Centura Health Nursing Student Extern - Med/Surg - Parker Adventist Hospital in Parker, Colorado

Known locally as the “full-service community hospital doing some big things,” Parker Adventist Hospital, (located at E-470 and Parker Road), offers leading medical experts, the latest technology and a broad array of clinical services. Ranked among the top hospitals in the nation for patient satisfaction, Parker Hospital performs complex spine and brain surgery along with weight-loss and joint-replacement surgery. We have a Level II Trauma Center and a Birthplace with a Level IIIA NICU caring for babies born as early as 28 weeks. Opened 10 years ago and still growing, the entire team is incredibly vibrant, skilled, enthusiastic, innovative and motivated. The sense of “newness” felt at Parker is a big aspect of the culture and the high patient and employee satisfaction scores speak volumes about the care and the environment. Every associate at Parker lives its culture of “relationship based care” each day – treating every patient, family and team member like WE would want to be cared for. For more information about Parker Adventist Hospital and joining the team, visit http://www.parkerhospital.org/.

_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 129244_

_Recruiter Contact:_ TabithaValko@centura.org

_Clinic/Department:_* 6204 PKR MEDICAL SURGICAL 2W*

_Hospital:_* PARKER ADVENTIST HOSPITAL*

_Schedule: Part-Time. 1x12 hr shift required per week_

_Shift:_ Days

_Position Summary_

Provides direct and indirect nursing care under the direction of a Registered Nurse and in accordance with policies and procedures. Assumes personal accountability for organizational mission and core values.

_Minimum Education Requirements_

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Continuous enrollment in an accredited Nursing program

  • Bachelor’s in Nursing Program strongly preferred

  • Successful completion of sufficient clinical nursing courses to have obtained competency in performing basic health care tasks

  • Must provide documentation of enrollment at the start of each semester to direct supervisor

  • Any change in active student enrollment status must be communicated immediately to direct supervisor

_Minimum Experience Requirements_

  • Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English

  • Basic computer skills

  • Previous patient care experience preferred

_License/Certifications_

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from American Heart Association

*Hiring Manager specific Requirement:*

  • Must have med-surg class completed to be eligible

_Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )_

  • Assists with safe and appropriate delegated patient care tasks which are directly supervised by a Registered Nurse. *

  • Provides person-centered care with sensitivity and respect for the human experience in a collaborative fashion with other team members. Assists care team in achieving daily patient and family goals. *

  • Provides quality patient care, including comfort and hygiene measures, preventative skin care, safety measures, transport, and nutritional and elimination needs. May perform in a sitter role. *

  • Promptly answers call lights and responds to patient needs. *

  • Reports patient status changes and needs to Registered Nurse accurately and in a timely manner. *

  • Demonstrates effective use of clinical strategies to insure patient and associate safety. *

  • Communicates concerns regarding hazards or errors related to patients to the health care team. *

  • Uses Situation, Background, Assessment, and Recommendation (SBAR) communication techniques. *

  • Accurately documents vital signs, input/output, nutritional intake, personal hygiene, weights and other patient care performed and reports findings promptly to Registered Nurse. *

  • Maintains thorough and confidential maintenance of patient charts and records. *

  • Effectively uses time, personnel, equipment and supplies to provide high quality, cost effective patient care. Organizes and prioritizes work to be completed within assigned timeframe to promote consistent patient comfort. *

  • Ensures that work environment and patient rooms are neat and orderly to enhance unit and hospital image. Maintains and stocks nursing supplies. *

  • Uses standards of care, hospital policies/procedures and regulatory guidelines to guide work. *

  • Consistently demonstrates flexibility as evidenced by floating to other areas and is agreeable to work flexible schedules including weekends, holidays, evening and night hours as necessary to meet the needs of the patients and department. *

  • Assists with quality improvement, safety and regulatory functions as directed. Participates in process change to improve practice. *

  • Adapts to rapidly changing technology as evidenced by competency in technology and equipment used in the patient care setting. *

  • Demonstrates effective time management and is proactive in prioritizing workload and meeting productivity requirements. *

  • Demonstrates understanding and proficiency of the use of the Video Monitoring (VM) software.

  • Maintains visual observation at all times.

  • Verbally redirects patient over digital 2-way audio device that is in patient room.

  • Immediately summons the nursing staff if the patient requires assistance.

_Physical Requirements_

  • Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly

Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.