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Medical Progressive Care Student Nurse - Patient Care Intern Progression Program

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You need high school diploma, 0-3 years exp., enrollment in PCI nursing program with clinicals at accredited school, BLS certification, age-appropriate care knowledge, strong communication skills, detail-oriented, physically able to perform tasks, and infection control knowledge.
  • You will support the patient care team by providing care to designated patients, assisting with activities of daily living, mobility, continuous observation, and maintaining a clean and orderly environment.

Off-cycle Internship



  • 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


  • 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



  • 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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