You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Nurse Extern.
You're ready to roll up your sleeves. Eager to ask questions. And willing to go above and beyond to ease a patient's pain.
You know how to stay organized and move fast. You're eager to learn and take on new challenges.
You're great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.
Lutheran Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 249-bed community-based hospital provides comprehensive, specialty care to the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other. Dating back to 1905, we are proud of the rich history and inspiring mission our hospital has embodied for over 110 years.
Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, we've launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.
Together we'll align mission and careers, values and workplace. We'll honor each other's dignity and surpass the standards we set. We'll encourage joy, demand safety and take pride in our integrity.
We'll laugh at each other's jokes (even the bad ones). We'll hello and high five. We'll celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.
We're proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.
As a Nurse Extern you need to know how to:
Respond to patient care needs by answering call lights, assisting patients with hygiene care and nourishment, obtaining vital signs, and communicating constructively, effectively and timely with members of the care team
PIV insertion, maintenance and removal
Perform foley catheter insertion, care and removal
Perform safe wound care
Check and document patient vitals, glucose, inputs and outputs
Perform secondary assessments as additions to the primary assessment performed by a Registered Nurse
Insert Nasogastric tubes
Provide patient and family education related to the patient's disease process, medications and interventions related to plan of care
May administer medications with direct supervision of the Registered Nurse and dual signoff
Document patient care with additional signature of Registered Nurse
We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:
Student in good standing in an accredited School of Nursing program having completed all clinical coursework (with the exception of a final/capstone course)
High School Diploma or equivalent
Current BLS certification endorsed by the American Heart Association or the ability to obtain within 60 days of hire (with prior approval)
At least one (1) year of previous experience in a healthcare setting
Your next move.
Now that you know more about being a Nurse Extern on our team we hope you'll join us. At SCL Health you'll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place. Our facilities do not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs, services or activities, or on the basis of sex (gender) in health programs and activities