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Student Nurse Intern

JOB SUMMARY Under the supervision of the RN, provides prescribed medical treatment and personal care services to patients in the hospital setting and designated outpatient departments by performing the following duties, supporting the nursing philosophy.# Partner with a RN to provide exposure to clinical experiences that will reinforce theory and prepare them for their roles as RN.# May include weekends, holidays, day, evening, night, and/or on-call hours. Other duties as assigned. # ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES # Under direct supervision of RN: # Collects patient data and documents in the medical record within scope. Assists physician/RN with procedures as needed. Reviews physician#s orders, lab requests, or follow-up needs with patient. Provides patient treatments as ordered within scope. Documents care provided in the medical record. Observes patients and reports adverse reactions to medication or treatment to the RN. Maintains supplies, including scanning, stocking and ordering new supplies and disposing of expired or damaged supplies. Floats to various units based on identified need. Participates in department and unit performance improvement activities. # AGE OF PATIENT POPULATION# Neonate to Geriatric########################################### # COMPETENCIES ############################################ To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: Quality - Follows policies and procedures; Adapts to changes in the environment; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance. Service - Responds promptly to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments; Abides by MHS confidentiality and security agreement; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences. Partnering - Supports organization#s goal and values; Exhibits objectivity and openness to other#s views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Generates suggestions for improving work. Cost - Conserves organization resources. Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers information; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics. Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others; Consistently performs essential duties and responsibilities. Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on resolving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others# ideas and tries new things. Judgement - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions. Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Undertakes self-development activities; Supports the Culture of Excellence; Asks for and offers help when needed; Self-directed in daily work routine, remaining productive during work hours. Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration; Accepts responsibility for own actions. Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly; Utilizes appropriate equipment for partner/patient safety such as lifts and gait belts. Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment. Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time, ready to accept assignment. # EDUCATION, TRAINING, # EXPERIENCE # Graduate of High School or GED Enrolled in an accredited, or accredited eligible, RN program , in academic good standing and have no more than 2 semesters to complete until program completion (Wisconsin). Active senior status in an accredited RN program (or in a program that is eligible to become accredited). Completion of at least 50% of nursing clinicals or 50% of theory/modules required by the Nursing program. Maintains GPA of 2.5 or above (Illinois). # CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE ############################################# Approved CPR or BLS certification required within 90 days (other certifications per unit requirements: ACLS, PALS, PEARS, NRP). ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Passing the Driver#s License Check and/or Credit Check (for those positions requiring) Passing the WI Caregiver Background Check and/or Illinois Health Care Workers Background Check Must be able to follow written/oral instructions WORK ENVIRONMENT ############################################ The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Occupational exposure is a Category A, which states that all employees in this specified job classification have occupational exposure. # INFORMATION ACCESS Partner may access patient care information needed to perform job duties. # WORK CONTACT GROUP Patients, Families, Physicians, Health Care Team Members, the Community. # SPECIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS The Special Physical Demands are considered Essential Job Function of the position with or without accommodations. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and smell. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.# Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.########## ######### ################ LEVEL OF SUPV/SUPERVISES ############################################# This job has no supervisory responsibilities. # Computer Skills To perform this job successfully, basic computer skills are beneficial. # # # # ## #


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