Student Nurse Extern - Medical Surgical Units
Company: Mercy Health
Posted on: August 1, 2022
Thank you for considering a career at Mercy Health
Must be student nurse pursuing licensure. Functioning as a member
of the Care Delivery Team, the Patient Care Assistant (PCA) Student
nurse extern provides basic patient care and activities of daily
living under the direct supervision of the RN team leader. Utilizes
the nursing process and assists in planning, implementing, and
evaluating patient care under RN direction. The Patient Care
Assistant Student Nurse Extern will not perform any procedures that
require licensing by the State of Ohio (for example, passing
medications, nursing diagnosis or completion of an admission
assessment). Performs assigned selected functional tasks,
treatments and procedures relative to patient care and the unit
environment. Reports all findings, information and observations to
the RN team leader. Documents findings within capabilities on the
appropriate forms. Cleans and restocks various nursing units.
Retrieves medical records as necessary. Performs various clerical
duties and acts as messenger as necessary.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge of nursing practices and procedures at a normally
acquired through high school and through nursing classes.
- Requires the completion of a two-week Nurse Aide Training
Program and achievement of a passing grade on the State of Ohio
Test for Nurse Aides through the Ohio Department of Health; this
requirement may be completed after being hired. Should the
individual not be state tested, they must have completed the 1st
year of clinicals from an accredited registered nursing
- Generally requires three- four weeks of orientation and
approximately three to six months related work experience in order
to function independently.
- Communication skills (written, verbal, and nonverbal) necessary
in order to relate well with people of varying backgrounds
including patients, family and staff.
- Must provide Faculty recommendation from current School of
Working Conditions Reporting Relationships
Normal patient care environment with little exposure to noise,
dust, temperature and the like.
Regular (up to fifty percent of work time) exposure to communicable
diseases and certain distasteful patient care activities.
Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail fifty to
eighty percent of work time.
Substantial physical effort exerted up to fifty percent of work
Ability to walk, stand, and bend up to eighty percent of work
Reports to assigned Manager/Supervisor.
Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.
Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:
- Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
- Prescription drug coverage
- Flexible spending accounts
- Life insurance w/AD&D
- Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when
- Paid time off
- Educational Assistance
- And much more
- Benefits offerings vary according to employment status
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
Days/Nights (United States of America)
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All applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or
protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on
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