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Catholic Health Initiatives Intern - Student Nurse - Council Bluffs in COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa

Intern - Student Nurse - Council Bluffs


Requisition #: 2019-R0257128

Post Date: Nov 04, 2019

Position Type: PRN

Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 0

Primary Location: IA > COUNCIL BLUFFS > MERCY CB

Job Summary/Purpose

This position is responsible for the nursing care of patients under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse Preceptor as well as implementation and documentation of the delegated and/or supervised cares of all assigned patients according to established procedures. Cares are in accordance with assigned tasks and permitted by the Nursing Skills Checklist.

The student intern cares for patients with a variety of acute to critical medical/surgical problems ranging from neonates to geriatrics at various developmental levels. Patients are from both traditional and nontraditional family structures with a variety of sociocultural and educational backgrounds.

Key Job Responsibilities

  1. Implements the steps of thenursing process (i.e. assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation)when providing direct patient care a level consistent with education andwithin Student Nurse Intern’s duties and responsibilities.

  2. Contributes to the assessmentof health status of individuals including interactions of individuals withfamily members or group members.

  3. Contributes to establishment ofnursing diagnoses which identify(ies) the needs of the client/patient.

  4. Responds to patient calls,anticipates patient needs, and assures patient safety and comfort throughhourly rounding, environmental maintenance and other appropriate safetymeasures.

  5. Contributes in the developmentof the plan of care for individuals.

  6. Performs and works to ensuresafe, knowledgeable, age-specific patient care.

  7. Authorized to make entries inthe medical record, consistent with and limited to scope of job duties andapplicable licensure.

Required Education

Actively enrolled and in good standing in an accredited nursing program with an anticipated graduation date between December 2020-August 2021

RequiredLicense and Certifications

BLS or BLS instructor certification required upon hire. Refer to policy “Licensed, Certified, and Registered Employees” for acceptable life support cards.

Active state registry as a Nurse Aide (CNA)

Required/MinimumKnowledge, Skills, Abilities

Knowledge of nursing theory and practice acquired through successful completion of equivalent of junior year of Baccalaureate nursing curriculum.

Interpersonal skills necessary in order to gather and exchange information with preceptor, co-workers, physicians, patient family, visitors and other hospital personnel.

Analytical skills necessary to develop and implement effective nursing care and beginning problem-solving measures for patient’s physical, psychosocial, and spiritual well-being.

Ability to concentrate and pay attention to detail when planning and implementing nursing care, resolving patient care problems, and communicating with patients and families.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 2019-R0257128

  • Schedule: Part-time

  • Shift: On Call

  • Market: CHI Health

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