Tracking Code: 204246

Nurse Extern - Psychiatric Inpatient - Days / Evenings / Nights

Location: WellSpan Philhaven, Mount Gretna, PA
Schedule: PRN/Per Diem

Nurse Extern Program Winter 2024

  • Program dates: winter school break
  • 1:1 experienced RN preceptor.
  • 36 - 40 hours per week (varied shifts based on preceptor - including weekends and holidays and will follow preceptor schedule)
  • Rotates on all inpatient units; Adult Inpatient, Extended Acute Inpatient and Child Adolescent Inpatient
  • PA Child Abuse & FBI fingerprint clearances required
  • Open to senior nursing students
  • At completion of program, students may have the ability to continue employment in a Behavioral Health Technician OR Extended Nurse Extern capacity by working a minimum of 16 hours per month

Job Description:

Under supervision of the registered nurse, and as a fully functioning member of the patient care team, provides direct care to patients by performing a variety of duties, including assisting with data collection, provision of care, completion of selected therapeutic interventions, and documentation of care provided for a specified group of patients.

  1. Provides information needed by the registered nurse to coordinate the care and discharge planning for the patient and family.
  2. Provides general nursing care and personal care assistance to patients, including bathing, dressing, eating, changing bed linens and bed pans and positioning.
  3. Assists in the preparation and transportation of patients for tests, procedures, etc.
  4. Monitors patient condition levels; reports changes to the appropriate individuals.
  5. Obtains and documents patient vital signs, including temperature, blood pressure, weight, respiration, pulse, pain, and department-specific requirements.
  6. Performs selected procedures if demonstrated competency during formal Nurse Extern Program
  7. Sets up and removes equipment and supplies; ensures equipment is functioning properly and stored appropriately.
  8. Runs special errands as required. Responds to light calls.
  9. Ensures patient rooms, nursing areas, supply carts, etc. are stocked with appropriate items at required levels.
  10. Maintains par levels of supplies and equipment on assigned unit(s). Notifies supervisor when reorder points are reached.

Must meet the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited BSN, ADN, or diploma program
  • Must be in senior year; graduating December 2024 or Spring 2025

Must submit the following as an attachment in addition to the online application:

Cover letter and professional resume
AHA or ARC BLS certification
Unofficial transcripts including most recent semester completed

Minimum Education:

  • High School Diploma or GED Currently enrolled in an approved Nursing program with completion of two clinical semesters. Required and
  • High School Diploma or GED Enrollment in an accredited BSN program Preferred

Licenses:

  • Basic Life Support Upon Hire Required

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Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts
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