Nurse Extern, Med/Surg Unit - PRN

LewisGale Hospital Pulaski (LGHP) is located in the beautiful mountainous region of Virginia. Pulaski is considered a neighbor to the Virginia Tech Hokie community and is a short 45 minute drive from Roanoke, VA. The HCA (Hospital Corporation of America) hospital is a 147-bed acute care facility with more than 350 employees and has been recognized by Joint Commission as a Top Performer. The medical staff includes a wide range of primary care and specialty care physicians, including Cardiology, Otolaryngology, Orthopedics, General Surgery, Urology and Oncology as well as Hospitalists.
Pathway of Excellence
Pulaski's Med/Surg Unit was recognized as a Unit of Distinction for 2016
Only HCA Facility in VA to be designated as a ""Pathway Facility""
Check it out in the Roanoke Times Article

Medical/Surgical Unit
  • Atypical Med/Surg Unit
  • Includes Telemetry and Progress Care Unit populations
  • Orthopedic, cardiac, stroke populations serviced in addition to the general medical surgical population
  • A supportive environment focused on fostering educational opportunities and career growth
Nurse Extern duties include but are not limited to:
  • Performs selected patient care responsibilities under the supervision of an RN Mentor including but not limited to the insertion and discontinuing of Foley catheters, Nasogastric Tubes, Intravenous peripheral lines, basic clean and sterile wound care and dressing change, oral care and suctioning, application and monitoring of O2, EKG, and IV pump clearing.
  • Demonstrates the ability to identify unusual circumstances in the patient care environment. Provides immediate support, as needed, under supervision of RN Mentor in effort to facilitate patient care.
  • Professionalism through interaction and communication with co-workers, patients, families, physicians and other departments.
  • Demonstrates awareness of current problems, provides immediate support under supervision of RN Mentor, to facilitate patient care.
  • Participates in Interdepartmental rounds daily, monitoring that evidence based care, unit/hospital standards of care and core measures are being met.
  • Under guidance of RN Mentor, facilitates Performance Improvement activities.
  • Demonstrates teamwork, flexibility and creative problem-solving skills when dealing with others including those culturally diverse, departmental staff, physicians, patients, or families. Provides excellent customer service and is front line in Service Recovery if required.
  • Facilitates throughput of admissions, discharges and transfers.
  • Monitor supply usage and equipment needs for unit.
  • Performs all duties as directed or assigned by RN mentor.

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited school of nursing (required)

  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Health Care Provider (required)
  • Successful completion of at least one Adult Medical/Surgical clinical within their Nursing Education program. In good standing as a Nursing Student (required)
  • PRN

We are an equal opportunity employer and we 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.

Company Description:

At its founding in 1968, Nashville-based HCA was one of the nation's first hospital companies. Today, we are the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, a company comprised of locally managed facilities that includes about 165 hospitals and 115 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England and employing approximately 204,000 people. Approximately four to five percent of all inpatient care delivered in the country today is provided by HCA facilities. Milton Johnson serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HCA.

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