JENNIE STUART HEALTH NURSE EXTERN PROGRAM

JENNIE STUART HEALTH NURSE EXTERN PROGRAM GOALS

 
The Jennie Stuart Health Nurse Extern Program provides
nursing students an opportunity to develop previously learned
skills under the supervision of experienced registered nurses.
The program lets nursing students experience the nursing
profession in the most realistic setting possible (while
following legal and safety restrictions for purposes of patient
safety and professionalism). The Nurse Extern Program will
help strengthen assessment and clinical skills, develop
communication and critical thinking skills, expand knowledge
of the professional nurses’ role and build confidence in
applying the skills learned in the academic environment.
Jennie Stuart Health has seen firsthand how the Nurse Extern
Program encourages retention of nursing graduates through
provision of supplemental practice in the workplace.
 
ELIGIBILITY
• Candidates must be currently enrolled in an approved school
of nursing program within the U.S. (one that prepares candidates
for registered nursing licensure) and ready to begin their
last semester
• Candidates must be in good standing of the school of nursing
with a minimum GPA of 2.5
• Current BLS certification

REQUIREMENTS
Candidate must be willing to work two 12-hour shifts the month
of orientation then a minimum of 16 hours per month to maintain
Nurse Extern status.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Nurse externs are allowed to perform any act that is routinely
part of a nursing assistant’s job description. Also, pending
approval of competency by school faculty, nurse externs may
also perform skills that have been taught in a nursing education
program. You must be deemed competent on these skills by
the Jennie Stuart Health nursing staff before you perform them
without direct supervision in our facility.
Skills you may perform:
• Application of heat and cold
• Discontinuance of peripheral IV catheter
• Urinary catheterization (male and female) – both in and out
catheterization, and indwelling catheterization
• Nasogastric removal
• Glucose monitoring
• Sterile dressing changes/wound care
• Splint application
• Care of well-established tracheostomies
• Insertion of needle/catheter into vein
• Rectal enemas
Skills you may NOT perform:
• Administer medication (oral, rectal, IM, SQ or intradermal)
• Administer blood or blood products
• Access or discontinue ports or central venous lines
• Receipt of verbal orders
• You may not independently assume the role, function or
responsibility of licensed personnel and may not substitute
for licensed nursing staff
 

 

Sign-on Bonus

For a limited time, we’re offering a $10,000 sign-on bonus for Registered Nurse, full-time, 1st shift (7am-7pm) and 3rd shift (7pm-7am). Visit our careers page HERE to apply now.

Sign-On Bonus Rules:

  • The sign on bonus is not retroactive for hires made prior to effective date of this posting.
  • The position filled by internal transfer of an existing employee does not qualify for a sign on bonus.
  • Sign on bonuses are subject to applicable taxes and statutory withholding's.
  • Bonuses will be paid as follows: 

    -25% of the applicable sign-on bonus will be paid after the employee completes 90-days of employment

    -2nd payment of 25% will be paid after 12 months of employment from date of hire

    -3rd payment of 50% will be paid after 18 months of employment from date of hire

    -Internal transfers will not be permitted under these terms for 18 months from date of hire

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Tammy Sisk, HR Recruiter at:

P: 270-887-0100 ext. 1294 or tsisk@jsmc.org 

Great reasons to work at Jennie Stuart Health

The Human Resources Department of Jennie Stuart Health is pleased to offer a full range of discounts and perks to our employees, including:

  • Discounts to local gyms and fitness centers
  • On-site employee fitness
  • Quick-charge
  • Gift shop
  • Pharmacy
  • Cafeteria
  • Daily rounding
  • Tuition reimbursement
New hire process

  • Criminal background/substance screening
  • Onboarding Event
  • Physical assessment
  • Mandatory hospital orientation
  • Mandatory clinical orientation for clinicians
  • Benefit eligible first month following 90 days.

 

We are pleased that you have considered Jennie Stuart Health as the place to further your career.

For new graduates we also offer:

  • Up to $500 reimbursement for NCLEX and review testing
  • Competitive RN base salary upon graduation for an accredited school of nursing
  • Acceptance of new grads into specialty areas (as needed)
  • Competitive benefits, salary and shift differentials
About our facility

Jennie Stuart Health offers a great employment opportunity for those seeking to join a strong team of caring medical professionals.

Located in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Jennie Stuart Health is located in the county seat of Christian County, and the primary business and retail center between Paducah and Bowling Green. Hopkinsville is situated near the lush countryside of a rich agricultural community, and is a short drive to the popular Land Between the Lakes national recreation area. We also are close to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, that is home to the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division which consists of four combat brigades along with the 101st Aviation Brigade, 159th Aviation Brigade, 101st Sustainment Brigade and several separate commands.

Additional shopping and entertainment opportunities are available at nearby Clarksville, Tennessee, and even more cultural opportunities are located at Nashville.

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BENEFITS

Family Health
Dental
Vision
Term life insurance
Short-term and long-term disability
Critical illness
Accident insurance
403(b) Retirement Savings offered
Flex spending account
Dependent spending account
Air Evac membership
Activities & Events

Annual Service Awards Banquet
Relay for Life
American Heart Walk
Alzheimer’s Walk
SEALS Team events:
Christmas Dance
Hospital Week
Fall Festival Annual Picnic
and more....