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  • Speech Therapist - PRN

    PRN. Weekend coverage when needed.

    SUMMARY

    Provides and directs Speech Therapy services to patient’s to include assessment and treatment development and implementation of programs, and related professional in services. Performs duties under the direction of physician’s orders.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

    Provides Speech Therapy services to residents and initiates referrals when appropriate and in accordance with Rehabilitation Department procedures.

    Conducts screenings of residents to determine need for intervention/treatment.

    Interprets and communicates evaluation findings to residents, family and other team members.

    Establish schedules in conjunction with other team members.

    Develops treatment plans by indentifying a problem list, including short and long term goals and methods to achieve identified goals.

    Coordinates treatment plan with resident, family and other team members.

    Implements and conducts treatment as outlined in treatment plan.

    Monitors resident’s response to intervention and modifies treatment as indicated to attain goals in accordance with physician orders.

    Recommends and obtains appropriate equipment to improve patient’s communication.
    Instructs patient, family and staff in use of augmentative communication devices.

    Participates in discharge planning.

    Develops appropriate home or community programming to maintain and enhance patient performance.

    Provides/recommends/fabricates adaptive devices or other equipment; trains patients and caregivers in the use or application of orthotics and prosthetics.

    Documents results of patient’s assessment, treatment, follow-up, and termination of services.

    Reviews the quality and appropriateness of the total services delivered and of the individual Speech Therapy programs for effectiveness and efficiency.

    Supervises students and volunteers in accordance with state regulations.

    Supervises Rehabilitation tech/aides.

    Participates in family, staff and patient education.

    Attends in-service meetings as required.

    Provides in-service education to the members of the staff and community.

    Adheres to Rehabilitation Department procedures regarding documentation of Therapy services.

    Consistently demonstrates safe judgment in evaluation, planning and implementation in the care and follow up of therapy programs.

    Assumes responsibility for self directed learning through continuing education and professional development.

    Records billable treatment minutes according to Rehabilitation Department procedures.

    Provides treatment in accordance with established standards of practice and department procedures.

    Reports to work on time and adheres to schedule during assigned shift.

    Maintains a safe and clean work area.

    Complies with Infection Control, Universal Precautions and OSHA standards for the health care professional.

    Maintains positive relationships and rapport with coworkers, patients, family members and facility personnel.

    Assists with and participates in Quality Assurance Programs as required.

    Adheres to established confidentiality standards.

    Projects a positive and professional image at all times.

    Performs other duties as assigned.

    REQUIREMENTS

    Must be able to work in excess of 40 hours per week when needed
    Must maintain appropriate professional license
    Must keep current on evaluation and treatment techniques
    Must be able to effectively motivate and direct staff to provide excellent care for SMC’s
    patients
    Must participate in continuing education to be able to provide high quality service
    Must practice legally and ethically according to state, federal and ASHA regulations and guidelines

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

    This position has supervisory responsibilities of Rehabilitation techs/aides.

    EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

    High School diploma
    Bachelor of Science in Speech Therapy from an accredited program of Speech-Language Pathology
    Licensed, or eligible for licensure in Nebraska
    Successful completion of National Certification examination for Registered Speech Pathologists
    PC Skills – Ability to leverage various computer applications to carry out essential duties of the position. (Including, but not limited to DHS, MS Excel, MS Word, etc.)
    Certificate of Clinical Competency or eligibility for Clinical Fellowship Year

    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

    Licensed in the State of Nebraska to practice as a Speech-Language Pathologist

    LANGUAGE SKILLS

    Must be able to read, write, and follow written and oral instructions and possess skills in communication
    Ability to deal tactfully with personnel, patients, visitors, and the general public

    MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

    Ability to calculate figures at the level necessary to accurately perform essential duties of the position

    REASONING ABILITY

    Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in oral, written, diagram or schedule form. Should be capable of following policies, interpreting statistics, making decisions, and performing marketing activities.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Capable of exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally (less than 1/3 of the time), and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently (1/2 of the time), and a negligible amount of force constantly (2/3 of the time) to move objects, equipment, and/or patients.
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, bend or crouch; use hands to manipulate tools, equipment, or controls; reach with hands and arms, balance, lift and perform medium to maximum transfer assists with residents. The employee is required to have visual and hearing acuity sufficient enough to assess resident safety and ability. The employee works mostly in the hospital facility in clinic or patient rooms.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the basic functions of a Speech-Language Pathologist. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. Attendance is essential and required for a successful working environment.

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  • Dietary Aide / Cook

    Full-time, Part-time and PRN positions available.

    Evenings or days. Work every other weekend and holiday.

    SUMMARY

    Serves food from Dietary and in dining areas, runs, dish machine, maintains clean serving ware and equipment, and assists co-workers with all daily work of the dietary department.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required.

    Assist serving meals and clearing dining areas.

    Clean equipment and storage areas.

    Prepare, portion, label, and serve salads, desserts, beverages, and other foods according to SMC daily production guides.

    Work on tray line using diet cards and patient diet orders to tray and deliver appropriate meals for patient’s diet order.

    Empty garbage.

    Set and clean tables and other serving areas.

    Assist co-workers with duties for efficient and timely meal service and maintenance of a clean department

    Participate in all safety, security and infection control programs that are mandatory as well as those required and provided by the department.

    Uphold confidentiality and HIPAA compliance at all times and report violations to the Privacy Officer.

    Understand and comply with the requirements of the Saunders Medical Center’s Compliance Program, including, but not limited to the Code of Conduct, the Compliance Policy, all Saunders Medical Center-wide policies for compliance, and compliance plans affecting specific duties and responsibilities.

    Participate in all education and training programs regarding compliance as required by Saunders Medical Center policy and as requested by the Supervisor.

    Demonstrate personal traits of a high-level commitment, motivation and energy; team orientation; professionalism; trust; personal honesty and integrity; and a demonstration of placing others in a place of high value and treating them with dignity and respect.

    Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

    This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

    DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
    The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the essential functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

    Knowledge of dietary needs and confidentiality of HIPPA regulations required.

    Previous healthcare and dietary work experience preferred.

    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

    None required.

    LANGUAGE SKILLS

    Must be able to read, write and follow written and oral instructions and possess positive skills in communication. Must be able to read and follow recipes. Ability to deal tactfully with personnel, patients, visitors, and the general public.

    MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

    Ability to calculate at the level necessary to perform essential duties of the position.

    REASONING ABILITY

    Ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in oral, written, diagram or schedule form.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee must sit frequently and spend long periods of time examining documents. The employee must stand, reach with arms and hands and occasionally lift, push or pull 25 pounds. The employee must occasionally walk and climb or balance.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. Attendance is essential and required for a successful working environment.

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  • Registration Tech - Limited

    SUMMARY

    Accountable for successful registration of new and existing patients. Back-up for Switchboard and direct callers to appropriate personnel and schedule appointments.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required.

    Answer incoming calls. Use Vocera System to forward emergency calls. Take and deliver messages or transfer calls to voice mail when appropriate personnel are unavailable. Answer questions about the organization. Accurately gathering, reviewing and entering patient information and insurance. Collect and enter co-pays. Collect all documents and scan into system. Register and direct patients to appropriate departments. Manage difficult or emotional customer situations. Responds to patients, prospective patients, visitors, physicians and other staff member’s inquiries in a courteous manner.

    Participate in all safety, security and infection control programs that are mandatory as well as those required and provided by the department.

    Uphold confidentiality and HIPAA compliance at all times and report violations to the Privacy Officer.

    Understand and comply with the requirements of the Saunders Medical Center’s Compliance Program, including, but not limited to the Code of Conduct, the Compliance Policy, all Saunders Medical Center-wide policies for compliance, and compliance plans affecting specific duties and responsibilities.

