Nurse Extern - Summer 2025 Graduates (Albany)


Eligibility - Required to be enrolled in an accredited nursing program and will graduate Fall 2024 Job Summary
Phoebe's nurse extern role is a highly sought after role designed to give the nursing student hands on experience throughout the hospital in various patient care settings. The roles has flexible shifts and hours to ensure the nursing education is the first priority. The nurse extern assist the RN and LPN in providing patient care in assigned areas to patients of ages per assigned unit scope. Provides direct and indirect patient care duties under the guidance and direction of the licensed nurse. Participates in unit activities that enhance and promote quality patient care outcomes in accordance with the mission, vision, and values of Patient Care Services of Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. All activities will be performed in support of the strategy, vision, and values of Phoebe. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. All activities must be in compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity laws, HIPAA, ERISA, and other regulations, as appropriate.

General requirements
  • Performs all job responsibilities in alignment with the core values, mission and vision of the organization
  • Performs other duties as required and completes all job functions as per departmental policies and procedures
  • Maintains current knowledge in present areas of responsibility (i.e., self education, attends ongoing educational programs)
  • Attends staff meetings and completes mandatory in-services and requirements and competency evaluations on time.
  • Demonstrates competency at all levels in providing care to all patients based on age, sex, weight, and demonstrated needs. For non-clinical areas, has attended training and demonstrates usage of age- specific customer service skills.
  • Wears protective clothing and equipment as appropriate.
  • Adheres to the hospital and departmental attendance and punctuality guidelines
  • Demonstrates knowledge and application of basic patient care, to include activities of daily living, vital signs and intake and output.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and respect of patient rights to privacy and protection of patient confidentiality.
  • Monitors and documents information regarding patient activities, as directed by the Registered Nurse.
  • Organizes and communicates patient care activities to the patient and to the Registered Nurse.
  • Communicates, interacts and participates in teamwork on the unit.
  • Promotes and displays positive and customer oriented demeanor to patients, visitors, staff and physicians.
  • Seeks ways to control costs without compromising patient safety, quality of care or the services delivered.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the occurrence reporting system. Uses system to report potential patient safety issues.
  • Follows established guidelines for reporting a significant medical error or unanticipated outcome in the patient's care which results in patient harm.
  • Uses Performance Improvement Plan to improve patient safety.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Working Conditions
  • General environment: Works in a well-lighted, air-conditioned area, with moderate noise levels.
  • May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids, or infectious organisms.
  • May be required to change from one task to another of different nature without loss of efficiency or composure.
  • Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur.


Education Requirements
  • High School Diploma or GED (Required)
  • Currently enrolled in an ADN/BSN program; must have completed Basic Fundamentals of Nursing by start date; in good academic standing and approved by school of nursing to work (Required)
Certifications and Licensures
  • Required Certifications/Licensures : AHA Basic Life Support; If post graduation must obtain nursing license within 60 days of graduation.
General Skills
  • Organizational Skills,Communication Skills,Interpersonal Skills,Customer Relations,Analytical,Grammar / Spelling,Read / Comprehend Written Instructions,Follow Verbal Instructions,Basic Computer Skills.
Physical Requirements
  • Have near normal hearing; Hear alarms/telephone/tape recorder/normal speaking voice
  • Have near normal vision: Clarity of vision (both near and far), ability to distinguish colors
  • Have good manual dexterity
  • Have good eye-hand-foot coordination
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks/motion
Physical Demands
  • Occasionally within shift (1-33%) : Sitting,Climbing,Bending/Stooping,Lift/carry > 50 lbs with assistance.
  • Frequently within shift (34-66%) : Twist at waist,Pushing/Pulling,Lift/carry > 20 lbs with assistance,Reaching above shoulder.
  • Continuously within shift (67-100%) : Standing,Walking.