New Grad Extern

Job Description

New Graduate Extern, 12 Hour AM, Elective Surgery

UC Health is hiring a New Graduate Extern for the Elective Surgery department for the 12 Hour AM at University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

The Elective Surgery Department New Graduate Extern will support the Medical Center's Elective Surgery Department in delivering high-quality care to patients based on assessed needs, established standards of care, and according to policy and procedures.

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:

  • The team has developed a strong sense of camaraderie and is dedicated to providing each other with encouragement and support
  • UCMC is equipped to handle even the most complex medical cases in the area
  • Elective Surgery takes care of a wide variety of patient populations. This makes it a great unit to gain experience with many different types of patients and build a solid, wide foundation of nursing skills
  • Greater Cincinatti's only Level 1 Adult Trauma Center
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance


  • Employee Paid Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • 401K
  • Tuition Reimbursement Opportunities
  • Community Discounts


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.
  • Must have graduated within the last 6 months


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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.

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse place of employment.