WellStar Health Systems Nurse Intern in marietta, Georgia

Overview

At WellStar we all share common goals. That’s what makes us so successful – and such an integral part of our communities. We want the same things, for our organization, for our patients, and for our colleagues. As the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Georgia, this means we pride ourselves on investing in the communities that we serve. We continue to provide innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare.

Responsibilities

WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center has an immediate opportunity for a Nurse Intern.

The Nurse Intern at Kennestone Hospital is a support care provider who functions under the direction of the clinical nurse (registered professional nurse). The Nurse Intern’s primary focus will be to promote a positive patient experience by partnering with the patient, family and other health care providers to provide excellence in customer service and assistance with daily living activities and comfort measures. The Nurse Intern assists other health care providers with safe, age appropriate and culturally aware care by performing basic patient care functions; i.e. ADL’s, ambulation, vital signs, approved advanced technical procedures; i.e. phlebotomy, simple treatments, dressing changes, oral suctioning, and discontinuing foley catheters; transporting supplies/equipment/patient medications. May be required to support clinical care by performing clerical functions including computer order entry, retrieval of data, maintaining unit supplies, transporting supplies/equipment/patient medications, preparing and maintaining patient charts, providing customer service and acting as the central communication source on the nursing unit and other activities as necessary.

The Nurse Intern must be able to work in a fast paced environment which requires multi-tasking activities and ongoing communication with the registered nurse. Must be able to perform under stressful conditions with a compassionate, respectful and helpful manner. Must be able to take direction from a variety of care providers. Must be organized with excellent communication skills.

Qualifications

Required Minimum Education: Graduate of an accredited registered nursing program; requires initial registration to sit for NCLEX within 2 months of graduation. (If unsuccessful at initial NCLEX attempt, must register for 2nd NCLEX within 2 months of initial testing. If intern does not pass NCLEX after 3rd attempt, will be transitioned to Career Services for consideration for CCP role.)

Must have a valid/current CPR or BLS card from the American Heart Association by the first day of employment.

Required Minimum Experience: Six (6) months clinical experience in acute care setting, long-term care facility, physician office/clinic, or other direct clinical patient care. Basic computer skills required. Ability to enter information into an electronic medical record. Basic medical terminology required.

Required Skills: Ability to read, write and speak the English language; Strong customer service and interpersonal skills; Ability to collaborate with other health care providers in the provision of patient care; Ability to multi-task essential; Ability to function in stressful and emergency situations essential; Strong detail orientation required; Computer skills required; Personal time management skills are required

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Join us for outstanding benefits and development opportunities. We also offer state-of-the-art technology, professional support and advancement, and colleagues that rank amongst the best in the country. The WellStar culture of caring has also been nationally recognized three years in a row by Fortune Magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For”. Step up to your potential. Find out more and apply today.

WellStar is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any status which is protected by local, state or federal law.

Department Professional Development Unit

Facility WellStar Shared Services

Category Nursing Support

City Marietta

Shift Various

State Georgia