Student Nurse Intern, December 2020

New Haven, CT
Dec 15, 2020

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Job Description

Overview

The Student Nurse Intern (SNI) (COVID) is defined as a nursing student who is currently enrolled in an accredited

School/Department of Nursing Program. The student nurse has successfully completed their school 's Fundamental

Nursing Skills Laboratory and is currently enrolled in or has completed at least one semester of relevant Clinical

practicum in their School/Department of Nursing Program. Under the direction of the Registered Nurse the Student

Nurse Intern will perform unlicensed clinical skills and provide environmental support to the unit. Students will NOT

prepare or administer any medications, prepare, initiate or administer any IV or arterial therapy, prepare or

administer blood or blood components, or accept physician or LIP orders. Students will work with RN

preceptor/mentor on all designated activities.

Patient and family centered care (PFCC) at YNHH is demonstrated by working with patients and their families based

on the 4 principles of PFCC: participation, dignity and respect, information sharing, and collaboration. This includes

providing service excellence by creating a great "First Impression" by demonstrating exemplary customer service

skills for all customer groups including patients, families/friends, physicians, staff and support department personnel.

Adheres to the "I Am YNHH" service excellence pledge and promotes a positive work environment.

 

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran.

 

Responsibilities

1.Safety and Emergency Management: Responds appropriately to patient and hospital based emergency

situations. Performs all patient care procedures safely following the hospital's policies and procedures

Ensures patient and family confidentiality at all times.

Summons assistance in emergency situations as outlined in the hospital's policies and procedures.

Maintains a clean and safe environment for patients.

Consistently utilizes principles of safe lifting.

Consistently practices infection control and universal precautions techniques.

2. Nursing Process: Practices within the Patient and Family Centered Care (PFCC) Model and applies nursing

process under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.

Accepts report with RN on patient assignments and participates actively in patient care conferences

with RN.

Collaborates with the RN to analyze data to identify patient problems/needs.

Collaborates with the RN to formulate nursing interventions related to problems/needs identified.

Collaborates with RN to assess patient?s responses to interventions.

Communicates immediately to the RN all changes or observations of the patient's condition.

Collects and documents data (vital signs, intake and output, etc.) in the patient?s medical record.

Follows established procedure in performing selected nursing functions; example: unit POCT once

trained/validated.

Provides patient/family education as assigned and observed by the RN (i.e. strict intake and output,

etc.).

Identifies and sets priorities regarding patient needs under direct supervision of RN.

Organizes and provides care based on priority needs under direct supervision of RN

3. Patient Population: Demonstrates an increased level of clinical competence and clinical judgment by relating

nursing theory to practice. Collaborates with RN regarding the following:

Researches and correlates signs and symptoms to the history and pathophysiology of illness

Correlates scientific basis and the rationale for selected nursing interventions

Correlates rationale for medication plan with patient's condition

Accesses Clinical Work Station to increase nursing knowledge through the use of : Clinical Practice

Manual, library, reference materials, and other educational resources.

4. Procedures and Therapies: Provides direct nursing care and performs clinical nursing skills under the

supervision of the Registered Nurse.

Provides nursing care to patients preserving the patient's right to dignity, respect and autonomy.

Performs selected non-sterile treatments (i.e. cold compress) and procedures under the direct

supervision of the Registered Nurse.

Performs technical duties and selected tasks as delegated by the Registered Nurse.

Performs all patient care procedures safely following the hospital's policies and procedures.

5. Leadership: Refines communication skills with patients, families and multi-disciplinary health team members,

develops professional relationships and demonstrates increased professional accountability.

Reports to unit on time.

Provides proper notification for unscheduled absences or tardiness.

Presents neat appearance in professional nursing attire and with hospital identification.

Introduces self to patient and family as the patient's Student Nurse Intern.

Demonstrates appropriate interpersonal communication skills.

Interacts effectively and constructively with nursing staff members to ensure a positive work

environment.

Communicates in a professional manner to colleagues and works toward resolution of issues and

concerns.

Collaborates to assist in unit activities as needed.

Seeks assistance/supervision appropriately.

Accepts direction and feedback constructively.

Actively seeks new clinical learning opportunities.

Participates in unit based staff meetings and educational initiatives .

Qualifications

EDUCATION:

The Student Nurse Intern (SNI) is defined as a nursing student who is currently enrolled in an accredited School /

Department of Nursing program.

 

EXPERIENCE:

The SNI has successfully completed their schools' Fundamental Nursing Skills Laboratory and is currently enrolled

in or has completed at least one semester of relevant clinical practicum in the School of Nursing program.

 

SPECIAL SKILLS:

Work in a casual status position and assigned to work with a Registered Nurse to provide patient care. The ultimate

responsibility for patient care is the responsibility of the Registered Nurse. Utilizes and manages material resources

in a cost-effective manner. The SNI will perform clinical skills and assist with the nursing plan of care under the direct supervision of the

Registered Nurse.

 

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

CPR/BLS Healthcare Provider

 

SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMAND:

Requires prolonged standing, walking, use of sight, hearing, and touch, moving/lifting patients of varying weights

 

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Job Info

Job:

Department: NURSING RSU TCC COST CENTER
Category: NURSING-SUPPORT - CLINICAL
Sub Category: New Grad Registered Nurse
Status: Per Diem Non-Benefits Eligible