Kirkwood Community College

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Healthcare Intern



, Iowa

Internship Length: 45 hrs
Office Hours: varies

Essential Functions:

 

  • Exercises confidentiality of patient and hospital information at all times.
  • Completes usual and specific assignments with consistent attention to details.
  • Provides the highest level of service to all patients.
  • Assists the supervisor or clerk with various tasks involved in the area of nursing for a complex patient population.
  • CNA: Assists patients to walk or be transferred, baths, vital signs, passing out mail, refilling water, making beds and transporting patients to tests.
  • RN/LPN: Shadow staff nurses, admitting and discharging patients, doing prescriptions, passing medicine out and starting IV’s.
  • May occasionally observe X-Ray, Lab and Physical Therapy.

 

 

Minimum Requirements:

 

  • Skills/Knowledge:  Ability to follow instructions.  Must have strong organizational and communication skills, be a team player, and enjoy working with the public without bias or prejudice.  Must be detail-oriented.  Professional and trustworthy conduct is required.  Must be courteous and respectful. 
  •  Must be poised, mature and possess a positive attitude while being flexible.
  • Must attend orientation to insure an understanding of confidentiality, safety and security, infection control and customer service.  


Dress Code:

The public gains many of its impressions of WCHC from its contact with employees.  Therefore, it is expected that employees contribute to our hospital’s image through proper dress, personal appearance, and high standards of cleanliness and neatness. Good judgment, common sense, and good taste should be considered in dress and personal grooming. While clocked in and/or visible to patients, WCHC employees are expected to follow dress and grooming standards required to control the spread of infection and to protect the employee’s safety. The student is encouraged to wear hospital scrubs.

All clothing must be modest and professional.  If you have questions about the dress code, please contact your Department Director and/or Human Resources.

The Workplace Learning Connection internship coordinator will provide a copy of the dress code policy to you when approved for an internship/practicum.

 

THIS DESCRIPTION DOES NOT LIST ALL DUTIES. INTERN MAY BE ASKED TO PERFORM OTHER DUTIES BY THE Staff or sUPERVISOR. INTERN WILL BE EVALUATED ON PERFORMANCE OF THE PROJECTS LISTED AS WELL AS INTERACTION WITH EMPLOYEES AND CLIENTS. On-site HOURS WILL BE negotiated WITH EACH CANDIDATE.

Safety expectations, including harassment, should be reviewed with the host.




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