York, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 90405

Nurse Extern - WellSpan Surgery & Rehab Hospital - Summer 2023

Deanna Schwalm
Deanna Schwalm
Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant
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September 28 In-Person Hiring Events
Various Times
WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg
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WellSpan Medical Group
Visiting Nurses Association (VNA)
Positions in Behavioral Health, Clerical and Administrative, Information Systems & Technical Support, Leadership, non-clinical Professional, Nursing, Nursing Support, Physician Practices, Professional, Rehabilitation and Services & Trades.
SEP
2022
In-Person Hiring Events -
Various Locations and Dates

Nurse Extern Program 2023


 

  • 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

 

 

At the WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital (WSRH), we are a dedicated interprofessional team working as one to improve health through exceptional care for all.  

What makes being a registered nurse at the WSRH so special?

 

  • Exceptional Teamwork: The Rehabilitation Unit exceeded the employee engagement Advisory Board Magnet mean score for RN-to-RN teamwork and collaboration.
  • Autonomy in Practice: Rehabilitation RNs practice within the full scope of their license through innovative wound and pressure injury, bladder management, and patient care protocols.
  • Professional Development: The opportunities for professional development are endless! Engage in clinical nurse advancement programs, charge and preceptor courses, specialized education, professional certification support, tuition reimbursement, and more within WellSpan Health’s robust nursing structural empowerments.
  • Salary Model: WSRH professional nursing practice includes a salary model to support flexibility in scheduling and participation in professional development activities.
  • Exemplary Outcomes: The Rehabilitation Unit is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in its general rehabilitation, stroke, amputee, spinal cord injury, and brain injury programs. In addition, the WSRH is on its journey to Magnet excellence within the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program.

 

Join a team that not only cares for patients, but cares for each other. By caring for each other, we can deliver patient-centered, collaborative care in a supportive, interdisciplinary environment to achieve exemplary patient outcomes. Our Professional Practice Model symbol is a tree on a path that represents our patient and colleague journey each day – we welcome you on the journey with us!

 

 

 

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

  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 (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.
  7. Sets up and removes equipment and supplies; ensures equipment is functioning properly and stored appropriately.
  8. Performs EKGs and Point-of-Care testing which may include blood glucose, hemoccult and specific gravity testing.
  9. Runs special errands as required. Responds to light calls.
  10. Ensures patient rooms, nursing areas, supply carts, etc. are stocked with appropriate items at required levels.
  11. Maintains par levels of supplies and equipment on assigned unit(s). Notifies supervisor when reorder points are reached.


 

Must meet the following criteria:

o Currently enrolled in an accredited BSN, ADN, or diploma program
o Must be in senior year; graduating December 2023 or Spring 2024


 

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

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

 


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