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Serious Medicine. Extraordinary Care.

Allied Health

At The Nebraska Medical Center, emphasis is placed on providing extraordinary care. Teamwork, coupled with state-of-the-art technology, offers allied health professionals an environment fertile for growth and development - personally and professionally. Here at our facility you will find a career in allied health that is right for you.

Cardiovascular

Our echocardiography lab performs the complete range of cardiac ultrasound studies including two-dimensional, spectral and color flow Doppler, as well as stress echo studies, perfusion contrast imaging, transesophageal, 3-D and intracardiac echo. The vascular labs offer a complete battery of exams and procedures which include carotid ultrasound, upper and lower venous exams, upper and lower arterial studies, renal ultrasound, TCP02 studies, transcranial studies, pseudo-aneurysm compression/injections and vein mapping. Both the echo and the vascular labs provide mobile clinic services to several small regional hospitals and physicians’ offices in the area.

Clinical Laboratory/Pathology

The laboratory provides routine and esoteric services in the areas of: specimen collection and processing, hematology, clinical chemistry, urinalysis, coagulation testing, therapeutic drug monitoring, microbiology, bacteriology, mycobacteriology, mycology, parasitology, virology, transfusion medicine, cell processing, diagnostic immunology, anatomic pathology - surgical pathology, autopsy pathology, histology, immunohistochemistry, cytopathology, electron microscopy, histocompatibility testing, flow cytometry, molecular pathology, laboratory consultation, and coordination of Point of Care Testing.

The laboratory works in close collaboration with Regional Pathology Services to provide laboratory services to regional clinics and hospitals throughout the United States, and with The Nebraska Public Health Laboratory to protect the health and safety of Nebraskans through diagnostic laboratory science, technology and education.

Medical Nutrition Therapy

Our licensed medical nutrition therapists/registered dieticians have the opportunity to develop highly specialized skills and function as valued members of our interdisciplinary care teams. Patient populations include cardiology, oncology, solid organ transplant, pediatric general and specialty services, diabetes, trauma, bariatric surgery, intestinal rehabilitation and more. We conduct nutrition assessments, participate in care team rounds, develop care plans, assist with management of nutrition support and provide nutrition counseling services. Well-trained nutrition technicians conduct nutrition screening, process all infant and tube feeding orders and assist with the care of patients at low to moderate nutritional risk.

As the primary teaching site for the University of Nebraska Medical Center, we provide classroom and clinical instruction for dietetic interns, medical students and residents, pharmacy students and other Allied Health students. In addition, we have opportunities to participate in local, state and national education programs and clinical research.

Pharmacy

Our pharmacists are involved in front-line patient care, including rounding, patient monitoring and patient education for inpatient and ambulatory environments. Our patient population includes renal and liver transplant, oncology, trauma center, newborn intensive care and more. We offer the latest advancements in pharmacy systems, including up-to-the-minute drug information and pharmacokinetic services. As the primary teaching site for the University of Nebraska Medical Center, pharmacists have the opportunity to teach and mentor pharmacy students and residents, and work closely with medical residents. The Nebraska Medical Center is committed to continuing education and encourages staff to attend national and local educational and developmental programs.

Radiology

Radiology professionals provide patient care using the latest technology in the field, including multi-slice CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, mammography, interventional radiography, computerized radiography, direct/digital radiography and a PACS system. The Nebraska Medical Center Radiology Department is also a teaching facility for the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Clarkson College.

Respiratory Care

As a respiratory therapist at The Nebraska Medical Center you will thrive, learn, and grow in a dynamic and exciting environment that encompasses all patient populations. You will have opportunities to cultivate ventilator management in Neonatal, Pediatric, Burn, and Adult Intensive Care Units, utilize therapist driven protocols, and work with multidisciplinary teams. You will find significant growth opportunities for professional development through our orientation programs, ongoing clinical education, and advancement in your career. Opportunities include becoming an ECMO specialist, transporting patients with Nitric Oxide via ambulance or helicopter, use of high-frequency ventilators, working in the only burn unit in Omaha, and assist ventilating patient in the only Hyperbaric Oxygen Unit in Nebraska. You’ll quickly recognize the impact that our level of commitment and resources can make in your respiratory care career.

Social Work

The Nebraska Medical Center offers a unique challenge for the master-prepared social worker to practice in a medical setting. The medical social worker is the professional responsible for helping patients and their families adjust to the impact of illness or injury on their lifestyle. The experience covers the full spectrum of ages (pediatric, adult and geriatric); medical/surgical services (primary care, trauma and transplants); settings (both inpatient and outpatient); practices (a blend of private and academic); and patient diversities (socio-economic, cultural, ethnic and geographic). This medical setting provides a strong interdisciplinary practice with mutual respect among team members, where the social work role is valued.

Therapy Services

Physical and occupational therapists have an opportunity to work with a wide variety of inpatient and outpatient practice settings at The Nebraska Medical Center, including four separate outpatient centers and acute care. Specialized programs include hand therapy, women’s health, osteoporosis, liver transplant rehab, lymphedema, orthopedics and neuro rehab. The department features state-of-the-art equipment, including Biodex isokinetic system, and the BTE Simulator. We have close ties to the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s physical therapy education program and we are a clinical affiliation site for several local and regional schools of occupational and physical therapy programs.