Nurse Intern I - June 1 - August 7, 2020
Nurse Intern I
The primary goal of this program is to offer an opportunity to expose student nurses to fundamental nursing practice in an acute care setting.
Responsibilities will include providing direct patient care, assisting with ADL’s while maintaining a safe environment and encouraging patients’ self-care.
- Wisconsin Registered Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Wisconsin Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (EMT-B) or Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic - Wisconsin (EMT-P) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) licensed to practice in the state of Wisconsin
- Current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR Certification or the American Red Cross Professional Rescuer CPR certification.
b. Share a specific example of how you have “enriched the life” of a patient.
c. Describe a situation when you have promoted an inclusive environment while interacting with a person(s) from a different background than your own.
d. Describe your personal goals and expectations for this internship.
4. Commitment to full-time employment (36 hours per week) for 10 weeks. Weekends and all other shifts may be included.
5. Send official college transcripts to:
1900 South Ave - Mailstop BELL-01
La Crosse WI 54601
Position for a student nurse who has completed one clinical rotation in direct patient care. The Nurse Intern I will function under the direct supervision of the RN in the acute hospital setting. (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 I). The Nurse Intern I cannot independently assume duties done by an RN. The Nurse Intern I 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 position offers the Nurse Intern I the opportunity to build upon communication skills as they gain understanding of relationships and function of the interdisciplinary team. This is a temporary position.
Completes Gundersen Health System (GHS) orientation and education requirements, maintains competency and practices and contributes to the GHS Mission and Strategic Plan.
Provides direct patient care: Assists with basic ADLs, (bathing, dressing, transferring, grooming, toileting and continence care) maintains a safe environment and encourages the patient’s self-care.
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 I.
Documents care provided in the patient medical record. Documentation must be verified for accuracy and cosigned each shift by the RN.
May reinforce patient education that has been initiated by the RN. Does not initiate patient education or evaluate patient learning.
By the end of the internship, Nurse Intern I will have completed a project that demonstrates knowledge of communication and team coordination.
Performs other job-related responsibilities as requested
|Scope of the Job|
|Age Specific Population Served||Geriatric (65 years & older)|
Adult (18 - 64 years)
Adolescent (13 - 17 years)
Pediatric (1 - 12 years)
|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.|
|Education and Experience:|
|Required||High School Diploma or equivalency |
and enrolled in a baccalaureate nursing program and has completed, at minimum, one direct patient care clinical rotation in a nursing baccalaureate program.
|Required||No experience required.|
|Desired||1 year of experience in a healthcare environment working as a Certified Nursing Assistant or other direct patient care related position.|
|Computer Systems/Software/Applications||operate computer|
|Communication||effectively communicate in technical and lay language|
|Communication||communication and demonstration techniques|
|General - All Positions||perceive and respond sensitively to the needs of others|
|General - All Positions||have professional attitude in regard to motivation, cooperation, flexibility, confidentiality, ethics and personal development|
|General - All Positions||use listening skills to identify important information in oral communication|
|General - All Positions||work cooperatively with a wide variety of people|
|Leadership||set and achieve goals|
|Leadership||use effective time management|
|Leadership||reach sound logical conclusions based on information at hand; good judgment|
|Reasoning/Decision Making||develop new skills and keep abreast of new knowledge|
|Reasoning/Decision Making||be determined|
|Reasoning/Decision Making||be professional, honest and have personal integrity|
|Reasoning/Decision Making||appreciate people whose values, goals, and cultures are different from your own|
|Reasoning/Decision Making||have positive attitude|
|Reasoning/Decision Making||be flexible|
|License and Certifications|
|Required||Wisconsin Registered Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or |
Wisconsin Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (EMT-B)
Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic - Wisconsin (EMT-P) or
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) licensed to practice in the state of Wisconsin
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 classes
|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:|
|Repetitive Actions - Grip Forces||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)||Pounds of force:|
|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 - Floor to Waist||Number of lbs:|
|Lifting - Waist to Overhead||Number of lbs:|
|Lifting - Other||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)||Number of lbs: 0-25|
|Carrying - Long Carry (>50 feet)||Number of lbs:|
|Carrying - Short Carry||Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)||Number of lbs: 0-25|
|Carrying - Right Carry||Number of lbs:|
|Carrying - Left Carry||Number of lbs:|
|Carrying - Push/Pull (Static Force)||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)||Number of lbs: 0-25|
|Other:||Number of lbs:|
|Exposed to infectious diseases.|
|Nurse Intern I - June 1 - August 7, 2020|
Equal Opportunity Employer