Registered Nurse - LRC
State of Nebraska

Lincoln, Nebraska

Posted in Public Sector and Government

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Job Info

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Hiring Agency:
Health & Human Services - Agency 25

Lincoln Regional Center (LRC) 24/7 - Lincoln

Hiring Rate:

Classification Salary Range:
$34.14 - $50.33

Job Posting:
JR2024-00005654 Registered Nurse - LRC (Evergreen) (Open)

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Job Description:
Starting pay rate: $34.142 - $45.562 /hour based on years of RN and LPN work experience. Additional Facility Differential Pay of $3.00/hour. Additional shift differentials up to $2.50 paid for 2nd and 3rd shifts.

The Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) contributes to the lives and health of Nebraskans every day. Our mission, "Helping people live better lives," provides the motivation to make a difference and that starts right here. Every individual within DHHS makes an impact; we want to elevate, engage, and empower those that choose to spend their energy making the world a little brighter.

We recognize that our teammates bring tremendous value to the State of Nebraska and that their vital work helps fulfill our mission. We support our staff by offering fantastic benefits, training and development opportunities for personal and professional growth, and a positive, team-oriented atmosphere.

We are looking for skilled, professional Registered Nurses for permanent full-time as well as temporary on-call positions. In this role you will be an integral part of our Behavioral Health Division and provide critical care to adult patients with mental illness at Lincoln Regional Center (LRC), a 24-hour psychiatric hospital.

You have the passion, we have the opportunities - let's make a difference for Nebraskans

Registered Nurses provide clinical supervision under the direction of the Associate Director of Nursing by providing supervision of professional and direct care nursing staff in the delivery of nursing services; and directing clinical excellence throughout the hospital. Examples of work include, but are not limited to:

• Support hospital competency and mentorship program to orient teammates to the hospital and patient goals of care, clinical care program, practices, and procedures and identify core competencies and accesses clinical competency. Program must satisfy agency, state and federal guidelines, as well as accreditation and licensure standards.

• Conduct patient assessments to determine safe effective care and to support emerging and innovative processes.

• Collect, review, and analyze clinical care performance improvement data to identify performance gaps. Consult with Nursing Director, leadership, and other clinical staff to identify factors and appropriate strategies to resolve performance gap.

• Collaborate in hospital workgroups to support hospital clinical processes, review and assess clinical care practice.

• Support specific processes identified through quality improvement processes and implement process improvement.

• Perform consultation with nursing and medical staff, supervisor, administration, and external customers to determine staff training needs based on work until/department performance deficiency or directed program change.

• Directly supervise Registered Nurses, and/or Licensed Practical Nurses and mental health specialists.

• Supervise and monitor the therapeutic milieu of patient care to ensure that RN's, LPN's, and direct care staff provide appropriate treatment actions that are in the best interest of the patient.

PAY RATE: Starting pay rate: $34.142 - $45.562 /hour based on years of RN and LPN work experience. Additional Facility Differential Pay of $3.00/hour. Additional shift differentials up to $2.50 paid for 2nd and 3rd shifts.

WORK SCHEDULE: Full-time positions available on 1st Shift (7am - 3pm) 2nd Shift (3pm - 11pm) and 3rd Shift (11pm - 7am) as well as temporary on-call positions available, on-call required to work a minimum of 32 hours per month.

Requirements / Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications: A current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Nebraska or authority based on the Nurse Licensure Compact to practice as a registered nurse in Nebraska.

Other: Must be at least 19 years of age and able to attend the three week new employee orientation during day hours. Must be able to push, pull and lift up to 60 lbs. Must have a valid driver's license or the ability to provide independent authorized transportation.

Knowledge of nursing theory and practice; accepting standards of care; policies and procedures governing nurse care; knowledge of psychiatric disorders; policies and procedures and techniques of providing quality nursing care.

Must be dependable and work positively in a team setting. This position requires intermittent physical activity, including standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping and crouching as well as lifting and supporting patients. Must be able to work a shift assignment which may include overtime, weekends and holidays.

For more information about the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and the Division of Behavioral Health, please visit our website,

For more information about nursing positions available contact Nichole Newland by phone at 531-207-5418 or


We offer a comprehensive package of pay, benefits, paid time off, retirement and professional development opportunities to help you get the most out of your career and life. Your paycheck is just part of your total compensation.

Check out all that the State of Nebraska has to offer! For more information on benefits currently offered to permanent teammates, please visit:

Equal Opportunity Statement

The State of Nebraska values our teammates as well as a supportive environment that strives to promote diversity, inclusion, and belonging. We recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job classifications and at all levels without regard to race, color, religion, sex. age, national origin, disability, marital status or genetics.

Current employees of the State of Nebraska should NOT apply on this external career. Instead go to Workday and access the Jobs Hub - Internal Apply app from your home landing page.

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