New Grad Extern, Med Surg 7NW, Nights

Job Description

UC Health is hiring a Full-Time New Graduate Extern for the Med Surg 7 Northwest unit for the Night Shift at University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

The Med Surg New Graduate Extern will support the Medical Center's Med Surg 7 Northwest in delivering high-quality care to patients based on assessed needs, established standards of care, and according to policy and procedures. This 28 bed unit has ratios ranging from 4 to 6 patients per nurse. Patients may have Internal Medicine diseases, Congestive Heart Failure, Renal disease, Respiratory illnesses, etc.

About University of Cincinnati Medical Center

As part of the Clifton Campus of UC Health, Greater Cincinnati's academic health system, University of Cincinnati Medical Center has served Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for nearly 200 years. Each year, hundreds of thousands of patients receive care from our world-renowned clinicians and care team. Our experts utilize the most advanced medical knowledge and technology available, providing a level of specialty and subspecialty medical care that is not available anywhere else in Greater Cincinnati.

UC Medical Center is also home to medical breakthroughs- our physician experts conduct basic, translational and clinical research, leading to new therapies and care protocols, and connecting patients to the latest and most advanced treatments. UC Medical Center houses Greater Cincinnati's only Level I adult trauma center, which includes the right mix of specialist and medical resources available at a moment's notice for a wide variety of the most complex medical conditions and injuries.

Unit Details:
  • Most patients are admitted from Emergency department and other transfers from Step Down/ICU units. There is also some cardiac and respiratory monitoring (telemetry).
  • Great opportunities for growth and development in your nursing career within this unit.
  • Part of the Greater Cincinnati's only Level 1 Adult Trauma Center.
  • Additional benefits include Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurances as well as Tuition Reimbursement.


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)
  • Prior experience as an unlicensed assistive personnel in Patient Care Services, preferred
  • BLS Certification, required.

Required Skills & Knowledge:
  • Must have graduated within the last 6 months.
  • Required to attend all scheduled NCLEX review sessions offered by UC Health.
  • Basic computer skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Nursing theories and concepts, and understanding of standards of professional practice
  • Competence in basic patient care tasks (those allowed by law to be performed by unlicensed assistive personnel)

Join our team as a New Graduate Extern in our Med Surg 7NW department and work alongside the best and brightest clinical teams collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

Join our team to BE UC Health. Be Extraordinary. Be Supported. Be Hope. Apply Today!

About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching-a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at uchealth.com.