Nurse Externship Summer 2010 What is a Nurse Extern? The Inova summer nurse externship program is an employment opportunity for well-qualified nursing students to work in collaboration with an RN preceptor in either an acute care hospital setting or an outpatient clinical setting.
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NURSE EXTERNS DO NOT ADMINISTER MEDICATIONS
Nurse Externs may research and discuss all aspects of medications with their preceptor and physicians however the scope of the Nurse Extern role does not include the administration of medications.
The Nurse Extern role is summer employment and, although the program will greatly enhance your clinical education, this position is not the same as a nursing school clinical where a nursing student is allow to administer medications under the direct supervision of the clinical instructor or preceptor.
Essay “Why I would want to be an Inova Nurse Extern”
(500 word minimum)
CPR Certification (must be AHA BLS for the Healthcare Provider)
Letter of Reference from Clinical Instructor
Laura Geisen, RN, BSN
Nurse Extern Recruiter
c/o Inova Health System Human Resources 8110 Gatehouse Road
Falls Church, VA 22042
Once an online application is received, an email greeting will be sent outlining the application process (also detailed in this presentation) and required documents.
Once the following are received, the nurse extern recruiter will call to schedule an interview.
All application parts must be received no later than
January 30, 2010.
This is a job interview:
June 7 -August 14, 2010
May 26 New Hire Employment Processing
June 7-Inova New Orientation
June 8-10 Clinical Orientation
June 11- Welcome Reception at Hospitals
June 11-August 14 Working in clinical area with RN Preceptor
Mid Summer and Final Reception to be announced
*Cardiac Surgery Observation at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute
*Pediatric Department at Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children
*Wound Treatment Center with Hyperbaric Chamber at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital.
IHS has a thriving Home Health and Community Health Education division where nurses play an integral role everyday!
Inova Alexandria Hospital is a 318-bed community hospital that offers a full range of health care services. For 137 years, Inova Alexandria Hospital has provided high-quality medical care and innovative technology to it’s diverse community.
Clinical Areas at Inova Alexandria include:
Critical Care Department
Medical Surgical ICU
Intermediate Care Unit North
Intermediate Care Unit South
TWIG (short stay telemetry)
Medical Surgical Units
Unit 21 Renal Medicine and Oncology
Unit 23 Medical
Unit 28 Surgical Telemetry
Labor and Delivery
(Inova Alexandria is home to one of Inova Health System’s two Level III NICUs)
Post Partum (3OB)
Inova Fairfax Hospital is a 833-bed tertiary care hospital, which is home to Northern Virginia's only Level 1 trauma center for treating the most critically injured patients and the nation's fifth busiest obstetrics program. It also is one of only six community hospitals in the nation offering organ transplantation. Inova Fairfax Hospital is also the first hospital in our system to achieve and maintain Magnet status.
Clinical areas available at Inova Fairfax Hospital include:
Medical Surgical ICU
Intermediate Care Unit (IMCU)
Ambulatory OR and Post Anesthesia Recovery Room
Endoscopy Lab (GE Lab)
Northern Virginia's only pediatric tertiary-care center, Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children. The pediatric cardiac surgery program at Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children, founded in 1988, is Northern Virginia's only pediatric tertiary care center, encompassing the full spectrum of pediatric cardiovascular care. Inova's pediatric cancer program is closely integrated with the Inova Fairfax Hospital Cancer Center, our 20-bed pediatric oncology unit is dedicated to the care of children with suppressed immune systems and other complications resulting from cancer or its treatment.
Clinical areas available at IFHC include:
The Inova Heart and Vascular Institute opened in October of 2004. This state-of-the art facility provides patients a focused approach to cardiac and vascular care. Our primary objective is to be recognized as one of the top ten heart and vascular hospitals in the country.
Clinical areas available at IHVI include:
Inova Fair Oaks Hospital is a 182-bed community hospital serving the rapidly growing Northern Virginia suburbs . IFOH provides a full range of services and is our newest hospital to receive Magnet Designation from the ANCC. A distinction only 15 hospitals in Virginia share to include Inova Fairfax Hospital and Inova Loudoun Hospital.
Clinical areas available at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital include:
Inova Loudoun Hospital is a 155 bed full service community hospital. ILH has been providing the residents of Loudoun County with a long standing tradition of quality healthcare available since 1912.
Clinical areas available at Inova Loudoun Hospital include:
Inova Mount Vernon Hospital is a 232-bed community hospital and is home to both the Inova Joint Replacement Center and the Inova Rehabilitation Center. IMVH provides a wide range of services, including cancer, emergency, psychiatric, hyperbaric oxygen and wound healing as well as dialysis care.
Clinical areas available at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital include:
4A-Surgical Joint Replacement
5A-Rehabilitation (head injury)
5B-Rehabilitation (spinal cord injury)
We appreciate your interest in Inova Health System’s
Nurse Extern Program.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Nurse Extern Recruiter with any questions you may have.