    Participate in all education and training programs regarding compliance as required by Saunders Medical Center policy and as requested by the Supervisor.

    Demonstrate personal traits of a high-level commitment, motivation and energy; team orientation; professionalism; trust; personal honesty and integrity; and a demonstration of placing others in a place of high value and treating them with dignity and respect.

    Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

    This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

    DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
    The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the essential functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

    High School diploma or GED. Computer experience required. Strong telephone and interpersonal communication skills. Outstanding customer service skills. Strong attendance record.

    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

    None required

    LANGUAGE SKILLS

    Must be able to read, write and follow written and oral instructions and possess positive skills in communication. Ability to deal tactfully with personnel, patients, visitors, and the general public.

    MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

    Ability to calculate at the level necessary to perform essential duties of the position.

    REASONING ABILITY

    Ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in oral, written, diagram or schedule form.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee must regularly sit, up to 90% of the day. The employee must be able to stand, reach with hands and arms and may occasionally be require to lift up to 25 pounds.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. Attendance is essential and required for a successful working environment.

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  • Occupational Therapist - PRN

    PRN / Limited Position.

    SUMMARY

    Provides and directs Occupational Therapy services to patients to include assessment and treatment, development and implementation of programs, and related professional in-services. Performs duties under the direction of physician’s orders.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

    Provides Occupational Therapy services to residents and initiates referrals when appropriate and in accordance with Occupational Therapy Department procedures.

    Conducts screenings of residents to determine need for intervention/treatment.

    Evaluates patients to obtain data necessary for treatment planning and implementation. Conducts specialized evaluations as indicated.

    Interprets and communicates evaluation findings to residents, family and other team members.

    Establish schedules in conjunction with other team members.

    Develops treatment plans by indentifying a problem list, including short and long term goals and methods to achieve identified goals.

    Coordinates treatment plan with resident, family and other team members.

    Implements and conducts treatment as outlined in treatment plan.

    Monitors resident’s response to intervention and modifies treatment as indicated to attain goals in accordance with physician orders.

    Participates in discharge planning.

    Develops appropriate home or community programming to maintain and enhance patient performance in their own environment.

    Provides/recommends/fabricates adaptive devices or other equipment; trains patients and caregivers in the use or application of orthotics and prosthetics.

    Documents results of resident’s assessment, treatment, follow-up, and termination of services.

    Reviews the quality and appropriateness of the total services delivered and of the individual Occupational Therapy programs for effectiveness and efficiency.

    Supervises and directs COTAs in the implementation of the treatment plan.

    Supervises students and volunteers in accordance with state regulations.

    Supervises rehabilitation tech/aides.

    Participates in family, staff and patient education.

    Attends in-service meetings as required.

    Provides in-service education to the members of the staff and community.

    Adheres to Occupational Therapy Department procedures regarding documentation of Therapy services.

    Consistently demonstrates safe judgment in evaluation, planning and implementation in the care and follow up of therapy programs.

    Assumes responsibility for self directed learning through continuing education and professional development.

    Records billable treatment minutes according to Occupational Therapy procedures.

    Provides treatment in accordance with established standards of practice and department procedures.

    Reports to work on time and adheres to schedule during assigned shift.

    Maintains a safe and clean work area.
    Complies with Infection Control, Universal Precautions and OSHA standards for the health care professional.

    Maintains positive relationships and rapport with co-workers, patients, family members and facility personnel.

    Assists with and participates in Quality Assurance Programs as required.

    Adheres to established confidentiality standards.

    Projects a positive and professional image at all times.

    Performs other duties as assigned.

    REQUIREMENTS

    Must be able to work in excess of 40 hours per week when needed.
    Must maintain appropriate professional license.
    Must keep current on evaluation and treatment techniques.
    Must be able to effectively motivate and direct staff to provide excellent care for SMC’s
    patients
    Must participate in continuing education to be able to provide high quality service
    Must practice legally and ethically according to state, federal and AOTA regulations and guidelines.

