York, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 91927

Nurse Externship - Seasonal - WS Surgery & Rehab Hospital

Deanna Schwalm
Deanna Schwalm
Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant
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Seasonal Nurse Extern Program

 

 

 

Our Seasonal Extern program offers opportunities for continuous development of clinical skills throughout the student nurse’s senior year. 

 

  • Senior Nursing student (must have completed medical surgical clinical rotation in an accredited nursing program)
  • Schedule options:

 

  • Extended:  Minimum:  1, 8-hour shift/ 2 weeks (additional hours can be picked up as schedule permits)
  • Mini:  Minimum:  48 hours over winter break (additional hours can be picked up as schedule permits)

 

  • Orientation flexible with school schedule
  • Work 1:1 with an experienced RN preceptor
  • Paid clinical experience
  • PA Child Abuse & FBI fingerprint clearances required
  • Must submit professional resume in addition to the online application
  • Unofficial transcripts required prior to start of program
  • Valid and active AHA or ARC BLS certification

 

 

 

By the time a patient arrives in the care of a rehabilitation nurse, their life has already been saved. It’s now up to the rehab nurse to restore that life to freedom and independence once again.  At the WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital (WSRH), our Rehab Nurses are poised to provide restorative care through expert knowledge and skills, with an understanding of the holistic, individualized, and complex needs of each patient. 

Rehabilitation nursing offers a gratifying career for nurses who want to use all their clinical skills, make a visible difference in their patient’s and caregiver’s lives, and work as part of a collaborative healthcare team!  We are excited to grow our team with YOU!

 

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

 

  • Exceptional Teamwork: The Acute Inpatient 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. We offer competitive shift differentials for both our day and night shift team.
  • Exemplary Outcomes: The Acute Inpatient 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 has achieved Magnet excellence within the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program.  WSRH continues to provide truly patient -centered care and continues to rank in the 99th percentile for patient satisfaction scores.
  • Rehab Unit Details:  48- beds that include an 8-bed secure Brain Injury Unit.  Average length of stay for patients is two weeks.  Some conditions we treat include ALS, Amputees, Brain Injury (Traumatic & Non-Traumatic), Complex Wound Care, Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Disease, Renal Disease (including Peritoneal Dialysis and HD), Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke and a variety of other patients' needs.  

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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