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Student Nurse Intern II

Company: Gundersen Health System
Location: La Crosse
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Job Description:

Love + medicine is who we are, it's what we do, it's why people want to work here. If you're looking for a job to love, apply today.Schedule Weekly Hours:36Student Nurse Intern II ProgramDates: May 31- August 7, 2022Overview:
Ten week, paid summer nursing internship. You will work alongside some of the finest nurses and health care professionals in the nation, while participating in activities which will strengthen clinical skills and interdisciplinary communication.Qualifications:
To be considered for the Summer Nurse Intern II Program, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • Junior II /Senior I status in a baccalaureate degree nursing program and completion of at least (1) acute care clinical experience (hospital-setting) with an anticipated graduation date of winter 2022 or spring 2023.
    - Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (EMT-B) or EMT - Paramedic - (EMT-P) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license

    • CPR certification

      • Submission of an official college transcript

        • Commitment to full-time employment (36 hours per week) for 10 weeks. Day, PM, Night, Weekend and Holidays may be included.Requirements:
          1. Complete the online application in its entirety. Your online application materials and official transcript must all be received by December 15, 2021.2. Attach a cover letter, resume and thoughtful responses to the following questions to your online profile: a. Describe why you have selected nursing as your career path and (1) short-term career goal. b. Share an experience from your clinicals in which you demonstrated your capacity for human compassion. Explain why the experience made an impression on you as a student nurse. c. Describe a specific example of how you have demonstrated your leadership capabilities during your nursing education.
          4. Send official college transcripts to:
          Erin Schmitt, BSN, RN
          Gundersen Health System, Mailstop BELL-01
          1900 South Avenue
          La Crosse, WI 54601 You will be notified if you have been selected for an interview in January. Internship placements will be announced by April.If you have any questions, please contact Erin Schmitt, BSN, RN at:(608) 775-0147 or
          Job Description:This is a position for a student nurse who has completed the acute care clinical experience and Junior status or equivalent in a nursing baccalaureate program. The Nurse Interns II provides safe, basic nursing care for patients and families, functioning under the direct supervision of the RN in the acute hospital or clinic setting with the primary goal of focusing on learning opportunities and extending the student experience. (Direct supervision means that the RN is immediately available to continually coordinate, direct and inspect, at first hand, the care provided by the Nurse Intern II.) The Nurse Intern II cannot independently assume duties done by an RN. The Nurse Intern II will focus on the health and wellness of the patient while providing safe, essential nursing care for patients and families with the primary goal of extending the student experience and focusing on learning opportunities related to basic functions of the RN role. This role is a temporary position that may last up to 15 months.Major Responsibilities:
          1. Completes Gundersen Health System (GHS) orientation and education requirements, maintains competency and practices and contributes to the GHS Mission and Strategic Plan.
          2. Contributes to assessment by collecting and documenting data at the direction of the RN. All of the Nurse Intern II's documentation must be verified for accuracy and cosigned each shift by the RN, and the RN must complete and document independent patient assessments as per GHS standard operating procedure.
          3. Assists in formulating and carrying out the patient's individualized plan of care. Creation, assessment, revision and evaluation of the patient plan of care cannot be delegated to the Nurse Intern II.
          4. The Nurse Intern II may reinforce patient education that has been initiated by the RN. The intern does not initiate patient education or evaluate patient learning.
          5. Provides direct patient care and prescribed treatment, assists with ADLs, and encourages the patient's self-care; documents interventions and patient response.
          6. As per the "Nurse Intern I, II, III Roles and Responsibilities" document, the Nurse Intern II will administer and document administration of medication at the point of care and under the direct supervision of the RN.
          7. Performs other job-related responsibilities as requested.Education and Learning:
          High School Diploma or equivalency
          and enrolled in a baccalaureate nursing program and has completed the acute care clinical experience and Junior status or equivalent.Work Experience:
          1 year of experience in a healthcare environment working as a Certified Nursing Assistant or direct patient care related position.License and Certifications:
          R Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (EMT-B) or Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic (EMT-P) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
          Current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR certification; Heart Saver, Rescue and Military training network CPR; or the American Red Cross CPR certification (CPR) except Citizen and Animal classesAge Specific Population Served:
          Infant (less than 1 year)
          Pediatric (1 - 12 years)
          Adolescent (13 - 17 years)
          Adult (18 - 64 years)
          Geriatric (65 years & older)
          Unit/Department Specific

          OSHA Category:
          Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.

          Environmental Conditions:
          Exposed to infectious diseases.Physical Requirements/Demands Of The Position:
          Sitting Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
          Walking/Standing Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
          Stooping/Bending Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
          Squatting Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
          Kneeling/Half Kneel Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
          Reaching - Shoulder Level Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
          Reaching - Below Shoulder Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
          Reaching - Above Shoulder Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
          Repetitive Actions - Pinch Forces Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Pounds of force 0-25
          Repetitive Actions - Grip Forces Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Pounds of force 0-25
          Repetitive Actions - Fine Manipulation Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
          Balance - Right Leg Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
          Balance - Left Leg Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
          Lifting - Other Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs 0-25
          Carrying - Short Carry Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours) Number of lbs 0-25
          Push/Pull (Static Force) Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs 0-25IndrnIf you need assistance with any portion of the application or have questions about the position, please contact or call 608-775-0267Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Gundersen Health System, La Crosse , Student Nurse Intern II, Healthcare , La Crosse, Wisconsin

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