New Grad Extern, Cardiac/Neuro Med Surg, Part Time, Nights

Job Description

UC Health is hiring a Part-Time New Graduate Extern for the Med Surg 1st Floor unit for the Night Shift at West Chester Hospital.

The Med Surg New Graduate Extern will support West Chester Hospital's Med Surg Department in delivering high-quality care to patients based on assessed needs, established standards of care, and according to policy and procedures. This 36 bed unit has ratios ranging from 4 to 6 patients per nurse. Our new graduate externs will work in a fast-paced environment and specializes in Cardiac/Neuro patients that are med surg level of care.

About West Chester Hospital

West Chester Hospital provides its patients with access to the region's largest group of specialized physicians and medical providers. With a reputation for providing outstanding patient experiences and quality medical care, the hospital consistently ranks amongst the top 5% in the nation.

West Chester Hospital provides a Level III Trauma Center that delivers superior emergency and critical care, and a certified Primary Stroke Center that provides access to the subspecialty care at the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute. West Chester Hospital has also achieved Magnet Recognition for excellence in nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center® (ANCC), and the hospital is routinely ranked among the best places to work in Ohio and Greater Cincinnati.

Unit Details:
  • Great team environment that is supportive of all staff members.
  • Supportive and collaborative work environment helps with retaining great team members.
  • Great for growth and development opportunities available while provided care for medically complex patients.
  • Additional benefits include Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurances.
  • Tuition reimbursement opportunities are also available within this unit to help with development in your nursing career.


Responsibilities

Job Responsibilities

The New Graduate Extern is a recent graduate of a nursing program and is awaiting to take and pass the licensure exam by the Ohio Board of Nursing to place them in a Registered Nurse position. The New Graduate will receive precepted training and experience that will assist with successful licensure examination and eventual transition to RN duties. The New Graduate will also perform non-nursing aspects of patient care as assigned or delegated by the supervising RN.
  • Engages in population appropriate communication.
  • Has knowledge of growth and development milestones and tasks.
  • Supports implementation of the plan of care under the supervision of a licensed nurse.
  • Observes for changes in patient condition, and reports these to the licensed nurse.
  • Collects clinical data, records these findings in the patient's medical record, and reports.
  • deviations or significant changes to the licensed nurse.
  • Performs treatments and procedures as delegated by the licensed nurse after successful.
  • demonstration of competence.
  • Responds appropriately during medical emergencies; initiates CPR, assists in obtaining equipment and supplies.
  • Reinforces education by the RN/LPN on use of clinical equipment.
  • Reinforces teaching provided by the RN and other disciplines.
  • Communicates patient observations to the licensed nurse in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Orients patients and visitors to room/unit and updates the white boards appropriately.
  • Communicates data to the licensed nurse regarding measurements and patient data.
  • Documents and communicates with the licensed nurse treatments and procedures performed under the scope of delegation.
  • Responds to and utilizes nurse call system.
  • Reception and phone duties, as directed.
  • Retrieves information from the computer.
  • Facilitates the maintenance of a clean, safe, and organized environment for patients and coworkers.
  • Removes equipment when no longer in use to appropriate area for cleaning.
  • Re-orders and stocks materials as necessary.
  • Reports maintenance issues.
  • Other duties as delegated.


Qualifications

Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Graduate of Nursing School (ASN, BSN or MSN)
  • Associates Degree in Nursing, required
  • Bachelors Degree in Nursing, preferred
  • Prior experience as an unlicensed assistive personnel in Patient Care Services, preferred
  • BLS Certification, required.

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