Salem, Virginia



Are you a nursing student looking to gain hands on, hospital experience?  

Join our team as a Nurse Extern! Hours are FLEXIBLE with your school schedule!


LewisGale Medical Center, a 506-bed acute care facility, is a part of LewisGale Regional Health System, which is comprised of four hospitals spanning across the Southwest Virginia region. We are a Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) system, one of the nation’s largest and leading healthcare systems. We are ranked among top hospitals in Virginia for benchmarked quality cancer care and patient safety, satisfaction, and health outcomes. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has ranked us among the top hospitals nationwide on quality measures for our services and treatments to address heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care.  Most importantly, our healthcare family is community focused and dedicated to enhancing the health and quality of life by putting our patients first.

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Our Nurse Externs work under the supervision of our Registered Nurses (RN) and assist the nursing staff in providing high quality, patient-centered care and services related to common nursing functions and activities of daily living.


We understand you have a busy school schedule. Our PRN Nurse Externs have flexible scheduling options to choose from depending upon your needs and preferences. As one of our Nurse Externs, you will be considered first for an RN interview for our Nurse Residency, offering you the opportunity to secure an RN position in your most desired area or specialty.


Nurse Extern Job Duties:

  • Perform direct and indirect patient care under the direction of the Registered Nurse
  • Obtain and record patient information throughout the cycle of care according to hospital policy
  • Assist with patient mobility and patient transfers



  • Currently enrolled and in good standing in an accredited school of nursing (required)
  • 1+ years of nursing school completed (preferred)
  • PRN (hours vary based on coverage need for department)
  • Weekend & Holiday coverage (as needed)

Our employees come first. We provide a total compensation package to make sure your needs are met. As a PRN employee you can plan for your future by participating in our 401k program.


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.


Our Company’s recruiters are here to help unlock the next possibility within your career and we take your candidate experience very seriously. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Gmail or Yahoo Mail. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, let us know by clicking here.

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Salem, Virginia

HCA Serving Those Who Have Served Us So Faithfully.

Guided by the principle that quality care begins with the warmth, compassion, and positive attitude of our employees, HCA has consistently proven to be the nation’s leading healthcare provider with the widest range of employment opportunities.

Since our founding over 40 years ago, HCA has grown in size and services with over 280 affiliate facilities in 20 states and England. Our family of nearly 190,000 strong is dedicated to developing innovative strategies and practices to better the human condition.

Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. Expert care, ethical conduct, innovative technologies, and best practices are the core of our resources. Through these, we strive to deliver high-quality, cost-effective, community-centric health care for approximately 18 million patients annually.

HCA has over 7000 open requisitions in hospitals, diagnostic, outpatient and business operations across 20 states in the U.S.

Our employment opportunities fill job classes in both patient care and business support services. While a majority of positions account for clinical backgrounds, HCA has many opportunities in supply chain and logistics, IT, engineering and technical, administrative and managerial, sales, finance and accounting, environmental, plant ops, HR and many more.

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