Nurse Intern II - June 1 - August 7, 2020
Summer Nurse II Internship
Program Dates June 1 - August 7, 2020
- Commitment to full-time employment (36 hours per week) for 10 weeks. Weekends and all other shifts may be included.
a. Describe why you have selected nursing as your career path and share what qualifications set you apart from other applicants seeking this internship.
b. Share an experience from patient care which demonstrates your capacity for human compassion and has made a significant impression on you as a student nurse.
c. Describe a specific example of how you have demonstrated your leadership capabilities during your nursing education.
You will be notified if you have been selected for an interview by January 2019. Internship placement will be announced in April.
If you have any questions, please contact:
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.
Completes Gundersen Health System (GHS) orientation and education requirements, maintains competency and practices and contributes to the GHS Mission and Strategic Plan.
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.
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.
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.
Provides direct patient care and prescribed treatment, assists with ADLs, and encourages the patient’s self-care; documents interventions and patient response.
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.
Performs other job-related responsibilities as requested.
|Scope of the Job|
|Age Specific Population Served||Unit/Department Specific|
Geriatric (65 years & older)
Adult (18 - 64 years)
Adolescent (13 - 17 years)
Pediatric (1 - 12 years)
Infant (less than 1 year)
|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 the acute care clinical experience and Junior status or equivalent.
|Desired||1 year of experience in a healthcare environment working as a Certified Nursing Assistant or 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||statistics and mathematics|
|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 flexible|
|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|
|License and Certifications|
|Required||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 and
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: 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 - 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 II - June 1 - August 7, 2020|
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