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

    This position has supervisory responsibilities of COTAs and rehabilitation techs/aides.

    DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

    The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the essential functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.

    EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

    High School diploma
    Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from an accredited program of occupational therapy.
    Licensed, or eligible for licensure in Nebraska.
    Successful completion of National Certification examination for Registered Occupational Therapist.
    PC Skills – Ability to leverage various computer applications to carry out essential duties of the position. (Including, but not limited to DHS, MS Excel, MS Word, etc.)

    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

    Licensed in the State of Nebraska to practice Occupational Therapy

    LANGUAGE SKILLS

    Must be able to read, write, and follow written and oral instructions and possess skills in communication.
    Ability to deal tactfully with personnel, patients, visitors, and the general public.

    MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

    Ability to calculate figures at the level necessary to accurately perform essential duties of the position.

    REASONING ABILITY

    Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in oral, written, diagram or schedule form. Should be capable of following policies, interpreting statistics, making decisions, and performing marketing activities.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Must be able to lift 70 pounds from floor to waist occasionally.
    Capable of exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally (less than 1/3 of the time), and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force frequently (1/2 of the time), and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly (2/3 or more of the time) to move objects, equipment, and/or patients.
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, bend or crouch; use hands to manipulate tools, equipment, or controls; reach with hands and arms, balance, lift and perform medium to maximum transfer assists with residents. The employee is required to have visual and hearing acuity sufficient enough to assess resident safety and ability. The employee works mostly in the hospital facility in clinic or patient rooms.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. Attendance is essential and required for a successful working environment.

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  • Hospital RN - FT & Limited

    SUMMARY

    Provide professional nursing care to patients as ordered by the Medical Staff and as outlined by the policies and procedures of Health Services. Assist in maintaining continuity of nursing care given to the patients.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required.

    Report to work on time.

    Assess and meet patients' immediate needs.

    Keep accurate and complete records.

    Observe, record, and report to physician or immediate supervisor any significant change in the patient's condition associated with drugs, treatments or any other disease process.

    Acquire knowledge of each patient’s background and history. Assist in planning and documentation of the total care for each patient.

    Assist in directing, supervising, assigning, orientating, and teaching, of assigned personnel.

    Use all opportunities for teaching both patients and their families.

    Be aware of community resources that are available for the patient's continued nursing care after his/her dismissal. Assist in arranging resources for those that need them.Work with Social Worker and Healthcare Team in discharge planning.

    Interpret hospital policies for the patient, his/her family, and the community.

    Administer medications, treatments, IV's and blood as outlined in the procedure manual and as indicated by doctor's orders. Attend in-services on these and other issues.

    Assist with ordering, receiving and handling supplies as needed.

    Assist EMR checks of orders and charting before the end of the shift.

    Assist with Quality Assessment and Quality Improvement as assigned.

    Practice proper fire, safety and disaster procedures as set forth by SMC.

    Participate in all safety, security and infection control programs that are mandatory as well as those required and provided by the department.

    Uphold confidentiality and HIPAA compliance at all times and report violations to the Privacy Officer.

    Understand and comply with the requirements of the Saunders Medical Center’s Compliance Program, including, but not limited to the Code of Conduct, the Compliance Policy, all Saunders Medical Center-wide policies for compliance, and compliance plans affecting specific duties and responsibilities.

    Participate in all education and training programs regarding compliance as required by Saunders Medical Center policy and as requested by the Supervisor.

    Demonstrate personal traits of a high-level commitment, motivation and energy; team orientation; professionalism; trust; personal honesty and integrity; and a demonstration of placing others in a place of high value and treating them with dignity and respect.

    Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.

    Will attend 8 out 12 monthly staff meetings.

    Able to plan for inclement weather and make arrangements as needed.

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

    Supervise LPNs, LPN-C’s, ward clerks and nurse aides in the absence of the DON.

    DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

    The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the essential functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

    Graduate of an accredited associate degree of nursing, diploma, or Bachelor of Science Degree in nursing program.

