Student Nurse Extern Nights PRN

SCL Health
Wheat Ridge, CO
Post Date:
December 08, 2022
Job Status:



You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Nurse Extern.


Youre ready to roll up your sleeves. Eager to ask questions. And willing to go above and beyond to ease a patients pain.


You know how to stay organized and move fast. Youre eager to learn and take on new challenges.


Youre great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.






Lutheran Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 249-bed community-based hospital has been awarded the highest national recognition possible for nursing excellence  Magnet designation  by the ANCC. We are proud to extend the mission of SCL Health by providing comprehensive, specialty care to the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other. Dating back to 1905, we are proud of the rich history and inspiring mission our hospital has embodied for over 110 years. 


Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, weve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.






Together well align mission and careers, values and workplace. Well honor each others dignity and surpass the standards we set. Well encourage joy, demand safety and take pride in our integrity.


Well laugh at each others jokes (even the bad ones). Well hello and high five. Well celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.


Were proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.




Your day.


As a Nurse Extern you need to know how to:

  • Respond to patient care needs by answering call lights, assisting patients with hygiene care and nourishment, obtaining vital signs, and communicating constructively, effectively and timely with members of the care team
  • PIV insertion, maintenance and removal
  • Perform venipunctures
  • Perform foley catheter insertion, care and removal
  • Perform safe wound care
  • Check and document patient vitals, glucose, inputs and outputs
  • Perform secondary assessments as additions to the primary assessment performed by a Registered Nurse
  • Insert Nasogastric tubes
  • Provide patient and family education related to the patients disease process, medications and interventions related to plan of care
  • May administer medications with direct supervision of the Registered Nurse and dual signoff
  • Document patient care with additional signature of Registered Nurse



Your experience.


We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:

  • Student in good standing in an accredited School of Nursing program having completed a minimum of medical/surgical rotation 1
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Current BLS certification endorsed by the American Heart Association or the ability to obtain within 60 days of hire (with prior approval) 


  • Completion of all clinical coursework with the exception of final/capstone course
  • At least one (1) year of previous experience in a healthcare setting

Your next move.


Now that you know more about being a Nurse Extern on our team we hope youll join us. At SCL Health youll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.




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