Catholic Health Initiatives RN Richard Young Youth FT (1.0) CHI Health Good Samaritan in KEARNEY, Nebraska

RN Richard Young Youth FT (1.0) CHI Health Good Samaritan


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 control

  • 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.

Hours: 6:30pm – 7:00am. Every third weekend and holidays.



  • 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.

  • BSN preferred.

  • Psychiatric Mental Health Certification preferred.

  • Aggression Management Training within 3 months of employment.


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

  • Two years clinical experience in mental health or related setting preferred.

  • Supervisory or charge nurse experience preferred.

  • Experience completing mental status exams and psychiatric nursing assessments preferred.

  • Knowledge of psychopharmacology preferred.


  • Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail when planning and performing professional nursing care.

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

  • Keyboarding skills required.

  • Must possess interpersonal skills to effectively work with employees, visitors and customers.

  • Ability to prioritize and organize work.

Job Mental Health (Nursing)


Daily Schedule 6:30p-7a

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Every Third

Req ID: 2017-R0123834