Nurse Extern II

Available to candidates interested in Full-time, Part-time, or PRN positions. Shift flexibility also available.

The Nurse Extern II position provides a transitional role for nursing students in good standing with an accredited registered nurse or Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse program, and functions to assist with and provide quality nursing care. This includes patient care; reporting patient status updates, conditions or unusual circumstances to nurse in charge; maintaining equipment and pristine units, and operating medical devices. This position gains clinical experience by learning nursing procedures and various disease processes, familiarizing themselves to the hospital environment and interacting with physicians and other healthcare provides. This position is responsible for providing direct patient care activities appropriate to training and competency for assigned patients and for completing and assisting RN/LPN/LVN with assigned patient care activities while promoting excellent patient satisfaction and outcomes.

Job Code: 100657


License or Certification:

- BLS (CPR) required or must be obtained within 30 days of hire within this role.

Minimum Qualifications:

- Part-time or full-time active student status.

- Successful entrance into the final term of a professional registered nurse or Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse program.

- Must be currently enrolled and in good academic standing in a professional Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse program.

- Must provide evidence of completion of didactic/skills lab must include fundamentals, if not currently a Nurse Extern I.

- Return of one or two (if available) instructor evaluations indicating satisfactory performance of fundamental nursing skills.

- Successful completion of preceptor tool and core competency at 90 days and annually.

- Must present proof of continued enrollment and passing grade in nursing classes each semester until graduation and remain in good academic standing.

- One year experience in inpatient clinical setting preferred.

Machines, Equipment Used:

- General office equipment such as computer/laptop, telephone, copy/fax machine, calculator, scanner, etc.

- Microsoft Office software, to include Outlook, Word, and Excel.

- Equipment/Procedures for: infusion control pumps, thermal application, patient lifting devices, cardiac monitoring devices, suction equipment, patient scales, wound care, ADLs, vital sign monitoring, patient transportation, and specimen collection.

Physical Requirements:

- Visual acuity, speech recognition, speech clarity.

- Ability to lift, lower, push, pull, and retrieve objects weighing a minimum of 30 pounds including medical supplies and equipment and the transferring and repositioning of patients. Reasonable assistance may be requested when lifting, pushing, and/or pulling are undertaken which exceeds these minimum requirements.

- Ability to withstand prolonged standing and walking.

- Ability to reach, stoop, bend, kneel, and crouch are required for patient care functions and in setting up and monitoring equipment.

Skills and Abilities:

- Oral communication, written communication, active listening. Must be able to speak and understand English.

- Information ordering, deductive reasoning, social perceptiveness, time management, critical thinking.

- Ability to coordinate, analyze, observe, make decisions, and meet deadlines in a detail-oriented manner.

- Ability to work independently without continuous supervision.

Environmental Conditions:

- Indoor, temperature controlled, smoke-free environment.

- Handicapped accessible.

- May work under stressful circumstances at times.

Proficiency or Productivity Standards:

- Has regular, reliable, and predictable attendance and punctuality.

- Adheres to dress code including wearing ID badge.

- Adheres to Standards of Business Conduct.

- May be required to work weekdays and/or weekends, evenings and/or night shifts if needed to meet deadlines.

- May be required to work on religious and/or legal holidays on scheduled days/shifts.

- May be required to perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

- This position will support cultural diversity by promoting and maintaining an inclusive work environment and culture that is respectful and accepting of diversity

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1490 Hwy 72 East
Huntsville, Alabama


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