RN Fellow-Nursing Students-Emergency Department

Community Hospital
Munster, IN
Jan 13, 2021
Jan 14, 2021

Preparing for a Career Break

The goal of the RN Fellow program is to assist the Nursing student with the development of clinical skills. The RN Fellow, in an atmosphere of acceptance and support, will learn the art and science of Nursing within the framework of The Community Healthcare System philosophy, goals, and standards of care. Under the direct supervision of the team leader, the RN Fellow shall be given time to learn, and an opportunity to practice.
Scope of Care:

Care is provided to patients regardless of age, race, creed, or socioeconomic status. The acuity encompasses the critically ill to minor emergency cases. The Emergency Department maintains disaster preparedness, providing leadership representation on the hospital Disaster Committee and participating in disaster exercises. The scope of the patients seen in the main Emergency Department include, but are not limited to:

  1. Acute Trauma: Multiple trauma, spinal cord injuries, head injuries, burns, lacerations, orthopedic injuries, and gunshot wounds.
  2. Major Medical Illnesses: Acute myocardial disease, stroke, GI bleeding, dehydration, sepsis, pulmonary disease and toxic ingestions.
  3. Minor Medical Illnesses and Trauma: Urinary tract infections, colds, minor lacerations and sprains.
  4. Major Surgical Diagnoses: Acute appendicitis, dissecting abdominal aortic aneurysms and intracranial bleeds.
  5. OB/GYN Emergencies: Deliveries, acute pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancies and sexual assaults.
  6. Psychiatric Crises Intervention.
Education/Experience: Current enrollment in an accredited School of Nursing in good standing. Must have successfully completed at least one semester of clinical experience which included basic nursing fundamentals in a clinical setting. Current CPR.

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