Banner Health Nurse Extern Metro-Phoenix in Mesa, Arizona
Are you a nursing student graduating in 12 months or less (Junior or Senior students)? Are you ready to gain hands-on experience in a clinical setting before you graduate? Look no further than Banner Health's new Nurse Extern program!
Under the supervision of an RN preceptor, our nurse externs will have the chance to practice various skills, including: assessing patients, administering medications, adjusting IV pump rates or devices, parenteral fluids, blood products or IV flushes, initiating, titrating and discontinuing oxygen, and performing basic data collection in an EMR. In addition, our nurse externs will have the chance to practice any skill for which they have received didactic and clinical instruction for an can provide evidence of a skill checklist from an accredited nursing program. Throughout the program, our nursing externs are also able to spend time with the clinical case manager, observe procedures, or participate in other activities relevant to the patient population with which they are involved.
Banners goal when placing an RN Nurse Extern is after you Graduate and obtain your RN license that you continue as a New Grad in the same unit that you selected for your extern position. This is an amazing opportunity to grow and to obtain an amazing skill set even before receiving your RN license.
Banner University Medical Center is a level 1 trauma center, in the heart of Phoenix’s metro area. This centrally located facility is just north of the downtown Phoenix area.
Banner Thunderbird Medical Center is a level 1 trauma center. This facility is near multiple freeways and still centrally located in the valley.
Banner Boswell and Del Webb are in the northwest valley and are easily accessible off the freeway. These communities are fast growing areas of the Phoenix metro area.
Banner Estrella in the Southwest region of Phoenix has beautiful views of the Estrella Mountains and is in a fast-growing community.
The Superstition Mountains create a beautiful view from Banner Baywood, Ironwood and Goldfield Medical Centers which are located on the thriving, eastern edge of Phoenix’s metro area.
Banner Desert and Banner Children’s Medical Center Level 1 Trauma facility is in the perfect location near Arizona State University and gorgeous Tempe Town Lake area.
Banner Gateway MD Anderson Cancer Center is an award-winning facility located in an award-winning town with top-rated schools and easy access to the entire east valley.
Must be enrolled in an accredited nursing program and within 1 year of graduation.
Must be able to graduate from an accredited nursing program on initial anticipated graduation date.
Current BLS certification
Must be able to pass Nursing State Boards within 90 days after graduation or in the event a second attempt is needed, must schedule and pass within an additional 60days from the first attempt
Will work a minimum of 12 hours a month; cannot exceed 20 hours per week.
Selected Nurse externs will go through orientation in Summer and Fall 2023
IMPORTANT COHORT INFORMATION:
Banners next extern cohort begins October 1, 2023, Please be on the look out for the Fall/Spring posting to apply too, this posting is for ad hawk extern positions and not the Fall/Spring cohort. We will be accepting applications for the Spring cohort 10/1/2023-11/1/2023.
Any questions please email me at Tracy.Matthews@Bannerhealth.com
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Under the direct supervision of a licensed professional registered nurse, this position will allow the nursing student within one year from graduation with a Bachelor’s or Associate Degree in Nursing prior to passing State Boards the ability to expand their clinical experience while working through standard Nurse Extern competency assessment on a wide variety of patient care activities, which include classroom training, participation in patient care planning, implementation, observation and evaluation, as well as identification/reporting significant observations. The unlicensed Nurse Extern role is not a permanent position. Employment will be impacted based on criteria outlined in the Nurse Program policy.
The unlicensed Nurse Extern must always be under the direct supervision of a designated licensed professional registered nurse.
Provides direct nursing care including attending to client’s comfort needs and other nursing skills/procedures for which they have received didactic & clinical instruction in their program, as well as their competency established and witnessed under the direct supervision of a licensed professional registered nurse.
Assists in the assessment, planning, diagnosis, implementation, evaluation and nursing care under direct supervision of a licensed professional registered nurse.
Must be able to use critical thinking and problem-solving skills and analyze complex data in order to identify and report patient status to a licensed professional registered nurse
Collaborates with other disciplines in the planning, implementation, evaluation and modification of nursing care under the direct supervisor of a licensed professional registered nurse.
Follows safety standards, adheres to compliance education/training, and performs all functions according to established policies/procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements as well as applicable professional standards in all aspects of performance, while demonstrating Banner’s core behaviors in order to deliver an excellent service experience.
May not perform any skill independently or without direct supervision of the licensed professional registered nurse. Interacts with all levels of staff in a variety of departments: physicians, patients, families and external contacts, such as employees of other health care institutions, community providers and agencies, concerning the health care of the patient. Performs specific duties related to the assigned nursing unit under direct supervision of the licensed professional registered nurse & within the approved polices of the facility in which they are employed. Interacts with other health care providers in numerous settings in order to report and ask for or clarify information. The unlicensed Nurse Extern can continue to perform routine, repetitive nursing activities within the essential functions of the Nurse Extern role that require no nursing judgement while pending transfer into the RN New Graduate role. The unlicensed Nurse Extern must always be under the direct supervision of a designated licensed professional registered nurse.
Must be enrolled in an accredited nursing program and within 1 year of graduation upon hire.
Must be able to graduate from an accredited nursing program on initial anticipated graduation date at day of hire.
BLS Certification. Must be able to pass Nursing State Boards within 90 days after graduation or in the event a second attempt is needed, must schedule and pass within an additional 60 days from first attempt
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
Our organization supports a drug-free work environment.
Banner Health supports a drug-free work environment.
Banner Health complies with applicable federal and state laws and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or disability
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