Experience:
No experience
Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
6/13/2017
Job Category:
Nursing
Registered Nurse - LDRPN/PEDS
(This job is no longer available)
Fremont Medical Center | Fremont, NE
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Job Description

* The practice of nursing by a registered nurse shall mean the assumption of responsibility and accountability for those nursing actions which include, but are not limited to: assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of a nursing diagnosis. Execution of the prescribed diagnostic and therapeutic treatment regiments, administering, delegating, and evaluating nursing activities.

Requirements for this position include:

New Grads Welcome!

Graduation from an accredited Diploma School of Nursing/College of Nursing with an ASN or BSN.

Current unrestricted RN licensure by the State of Nebraska.

Knowledge of computer resources. Proficiency in nursing practice. Exceptional ability to be self-directed.

About Fremont Medical Center

Fremont Area Medical Center has received several grants in the past year, aimed at enhancing hospital emergency preparedness. FAMC was awarded $30,500 by the Nebraska Health and Human Services System (NHHSS). These funds were established by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in order to strengthen the preparedness of Nebraska's hospitals and collaborating entities to respond to bioterrorism, outbreaks of infectious disease, public health threats and emergencies. These funds will be used to purchase a portable decontamination unit. FAMC's newly expanded emergency department is equipped with a designated decontamination room, but in the event of a large-scale disaster where numerous patients would require decontamination from a possible chemical spill or of a biological or radiological nature, the decontamination tent would serve as the primary step in delivering patient care. The portable tent could be utilized at the scene of a disaster or at the Medical Center where large numbers of contaminated individuals would gather seeking treatment. "Decontamination units would not only be used in disaster situations," stated John Anderson, FAMC Emergency Management Committee Chairperson, "but also in more common occurrences such as exposure to herbicides and pesticides, or gasoline exposures often seen at chemical plants." In addition, FAMC will receive a cargo trailer from the Lincoln Metropolitan Medical Response System (LMMRS) to house the portable decontamination unit. MMRS, made up of community organizations and city agencies, was created in 1996 to develop or enhance existing emergency preparedness systems to effectively respond to a public health crisis, especially a weapons of mass destruction event. FAMC has been a member of the LMMRS since it was formed in 2001 and is one of five hospitals throughout Nebraska designated as a Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) hospital. In the event of a large-scale disaster in the Lincoln area, patients from Lincoln hospitals may be transferred to Fremont and other MCI hospitals to accommodate victims of the disaster. MMRS was created in 1996 to develop or enhance existing emergency preparedness systems to effectively respond to a public health crisis, especially a weapons of mass destruction (WMD) event. Through preparation and coordination, local law enforcement, fire, hazmat, EMS, hospital, public health, and other "first response" personnel plan to more effectively respond in the first 48 hours of a public health crisis. Fremont Area Medical Center has also received $16,800 in grants from the Department of Homeland Security, which will be used to purchase Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and to enhance communications statewide among hospitals and the Nebraska Health and Human Services System. Personal Protective Equipment, such as respirators and protective clothing, was identified as a priority need for hospitals across the state in a survey by the NHHSS in 2003. The survey assessed all Nebraska hospitals on their preparedness in the event of an emergency, and the results were used to prioritize those needs, with respect to the resources required. Also identified as a priority was the need for decontamination capacity. A portion of these grants was also utilized by FAMC to establish a communications system with the State of Nebraska and other Nebraska hospitals to prepare for bioterrorism, outbreaks of other infectious diseases and other public health threats and emergencies through a communications alert notification system. "We certainly hope we never have to utilize any of this equipment, but we need to be prepared to safely and effectively serve the people in our area against natural or intended health threats," commented Anderson. "These grants are essential to executing the Medical Center's readiness plan." Even before the terrorist attacks of 2001, Fremont Area Medical Center had stepped up its readiness and preparedness in an effort to respond not only to conventional disasters, but also to the threat of terrorist attacks. This included preparing for attacks using chemical, biological or radiological agents. FAMC has had an Emergency Preparedness/Management Committee in place for decades, whose purpose is to coordinate efforts of emergency preparedness that attempt to lessen the severity and impact a potential disaster or emergency may have on the facility. FAMC was actively involved with the National Smallpox Vaccination Program for Nebraska, a federal program in which health care workers who volunteer for smallpox response teams were vaccinated so they would be able to vaccinate others and provide critical services in the days following an attack. In addition, the Medical Center conducts training drills for a number of disasters and events on a regular basis, as well as those required by Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Hospitals and Healthcare Systems. FAMC has representation on the Omaha MMRS and Lincoln MMRS committees, Dodge County LEPC, Nebraska Hospital Association's Emergency Preparedness Task Force, the Nebraska Statewide Antibiotic Resistant Organism Working Group, the State of Nebraska Trauma Designation Subcommittee, the Association of Practitioners of Infection Control (APIC), and the Three Rivers Public Health Department. Representation on these committees and organizations serves to strengthen the networking of all facilities and organizations and enhances the readiness for Fremont Area Medical Center for disasters and emergency situations.