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HOSPITAL/HOME HEALTHCARE NURSE RESIDENTS
Nurse residents will be matched to an available position in a pediatric area that is determined to be a good fit in terms of interests and talents. Each area will determine how many positions will be available. At the end of Phase 1 (rotational clinical experiences), the nurse residents’ area preference and input provided by area preceptors and educators will determine where the nurse will be matched. The nurse resident’s preference is not guaranteed, but will be considered. Successful completion of Phase 1 guarantees employment in one of the residency nursing areas.

Areas:
CARES/PACU – CARES is a 32-bed unit caring for all ages of children preparing for surgery. Some patients return to this area after their initial recovery phase before they return home. PACU is a 10-bed unit caring for all ages of children in the immediate post-operative period. Same Day Surgery is a 6-bed unit within the CARES unit that cares for patients who need to stay a bit longer after surgery or who need a procedure.

ED – The Emergency Department cares for all ages of patients with emergent needs in two rooms with resuscitation/trauma capability, and 13 standard ED rooms.

FLEX Team

  • This team is for you if you like caring for a variety of patients using multiple skill sets. Nurse residents will work in all of our inpatient areas, including general medical/surgical care, our Level II Trauma Center, our nationally recognized Gold Level Beacon Pediatric Intensive Care Unit or in our Gold Level Beacon Level IV NICU. The Flex team is strong and well-known for their knowledge and teamwork in all patient care areas.

4 Med/Surg – 24-bed area caring primarily for patients with cleft palate; child ear-nose-throat issues; failure to thrive; gastrointestinal issues; non-invasive ventilation needs; osteogenesis imperfecta; respiratory distress; urology concerns, victims of child abuse or any patient with general medical/surgical needs.

5 Med/Surg – 24-bed area caring primarily for patients with cardiac disease; nephrology concerns; pre/post-op neurology needs; non-invasive ventilation; spinal fusions; pulmonary disease; and trach-ventilators and any patient with general medical/surgical needs.

6 Med/Surg – 24 bed area caring primarily for patients with behavioral health concerns, cystic fibrosis, chemotherapy needs, diabetes, hematology/oncology needs, conditions requiring telemetry, muscular dystrophy, non-invasive ventilation, sickle cell disease, skin grafts and any patient with general medical/surgical needs.

Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) – As a Gold Level Beacon Level IV NICU, this 40-bed unit provides care to the region’s most critically ill and premature newborns. NICU nurses care for infants with complex medical and surgical needs. Common NICU diagnoses include respiratory distress, pulmonary hypertension, congenital heart disease, gastrointestinal disease and prematurity.

Pediatric Intensive Care (PICU) – This Gold Level Beacon Award PICU is a 19-bed unit caring for all ages of patients who require critical care in the form of advanced cardiac or respiratory support.

Operating Room (OR) – The OR schedules approximately 40-50 patients per day, running 10 anesthetizing locations. Surgical care is provided for children of all ages.

HOME HEALTHCARE
Home Health Nursing: Pediatric nurses provide intermittent home visits for skilled intervention and/or assessment of physical, psychosocial, educational and environmental needs and appropriate post-hospitalization follow-up. Home health visits include:

  • Phototherapy for neonatal jaundice
  • Enteral nutrition/formula and equipment
  • Intravenous/Infusion medications
  • Injectable medications

Private Duty In-Home Nursing: Our in-home private duty nursing service is dedicated to caring for medically fragile and/or technologically dependent infants and children in their homes. Private duty nurses manage the child’s complex care needs by working in partnership with the parents/caregivers and physicians caring for the child. The goal is to provide parents/caregivers the skills to manage their child’s care.

AMBULATORY NURSE RESIDENTS
Nurse Residents will be matched to an available position in an ambulatory (outpatient clinic) area that is determined to be a good fit in terms of interests and talents. Each area will determine how many positions will be available in the ambulatory nurse residency program. At the end of Phase 1 (rotational clinical experiences), the nurse resident’s area preference and input provided by area preceptors and educators will determine where the nurse will be matched. The nurse resident’s preference is not guaranteed, but will be considered. Successful completion of Phase 1 of the residency program guarantees employment in one of the ambulatory settings. The following is a description of each area available in the Ambulatory Nurse Residency Program rotation:

SPECIALTY PEDIATRIC CLINICS

Orthopaedics

  • The Orthopaedic clinic is rapidly growing with a diverse patient population with varying diagnoses, such as fractures, scoliosis, club foot and knee concerns. The Sports Medicine clinic is also incorporated with Orthopaedics to treat sports-related injuries. This clinic provides comprehensive injury prevention, along with concussion treatment and management to the adolescent athlete.

Pulmonology

  • The Pulmonary service line is comprised of a variety of specialty outpatient clinics, including Respiratory Medicine, Allergy Asthma & Immunology, Sleep Medicine, Cystic Fibrosis, Aerodigestive, Pulmonary Hypertension, Neuromuscular, Developmental Clinic and Food Hypersensitivity. The Pulmonary team cares for a diverse group of diagnoses in our patient population, as well as provides a variety of services in clinic, including spirometry, allergy skin testing, allergy injections and a variety of lab collections.

