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Nurse Extern I - LPN PRN

Mayfield, Kentucky

Req ID 7428-4394 Post Date Jun. 21, 2024 CategoryNursing Support FacilityJackson Purchase Medical Center

We are Jackson Purchase Medical Center

We believe in:

·       Championing Patient Care

·       Doing the Right Thing

·       Embracing Individuality

·       Acting with Kindness

·       Making a Difference Together

We strive to Make Communities Healthier.

We strive to create places where patients choose to come for healthcare, where providers desire to practice, and Team Members want to work.

JPMC has been voted as the Hospital of choice by patients and Team Members four out of the last six years. We invite you to join us and work in an environment where you are appreciated for who you are not just what you can do. Jackson Purchase Medical Center is a 107 all private bed, Joint Commission-accredited facility. From emergent to elective, our facility offers a wide variety of inpatient and outpatient services, including those offered at the New Beginnings Birthing Center, the Advanced Healing Wound Care Center, and our accredited chest pain center.

Where We Are:

Mayfield is located in stunning western Kentucky, just a short drive to Kentucky Lake to the east, the Ohio River to the north, and the Mississippi River to the west. In this region, there is always something for all ages, whether it is outdoor sports and recreation, visual and dramatic arts, or even living history.

Why Choose Us:

·       Health (Medical, Dental, Vision) and 401K Benefits for full-time employees

·       Competitive Paid Time Off / Extended Illness Bank package for full-time employees

·       Employee Assistance Program – mental, physical, and financial wellness assistance

·       Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance for qualified applicants

·       Excellent shift differentials, bonus potential for extra shifts, employee referral program

·       Professional development opportunities including 100% reimbursement for LPN-to-RN bridge program.

·       And much more…


The Nurse Extern delivers high quality, patient-centered care by performing a variety of delegated basic patient care services related to common nursing functions and activities of daily living. Under the supervision of the licensed RN or LPN, the Nurse Extern assists the nursing staff in providing patient care in accordance with the Nurse Extern's skills/training and the needs of the Department, and consistently assists the patient care team with maintaining a clean, well-organized, and safe patient care environment. The Nurse Extern is currently enrolled and in good standing in an accredited school of nursing and can perform higher-level procedures once competency is achieved.

What you will do in this role:

  • You will demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide appropriate care for patient populations served in his/her department.
  • You will communicate pertinent information to appropriate individuals.
  • You will deliver compassionate, holistic care, while supporting the rights and dignity of all patients
  • You will document patient care information in the appropriate computer screens.
  • You will assist with ADL's for assigned patients.

What qualifications you will need:

  • High school diploma or GED Required
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, current (Obtained/maintained within time limits required by hospital policy)
  • Must be a student currently enrolled in an accredited RN or LPN nursing program. 

Minimum education

·       Nurse Extern I and II: High school diploma or equivalent: Required

·       Nurse Extern I: Currently enrolled in an approved RN or LPN program: Required

·       Nurse Extern II: Currently enrolled in the second year of an RN program: Required

Required Skills

·       Critical thinking skills

·       Decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

·       Capable of working in a stressful environment and taking appropriate action.

·       Certifications:

o   Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of hire

o   CNA or SRNA Required if the nursing school program Is discontinued or may be required to transfer to a PCA position.


·       Performs basic patient care activities as delegated and supervised by an RN or LPN, including monitoring vital signs, taking blood glucose measurements, and recording intake and output.

·       Assists patients with tending to personal care and activities of daily living, including but not limited to bathing, grooming, eating, and ambulation.

·       Reports abnormal findings or changes in physical, mental, and emotional conditions to nursing staff. Assists with keeping patient rooms and common areas stocked, clean and orderly.

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

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