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Other Opportunities: Nurse Extern (Extern)

Reference #00454
PostedFriday, February 24th, 2023 at 11:06am
ScopePublic Applications Accepted
PositionNurse Extern (Extern)
DepartmentHospital Wide
TermTemporary, Part-Time
Application DeadlineMonday, March 13th, 2023 at 12:00am




Clinical Externs - Nursing Administration



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At Northumberland Hills Hospital (NHH), our core values of Integrity, Quality, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork are at the centre of who we are and what we do. We remain committed to sustaining an experienced workforce that reflects Northumberland Hills Hospital’s dedication to recognising everyone’s contributions and respecting everyone’s dignity, unique experience, and potential.


Northumberland Hills Hospital remains respectful of all protected rights, in line with the grounds laid out by the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we welcome applications from all qualified applicants and interests from racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous People of North America, women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

We strive to make our entire hiring process as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants if needed. For any hiring related accommodation needs and/or requests please email us via


Located approximately 100 kilometres east of Toronto, NHH is a vibrant community hospital delivering a broad range of acute, post-acute, outpatient and diagnostic services. Directly serving a growing population of more than 60,000 residents spread across a mix of urban and rural settings, NHH directly employs approximately 750 people and relies on the additional support provided by a highly engaged and supportive network of physicians, midwives and volunteers.


The Nurse Extern position is an opportunity for nursing students in any year of study in a College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) approved Baccalaureate Nursing (BScN or BN) program and Practical Nursing (PN) program. The primary goal of the position is to allow a non-registered student nurse to develop nursing skills in a supportive team environment. The Nurse Extern (Extern) will participate as a member of the health care team to provide direct and indirect patient care and clinical unit support. The Extern is considered a valuable member of the health care team. Externs are unregulated health care providers and work under the supervision of a registered nursing professional to support the organizational goal of providing “Exceptional patient care. Every time.”

Practicing under the direct and/or indirect supervision of the nursing professional assigned to them on the unit and in a manner consistent with organizational policies and professional standards, taking into account CNO guidance for unregulated care providers.

Works with unit nurses to ensure that they have the knowledge, skill, and judgment needed to perform all actions/duties.

General Nursing Extern duties include:

  • Assist with hygiene activities including bathing, oral care, incontinence care
  • Assist with lifting, turning, positioning, transporting, and ambulating
  • Set up meals and feeding
  • Perform purposeful rounding and report changes or concerns to staff nurse
  • Assist with comfort measures
  • Keep environment clean, tidy and free of hazards
  • Answer call bells
  • Stock supplies such as isolation carts
  • Document within scope in the Clinical Information System
  • Request assistance with assigned duties whenever in need
  • Participate as a team member
  • Maintain dignity and self‐esteem of patients and families in delivery of care
  • Practice patient privacy and confidentiality
  • Practice behaviors consistent with the mission, vision and values of Northumberland Hills Hospital Requirements



  • Currently enrolled nursing student in any year of study in a College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) approved Baccalaureate Nursing (BScN or BN) program and Practical Nursing (PN) program
  • Evidence of good academic standing
  • Current certificate in Basic Cardiac Life Support
  • Recent acute care patient care experience preferred
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent problem-solving, decision making, and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload
  • Demonstrated understanding of infection prevention and control practices
  • Demonstrated behaviour consistent with the mission, vision, and values of Northumberland Hills Hospital
  • Able to perform moderately heavy work involving lifting, walking, standing, bending, pushing and pulling of equipment


Successful applicants are required to provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector criminal reference check, that was complete less than one year from the date of hire. This requirement must be met within the first sixty (60) days of employment.

Additionally to the above, successful applicants are also required to complete the Health Care Worker Health review process which includes providing an up-to-date immunization record to ensure compliance with the Ontario Hospital Association Communicable Diseases Surveillance Protocols within the first thirty (30) days of employment. Northumberland Hills Hospital operates a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all staff.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, Northumberland Hills Hospital may choose to conduct parts/all the hiring process virtually.  When attending the hospital kindly refrain from wearing strongly scented fragrances as we are a scent free environment. While we thank all those that express interest in this exciting position; kindly note that due to high volumes of interests, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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