Nursing Extern / Saint Thomas West Hospital / PRN Days

Saint Thomas, TN, Nashville, TN
Feb 03, 2018
Feb 24, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job ID: 229143

Nursing Extern / Saint Thomas West Hospital / PRN Days

Nashville, Tennessee


Additional Job Information

Title: Nursing Extern

City, State:  Nashville,TN

Location:  Saint Thomas West Hospital

Department:   Intensive Care Unit 001

Additional Job Details:  PRN Days

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Nurse Extern is under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) preceptor, provides direct nursing care in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization.


  • Completes assigned nursing orders as directed by preceptor, including assisting patient with activities of daily living and taking vital signs.

  • Observes patient status and responses. Documents and reports observations and discrete data elements to preceptor or other appropriate staff. Assists preceptor with overall assessments of patient condition.

  • Assists preceptor with development of plan of care by reporting test results and patient observations.

  • Performs other tasks as assigned, including environmental services and preparing/transporting patients for diagnostic services.

  • Contribute to Mission effectiveness by promoting the spirit embodied with the Mission Statement: A. Service to the poor - Support the cause of those who lack resources for a reasonable quality of life.B. Reverence - Respect and compassion for the dignity and diversity of life.C. Integrity - Inspiring trust through personal leadership.D. Wisdom - Integrating excellence and stewardship.E. Creativity - Courageous Innovation.F. Dedication - Affirming hope and joy in our ministry.

  • Communicates changes in patient status, evaluates and reports patient discomfort and documents data accurately. 

  • Performs procedures and treatments, applies restraints, and maintains accurate documentation of procedures and treatments in accordance with hospital policies and procedures.



  • Required Credential(s):
    • BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date. Current associates hired or transferred into the role prior to 12/4/2016 have 90 days to fulfill certification requirement.

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent 
    • Current enrollment in an accredited school of nursing with successful completion of at least one semester of in-hospital clinical experience

Work Experience:
  • None required.

How To Apply

If you have any questions about the application process or require a reasonable accommodation to complete the application, please contact the Ascension candidate care at 1-855-778-6037 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CST Monday through Friday.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Saint Thomas Health Services complies with all applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination in hiring or employment practices on the basis of citizenship, race, color, religion, gender, age, national and ethnic origin, disability, or veteran status.

No question or item on this application for employment is intended to secure information to be used for such discrimination.  Information obtained through this application will be used solely to determine qualifications and suitability for employment. This application will be valid for a period of 90 days from date of completion. 

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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