Traditional Student Nurse Extern Program (Wilmingt

at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Job DetailsCurrent registered nursing students, apply now for the Winter 2024 Start Date Traditional Student Nurse Extern Position!

As a nursing student, would you like the opportunity to be in an acute care inpatient clinical setting while working under the direction of a nurse?

We are seeking nursing students, who are interested in our Student Nurse Extern program starting the week of December 16, 2024! Student Nurse Externs provide hygiene/comfort measures and selected direct and indirect patient care activities and ancillary duties for our patients. This position is for BOTH Wilmington and Newark campuses.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
The nurse extern will demonstrate skills and knowledge vital to deliver care appropriate to a diverse patient population, including knowledge of growth and development, the ability to acquire information to identify patient needs, and to provide the appropriate care needed.

The student nurse will perform crucial unit specific tasks such as:
Communicating to patients, families, employees, and physicians using both verbal and written communication skills.
Responds to patient needs with promptness, initiates interventions within scope of responsibility and collaborates with RN.
Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices. Reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
Knowledge of nursing care provided for specific patient population of unit, as well as knowledge of department and unit standards, policies, and selected procedures.
Ability to perform specific unit tasks as assigned by the RN, and recognize change in patient status and take appropriate action.
Ability to communicate effectively and apply required technical skills as outlined in procedures for patients and to follow universal precautions.
Exercise judgement, tact and diplomacy.

Education and Experience Requirements:
High school diploma/GED required or Internationa Education Evaluation from a ChristianaCare approved vendor
Current enrollment in an accredited registered nursing program which prepares the candidate to sit for the NCLEX-RN.
GPA of 3.0 or higher (preferred)
One completed "in-person/ hands-on" clinical rotation by the start of the program
Availability to attend the mandatory classroom training portion; these dates will be outlined during the interview process.
Current BLS required

Application Submission Requirements:
Must Submit the following:
Cover letter. The cover letter must explain why you want to be a nurse and express your desire to work for ChristianaCare.
Transcripts (unofficial)
Traditional Year- Round Student Nurse Extern Position Requirements:
Work throughout the year
Work ONE 8 hour shift weekly or 16 hours bi-weekly (externs are able to work more than the minimum.)
One weekend every 4 weeks
Holiday work requirement

If you have any questions, please email:

Post End DateSep 16, 2024

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Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

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Job Posting: 1279730

Posted On: Jun 19, 2024

Updated On: Jul 19, 2024

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