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Nurse Extern - Medical Surgical

Posted: 11/06/2022

$20 an hour
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The nurse extern will gain experience in a realistic professional nursing work environment by assisting the delivery of both direct and indirect nursing care under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse within the scope of practice of unlicensed, assistive personnel. This is a paid externship - $20/hr for pay rate.

Flaget Memorial Hospital is a 52-bed facility located in Bardstown Kentucky. We provide care for patients from Nelson Hardin Marion Washington Spencer Bullitt and LaRue counties. Founded in 1951 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Flaget Memorial Hospital is nationally recognized for orthopedic care surgical care and inpatient satisfaction. We offer a complete array of services including cancer care heart care outpatient rehabilitation skilled nursing weight loss surgery pain management general surgery obstetrics and gynecology maternity care and sports medicine. The cancer center is proud to be able to provide full support and cancer care to patients through its medical and radiation oncology programs. CHI Saint Joseph Health supports 5000 active employees 8 hospitals specialty clinics and a Medical Group with more than 200 locations across Central and Eastern KY. CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health in 2019. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.



Skills and procedures
1. Performs clinical procedures in a competent manner, following appropriate policies and procedures,
under the direction of a Registered Nurse.
2. Obtains vital signs, intake and output, accuchecks and documents per unit protocol.
3. Obtains blood and blood products from the blood bank. May assist in identifying blood before
4. Assists with trach care, suctioning, G-tube and feeding tube insertions and maintenance, and
simple/complex dressing changes.
5. Assists physician before, during, and after procedures within facility and unit guidelines.
6. Demonstrates knowledge related to age appropriate behavior of children, adolescents, adults, and
seniors to assess the growth and development of the patient.
7. Provides routine and procedural hygiene needs.
8. Assists in meeting patient's activity needs.
9. Obtains specimens as directed.
10. Assists/Performs post-mortem care. Provides emotional support patients and assists with monitoring
recovery from any procedures.

1. Communicates effectively with all members of the health care team.
2. Maintains complete patient confidentiality.
3. Reports changes in patient's condition or other pertinent data to RN immediately.
4. Assists with patient and family education, as appropriate.

Quality and Safety
1. Attends shift huddles and in-services, as appropriate.
2. Demonstrates safe and proper use of equipment.
3. Uses personal protective equipment and complies with all universal precautions and blood-borne
pathogens regulations.
4. Cleans and checks for malfunctioning of stretchers, wheelchairs, bedside commodes, and I.V. poles
according to unit protocol.
5. Identifies and immediately reports any actual or potential hazard observed in the hospital
6. Demonstrates knowledge of all safety and emergency codes

Professional Development
1. Dresses professionally and wears name badge at all times.
2. Performs AIDET before any patient and family interactions.
3. Actively participates in all Nurse Extern activities


Required Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma and/or GED
  • Current enrollment in an accredited nursing program and successful completion of the Nursing Fundamentals 101 Course