February 3, 2021
NURSE EXTERN Nursing Hours: Variable Variable Hours - Internship Paygrade/Wages/Salary Info: OH 2013-70 - 40264A
Job Summary Assists the nursing staff by performing assigned duties. Under the supervision of an RN, performs patient care activities for which they have had education, training, and return demonstration of competence. # Job Responsibilities Greets and orients new patient to hospital environment. Contributes to the assessment of patients by collecting data for review by a nurse. Ensures documentation is accurate, complete, specific, and timely. Assists nursing staff to identify physical, psychosocial, age-specific, and cultural considerations of each patient. Works with the nursing staff to provide personal care according to organizational standards and policies. Reports abnormal findings or changes in physical, mental, and emotional conditions to nursing staff. Performs patient nursing care activities as delegated and supervised by an RN, including collecting specimens, vital signs, and other related data. Performs patient care activities, treatments and procedures under direct supervision of RN staff for which individual has demonstrated competence in their nursing program. Nursing Externs do not administer medication orally, IV, or into any body cavity, initiate or maintain IV therapy, or perform patient assessments. (see KBN Advisory Opinion Statement) Demonstrates interpersonal competency in dealing with patients specific to the work area. Qualifications Enrollment in and entering the last year of a Nursing program required upon hire No experience required BLS - Certified as a Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider required within 90 days of employment in this position Skills and Attributes Requires critical thinking skills and decisive judgment. Works under direct supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action. Physical Demands Standing: Frequently Walking: Frequently Sitting: Occasionally Lifting 0-25 lbs: Frequently Lifting 25-75 lbs: Rarely Lifting over 75 lbs: Rarely Carrying 0-25 lbs: Frequently Carrying 25-75 lbs: Rarely Carrying over 75 lbs: Rarely Pushing/Pulling 0-25 lbs: Frequently Pushing/Pulling 25-75 lbs: Frequently Pushing/Pulling over 75 lbs: Frequently Climbing: Occasionally Bending/Stooping: Frequently Kneeling: Occasionally Crouching/Crawling: Occasionally Reaching: Frequently Talking: Frequently Hearing: Frequently Repetitive Foot/Leg Movements: Rarely Repetitive Hand/Arm Movements: Frequently Keyboard Data Entry: Frequently Running: Occasionally Vision: Depth Perception: Frequently Vision: Distinguish Color: Frequently Vision: Seeing Far: Frequently Vision: Seeing Near: Frequently Owensboro Health Core Commitments INTEGRITY - We conduct ourselves with a high level of responsibility, reliability and honesty because we take seriously the trust of our patients and coworkers. RESPECT - We value and accept the unique talents and contributions of every patient, customer and team member in the Owensboro Health community. TEAMWORK - We build a spirit of connectivity and fellowship by striving together to overcome obstacles, surpass goals, celebrate accomplishments and plan the future. INNOVATION - We foster original ideas and creative solutions that improve our daily work and promote the mission of Owensboro Health. SERVICE - We focus on service to patients, customers and team members by anticipating their needs, thoughtfully meeting those needs and continually improving the quality of everything we do. EXCELLENCE - We reach beyond basic expectations to expand our knowledge and awareness, produce exceptional work and provide outstanding service.