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Student Nurse Externship - Various Departments * Shifts varies
Student Nurse Externship - Various Departments * Shifts varies Metro Health’s 2018 Student Nurse Extern program is an unpaid, 24 hours/week, 12-week program for RN students that have an expected graduation of Fall 2018 or Spring 2019. You will be paired one-on-one with a RN preceptor working side-by-side with them. Days of the week will varying across all 7 days as you follow their schedule and work two 12-hour shifts/week.
Our SNE program offers practical, hands-on experience and gives you the opportunity to learn the comprehensive role of a RN. Through our program you will work with a Nurse Preceptor and build your confidence and develop your clinical skills. The 2018 program will run May 2018 to August 2018.
Participating departments include: Assisted Breathing Center, Childbirth Center, Center for Restorative Care, Emergency, Intensive Care Unit, Progressive Care Unit, Med-Surg/Telemetry, Med-Surg/Peds, SPR/PACU, Outpatient Surgery Center, and our Cancer Center.
To learn more about our program, check out http://metrohealth.net/careers/nurse-extern-program/(http://metrohealth.net/careers/nurse-extern-program/).
Application deadline is 1/31/18.
Requirements:Current RN student, with an expected graduation of Fall 2018 or Spring 2019.Successful completion of at least one clinical rotation.Current BLS/CPR certification (BLS for Healthcare Providers through the American Heart Association or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer through the American Red Cross.)Ability to working varying days Sunday-Saturday. (One will know there schedule in advance, however days of the week vary as one follows their preceptor's schedule.)Ability to work the first week of the program, Monday-Thursday, full-time (8 hour shifts), day shiftGeneral Summary:
This position offers practical experiences and opportunities for the nursing student working collaboratively with a registered nurse preceptor. This 12-week summer program helps the student nurse extern develop a greater understanding of the professional component of the role of the registered nurse as the coordinator of patient care. In addition he/she will develop skill and confidence in performing a multitude of technical procedures.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:Activity/Comfort – Makes an occupied and unoccupied bed, makes a bed with a patient in traction.Activity/Comfort – Turns and positions a patient in bed, ambulates and dangles a patient.Activity/Comfort – Transfers a patient using a chair, wheelchair and stretcher.Activity/Comfort – Positions/transfers a patient with hip precautions, traction, or CPM machine.Activity/Comfort – Transports a patient using wheelchair and stretcher.Activity/Comfort – Performs passive and assists with active range of motion.Hygiene – Gives a patient a complete, partial, shower or tub bath.Hygiene – Shaves a patient, shampoos a patient, gives oral care, including denture care.Hygiene – Performs perineal care and indwelling urinary catheter care.Hygiene – Performs back and H.S. care.Hygiene – Changes a non-sterile and sterile dressing.Hygiene – Performs ileostomy/colostomy care.Hygiene – Assists with postmortem care.Hygiene – Performs clean and sterile oral, nasopharyngeal and tracheostomy suctioning.Hygiene – Performs tracheostomy care.Nutrition – Passes trays, snacks and water, feeds a patient, measures and records intake from dietary trays.Nutrition – Inserts, irrigates, administers feeding through, and removes various feeding tubes as appropriate.Elimination – Places and removes a bedpan, fracture pan and urinal, and assists patient with using a bedside commode.Elimination – Empties, measures and records drainage from a urinary drainage bag, Jackson Pratt drain, Hemovac, and bile bag.Elimination – Removes fecal impaction, inserts and removes a rectal tube, administers a cleansing and retention enema, and applies and removes fecal incontinence bag.Elimination – Performs urinary catheterization.Specimen Collection – Collects urine, sputum, and stool specimens, obtains wound cultures.Specimen Collection – Uses a glucometer to test blood glucose levels, tests urine for sugar, acetone, blood or pH and strains for kidney stones.Vital Signs/Measurement – Measures the following vital signs: oral and tympanic temperature, radial and apical pulse, blood pressure, respiratory rate and pain rating.Vital Signs/Measurement – Measures a patient’s weight using a standing, chair, sling and bed scales.Equipment – Operates the electronic blood pressure cuff, IV pump, feeding pump and pulse oximeter, sets up oxygen flow meter, provides oxygen therapy using nasal cannula and mask, assists patient with incentive spirometer.Equipment – Sets up suction apparatus and disposes of suction canisters, uses a disposable ambu-bag.Equipment – Applies and removes ice bags, moist or dry heat, ace bandages, arm slings, binders, supports, antiembolism stockings, Intermittent Compression Devices (ICD), soft limb (wrist and ankle) restraints, mitt restraints, jacket/vest restraints, and leather restraints.Equipment – In Assisted Breathing Center (ABC) only: Demonstrates a basic knowledge of how the ventilators in ABC function.Equipment – Stocks patients room as appropriate for the unit.Infection Control – uses aseptic technique and adheres to standard precautions, cares for patients with special isolation precautions.Infection Control – Passes clean linen and bags/disposes soiled linen.Infection Control – Cleans equipment between patients use and cleans equipment prior to return to Central Sterile, replaces full sharps containers.Data Collection – Collects the following data (as delegated by RN after RN's initial assessment): neuro/behavior, cardiovascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, integumentary, neuromuscular, psycho-social, learning needs, and discharge needs.Medication Administration – Administers medication per RN’s discretion with direct RN supervision via oral, enteral feeding tube, subcutaneous, intramuscular and transdermal routes.Medication Administration – May perform IV fluid or IV medication administration with direct RN supervision.Medication Administration - Initiates IV access after completion of IV module.Documentation – Charts care given as directed by RN.Communication – Uses the intercom, Vocera or unit pager, pneumatic tube and telephone systems, answers patient call lights.Communication – Reports observations to RN and keeps RN informed of care delivered, prepares/gives report to the oncoming shift.Communication – Assists in the development of a care plan.Miscellaneous – Actively participates in maintaining a clean, safe and efficient work environment.Miscellaneous – Participates in and attends continuing education programs and meetings related to job description.Miscellaneous – Maintains patient confidentiality.Miscellaneous – Promotes good departmental and interdepartmental working relationships through courteous and professional communication and behavior.Miscellaneous – Performs other tasks as delegated by RN appropriate to scope of practice.#RN