Waynesboro, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 91325

Nurse Extern - WellSpan Waynesboro Hospital - Summer 2023

Lindsey Myers
Lindsey Myers
Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant
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Nurse Extern Program 2023

Med Surg, ED, and CCU

 

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

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.
 

Common Expectations:

  1. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of the assigned patient
  2. population. Assesses and interprets patient age specific data and provides appropriate, age specific treatment. Provides
  3. direct patient care to assigned patient age group(s).
  4. Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  5. Participates in educational programs and inservice meetings.
  6. Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement
  7. and innovation.
 

Qualifications

  • Minimum Education:
    • Currently enrolled in an approved Nursing program with completion of two clinical semesters.
    • (Enrollment in an accredited BSN program is preferred.)
  • Required Certification:
    • BLS certification
  • Required Courses:
    • Requires completion of a formal Nurse Extern Program
  • Physical Demands:
    • Prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing/walking
    • Lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfers patients
    • Pushes/pulls or moves/lifts heavy equipment/supplies
    • Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching

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