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Student Extern

Company: Prime Healthcare
Location: National City
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:
Prime Healthcare, with 45 hospitals in 14 states, is one of the nation's premier hospital systems recognized for quality and patient safety. Prime Healthcare hospitals received more than 300 quality awards from Healthgrades, and Prime has more Patient Safety Excellence Award recipients for six consecutive years than any other health system in the country. Our hospitals have also been recognized among the nation's best by Fortune/IBM Watson Health, and rank among the top health systems in social responsibility and cost efficiency, according to the Lown Hospital Index.

At Paradise Valley Hospital a 291 acute clinic, we are proud of our heritage as the oldest hospital in San Diego's South Bay, serving the healthcare needs of community for more than 100 years. We are the largest employer in San Diego's National City and our beautiful 30-acre campus is bustling with activity, including exciting new growth and expansion, like our recent high tech upgrades and brand-new San Diego Spine & Joint Center. Our hospital is only a few miles from the ocean and downtown San Diego.

Join our family of caring professionals who bring dedication and commitment to our mission, The Skill to Heal, The Spirit to Care. We combine our compassion and education along with state-of-the-art, life-saving technology to best serve the healthcare needs of our community.

Responsibilities:
The Student Extern is an adjunct to the patient care team. - The extern performs at the level that has successfully been completed and passed in the clinical section at a local college. - Under the general supervision of an RN the extern provides direct patient care in accordance with the established protocols, the skills they are able to perform are expanded. - All newly hired externs will first function in the capacity of a nursing assistant, regardless of their nursing program clinical level. - When the student has been cleared by the Supervisor, they may be moved to their appropriate skill level.

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Assists with providing comprehensive nursing care including the following:
a. Pre and post-operative preparation
b. Positioning of patients
c. Ambulation of patients
d. Dietary needs including feeding of patients
e. AM and PM care
f. Admission
g. Discharge and transfer of patients
h. Care of patient belongings and other patient care duties

Reports all unusual incidents and significant changes in the patient's condition to the Charge Nurse.

Assists with patient teaching within the scope of knowledge as directed by the Registered nurse.

Demonstrates the ability to accurately determine patient's vital signs.

Charts appropriate data within the scope of practice.

Utilizes hospital equipment and supplies appropriately.

Consistently uses two patient identifiers when performing any procedure on a patient.

Consistently ensures that all clinical alarms are not turned off or silenced without the RN knowledge.

Is in compliance with information contained within the Infection Control Manual (i.e. OSHA blood borne pathogen standards, CDC Guidelines) and demonstrates appropriate use of personal protective equipment (i.e. gloves, masks and goggles) and hand washing techniques.

Avoids and prevents injury to self and patient by applying the principles of body mechanics. Maintains a safe environment, functioning with an awareness and application of safety issues identified within the unit/facility.

Involves patient in care and allows patient to have choice and control over situations and environment as appropriate to condition and situation.

Explains all treatment and procedure thoroughly to patient before they are performed.

Performs all other duties as assigned or required.

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Qualifications:
Education and Work Experience

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Successfully completed the first semester of a nursing program

Must be in good and academic standing

Current Basic Life Support Certification

Certified Nursing Assistant preferred

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We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics. If you need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources. - EEO is the Law: -

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Keywords: Prime Healthcare, National City , Student Extern, Other , National City, California

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