    Prefer one or more years of experience in acute care nursing.

    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

    Current Nebraska RN license.

    ACLS training desirable and mandatory within one year of hire .

    PALS training within two years.

    TNCC desirable and mandatory within one year of hire.

    Current Nebraska RN license.

    LANGUAGE SKILLS

    Must be able to read, write and follow written and oral instructions and possess positive skills in communication.
    Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, patients, visitors and the general public.

    MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

    Must possess the ability to calculate at the level necessary to perform essential duties of the position.

    REASONING ABILITY

    Ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in oral, written, diagram or schedule form.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee must stand frequently. The employee must sit, reach with arms and hands and occasionally lift 50 pounds. The employee must occasionally walk and climb or balance as well as bend, squat, or kneel..

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. Attendance is essential and required for a successful working environment.

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  • Specialty Clinic - LPN

    **PRN / Limited Position

    SUMMARY

    Under the direction of the Outpatient Services Manager and according to established policies and procedures, the Staff Nurse performs the functions of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the care off all assigned patients in the Specialty Clinic, Surgical/PACU areas. The LPN will be accountable to the Outpatient Services Manager, Director of Nursing, and the patient and family.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Staff nurse shall:

    Assess and organize patient data to develop a plan of care and discharge plan.

    Prioritize, plan, and provide direct patient care to assigned patients during pre-operative, intra-operative, recovery, and immediate post-operative phases.

    Be responsible for the immediate supervision of assistive and ancillary department personnel.

    Use communication and interpersonal skills to provide care to surgical and specialty patients and their families. Relay pertinent information through appropriate documentation and referral to other health team members.

    Maintain quality patient care following professional standards and administrative, nursing, and department policies and procedures.

    Initiate, implement, evaluate and revise patient teaching plans as needed to meet the patient’s learning needs.
    Provide an environment conducive to professional practice in part by functioning as a role model and resource person.

    Participate in department related and hospital wide committees, activities, in-services and education.

    Assimilate new clinical knowledge and skills gained from conferences, workshops, seminars, and professional literature into practice.

    Operate all equipment in Pre-op, Surgery, PACU, Specialty Clinics, and as needed in ER and Medical-Surgical units with minimal assistance. If staff member/nurse, only performs in specialty clinic, they are only required to operate equipment needed for those clinics.

    Work quickly and efficiently in an emergency.

    Meet physical, psychological, and spiritual needs of the patient.

    Respect the patient as an individual, identifying cultural needs and utilizing them.

    Maintain confidentiality at all times, both interdepartmentally and externally.

    Participate in all safety, security and infection control programs that are mandatory as well as those required and provided by the department.

    Uphold confidentiality and HIPAA compliance at all times and report violations to the Privacy Officer.

    Understand and comply with the requirements of the Saunders Medical Center’s Compliance Program, including, but not limited to the Code of Conduct, the Compliance Policy, all Saunders Medical Center-wide policies for compliance, and compliance plans affecting specific duties and responsibilities.

    Participate in all education and training programs regarding compliance as required by Saunders Medical Center policy and as requested by the Supervisor.

    Demonstrate personal traits of a high-level commitment, motivation and energy; team orientation; professionalism; trust; personal honesty and integrity; and a demonstration of placing others in a place of high value and treating them with dignity and respect.

    Perform other duties as assigned by the Manager of Outpatient Services.

    DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
    The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the essential functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

    Operating Room and PACU experience preferred, but will educate and cross-train as needed.

    Participates/attends educational conferences; updates and maintains professional knowledge and skills related to areas of practice.

    Attends departmental and staff meetings on a regular basis.

    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

    Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a current licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Nebraska.

    Current BLS certification required.

    Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification (PALS) required within the first year of employment. If staff only working in specialty clinic, BLS is only required.

    LANGUAGE SKILLS

    Must be able to read, write and follow written and oral instructions and possess positive skills in communication. Ability to deal tactfully with personnel, patients, visitors, and the general public.

