Emergency Department Nurse Extern


Job Summary

Under direct supervision of a Registered Nurse, performs select procedures and treatments. Maintains patient care units in orderly condition and assists RN as requested.

Core Job Responsibilities

  • Carries out specific duties as directed by a floor RN to support patient healing and care delivery.
  • Provides direct patient care which may include bathing, oral and hair care, bed making, ambulation and positioning, toileting.
  • Takes and records patient measurements such as intake and output, vital signs, weights.
  • Answers patient call lights in a timely manner. 
  • Independently performs and documents tasks such as the following in a safe, appropriate, timely manner as directed:
    • Collects specimens (urine, stool, sputum), labels and sends to lab.
    • Lifts and transfers patients using proper body mechanics, patient transfer devices and techniques.
    • Sets up portable oxygen.
    • Sets up suction equipment.
    • Applies and sets up telemetry electrodes.
    • Assists with wound care and dressing changes.
  • Prepares patient and assists provider with exam and treatment procedures.
  • May perform EKGs, phlebotomy or set up traction after appropriate education and training.
  • May sit with patients requiring 1:1 observation or assist with patient transport.
  • Secures and transports medications to and from pharmacy safely.
  • Provides and documents preventative skin care as directed and documents care provided.  
  • Prepares patient rooms for admission, transfers and discharges.
  • Assists with maintaining the overall cleanliness of the unit.  Replenishes stock items in unit areas.
  • Responds appropriately in emergency situations.  Alerts supervising RN of any abnormal findings or changes in patient conditions.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.            

Education/Experience Requirements


  • Current enrollment in an accredited Nursing Program
  • Completion of one semester of clinicals.

Licensure/Certification Requirements


Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability.
Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

Job Details

Req Id  90958 
Shift Variable
Shift Hours Worked  12.50
FTE 0.15 
Work Schedule  HRLY NON-UNION-12.5 HR
Employee Status A7 - Occasional 
Union Non-Union
Pay Range 20.00

Nearest Major Market: Utica