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Nurse Extern I - Nursing Internship - PRN

Company: CHRISTUS Health
Location: Longview
Posted on: June 6, 2024

Job Description:


This position provides the student nurse an opportunity to work under the direction of a registered nurse and to gain experience in the areas of nursing professional, nursing processes and nursing practice. This hands-on experience will include educational sessions, job shadow, assist in patient care. May provide patient care in a CNA role as approved by manager (see CNA position description).


Maintains consistency with Administrative and Departmental policies with appropriate behavior, dress, attitude, attendance, confidentiality, professionalism, and reliability.
Implements measures to promote a safe environment for patients and others.
Follows nursing safety standards in the delivery of patient care.
Follows approved policies and procedures for infection control.
Follows policies and procedures for "high risk for falls" and "restraints".
Identifies, reports, and appropriately intervenes in safety hazards.
Practices universal precautions by appropriate disposal of waste, hazardous waste, sharps, and wearing personal protective equipment.
Keeps patient rooms and other common patient areas free from potential hazards.
Respects the patient's right to privacy by protecting confidential information unless obligated or allowed by law to disclose the information.
Follows policies and procedures for "no information patients".
Awareness of conversations held at nursing stations.
No participation in conversations outside patient care environment.
Assists in the provision of individualized goal directed nursing care.
Assists in admission process; greets the patient, provides linens/gown, orients patient to room and equipment.
Provides patient care feedback to the team leader or other responsible person to achieve patient care objective.
Takes vital signs on admission and at intervals as the patient's condition warrants.
Accurately records vital signs, intake and output and weights.
Immediately notifies team leader of any abnormal data.
Documents clearly and concisely on appropriate forms according to policy.
Participates in patient/family education.
Educates patients/family on environmental and safety policies.
Acts on direction from team leader in regards to providing ongoing education ---nd reinforcement of teaching plan.
Reports any identified teaching needs to the team leader.



High school diploma or equivalent.
Currently enrolled in a nursing program or recent graduate with pending licensure
Basic Computer Knowledge
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and written

Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications

Maintain current BCLS.

Work Type:

Per Diem As Needed

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