    Understand technical information from Supervisors, charts, reference books, manuals, and labels.

    Possesses analytical skills necessary to organize workload according to patient priorities.

    MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

    Ability to calculate at the level necessary to perform essential duties of the position.

    REASONING ABILITY

    Ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in oral, written, diagram or schedule form.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Ability to lift 100 pounds rarely and 75 pounds occasionally.
    Ability to properly position and transport patients.
    Ability to maintain stationary standing position for 4 hours rarely and 3 hours occasionally.
    Ability to stabilize unsteady patient when ambulating.

    (List specific work demands. i.e. “While performing the duties of this job, the employee must sit frequently and spend long periods of time examining documents. The employee must stand, reach with arms and hands and occasionally lift, push or pull 50 pounds. The employee must occasionally walk and climb or balance.”)

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. Attendance is essential and required for a successful working environment.

    Hospital environment with minimal exposure to excessive noise and temperature changes.
    Exposure to some anesthetic gases and fluorescent lighting.

    This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by their Supervisor.

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Long Term Care Positions

 

  • LTC Medication Aide

    MUST HAVE ACTIVE CNA LICENSE TO APPLY.

    Full, Part-Time and Limited openings; Days, Evenings, and Nights. Including every other weekend and holiday.

    SUMMARY

    Provide nursing care, including the administration of medication to residents under the supervision of an R.N. or L.P.N.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required.

    Follow established performance standards and perform duties according to nursing service policy and procedures.

    Administer medications (oral, eye drops, nasal sprays, and PRN’s) for assigned wing and treatments as outlined in the procedure manual or as indicated by physician orders.

    Attend annual and Mandatory in-services.

    Perform selected therapeutic treatments within his/her level of competencies according to policy and procedure.

    Observe and report to charge nurse or immediate supervisor any change in resident’s condition associated with drugs and/or therapeutic treatments.

    Document medication administration appropriately.

    Perform all duties within legal limitation as properly authorized, delegated, or assigned.

    Consult, follow, and understand direction and monitoring of licensed healthcare professional when providing a PRN medication, medication by an additional route (i.e. rectal, vaginal, gastrostomy tube) or to participate in monitoring of prescription medications.

    Complete competency standards assessments every two years.

    Practice the proper fire, safety and disaster procedures as set forth by SMC.

    Participate in all safety, security and infection control programs that are mandatory as well as those required and provided by the department.

    Uphold confidentiality and HIPAA compliance at all times and report violations to the Privacy Officer.

    Understand and comply with the requirements of the Saunders Medical Center’s Compliance Program, including, but not limited to the Code of Conduct, the Compliance Policy, all Saunders Medical Center-wide policies for compliance, and compliance plans affecting specific duties and responsibilities.

    Participate in all education and training programs regarding compliance as required by Saunders Medical Center policy and as requested by the Supervisor.

    Demonstrate personal traits of a high-level commitment, motivation and energy; team orientation; professionalism; trust; personal honesty and integrity; and a demonstration of placing others in a place of high value and treating them with dignity and respect.

    Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.

    Medication Aide II – will complete qualifying additional education and meet disciplinary guidelines. Approval to promote to Medication Aide II must be given by the Director of Nursing.
    Duties may include: Monitoring documentation and charting in medical record for completeness and accuracy. Ensure charge nurse follow through on issues of concern and assist with communication to the attending physician.
    Must qualify as a Medication Aide II for a period of one year prior to applying for promotion to a Medication Aide III.

    Medication Aide III – Must complete additional education and meet disciplinary guidelines. Approval to promote to a Medication Aide III must be given by the Director of Nursing.
    Mentor training, Inservice hours and training of other SMC staff must be completed prior to promotion.

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

    This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

    DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
    The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the essential functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

    High school graduate or equivalent preferred.

    At least one year LTC experience preferred.

    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

    Current Nebraska Medication Aide license.

