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Internship

Student Nurse Intern Program

🚀 Off-cycle Internship

Lowell

AI generated summary

  • You need CNA certification, experience in healthcare, physical ability to lift patients, excellent communication skills, and proficiency in medical terminology. Demonstrated interpersonal skills and computer experience are a plus.
  • You will assist with patient care, procedures, and treatments, maintaining hygiene, monitoring vital signs, providing ADL assistance, and ensuring patient safety and comfort. Assist with medical procedures, clerical tasks, and equipment maintenance. Be attentive, proactive, and supportive in all aspects of patient care.

Off-cycle Internship

Healthcare, ScienceLowell

Description

  • ​This role focuses on providing professional and nonprofessional nursing care services in accordance with physician orders.  In addition, this role focuses on performing the following Nursing Support duties: Provides basic care services to patients, but does not have an RN or LPN license. Positions in this nursing support work under the direction of physicians, mid-level practitioners, and may work under the direction of registered nurses depending on their unit.  An organizational related support or service (administrative or clerical) role or a role that focuses on support of daily business activities (e.g., technical, clinical, non-clinical) operating in a “hands on” environment.  The majority of time is spent in the delivery of support services or activities, typically under supervision.  An entry level role that typically requires little to no prior knowledge or experience, work is routine or follows standard procedures, work is closely supervised, and communicates information that requires little explanation or interpretation. 
  • This position works under the supervision of the professional nurse and collaborates to meet the needs of the patient’s care. This role assists in direct patient care, provides environmental support and facilitates patient safety on designated unit and other units as needed. 

Requirements

  • Minimum Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or equivalent
  • Successful completion of courses in EKG and Phlebotomy (only for Critical Care and ED)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
  • One (1) years experience in health care or nursing services
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Three (3) years experience in health care or nursing services
  • Physical Requirements:
  • Lifting up to 30-35 lbs and turning patients. Prolonged standing and walking. Occasional twisting, bending, reaching, pushing/pulling, sitting, kneeling, and squatting.
  • Manual dexterity using fine hand manipulation for performing procedures to operate computer keyboard.
  • Requires ability to see computer screen, read reports, and perform assistance in procedures with accuracy.
  • Requires ability to hear patients.
  • Skills & Abilities:
  • Ability ro read, write, and comprehend medical terminology.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Able to work with detailed, confidential material.
  • Computer experience.
  • Maintains sensitivity, maturity, and flexibility in coping with difficult situations.
  • Able to work with all levels of staff including members of hospital departments, physicians, vendors, patients, and members of the community.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of proper body mechanics.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Healthcare
Science

Responsibilities

  • Assists with any examinations, procedures, tests, treatments that have been taught through formal training which main include: Using glucometer, hoyer lift, obtaining vital signs, urinalysis, blood glucose, microalbumin, and A1C. Takes vital signs and weights.
  • Assists patients with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) in a manner which maintains patient privacy and safety. Prepares patients for meals, assists with meals or feeds patient as necessary. Responds to call lights in a timely manner. Assists with ambulation and/or transfers.
  • Provides complete hygienic care to patients which may include distributing linens, making beds, changing linens, changing briefs, bedpans, urinals, and catheters. Administers cleansing enemas.
  • Applies principles of prevention to maintain skin integrity and skeletal muscular alignment. Changes simple dry sterile dressings.
  • Assists self-care Ostomy patients with pouching and preventative skin care.
  • Prepares and administers hot and cold applications including sitz bath, soaks and packs.
  • Applies supportive appliances, i.e. slings, ace bandages, elastic stockings and binders, when appropriate.
  • Obtains, documents and reconciles allergy and medication lists.
  • Collects and prepares specimens and relevant documentation for transportation to off-site laboratory, assuring accuracy in labeling and documenting. Update and reconcile all lab results in EMR.
  • Monitors and replenishes medical supplies. Cleans and sterilizes instruments and maintains diagnostic equipment. Arranges for any replacement/upgrades to all medical devices.
  • Assists with medical, office, or clinical staff with clerical support necessary to ensure efficient practice procedures which may include: greeting patients, scheduling appointments, answering phones, taking messages and patient mailings.
  • Assists and provides assistance to other employed physician practices as required and will perform other duties as assigned by manager or supervisor.
  • Performs patient care according to nursing direction, rehab schedule and discharge plan. Reports any observed change in patient’s conditions or behavior promptly to RN/LPN. Reports patient complaints or problems to the assigned nurse at appropriate intervals during the shift
  • Transports patient to procedures/discharge within hospital as directed. Acts as a Safety Sitter when needed.

Details

Work type

Part time

Work mode

office

Location

Lowell