needed and provide feedback on potential issues. Responsible for development and management of Informatics.
  • Make necessary decisions to ensure ongoing operations within budget.
  • Demonstrates leadership through practice of effective communication, and assesses effectiveness of departmental goals and objectives. Demonstrates familiarity with the facility.
  • Serves as a resource regarding regulatory implications.
  • Carries out an ongoing evaluation of implemented EMR system.
  • Stay updated with the latest information about the healthcare industry.
  • Ensure that the healthcare technology systems run properly and give the desired output.
  • Coordinate with information technology to fix any faults that may come up in these systems.
  • Prepare various reports related to the healthcare technology systems.
  • Serves as liaison with physicians and other team members.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends and developments in the field by reading appropriate articles, journals, and related materials, and by attending seminars, conferences, workshops, etc.
  • Works effectively as a team member within the facility to provide quality service to hospital departments through communication, cooperation, and collaboration
  • Provides organizational leadership to achieve high-quality, cost-effective patient services.
  • Maintains confidentiality of patients, department and hospital.
  • Familiarity with general hardware and software.
  • Customize software to meet the needs of the health system.
  • Plans and coordinates area work schedule to ensure proper staffing.
  • Expands job-related knowledge and skills to improve and adjust to change.
  • Develops and participates in departmental QI.
  • Attends scheduled in-services that pertain to the hospital as a whole.
  • Maintains quality of care for all patients entering the facility.
  • Performs other related duties as needed in order to support the achievement of department and facility goals and objectives.
  • Performs any other duties as may be assigned.

 

 

For information regarding available positions or to apply, please contact Katie Koopman at kkoopman@harlancohealth.org or by calling 308-928-2151.
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