    LANGUAGE SKILLS

    Must be able to read, write and follow written and oral instructions and possess positive skills in communication. Ability to deal tactfully with personnel, patients, visitors, and the general public.

    MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

    Ability to calculate at the level necessary to perform essential duties of the position.

    REASONING ABILITY

    Ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in oral, written, diagram or schedule form.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee must stand frequently. The employee must sit, reach with arms and hands and occasionally lift 75 pounds. The employee must occasionally walk and climb or balance.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. Attendance is essential and required for a successful working environment.

    Typical LTC environment.

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  • LTC RN Charge Nurse RN/LPN

    Work every other weekend and holiday.

    SUMMARY

    Provide professional nursing care to residents as ordered by the Medical Staff and as outlined by the policies and procedures of Health Services. Assist in maintaining continuity of nursing care given to the patients.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required.

    Assess and meet residents' immediate needs.

    Keep accurate and complete records.

    Observe, record, and report to physician or immediate supervisor any significant change in the patient's condition associated with drugs, treatments or any other disease process.

    Acquire knowledge of each background and history. Assist in planning and documentation of the total care for each patient.

    Assist in directing, supervising, assigning, orientating, and teaching, of assigned personnel.

    Use all opportunities for teaching both patients and their families.

    Be aware of community resources that are available for the patient's continued nursing care after his/her dismissal. Assist in arranging resources for those that need them.

    Interpret LTC policies for the patient, his/her family, and the community.

    Administer medications, treatments, oxygen therapy and aerosols as outlined in the procedure manual and as indicated by doctor's orders. Attend annual in-service on these issues.

    Assist with ordering, receiving and handling supplies as needed.

    Assist with narcotic count at end of each shift and assure accuracy before allowing the staff to leave.

    Assist with Quality Performance Improvement as assigned.

    Provide direction and monitoring of medication administration by medication aide following the prevailing practice standards of the profession. The charge nurse will be responsible for observing and taking appropriate action regarding side effects, desired effects, intervention, and contraindication associated with the medication.

    Assumes responsibility for monitoring the results of PRN medication given by the medication aides. Provide verbal direction to the medication aides regarding observations to be made after administering a PRN medication.

    Assumes responsibility that it is safe for a medication aide to provide a PRN medication, medication by an additional route (including but not limited to gastrostomy tube, rectal, vaginal ) or participate in monitoring prescription medications.

    May participate in the uniting of the Comprehensive Care Plans. Directs staff so that documentation reflects the Comprehensive Care Plan.

    Initiates and follows through with employee disciplinary action after consultation with the D.O.N. and/or the administrator.

    Demonstrates knowledge of Federal and State regulations. Contacts proper resources when changes occur or questions arise.

    Utilizes positive and interactive management skills and techniques.

    Gives informative and pertinent shift reports.

    Participates in regular meetings to assure ongoing high standards are being maintained on all shifts.

    Utilizes effective and positive interdepartmental communication.

    Practice the proper fire, safety and disaster procedures as set forth by Saunders Medical Center.

    Participate in all safety, security and infection control programs that are mandatory as well as those required and provided by the department.

    Uphold confidentiality and HIPAA compliance at all times and report violations to the Privacy Officer.

    Understand and comply with the requirements of the Saunders Medical Center’s Compliance Program, including, but not limited to the Code of Conduct, the Compliance Policy, all Saunders Medical Center-wide policies for compliance, and compliance plans affecting specific duties and responsibilities.

    Participate in all education and training programs regarding compliance as required by Saunders Medical Center policy and as requested by the Supervisor.

    Demonstrate personal traits of a high-level commitment, motivation and energy; team orientation; professionalism; trust; personal honesty and integrity; and a demonstration of placing others in a place of high value and treating them with dignity and respect.

    Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

    Supervise MA's and nurse aides in the provision of resident care.
    DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
    The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the essential functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

    Graduate of an accredited associate degree of nursing, diploma, or Bachelor of Science Degree in nursing program.

