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Critical Care Internship

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 multi-system complexity.

In the Webber 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 Webber 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.
 

Candidate Requirements

External New Graduate Requirements:
  • Letters of Recommendation from at least 2 nursing instructors
  • RN Transcripts (can be unofficial)
  • Completed employment application (click on link to access application)
  • Letter of Intent which includes: how they became interested in working in a critical care environment, qualities that make him/her successful in attaining goals, any relevant clinical exposure to critical care including observation time in a critical care unit.

MHC Internal Applicant Requirements:
  • Letters of Recommendation from at least 2 nursing instructors
  • Letter of Recommendation from current MHC manager. In addition (if applicable), Letter of Recommendation from unit coordinator and educator.
  • RN Transcripts (can be unofficial)
  • Completed Position Transfer Form (click on link to access application)
  • Letter of Intent which includes: how they became interested in working in a critical care environment, qualities that make him/her successful in attaining goals, any relevant clinical exposure to critical care including observation time in a critical care unit.
  • Must have no more than 2 years RN experience by August 10, 2014

Application Process

Deadline date for application and packet to Patti Hresko at phresko@mhc.net and Gina Ranger at granger@mhc.net for Critical Care Internship consideration is April 12, 2014.
Interviews will take place the week of May 12, and the internship will begin August 11, 2014.
 
Contacts
Patti Hresko, MSN, RN, CCRN
Critical Care Internship Coordinator
(231) 392-0193
phresko@mhc.net

Gina Ranger
Clinical Recruiter
1-800-713-3206 or  (231) 935-7188
Fax: (231) 935-7191
granger@mhc.net
 
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