Gainesville, Florida

Description

SHIFT: PRN
SCHEDULE: PRN/Per Diem


North Florida Regional Healthcare is an organization centered around the community hospitals in Gainesville, Florida -- North Florida Regional Medical Center (NFRMC). NFRMC is a 432-bed, full-service medical and surgical acute care center serving North Central Florida and offering comprehensive cardiovascular careoncologyorthopedicsneurosciencesminimally-invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgeryweight loss surgery and treatmentwomen’s health and wound therapy, among other services.


North Florida Regional Medical Center’s Medical-Surgical team is a fast-paced unit caring for adults of all ages, with a variety of disease processes. From pneumonia, necrotizing fasciitis to monkey bites, you will see it all. No two days will be the same. The Medical-Surgical unit offers a family atmosphere with work/life balance and teamwork at the core of our values. The nursing leaders are dedicated to ensuring extraordinary healthcare is delivered to the patients we serve. The nursing leaders encourage the team to reach their fullest professional potential, while supporting the team member’s career goals! The Medical-Surgical team has above a 90% national certification rate and high employee engagement. As a team member, you will have many opportunities to share your voice and guide positive impacts through both facility-level and unit-level shared governance councils.

The Medical-Surgical unit is often the unit selected to pilot new technology and initiatives for the facility, allowing team members the opportunity to learn and master new skills and tools. The team has a belief in being trained for everything and ready for anything. This belief is a cornerstone of the foundational experience that you will receive on the Medical-Surgical team, allowing you to learn, grow, and challenge yourself every day.

Come join the team and our journey to becoming the best Medical-Surgical team in the facility, community, and state. The team is dedicated to enriching our community through extraordinary healthcare with unmatched dedication and compassion!

 

Position Description: Working under the supervision of a nurse, the Nurse Extern performs various patient care activities necessary in caring for the personal needs and comfort of patients.  The position's tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Bathes, dresses/undresses patients assist with personal hygiene.
  • Serves and collects food trays.  Assists with patient feeding.
  • Transports, positions  and drapes patients for exams and treatments.
  • Assists patients in ambulating.
  • Takes and records vital signs, weights and I & O.
  • Performs non sterile dressing changes.
  • Passes and collects bed pans.
  • Changes bed linens.
  • Unit Secretary duties
  • Provides encouragement, support and comfort to patients and family members.
  • Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems. 
  • Provides age and culturally appropriate care.
  • Orients and mentors new staff members.
  • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

Qualifications

Position Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in Nursing School.
  • Working knowledge of medical terminology required .
  • BLS through American Heart Association is required.
  • Customer service abilities including effective listening skills.
  • Ability to quickly make decisions to report patient condition with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment up to 50 pounds.

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