Student Nurse Extern Surgery Plus, GI Lab and PACU PRN

SCL Health
Billings, MT
Post Date:
November 22, 2022
Job Status:

Please only apply to One Nursing Unit you are most interested in working and not to all current Extern postings.  



You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Nurse Extern on our fast paced Surgery Plus Unit.  


You are a student in good standing in an accredited school of nursing program having completed of a course in the fundamentals of nursing and pharmacology courses.




St. Vincent Healthcare is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 286-bed level II trauma center has provided care in Montana and the surrounding area since 1898. 




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.


Your day


As a Nurse Extern on our Surgery Plus Unit, youll never know what to expect, but you will know how to:

  • Respond to patient care needs by answering call lights, assisting patients with hygiene care and nourishment, obtaining vital signs, a communicating constructively, effectively and timely with members of the care team
  • PIV insertion, maintenance and removal
  • Venipuncture
  • Foley Catheter insertion, care and removal
  • Perform safe wound care
  • Works under the direction of a RN

Your experience


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

  • High School diploma, or the equivalent, required
  • Current Montana CNA Registration, required
  • A student in good standing in an accredited School of Nursing program who have completed the 2nd semester junior year of a BSN program or are within one year of graduation from an ASN program, required
  • Completion of fundamentals of nursing and a pharmacology course, required
  • Completion of all clinical coursework with the exception of final/capstone course.
  • BLS certification endorsed by the American Heart Association within 60 days of hire, required 

Your next move


Now that you know more about being a Nurse Extern on our team, we hope youll join us. At St. Vincents, 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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