NEW GRADUATE CRITICAL CARE NURSE INTERNSHIP - For internal candidates only
The Critical Care Internship Program
Upon completion of the program, the intern will have the information and skills essential to care for patients in the critical care units. The program consists of an intensive five months of clinical and didactic training, a portion of which is approved for contact hours.
The program includes the Essentials of Critical Care Orientation via computer based training, skill labs, EKG training, critical care/trauma case studies, and numerous clinical and critical thinking experiences.
Interns will have the opportunity to strengthen their clinical skills, sharpen their nursing judgment, and organize care for several diverse patients. They will work in multidisciplinary teams with the most up-to-date equipment and utilize Evidence-Based Practice. There will be opportunities to be a part of current nursing research, and all interns will gain an appreciation for the special interaction between nursing, critically ill patients, and their families.
Participating Care Units
Munson’s Emergency Department (ED) opened in January 2007. The ED offers state-of-the-art design and technology with 43 private rooms, including three full service trauma bays. The ED is accredited through The American College of Surgeons as a Level II Trauma Center, the only one in northern Michigan.
The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is a 20-bed unit that serves a combined medical/surgical, trauma, and neurological population. The Progressive Care Unit is housed in the ICU and is responsible for caring for a variety of patients with multisystem complexity.
In the Heart Center, the Cardiothoracic Unit (A2) is a 30-bed unit which encourages open visitation. The innovative acuity-adaptable rooms are designed to provide efficient care to cardiac surgical patients, immediately post-op until patient discharge.
The 30-bed Cardiac Care Unit (A3) in the Heart Center is also acuity-adaptable. A3 serves a patient population that includes adult cardiac critically ill and cardiac interventional patients.
The A2, A3, and ICU nursing staff are oriented to manage patients both in the critical and intermediate levels of care.
- Two years or less experience
- Letter of Recommendation from a Manager, Nurse Educator, and two Shift Coordinators - Candidates can also include any other letters to support their application
- Letter of Intention including:
- The qualities the candidate posseses that make them successful in attaining goals
- What is their interested in working in a critical care environment, including any clinical exposure during school, and any time observing in a critical care unit
Deadline date for application and packet to Patti Hresko for Critical Care Internship consideration is November 29, 2013.
Interviews will take place December 9 and 10, and the internship will begin February, 2014.
Patti Hresko, MSN, RN, CCRN
Critical Care Internship Coordinator
1-800-713-3206 or (231) 935-7188
Fax: (231) 935-7191
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