    Prefer one or more years of experience in LTC nursing.

    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

    Current Nebraska RN/LPN license.

    LANGUAGE SKILLS

    Must be able to read, write and follow written and oral instructions and possess positive skills in communication. Ability to deal tactfully with personnel, patients, visitors, and the general public.

    MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

    Ability to calculate at the level necessary to perform essential duties of the position.

    REASONING ABILITY

    Ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in oral, written, diagram or schedule form.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee must stand frequently. The employee must sit, reach with arms and hands and occasionally lift 75 pounds. The employee must occasionally walk and climb or balance.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. Attendance is essential and required for a successful working environment.

    Typical LTC environment.

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  • LTC - CNA

    Full-Time, Part-time & Limited, Days, Evenings & Nights.

    SUMMARY

    Responsible for the care delivered to residents on an assigned shift. Responsible for providing assistance to residents with all Activities of Daily Living (ADL). Responsible for notifying the Charge Nurse of any change in a resident's condition.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required.

    Follow established performance standards and perform duties according to nursing service policy and procedures.

    Obtain and record blood pressure, O2Sats, pulse, respiration and temperature. Report abnormal vital signs immediately to charge nurse.

    Responsible for restocking items used and keeping resident rooms, bathrooms and whirlpool rooms neat and tidy.

    Provide direct resident cares following the facility Care Plan Communicator (CPC).

    Answer call lights & alarms in a timely manner.

    Document intake and output, behavior charting, bowel and bladder records, and meal consumption daily.

    Empty urinary catheter/ostomy drainage bags and document output.

    Comply with all safety policy and procedures including but not limited to proper transfer techniques (i.e. mechanical lifts, use of gait belts, etc.).

    Assume accountability for compliance with federal, state and local regulations within job description.

    Assist with admitting/dismissing residents.

    Perform unit duties/job tasks as assigned in Behavior books.

    Perform unit duties including tidying patient rooms, passing fresh water, straightening patient kitchen, stripping beds after dismissal, getting and returning meal cart at breakfast and supper from the Dietary Department at the Care Center.

    Participate in all safety, security and infection control programs that are mandatory as well as those required and provided by the department.

    Uphold confidentiality and HIPAA compliance at all times and report violations to the Privacy Officer.

    Understand and comply with the requirements of the Saunders Medical Center’s Compliance Program, including, but not limited to the Code of Conduct, the Compliance Policy, all Saunders Medical Center-wide policies for compliance, and compliance plans affecting specific duties and responsibilities.

    Participate in all education and training programs regarding compliance as required by Saunders Medical Center policy and as requested by the Supervisor.

    Demonstrate personal traits of a high-level commitment, motivation and energy; team orientation; professionalism; trust; personal honesty and integrity; and a demonstration of placing others in a place of high value and treating them with dignity and respect.

    Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

    This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

    DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
    The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the essential functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

    Prefer high school graduate or equivalency.

    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

    Nebraska Nurse Aide Certification required.

    LANGUAGE SKILLS

    Must be able to read, write and follow written and oral instructions and possess positive skills in communication. Ability to deal tactfully with personnel, patients, visitors, and the general public.

    MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

    Ability to calculate at the level necessary to perform essential duties of the position.

    REASONING ABILITY

    Ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in oral, written, diagram or schedule form.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee must stand frequently. The employee must sit, reach with arms and hands and occasionally lift 75 pounds. The employee must occasionally walk and climb or balance.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. Attendance is essential and required for a successful working environment.

    Typical long term care environment.

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Equal Opportunity Employer

  • All positions offer competitive salary and benefits.
  • Health Insurance with HSA and Dental Insurance with SMC contribution
  • Short and Long Term Disability paid by SMC
  • Life and AD&D for Employee and Dependents paid by SMC
  • Vacation
  • NPERS retirement with SMC Contribution
  • Shift and weekend differential
  • Dependent and Medical Flexible spending
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program

We look forward to you joining our awesome team!