Nurse Extern PRN
Company: HCA Healthcare
Posted on: September 6, 2021
SCHEDULE: PRN/Per Diem
Regional Hospital, a 221-bed acute care hospital and Level II
Trauma Center, serves the communities of Seminole and west Volusia
counties. The hospital provides the only full-service
cardiovascular program in Seminole and west Volusia, including open
heart surgery, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology,
cardiac rehabilitation and comprehensive diagnostic services. Other
specialized services include orthopedic and spine care, robotic
surgery, acute inpatient medical rehabilitation and complete
imaging services. Central Florida Regional Hospital is located 3.6
miles east of I-4 between S.R. 46 and Highway 17-92 in Sanford. The
hospital provides 24/7 emergency care at its main location as well
as at Heathrow ER located at 4525 International Parkway in Sanford.
For more information, please visit www.CentralFloridaRegional.com.
Central Florida Regional Hospital is currently
seeking a Nurse Extern to join our team on the Cardiac Neuro
Unit. This position will be PRN, as needed.
The Nurse Extern delivers high quality,
patient-centered care by performing a variety of delegated basic
patient care services related to common nursing functions and
activities of daily living. Under the supervision of the registered
nurse (RN), the Nurse Extern assists the nursing staff in providing
patient care in accordance with the Nurse Extern’s skills/training
and the needs of the Department, and consistently assists the
patient care team with maintaining a clean, well-organized, and
safe patient care environment. The Nurse Extern is currently
enrolled and in good standing in an accredited school of nursing
and can perform higher-level procedures once competency is
Participates in the implementation of nursing
care plans by performing direct and indirect patient care under the
supervision of the licensed nurse.
Obtains and records initial and ongoing patient
information throughout the cycle of care, including admissions
data, vital signs, height and weight, blood pressure, oxygen
saturation, blood glucose levels, intake and output, and calorie
Documents observations, interactions, patient
responses to performed activities, and any physical or behavioral
changes at time of occurrence. Reports observations of individual
patients to the RN/Team Leader.
Assists with mobility by regular turning and
positioning, dangling, and ambulating patients. Assists with
use of walkers, crutches, canes, and wheelchairs. Transfers
patients to and from other units, departments, or entities.
Assists with discharges. Demonstrates proper body
Provides or assists with non-medicated support
care, including non-sterile dressing changes, skin protection,
application of heat or ice, oxygen delivery, and venous compression
Performs non-medicated support tasks, including
oral suctioning, enema, catheterization and foley catheter removal,
drain maintenance, and basic wound care. Increases variety and
difficulty of tasks as competency is verified through nursing
Obtains or assists in the collection of
specimens for diagnostic or waived tests. Ensures accuracy of all
labels and timely transfer of specimen.
Retrieves medication from pharmacy, storage
room, or tube system and delivers to licensed staff member as
Assists with patient preparation for surgery or
Assists patients with activities of daily
living to include eating and drinking, bathing, shaving, oral care,
grooming, and elimination. Changes bed linens as
Performs hourly rounding and responds promptly
to call lights and patient requests. Strives to anticipate patient
needs and resolve them proactively.
Follows patient and employee safety/security
policies and protocols, including hand hygiene, use of universal
precautions, use of personal protective equipment, and adherence to
Prepares and maintains clean, hazard-free
patient rooms. Empties trash and removes soiled linens.
Assists with patient/family/caregiver learning
needs, abilities and readiness to learn. Identifies barriers to
learning, such as language or culture. Integrates this
information into the patient’s plan of care.
Translates complex medical terminology to
ensure patients/families/caregivers understand patient medical
condition, patient status, treatment plan, medications and possible
side effects, and follow-up measures.
Educates patients/families/caregivers on
healthy diet and exercise, disease prevention, and/or lifestyle
changes that may be needed once a patient leaves the hospital.
Prepares patients and families/caregivers for future
Provides teaching material as needed
(pamphlets, video, etc.) to enhance understanding. Documents each
Assists with post-mortem
Assists in the setup, removal, and cleaning of
equipment. Identifies malfunctioning equipment and initiates
Performs clerical work as needed, including
greeting customers, filing, answering and transferring phones, and
Prepares and maintains chart, MAR and Kardex on
each patient admitted. Adds documentation forms to chart as
needed. Ensures each form is properly labeled.
Assists provider in obtaining medical records
and diagnostic results.
- Currently enrolled and in good standing in
an accredited school of nursing, required.
- 1+ years of nursing school completed,
- Current BLS certification through the
American Heart Association, required.
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