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About Us

We work hard to deliver quality healthcare close to home, with many of the services of a large urban hospital. The difference is that we have beautiful mountains and prairies as the backdrop to our community-founded 24-bed critical access hospital.

Niobrara Community Hospital is proud of the Culture of Excellence that our employees share with patients, guests and one another. We offer a family atmosphere that encourages teamwork, respect, communication, service and safety.

Community

Located at the crossroads of US Highways 85 and 20/26 in the great prairie lands of eastern Wyoming, Lusk and Niobrara County are the gateways to the Black Hills of South Dakota to the north, Yellowstone and Grand Teton Parks to the west, Cheyenne Frontier Days and the Colorado Front Range to the south and the rich farmlands and sandhill counties of Nebraska to the east. Over 100 years ago the famous Cheyenne and Black Hills Trail and Texas Trail ran through the area giving us a strong western heritage. Here, hospitality prevails and the spirit of Wyoming dominates. If you like wide open spaces, fresh air and plenty of sunshine you'll like it here!

Our economy is diverse! On a given morning you may find a rancher, railroad worker, oil field technician and one of the area bankers enjoying breakfast together at a local café. Agriculture has long anchored the community business structure often supplemented by booms in mineral exploration. The Union Pacific Railroad runs a double track west to East through Niobrara County carrying Wyoming's coal to the Midwest and beyond. Lusk is home to the Wyoming Women's Center, Wyoming's state correctional facility for women. Small businesses and light industry are welcome and thrive in an excellent commercial environment. Services include a quality education system, municipal airport, humanitarian services, police, sheriff, ambulance and fire protection, large public library and churches of many denominations.

For recreation you can enjoy hunting, horseback riding, hiking, rock/fossil/artifact hunting, local theater productions, and sight seeing. The Town of Lusk operates what many consider one of the finest 9-hole golf courses in the Rocky Mountains located on the headwaters of the Niobrara River. Each summer during the second week of July, local volunteers stage the Legend of Rawhide, an annual gigantic outdoor show of western history. This production includes a cast of 500, 12 to 15 covered wagons, cavalry in uniform and a band of Indians. The Black Hills of South Dakota and the front range of Colorado are only a few hours drive on modern, scenic highways.

Our People

Our people embody the warmth, care and kindness that make Niobrara Community Hospital special. They exemplify the hard-working, helpful characteristics that allow us to relate to our patients, their families and Wyoming's many out-of-state visitors.

Along every hall, in every service, at every desk and by every bedside, our staff practices a team approach, respect for others and excellent communication within a safe environment

Why Work Here

When you look for a career, you look for responsibilities you enjoy, a friendly atmosphere, convenient hours and scheduling, along with competitive compensation and benefits. At Niobrara Community Hospital, you will find all of those advantages plus our unique Culture of Excellence. This means our performance as a critical access hospital must be the best for our community. It means our practices offer progressive treatment and our staff is rewarded for striving for excellence. We are committed to recognizing and engaging employees by participating in operational excellence that continues to set the highest standard of care for our patients.

Current Job Postings

If you don't see a posting that fits your skills, we encourage you to apply anyway. As jobs come available we will review all past applicants to see if the skills are a match."


Position Title: LPN

Job Characteristics:

To provide patient care through utilization of the nursing process. The Licensed Practical Nurse performs a variety of nursing care and administrative duties to ensure adequate operation of the hospital. The LPN is able to communicate effectively with all members of the health care team and maintains a high level of professionalism which positively promotes the image of the hospital.

Qualifications:

The ability to read, write, and speak English is required. Additionally, the ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from patients, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. The ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference and apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations. Knowledge of and capability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions is also necessary.

Education or Formal Training:

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited program of professional nursing
  • Current Licensure as a Practical Nurse in the State of Wyoming
  • Current Basic Life Support Certification
  • Current CPR Certification to be renewed annually

Experience:

  • One year of hospital experience preferred
  • Some supervisory skills preferred.

Position Title: Cook

Job Characteristics:

This position is responsible for preparing and cooking food, bakery products and garnishes for patients and cafeteria, according to standardized recipes and safe food-handling practices. Is also responsible for kitchen cleaning, dishwashing, and support CNAs during meal times.

  • Utilizes kitchen equipment such as meat slicer, ovens, steamer, steam table, toaster, microwave, food processor, blender, mixer, etc.
  • Utilizes and properly rotates any overproduction of food items.
  • Follows recipes, menus and diet orders. Completes documentation sheets as needed. Checks in freight and put it away.
  • Set up, cleans and sanitizes assigned work area.
  • Keep coffee, tea, creamers, sugar, juices, napkins and silverware filled;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education:

  • High School Graduate or Equivalent
  • Current BLS Certification or
  • Prior experience as a cook preferred

Hours of Work:

Based on needs/objectives of the department. Must have the ability to work 10-hour day and split shifts, including some weekends.

Additional Information:

  • Full Time Employees of Niobrara Community Hospital are eligible to participate in the WY Retirement System
  • Pay Range is based on experience

Position Title: RN, Charge Nurse

Job Characteristics:

The Charge Nurse is responsible for providing leadership, positive role modeling and critical thinking skills. The charge nurse provides direct patient care as needed. The charge nurse acts as liaison between all areas: Emergency Room, Acute Care, Swing Bed and Extended Care Services by effectively communicating and problem solving. This position provides leadership and positive role modeling to facilitate staff development and teamwork. The Charge Nurse is accountable for completion of all essential shift duties for his/her position as well as those of the staff he/she supervises.

Qualifications:

The ability to read, write, and speak English is required. Additionally, the ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from patients, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. The ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference and apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations. Knowledge of and capability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions is also necessary.

Education:

  • Minimum education: Graduate of a Licensed school of Nursing.
  • BSN preferred.
  • Current BLS, ACLS, PALS, TNCC required.
  • Experience with Electronic Health Records Preferred

Hours of Work:

Based on needs/objectives of the department. 12 hours shifts.

Additional Information:

  • This position is FT (30 Hours or more) and is eligible to participate in the WY Retirement System
  • Pay Range: Dependent upon experience.

Niobrara County Hospital District operates Niobrara Community Hospital and Rawhide Rural Health Clinic. Niobrara Community Hospital is designated as a Critical Access Hospital and has been certified as a Trauma 4 Facility. We offer emergency room care 24-hours per day and seven days per week, acute care beds, and long-term swing beds and the related ancillary services including laboratory, radiology, 64-Slice CT, and infusion therapy. Rawhide Rural Health Clinic is designated as a Rural Health Clinic and provides primary care services.

Please fill out the online application or email cover letter, application, and resume to Human Resources at: hr@niobrarahospital.org

Drug Free Workplace – Drug Test Required

Niobrara Community Hospital is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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