Nurse Extern

  • King's Daughters Medical Center
  • Patient Services Admin
  • Ashland, KY
  • PRN - Rotating
  • Nursing
  • Req #: 14526
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    • The Nurse Extern is a nursing student who under the general supervision of the Clinical Nurse Leader or his/her designee provides assistance to the RN/LPN in the delivery of patient care. The Nurse Extern is responsible and accountable for ensuring that his/her behavior is consistent with the mission, goals, objectives, standards, and policies and procedures of King's Daughters' Medical Center (KDMC).
    • The Nurse Extern can only be delegated those tasks for which they have had successful clinical training through their school of nursing and for which they have received validation on at KDMC.
    • Assists the RN/LPN with non-nursing tasks such as but not limited to crash cart checks, quality control checks, retrieving equipment/supplies, keeping the department clean and stocking of supplies.
    • Assists the RN/LPN with routine patient care and treatment of patients as delegated by the RN/LPN or designee and under the direct supervision of the RN/LPN including, but not limited to vital signs, Intake Output, pain level assessment, administering enemas, applying hot/cold packs, glucoscans, height and weight, transporting, ambulating, answering call lights, cleaning equipment, sitting 1:1’s, receiving patients in room, assisting in pre/post-operative care, assisting in admission/discharge activities and assisting in treatments.
    • Recognizes and practices within scope of certification and competency levels and relays any questions, concerns or situations requiring follow-up or attention to the supervising RN/LPN and seeks assistance when necessary.
    • Effectively communicates pertinent information in shift-to-shift and transfer reports and documents items in EPIC as indicated.
    • The following duties can never be delegated to a Nurse Extern:
      • Medication administration
      • Any independent assumption of the role, function, or responsibility of a nurse
      • Receipt or transcription of verbal orders
    • Minimum requirement:
      • High School diploma or GED and active enrollment in an accredited nursing program for Registered Nurses with one clinical semester/quarter completed or completion of program within the last 6 months.
      • Achieves and maintains American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. 
      • Achieves and maintains Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (CPI) within 3 months of start.
    • Preferred qualifications:
      • N/A
    • Constantly works near moving mechanical parts
    • Constantly exposed to blood and/or body fluids and infection. 
    • Occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals
    • Occasionally exposed to risk of radiation
    • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
    • Occasionally required to maintain in a stationary position (standing or sitting).
    • Frequently required to walk and move about.
    • Frequently required to operate a computer and other equipment.
    • Frequently required to use fine motor skills to handle and operate instruments/devices.
    • Constantly required to lift and/or move items up to 10 pounds.
    • Frequently required to lift and/or move items up to 50 pounds.
    • Occasionally required to lift and/or move items up to 100 pounds.
    • Constantly required to communicate with patients and other care team requiring talking and hearing. 
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
    • Occasionally required to position self in order to meet patient needs.

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