Pre-Nurse Extern Program 2011 Covenant HealthCare has established a solid reputation for quality patient care and community service. Our efforts to continually improve and enhance these services translate into greater career opportunities for you. Our Pre-Nurse Extern Program will begin the first week in June 2011 and continue into August 2011. We are interested in qualified candidates who will enable us to maintain the high standards of quality and customer service Covenant has established in the healthcare industry. Our program will include four days of core orientation and one week of unit based training, followed by nine weeks of clinical experience. You must have completed two semesters of RN Nursing curriculum courses and have a planned graduation date of December 2012 or May 2013. One of the clinicals must include a Medical Surgical rotation. Applications will be accepted beginning Monday, March 7th to Thursday, March 31st. To apply for the Pre-Nurse Extern program at Covenant, the following must be completed and returned to Covenant HealthCare Human Resources, 1020 Almira Street, Saginaw, MI 48602: 1. A Student Pre-Nurse Extern Application (see attached) 2. An on-line employment application (www.covenanthealthcare.com) 3. An unofficial copy of current academic transcripts, followed by an official copy sent to: Covenant HealthCare Human Resources Attn: Denise Doster, at the completion of the Winter 2011 semester. GPA must be at least 3.0 4. Written recommendations a. One from a nursing instructor b. The second can be personal or professional If selected for a Pre-Nurse Extern position, the following will be required before you begin working: 1. A copy of a validated skills checklist signed by your clinical instructor 2. Updated set of current, official academic transcripts Enclosed are the Pre-Nurse Extern job description and possible interview questions for your preparation. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Denise at 989-583-4502. Pre-Nurse Extern Employment Information Covenant HealthCare is offering an invaluable experience for nursing students with our 2011 Pre-Nurse Extern Program. Our program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn and grow in the Pre-Nurse Extern role through hands-on experience. How to Apply: Visit our website at www.covenanthealthcare.com and apply online! Applications will be accepted Monday, March 7th thru Thursday, March 31st, 2011 Compensation: Pre-Nurse Extern are paid $11.22 per hour Overtime & Holiday Pay provided Benefits: Pre-Nurse Extern positions are considered Temporary and therefore participants are not eligible for benefits Program Information: Interviews and will be conducted in April by HR Employment Specialist, Nursing Educators and Nurse Managers Program includes four days of orientation/education. Followed by one week of unit based training and nine weeks of clinical experience in the Pre-Nurse Extern role Pre-Nurse Externs may continue employment at the conclusion of the program following evaluation/recommendation by the Nurse Manager For more information contact Denise Doster at 989-583-4502 Covenant HealthCare STUDENT PRE-NURSE EXTERN APPLICATION 2011 Name_________________________________Social Security #__________________ Home Address__________________________________________________________ City____________________________State______________Zip Code_____________ Home Phone_____________________Alternate Phone_________________________ School of Nursing_______________________________________________________ School Address_________________________________________________________ Expected Date of Graduation_______Degree___________________G.P.A._________ Are you presently employed or have you previously been employed by Covenant?____ Are you a participant in Covenant’s Clinical Progression Program?_________________ Clinical Service Area Preference: Please rank (1,2,3) your top 3 choices ___ Adult Surgical (2 Main, Harrison) ___ Cardiac Telemetry (3 Main/North, Cooper) ___ Cardiac Surgical Step Down (3 East, Cooper) ___ Medical/Dialysis (6 Main, Harrison) ___ Medical/Oncology (7 Main, Harrison) ___ Medical/Pulmonary (5 East, Cooper) ___ Neuro Step Down (4 North, Cooper) ___ Orthopedics (5 Main/North, Cooper) ___ Rehab Care (Michigan Campus 3rd & 4th floor) Shift Preference: Please check your first choice ___ 7:00 a.m. - 7:12 p.m. ___ 7:00 p.m. - 7:12 a.m. SAMPLE INTERVIEW QUESTIONS PRE-NURSE EXTERN CANDIDATE 1. Please share with us the areas you have chosen and why? 2. Tell us how your educational background will help you in this position. 3. Describe two of your strengths. Describe areas where you think you can improve. What will you do to improve. 4. Tell us what Customer Service means to you and who do you see as your customer? 5. Where do you see yourself three years from now? What do you hope to do as an RN? 6. Please describe in your own words the role of the RN. 7. Tell us about the last time you had to work with others to accomplish a critical result or an important job. What did you do? 8. Describe a situation where you’ve encountered a problem at work. How did you respond? 9. If you were to observe other staff verbally breaching a patient’s confidentiality, what would you do? 10. Is there any thing else you would like to add? Do you have any questions?
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