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Medical Surgical Nurse Extern

Company: St. David's South Austin Medical Center
Location: Austin
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Job Description:

Description

Introduction

Last year our HCA Healthcare colleagues invested over 156,000 hours volunteering in our communities. As a Medical Surgical Nurse Extern with St. David's South Austin Medical Center you can be a part of an organization that is devoted to giving back!

Benefits

We are committed to providing our employees with the support they need. At St. David's South Austin Medical Center, we offer eligible colleagues an attractive benefit package that includes medical, wellbeing, dental and vision benefits along with some unique benefits including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Flexible Spending
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Personal Leave
  • 401K(100% annual match - 3% to 9% of pay based on years of service)
  • Academic Assistance and Reimbursements for Tuition and Student Loans
  • Employee Discounts including Tickets, Retail, Mental Health Apps, Education Apps, Identity Theft Protection etc.
  • HomeAuto, and Pet Insurance
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)
  • Short Term Long Term Disability coverage
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Legal Benefits and lots more!

Learn more about Employee Benefits

Would you like to unlock your potential with a leading healthcare provider dedicated to the growth and development of our colleagues? Join the St. David's South Austin Medical Center family! We will give you the tools and resources you need to succeed in our organization. We are looking for an enthusiastic Medical Surgical Nurse Extern to help us reach our goals. Unlock your potential!

Job Summary and Qualifications

As a Nurse Extern, you will deliver high quality, patient-centered care by performing a variety of basic patient care services related to common nursing functions and activities of daily living. You will work under the supervision of the Registered Nurse in assisting with the implementation of nursing plans. In order to qualify as a Nurse Extern, you will be currently enrolled and in good standing in an accredited school of nursing.

  • You will obtain and record initial and ongoing patient information throughout the cycle of care, including admissions data, vital signs, blood glucose levels, input and output levels and calorie counts
  • You will give personal care including bathing, grooming, feeding, changing, etc.
  • You will document and report observations, interactions, patient responses to performed activities, and any physical or behavioral changes at time of occurrence
  • You will assist with patient mobility by regular turning, positioning and ambulating patients
  • You will provide or assist with non-medicated support care, collection of specimens for diagnostic testing, and preparation of patient for surgery or other procedure
  • You will assist with transfers of patients to and from other units/departments and with discharges

What qualifications you will need:

Experience

  • Volunteer or experience in an acute care hospital setting – preferred
  • Age specific knowledge of patient population in the specific department – preferred

Education

  • High School Graduate / GED
  • Currently enrolled and in good standing with an accredited school of Nursing
  • Successful completion of the basic fundamental nursing courses and the ability to perform the fundamental skills learned in the 1st semester of nursing school
  • Must have signed nursing school initial skills checklist and verification of appropriate competencies.
  • Must complete nursing school within 2 years of hire or will lose eligibility to remain in the Nurse Extern status

Certifications

  • Basic Cardiac Life Support

St. David’s South Austin Medical Center is an acute-care facility in central Texas with more than 300 patient beds. The hospital is known in the community for its nationally accredited oncology program – the Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Center, home to the area’s only adult bone marrow transplant program – and Level II trauma center. The facility’s full range of specialized services includes cardiovascular care and rehabilitation, imaging services, women’s services, joint replacement and orthopedics, surgical services including weight loss surgery, wound care, emergency care, cancer care, nutrition services, and a sleep disorder center. The hospital operates three full-service emergency centers.

 

St. David’s South Austin Medical Center is part of St. David’s HealthCare, which is one of the largest healthcare systems in Texas and the third-largest employer in the Austin area. St. David’s HealthCare was formed through a unique partnership between HCA Healthcare and two local non-profits — St. David’s Foundation and Georgetown Health Foundation.

 

HCA Healthcare has been named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute for over a decade.  In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

"There is so much good to do in the world and so many different ways to do it."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
HCA Healthcare Co-Founder

Be a part of an organization that invests in you! We are reviewing applications for our Medical Surgical Nurse Extern opening. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Submit your application and help us raise the bar in patient care!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: St. David's South Austin Medical Center, Austin , Medical Surgical Nurse Extern, Other , Austin, Texas

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