**Nurse Externship Summer 2019 - York or Gettysburg - WellSpan Health

Pennsylvania, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: Dextern2019

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York Hospital

Gettysburg Hospital


Surgery & Rehab Hospital (York)

  • 9- week program
  • 8- week preceptor clinical experience (2 - 4 weeks rotations)
  • 4- day hospital orientation
  • 1:1 experienced RN preceptor.
  • 36-40 hours per week including weekends and holidays (will follow preceptor schedule)
  • Paid clinical experience
  • Start date & WellSpan Orientation: June 3, 2019
  • Extern Orientation: June 4-7, 2019
  • Session I: June 9 – July 6, 2019
  • Session II: July 7 – August 3, 2019



Externships are available at the following hospitals:

WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital

WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital

WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital - Lebanon

WellSpan Philhaven - Mount Gretna

WellSpan Surgery & Rehab Hospital - York

WellSpan York Hospital



General Summary:


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.





Required Skills

Must meet the following criteria:

o Currently enrolled in an accredited BSN, ADN, or diploma program
o Must be in senior year; graduating December 2019 or Spring 2020



Required Experience

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

Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 140 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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