Catholic Health Initiatives Registered Nurse - Progressive Care – Nights in LINCOLN, Nebraska

Registered Nurse - Progressive Care – 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/Essential Duties:


  • Utilizes the nursing process to assess and prioritize patient needs.

  • Formulates, implements and evaluates the patient's plan of care. Adjusts plan of care in consultation with the RN Team Coordinator as appropriate and implements plan.

  • Uses basic communication skills to provide care to assigned patients/families. Relays pertinent information through appropriate documentation and referral to other health care team members such as medicine, dietary and support staff. Initiates discharge planning working in collaboration with the Case Manager as appropriate.

  • Initiates appropriate nursing action in crisis or emergency situations.

  • Carries out physician orders.

  • Provides continuity of care to meet the patient's changing needs.

  • Records information on the patient record in accordance with charting guidelines.

  • Utilizes time management principles and techniques.

  • Recognizes changes in patient status based on interpretation of assessments.

  • Recognizes examples of use of evidence/research based practice-at performance appraisal presents journal article supporting a specific approach to a nursing care problem.


  • Uses interdisciplinary resources to implement plans of care to promote patient self-care.

  • Adapts nursing interventions to promote desired outcomes.

  • Integrates experience and interdisciplinary expertise to establish therapeutic relationships.

  • Evaluates outcomes of plans of care with individual/family.

  • Recognizes examples of use of evidence/research based practice and shares information from nursing journals during staff meetings, practice councils and/or care conferences.



  1. A graduate of an accredited school of nursing (AD, Diploma, Baccalaureate).

  2. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) required within 5 years of date of hire.


  1. A valid Registered Nurse license is required.

  2. Valid Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.



  1. Entry level nursing skills.

  2. Previous clinical experience desirable, but not essential.

  3. Differentiated Practice advancement is encouraged.


  1. Equivalent of 2 years current full time RN experience in the acute care setting.

  2. Internal candidates must have completed 1 year of acute care experience and successfully petition to advance to RN II in the Differentiated Practice Model.

  3. External candidate with 2 years full time employment as RN in a hospital or a clinical setting with direct patient care responsibilities can be hired into the RN II level.

Key Evaluation Factors:

  1. Complexity: Must constantly re-evaluate status of multiple patients and adjust priorities to changes in patient needs.

  2. Confidential Data: Continuous exposure to confidential information. Disclosure of this information would result in liability to the institution, staff and physicians and violation of the privacy of patients and families.

  3. Errors: Constant care must be used in preparing and administering medication and treatments according to procedures and instructions. Patient recovery and well-being may be affected.

  4. Nature of Supervision: Works in collaboration with the RN Team Coordinator. Works directly with the SAM Council(s) as appropriate.

  5. Contact with Others: Demonstrates professionalism with visitors, patients, and members of the patient care team. Maintains an environment that encourages professional practice and growth.

Job Critical Care/ICU


Daily Schedule Nights

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 72

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0124304