The Black Hills Surgical Hospital Summer Student Nurse Externship gives nursing students the opportunity to provide direct patient care under the supervision of an RN preceptor for a period of 10 weeks (240 paid clinical experience hours) beginning at the end of May to mid-August.  Admission criteria is as follows:
  • Be enrolled in an accredited registered nurse program and have completed all but their final year from graduation.
  • Be in good standing with the nursing school. Must provide at least 2 references from a recent, but current clinical faculty attesting to the candidate’s clinical skills.
  • Submit a completed reference from their current manager if a current BHSH employee.
  • Submit nursing school transcripts.
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  • Possesses current AHA BLS certification.
  • Complete BHSH employee requirements, including background check and pre-employment drug screen.
Post Anesthesia Care: Phase 1 and 2 Students will enhance assessment skills with the post-operative patient awakening from anesthesia, gain pain control strategies and telemetry monitoring skills in the immediate recovery room.  They will enhance post-operative assessment skills and pain control strategies in the out-patient surgery discharge area. Students will learn the importance of post- operative/anesthesia discharge instructions for patient compliance and recognizing signs and symptoms of complications upon returning home.

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 15, 2021
For questions, please contact Donna Skinner, RN, Education Manager at 605-721-4725
 

Department: Post Anesthesia Care Unit
This is an internship position

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