Matching Process

Hospital/Home Healthcare Nurse Residents

Home Healthcare or hospital Nurse residents will be hired directly to an area with 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.

Areas:

  • Cardiac Care Unit (CCU) – The CCU is a brand new patient care model, opening in the Hubbard Center for Children in 2021. The CCU will be a 32 bed adaptable acuity unit, proving care to all cardiac patients from admission to discharge. The CCU nurse will care for cardiac patients of all acuity levels from a critically ill patient to one that is discharging home. Currently cardiac patients are being cared for in the NICU, PICU, and 5MS but will move to the CCU once open. The most common cardiac patients are those that are pre and post-surgical repair and are under a year of age. Nurses are currently being hired to slowly transition into our future model. ED – The Emergency Department cares for all ages of patients with emergent needs in 2 rooms capable for resuscitation/trauma and 13 standard ED rooms.
  • CARES/PACU/SOU — CARES is a 26-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. Nurses in this area prepare patients for surgery and then discharge them home after surgery when they are awake and ready. PACU is a 10-bed unit caring for all ages of children in the immediate post-operative period. The nurse-patient ratio is 1:1 as this is a critical time in the patient’s stay. Once the patient is stable, they are transferred to the next level of care. Same Day Surgery (SOU) 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. Most nurses in this department work in every phase of care for the surgical stay.
  • 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. Our ED is a verified level II Pediatric Trauma Center. If you are adaptable, thrive in a fast-paced environment, and lover variety and challenge, you’ll be right at home.
  • 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 such as bronchiolitis or asthma; orthopedic issues, 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; telemetry needs; nephrology concerns including dialysis; pre/post-op neurology needs; non-invasive ventilation (such as heated-high flow; CPAP, and BiPAP); spinal fusions; pulmonary disease; 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. In the OR, the nurse provides care as a circulator, but is also trained to scrub cases too.

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

Children’s has the largest group of specialty pediatric providers in Nebraska, located at the main campus, 8200 Dodge St. Offering over 50 specialty services, we see a large variety of patients including patients who have multiple special health needs requiring complex care. Five of those specialties are currently U.S. News & World Report ranked.

  • Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
  • Autism Diagnostic Clinic
  • Cardiac Care
  • Children’s Development Clinic (CDC)
  • Children’s Advocacy Team
  • Craniofacial Clinic
  • Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)
  • Endocrinology & Diabetes
  • Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
  • Genetics
  • Helmet Clinic
  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Metabolic Bone & Osteogenesis Imperfecta Clinic
  • Metabolic Management
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Rheumatology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Urology
  • Weight Management (HEREOS)
  • 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.

  • 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.

Nursing Orientation

Hospital Nurse Residents

  • The length of nursing orientation is dependent on the area to which you are hired. General medical/surgical orientation could last 12 to 14 weeks. Intensive care units may have orientation last 16-20 weeks. Orientation in the operating room could last up to 6 months.
  • Orientation in the hospital 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 Neonatology (NICU), PICU, and the Emergency Department.

Home Health Healthcare Nurse Residents

  • 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.

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