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WellSpan Health Nurse Extern - Philhaven Behavioral Health - day/eve/night in Mount Gretna, Pennsylvania

Nurse Extern Program 2022

  • Program dates: June 6 – August 6, 2022

  • Extern Orientation: June 7 – 10, 2022

  • 1st Unit Rotation – June 12 – July 9, 2022

  • 2nd Unit Rotation – July 10 – August 6, 2022

  • 9- week program

  • 8- week preceptor clinical experience (2, 4- week rotations)

  • 4- day hospital orientation

  • 1:1 experienced RN preceptor.

  • 36 to 40 hours per week (Day, evenings and nights - including weekends and holidays (will follow preceptor schedule)

  • This is a paid clinical experience

  • PA Child Abuse & FBI fingerprint clearances required

  • At completion of program, students may have the ability to continue employment in a Psychiatric Technician capacity by working a minimum of 12 hours per month

    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

  • Provides information needed by the registered nurse to coordinate the care and discharge planning for the patient and family.

  • Provides general nursing care and personal care assistance to patients, including bathing, dressing, eating, changing bed linens and bed pans and positioning.

  • Assists in the preparation and transportation of patients for tests, procedures, etc.

  • Monitors patient condition levels; reports changes to the appropriate individuals.

  • Obtains and documents patient vital signs, including temperature, blood pressure, weight, respiration, pulse, pain, and department-specific requirements.

  • Performs selected procedures if demonstrated competency during formal Nurse Extern Program

  • Sets up and removes equipment and supplies; ensures equipment is functioning properly and stored appropriately.

  • Runs special errands as required. Responds to light calls.

  • Ensures patient rooms, nursing areas, supply carts, etc. are stocked with appropriate items at required levels.

  • 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 2022 or Spring 2023

    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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WellSpan Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy and intention of the System to maintain consistent and equal treatment toward applicants and employees of all job classifications without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic.