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WellSpan Health Nurse Extern - WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital - Summer 2024 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Nurse Extern Summer Program 2024

Med Surg, BHS, ED, Tele/Obs, IMCU, CCU, Cath Lab, Rehab/FBS

Program dates: June 3 – August 3

Extern Orientation: June 3 - Jun 7

1 st Unit Rotation – June 9 - July 6

2 nd Unit Rotation – July 7 - August 3

9- week program

8- week preceptor clinical experience (2, 4- week rotations)

4- day hospital orientation

1:1 experienced RN preceptor.

36 hours per week (Day, evenings and nights - including weekends and holidays; will follow preceptor schedule)

Paid clinical experience

PA Child Abuse & FBI fingerprint clearances required

At completion of program, students may have the ability to continue employment in a Nursing Assistant capacity by working a minimum of 12 hours per month or continuing in the Externded Extern Program working a minimum of 8 hours per 2 weeks (24 hours/6 weeks)

Must meet the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited BSN, ADN, or diploma program

  • Must be in junior and/or senior year; graduating from December 2024 or Spring 2025

  • Must submit the following as an attachment in addition to the online application:

  • Cover letter and professional resume

  • AHA or ARC BLS certification

  • Unofficial transcripts including most recent semester completed

    We are WellSpan Health - Chambersburg Hospital

    Every day across central Pennsylvania, the people of WellSpan Health work together to support this non-profit mission of service—one patient, one community, one unique health care need at a time. We also collaborate with community leaders, area residents and other health care providers to make sure that inpatient, outpatient, home health and physician services are located where they can do the most good for our neighbors.

    Focusing on the health of the community has inspired us to transform the way we work. We make it as simple as possible for individuals to develop a relationship with our health system and to become healthy and stay that way. Each patient’s information is available to providers at any WellSpan location through our sophisticated electronic health record, and their care is coordinated by teams of physicians, health coaches, social workers and other professionals. This is, we believe, the best way to improve health across our growing, diverse region.

    Our Mission

    Working as one to improve health through exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities.

    Our Values

    Respect for All

    Working as One

    Assume Positive Intent

    Do the Right Thing

    Find a Better Way

    Job Description:

    Under supervision of the registered nurse, and as a fully functioning member of the patient care team, provides direct care to patients by performing a variety of duties, including assisting with data collection, provision of care, completion of selected therapeutic interventions, and documentation of care provided for a specified group of patients.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Provides information needed by the registered nurse to coordinate the care and discharge planning for the patient and family.

    Provides general nursing care and personal care assistance to patients, including bathing, dressing, eating, changing bed linens and bed pans and positioning.

    Assists in the preparation and transportation of patients for tests, procedures, etc.

    Monitors patient condition levels; reports changes to the appropriate individuals.

    Obtains and documents patient vital signs, including temperature, blood pressure, weight, respiration, pulse, pain, and department-specific requirements.

    Performs selected procedures if demonstrated competency during formal Nurse Extern Program (If Nurse Extern Program completed at medical facility other than York Hospital, skills checklist/competency verification must be provided), such as catheterization, nasogastric tube insertion and care, wound care, administration of tube feedings, enema administration and ostomy care.

    Sets up and removes equipment and supplies; ensures equipment is functioning properly and stored appropriately.

    Performs EKGs and Point-of-Care testing which may include blood glucose, hemoccult and specific gravity testing.

    Runs special errands as required. Responds to light calls.

    Ensures patient rooms, nursing areas, supply carts, etc. are stocked with appropriate items at required levels.

    Maintains par levels of supplies and equipment on assigned unit(s). Notifies supervisor when reorder points are reached.


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WellSpan Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy and intention of the System to maintain consistent and equal treatment toward applicants and employees of all job classifications without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic.