Student Nurse Extern in Indianapolis, IN at Eskenazi Health

Date Posted: 2/1/2021

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Job Description

Organization: HHC

Division:Eskenazi Health  

Sub-Division: Hospital  

Req ID:  7941 

Schedule: Part Time 

Shift: Varied (Days/Evenings) 

Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 327-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.

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Job Role Summary

Applications must be submitted by: Sunday, March 7, 2021.

The Student Nurse Extern is hired temporarily to participate in a student externship program and function in the Student Nurse Extern role. The Student Nurse Extern performs functions of a student nurse under the guidance of an Eskenazi Health RN. The externship is a 9 week program beginning on May 24th, 2021 and ending on July 23rd, 2021. Attendance is required for the entire 9 weeks.

**Applications without the additional required items below will not be considered**


1. Current Resume

2. Copy of current transcript with GPA (can be unofficial)

3. Cover Letter


For questions regarding the program, please contact Amy Little at 317.880.3299 or email

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Under the guidance/supervision of licensed nursing staff, Student Nurse Extern will perform functions of a student regarding routine administrative/clinical/patient care tasks as identified in clinical skills list.
  • Performs ordered treatments after instruction/check-off area expectations in accordance with Nursing Area Procedures/Policy.
  • Assists in the admission transfer and discharge process of patients.
  • Provides as directed, assistance required by patients to meet physical needs.
  • Performs patient assessment per area expectation. After demonstrating competency, responsible and accountable for performing all clinical functions outlined for the Care Tech II on the clinical checklist include:
  • Dressings, sterile/non-sterile; vein puncture/saline locks (specimen collection only); wound prepping/cleansing; suctioning, oral/bronchial/trach/ET Tubes; History/Patient Information/data collection and documentation (reviewed and signed by RN); Foley Catheter placement; irrigate eyes/ears; O2 administration per cannual/mask; patient education as directed; apply selected topical medications; Initiate, monitor and maintain IV therapy to include saline flush (angiocath).
  • Under the direction of an RN, may place an NG or salem pump. Assists RN's and physicians in special procedures, as directed. Reviews and adheres to the patient plan of care when interacting with the patient.
  • Documents legibly and thoroughly on designated forms utilizing only hospital-approved abbreviations.
  • Maintains a safe and therapeutic environment for staff and patients.
  • Responsible for attending all education offerings aligned with the program.

Job Requirements

  • Must be actively enrolled in an accredited nursing program and have completed two clinical semesters.
  • The program studied should include clinical experience regarding direct patient care for the total needs of the patient in an acute care environment.
  • Licenses/Certification required: Proof of active enrollment and current class standing & BLS certification

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Possible exposure to communicable diseases and infections.
  • Frequent mobility required with regard to a considerable amount of walking, standing and lifting/moving of patients/equipment.
  • Risk of injury from combative patients.
  • Using computer to assess/inquire labs and e-mail at discretion of Nursing Manager and/or senior staff nurses.
  • Alters activities/behaviors to reflect/ensure adequate care appropriate to the age of patients served (i.e. adolescent, geriatric, pediatric, neo-natal, adult) as described in the area/unit age-specific and/or job specific competencies.
  • Must maintain age specific competencies as described according to department/area/and unit specific competencies.

Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation’s 150 best places to work by Becker’s Hospital Review for four consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America’s best midsize employers’ Eskenazi Health’s programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city’s primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care – Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, just to name a few.


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