Chambersburg, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 90796

Nurse Extern - Summer 2023 - WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital

Ruth Ann Frey
Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant
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Registered & Graduate Nurses Virtual Interviews
Thursday, February 9, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Learn more about our Registered Nurse and Graduate RN positions at WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital, WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital and WellSpan Waynesboro Hospital.
Registered & Graduate Nurses Virtual Interviews

Nurse Extern Summer Program 2023

Med Surg, BHS, ED, Tele/Obs, IMCU, CCU, Cath Lab, Rehab


Program dates: June 5 – August 5

Extern Orientation:  June 6 - 9

1st Unit Rotation – June 11 – July 8

2nd Unit Rotation – July 9 – August 5

9- week program

8- week preceptor clinical experience (2, 4- week rotations)

4- day hospital orientation

1:1 experienced RN preceptor.

36 hours per week (Day, evenings and nights - including weekends and holidays; will follow preceptor schedule)

Paid clinical experience

PA Child Abuse & FBI fingerprint clearances required

At completion of program, students may have the ability to continue employment in a Nursing Assistant capacity by working a minimum of 12 hours per month


Must meet the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited BSN, ADN, or diploma program
  • Must be in junior and/or senior year; graduating from December 2023 or Spring 2024
  • 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


We are WellSpan Health - Chambersburg Hospital

Every day across central Pennsylvania, the people of WellSpan Health work together to support this non-profit mission of service—one patient, one community, one unique health care need at a time.  We also collaborate with community leaders, area residents and other health care providers to make sure that inpatient, outpatient, home health and physician services are located where they can do the most good for our neighbors.

Focusing on the health of the community has inspired us to transform the way we work.  We make it as simple as possible for individuals to develop a relationship with our health system and to become healthy and stay that way.  Each patient’s information is available to providers at any WellSpan location through our sophisticated electronic health record, and their care is coordinated by teams of physicians, health coaches, social workers and other professionals.  This is, we believe, the best way to improve health across our growing, diverse region.  

Our Mission

Working as one to improve health through exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities.

Our Values

Respect for All

Working as One

Assume Positive Intent

Do the Right Thing

Find a Better Way


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.


Duties and Responsibilities

Provides information needed by the registered nurse to coordinate the care and discharge planning for the patient and family.

Provides general nursing care and personal care assistance to patients, including bathing, dressing, eating, changing bed linens and bed pans and positioning.

Assists in the preparation and transportation of patients for tests, procedures, etc.

Monitors patient condition levels; reports changes to the appropriate individuals.

Obtains and documents patient vital signs, including temperature, blood pressure, weight, respiration, pulse, pain, and department-specific requirements.

Performs selected procedures if demonstrated competency during formal Nurse Extern Program (If Nurse Extern Program completed at medical facility other than York Hospital, skills checklist/competency verification must be provided), such as catheterization, nasogastric tube insertion and care, wound care, administration of tube feedings, enema administration and ostomy care.

Sets up and removes equipment and supplies; ensures equipment is functioning properly and stored appropriately.

Performs EKGs and Point-of-Care testing which may include blood glucose, hemoccult and specific gravity testing.

Runs special errands as required. Responds to light calls.

Ensures patient rooms, nursing areas, supply carts, etc. are stocked with appropriate items at required levels.

Maintains par levels of supplies and equipment on assigned unit(s). Notifies supervisor when reorder points are reached.




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