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Summer Extern Student Nurse - Surgical

CHI Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Mount Sterling, Kentucky

The posted compensation range of $20.00 - $20.00 /hour is a reasonable estimate that extends from the lowest to the highest pay CommonSpirit in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job, based on the circumstances at the time of posting. CommonSpirit may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law.

Requisition ID 2024-350117 Employment Type PRN Department Nursing Internship Hours/Pay Period 0 Shift Day Weekly Schedule Days Remote No Category Intern and Extern

Saint Joseph Mount Sterling is a not-for-profit faith-based hospital located in Mount Sterling Kentucky. The hospital was founded in 1918—formerly known as Mary Chiles Hospital—and now serves as a 42-bed community hospital for the residents of Bath Bourbon Clark Menifee Montgomery Nicholas Powell and Rowan counties. CHI Saint Joseph Health supports 5000 active employees 8 hospitals specialty clinics and a Medical Group with more than 200 locations across Central and Eastern KY. CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health in 2019. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


Job Summary / Purpose

The nurse extern will gain experience in a realistic professional nursing work environment by assisting in the delivery of both direct and indirect nursing care under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse within the scope of practice of unlicensed, assistive personnel.

Essential Key Job Responsibilities

Skills and procedures 

  • Performs clinical procedures in a competent manner, following appropriate policies and procedures, under the direction of a Registered Nurse.
  • Obtains vital signs, intake and output, accuchecks and documents per unit protocol.
  • Obtains blood and blood products from the blood bank. May assist in identifying blood before administration.  
  • Assists with trach care, suctioning, G-tube and feeding tube insertions and maintenance, and simple/complex dressing changes.
  • Assists physician before, during, and after procedures within facility and unit guidelines.
  • Demonstrates knowledge related to age appropriate behavior of children, adolescents, adults, and seniors to assess the growth and development of the patient.
  • Provides routine and procedural hygiene needs.
  • Assists in meeting patient's activity needs.
  • Obtains specimens as directed.
  • Assists/Performs post-mortem care. Provides emotional support patients and assists with monitoring recovery from any procedures.


  • Communicates effectively with all members of the health care team.
  • Maintains complete patient confidentiality.
  • Reports changes in patient's condition or other pertinent data to RN immediately.
  • Assists with patient and family education, as appropriate.

Quality and Safety

  • Attends shift huddles and in-services, as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates safe and proper use of equipment.
  • Uses  personal  protective  equipment  and  complies  with  all  universal  precautions  and blood-borne pathogens regulations.
  • Cleans and checks for malfunctioning of stretchers, wheelchairs, bedside commodes, and I.V. poles according to unit protocol.
  • Identifies and immediately reports any actual or potential hazard observed in the hospital environment.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of all safety and emergency codes

Professional Development

  • Dresses professionally and wears name badge at all times.
  • Performs AIDET before any patient and family interactions.
  • Actively participates in all Nurse Extern activities


Minimum Qualifications

Required Education (for CHI Leadership Job Levels from Supervisor through President)

Does Not Apply

Required Education for Staff Job Levels

Currently enrolled (3.0 GPA or higher) and has completed at least one year in an accredited School of Nursing and has completed at least one medical surgical clinical rotation.

Required Licensure and Certifications

Current BLS certification

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Demonstrated career path which demonstrates progressive leadership responsibilities and project management.  

Able to work collaboratively to achieve desired department, facility and regional results.

Skilled and articulate in both verbal and written communication.

Demonstrated abilities in clinical reasoning and problem solving

Proficient in Microsoft office and Outlook 

PREFERRED Qualifications


While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that may include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid time off, tuition assistance, adoption assistance, and more!

Unless directed by a Collective Bargaining Agreement, applications for this position will be considered on a rolling basis. CommonSpirit Health cannot anticipate the date by which a successful candidate may be identified.

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