Student Nurse Extern- Homecare - Relocation Offered!

Student Nurse Extern- Homecare - Relocation Offered!

MedStar Health | Washington, DC, 20008, US
Job Type: Full Time

Posted 19 days ago

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  • The Winter2022 Student Nurse Extern Cohortbegins December 19, 2022. The cohort runs for 4 weeks. Ideally, the Nurse Extern will work approximately 8-hour days; with a minimum of two and maximum of five days per week (flexible based on the student’s needs). The Nurse Extern must have his/her own transportation. Mileage from the first visit to the last visit will be reimbursed.

    Nurse Externs will gain hands-on nursing skills through one-to-one time with a nursing preceptor (RN) and will have the opportunity to job shadow with members of a multidisciplinary team (PT/OT/ST/MSW/HHA). This is a great opportunity to experience home care before applying for one of our new to practice RN Residency positions.

  • Job Summary
    • Working under the direction of a Registered Nurse, utilizes the skills gained as a student in a Nursing degree program to assist the Registered Nurse in the care of a group of patients.
  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education/Training
      • Active enrollment as senior nursing student in an accredited nursing program; successful completion of 1 year of a Clinical Nursing Program including Fundamentals of Nursing (or the equivalent).
    • Experience
      • No experience required.
    • License/Certification/Registration
      • A valid CNA license in the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia, or any combination as required based on work location(s). CPR certification required.
    • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
      • Ability to demonstrate competencies in intravenous catheter insertions, I.V. site changes (preferred), dressing and inspections, and blood drawing within established time frame. Verbal and written communication skills. Basic computer skills required.
  • Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    • 1. Assists the Registered Nurse with formulating and implementation of the health teaching plan through performance of routine health teaching. 2. Assists with implementing the patient's plan of care as delegated by the Registered Nurse. 3. Assists with transport of patients, specimens, equipment, and supplies as appropriate. Maintains patient privacy and confidentiality. 4. Collaborates with Registered Nurse to organize own patient care assignment to provide safe, efficient care. 5. Collaborates with the Registered Nurse at the time of patient admission in formulating the nursing plan of care. 6. Collects and documents pertinent patient information following policy guidelines; Reinforcement of patient teaching; Completion of patient tasks delegated by the Registered Nurse after entry into the medical record. Obtains data and documents pertinent patient information including vital signs, weights, heights and patient care activities. 7. Complies with established hospital personnel policies. Attends mandatory training sessions, staff meetings and town hall meetings. Completes all mandatory education requirements on time. 8. Confers with Registered Nurse in identifying patient needs, supporting and preparing transfer or discharge care. 9. Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards, and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations. 10. Demonstrates behavior consistent with MedStar Health mission, vision, goals, objectives and patient care philosophy. Demonstrates effective communication and works in collaboration with all members of the healthcare team. 11. Demonstrates the appropriate level of urgency during critical situations. 12. Participates in meetings and represents the team and home care. Enhances growth and development and enriches personal knowledge and skill through participation in educational programs and affiliations. 13. Participates in multi-disciplinary case conferencing. 14. Performs basic procedures such as wound care and simple dressing changes, suctioning, urinary catheter insertion and removal, maintenance of drainage devices. Collects specimens including urine, stool, sputum and blood. Provides respiratory therapy support including coughing, deep breathing and set-up of oxygen equipment and pulse oximetry under supervision of RN. 15. Performs intravenous catheter insertions, changes of I.V. sites and dressings and routine inspection of sites as needed. Performs routine blood drawing function under supervision of RN. 16. Performs other duties as assigned. 17. Provides evaluation of Nurse Extern role and the Future Registered Nurses Program. 18. Reports actual and potential problems concerning patients, families, staff and other departments to the Registered Nurse. Responds to questions from patient, families, and significant others in a prompt, courteous, positive manner, referring them to appropriate personnel if necessary. 19. Works cooperatively, communicates effectively and works in collaboration with all members of the healthcare team. 20. Maintains infection control standards for professional bag and car stock and maintains par levels of supplies needed for patient care.
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MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.