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Medical Progressive Care Student Nurse - Patient Care Intern Progression Program

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You need a high school diploma, enrollment in a nursing program with completed clinicals, BLS certification, patient care knowledge, communication skills, ability to handle interruptions, attention to detail, physical stamina, and infection control knowledge to join IU Health's intern program.
  • You will work as a Patient Care Intern on a progressive care unit, assisting with patient care, providing activities of daily living, mobility assistance, continuous observation, and maintaining a clean environment. Opportunity to learn and make a real impact in patients' lives.

Off-cycle Internship



  • Indiana University Health is Indiana’s most comprehensive health system, with 16 hospitals and nearly 40,000 team members serving Hoosiers across the state. Our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine gives our team members access to the very latest science and the very best training, advancing care for all. We’re looking for team members who share the things that matter most to us. People who are inspired by challenging and meaningful work for the good of every patient. People who are compassionate and serve with a purpose. People who aspire to excellence every day. People who are always ready to apply themselves.


  • High School Diploma/GED or equivalent years of experience is required.
  • Requires 0-3 years of relevant experience.
  • Requires PCI to be actively enrolled and have completed 1 semester student nursing clinicals at an accredited nursing education program that is accredited by a national organization. For example, the Accreditation Commission For Education in Nursing (ACEN) and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
  • Requires current Basic Life Support certification through the AHA or attainment at the completion of the IU Health PCA education program. Other advanced life support certifications may be required per unit/department specialty according to patient care policies.
  • Requires knowledge of care appropriate to the age and developmental level of the patients served.
  • Requires ability to apply the organization's personnel policies and procedures.
  • Requires up to date knowledge of procedures and standards related to patient care activities.
  • Requires proficiency in interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Requires ability to maintain concentration when subjected to frequent and varied interruptions and variable noise levels.
  • Requires ability to organize tasks and attend to details.
  • Requires knowledge of procedures; equipment; software and standards related to patient care activities that non-licensed role perform (ie. PCI, PCA, PCR).
  • Requires ability to perform physically demanding; repetitious movements.
  • Requires knowledge of principles of infection control.

Area of Responsibilities



  • IU Health University’s Medical Progressive Care Unit is an ICU stepdown unit that provides hands on care for complex medical patients with cystic fibrosis, sickle cell, acute/end stage live failure along with a multitude of other co-morbidities. Our team has an opportunity to make an immediate impact in our patient’s lives. There is always something new to learn and experience! As a team member on MPCU, you will experience rare diagnoses and innovative treatment.
  • The Patient Care Intern I (PCI I) works under the direction of the registered nurse (RN) as a non-licensed team member. As a non-licensed team member, the PCI provides care to designated patients and supports the patient care team. Job duties include observation of the registered nurse, provision of activities of daily living, mobility assistance, mobility assistance, continuous observation including suicide prevention, and ensuring the patient's surroundings are clean and orderly.


Work type

Part time

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