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Consistent with long-standing practices requiring health care workers to be vaccinated against serious infectious diseases for the safety of patients and staff, Centra will require COVID-19 vaccinations for all new and current employees and those who work in Centra facilities as a condition of their employment.

 

All new hires starting on or after 1/4/22 must have completed both COVID doses (Moderna or Pfizer) or the single dose for Johnson & Johnson prior to their start date.

NURSE EXTERN

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Location: , United States
Facility location: Centra Health
Date Posted: Feb 28, 2022
Job ID: 4937
Department: CH Talent Acquisition
Shift: Variable hours
Schedule: Limbo/Per Diem

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Partnering with you to live your best life. At Centra, we want to listen carefully and get to know you well. We want to understand your hopes, goals and dreams. We want to do our part so you can be your very best - as you define it. This remains true whether you are a patient, a Centra Caregiver, or a member of the communities we serve. As a candidate considering employment with our organization, we want you to understand that it is our mission to help partner with you throughout each stage of your career.

COVID Vaccination Requirement

Consistent with long-standing practices requiring health care workers to be vaccinated against serious infectious diseases for the safety of patients and staff, Centra will require COVID-19 vaccinations for all new and current employees and those who work in Centra facilities as a condition of their employment. If hired to work at Centra, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to receive the vaccination. Medical and religions exemptions may be requested.

Job Description

Overview

Deadline to submit application is February 28th @ 8:00AM

The Nurse Extern, under the direction of a licensed professional nurse, performs care appropriate to the patient population served and meets daily routine patient care needs.  The nurse extern may also assist nursing staff by transporting patients, running errands, and transporting equipment to and from units as requested. 
 

Educational Requirements:

  • High School graduate or equivalent.
  • Must be rising senior nursing student in a BSN program or rising junior in ADN program at the start of the extern program.


Certification/Licensure/Program Requirements:

BLS certification

  • Nurse Externs will need to have successfully completed Fundamentals of Nursing class during their Sophomore year and are currently enrolled as a Senior Student.
  • Nurse Externs must be able to start the program in a PRN status on May 23rd, 2022.
  • Nurse Externs will be required to complete General and Nursing Orientation during the first week of employment. The following week, Nurse Externs will begin working with their assigned nurse preceptor at a Centra facility and will follow the preceptor’s schedule working 32-40 hours per week.
  • All Nurse Externs will have the option to transition to a Patient Care Technician (PCT) role up until graduation after the extern program ends on July 17th, 2022.

Applicants MUST submit the following for the application to be complete and to be considered for an interview:
 

  1. On-Line application
  2. Cover letter explaining why you want to work as a Nurse Extern at Centra. Please include your top 2 divisons/units of choice and what location you prefer to work (Lynchburg, Gretna, Bedford, Farmville).
  3. Full Resume with contact information for 2 instructor references
  4. Copy of unofficial nursing school transcript

 

***If the application is not complete, it will not be sent for review by the hiring managers.

 

Positions are available at Centra’s hospitals and outpatient facilities which include:

  • Medical-Surgical
  • Intermediate Care/Critical Care
  • Maternal-Child Areas
  • Procedural Areas
  • Behavioral Health
  • Emergency Department
  • Outpatient Facilities

Our care givers at Centra are the most valuable asset we have and it is our mission and commitment to build and sustain a diverse and inclusive environment.

When recruiting and retaining talent at Centra, our hiring needs are based on matching a candidates job qualifications with our job requirements and department needs without regard to race, color, age, religion or belief, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Centra is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind.

Be yourself. Be a partner with Centra.

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