Endocrinology

  • Endocrinology is a rapidly growing clinic caring for patients with type 1 diabetes, thyroid issues, short stature, puberal concerns, adrenal insufficiency and other endocrine disorders. There is opportunity for growth and expansion of knowledge in this specialized field as well as support to obtain certification as a diabetes educator.

Gastroenterology (GI)

  • The GI clinic evaluates treats and monitors patients with gastrointestinal and/or nutritional disorders including failure to thrive, gastroesophageal reflux, inflammatory bowel disease and constipation/encopresis, abdominal pain, celiac and liver disease. The GI clinic also conducts multidisciplinary clinics focused on treating children with feeding and growth concerns, irritable bowel disease (IBD), parenteral/enteral nutrition needs, liver conditions and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

Specialty Pediatric Center Flex Team

  • Specialty Pediatric Center (SPC) Flex Team nurses are versatile, knowledgeable and always up for a challenge. No two days ever look the same for this group, as they cover more than 50 clinics in the SPC on Children’s main campus, as well as at our outreach clinics in Omaha, Lincoln and Sioux City. Our core clinics rely on this capable and dedicated group to fill in the staffing gaps throughout the SPC.


CHILDREN’S PHYSICIANS OFFICES
Children’s Physicians is a group of pediatricians and pediatric nurse practitioners providing expert pediatric care at 14 offices throughout Omaha and surrounding communities, with three adjacent urgent care facilities. Ten offices have been awarded recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home. Children’s Physicians providers hold themselves to levels of care that far surpass national quality of care standards in pediatrics. They maintain these outstanding credentials as the only pediatric group practicing in partnership with Children’s Hospital & Medical Center and Creighton University School of Medicine’s Pediatrics residency program. For more information visit ChildrensPhysiciansOmaha.org.

• Bellevue 4802 Shannon Dr. (HWY 370 & 48th St.), Bellevue, NE, 68133
• Council Bluffs 1022 Woodbury Ave., Council Bluffs, IA, 51503*
• Creighton University Medical Center 2412 Cuming St., Suite 103, Omaha, NE 68131
• Dundee 4825 Dodge St., Omaha, NE, 68132
• Eagle Run 13808 W. Maple Rd, Suite 100, Omaha, NE, 68164
• Embassy Park 9202 West Dodge Rd, Suite 101, Omaha, NE, 68114
• Fremont 220 E. 22nd St, Fremont, NE, 68025**
• Gretna 11856 Standing Stone Dr., Gretna, NE, 68028
• Mission Village 16909 Q St., Omaha, NE, 68135
• Spring Valley 4224 S. 50th St., Omaha, NE, 68117
• UNMC 982167 Nebraska Medical Center, (42nd & Emile St.), Omaha, NE, 68198
• Val Verde 9801 Giles Rd., Suite, 1, LaVista, NE, 68128
• West Village Point 110 N.175th St., Suite 1000, Omaha, NE, 68118
• Plattsmouth 1938 E. HWY 34, Plattsmouth, NE, 68048 **

*Blended Model of Care offers both primary care scheduled visits and walk-in visits from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
** These clinic sites do not currently participate in the Nurse Residency Program.


ORIENTATION AFTER MATCHING PROCESS

Hospital Nurse Residents
• After Match Day, the length of orientation is dependent on the area to which you are matched. General medical/surgical orientation could last an additional 5 to 7 weeks. Intensive care units may have orientation last another 12 weeks. Additional orientation in the operating room could last up to six months.

• After Match Day, orientation in the Flex Team Nurse Resident group will progress incrementally with a focus initially on general-to-intermediate care patients. Orientees will work with a preceptor to learn that area’s specific skills. After skills are validated in one area, there is a period of independent practice before moving on to orientation in another area. Part of orientation also includes specific tips and techniques on how to be a successful flex nurse. By the end of year 2, orientation will have included acutely ill patients in NICU, PICU and the Emergency Department.

Home Health Healthcare Nurse Residents
• After Match Day, the length of orientation is dependent on the area to which you are matched :

  • Home Healthcare Nurses will have structured hands-on skill validation with a preceptor and educator to learn the unique skills necessary to care for patients in their homes. Care will be learned in phases, with a gradual increase in acuity and complexity.
  • Private Duty In-Home Care nurse residents will have structured hands-on skill validation with a preceptor and educator to learn the unique skills necessary to care for patients in their homes.

Ambulatory Nurse Residents
• After Match Day, the length of orientation is dependent on the outpatient clinic to which you are matched. In general, there will be an additional four weeks of orientation with a preceptor in your newly assigned Children’s Physicians or SPC ambulatory setting.

• SPC FLEX Team orientation will progress incrementally to more complex clinics. Orientees will work with a preceptor to learn that area’s specific skills. After skills are validated in that clinic, there is a period of independent practice before moving on to orientation in another area.