Job Description

Work Status Details: PRO RE NATA (AS NEEDED) | 24.00 Hours Every Two Weeks
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

Listed is the base hiring salary range offered for this position. Actual salaries may vary depending on factors, including but not limited to skills and experience. The salary range listed is just one component of the total rewards/compensation package offered to candidates.

Hourly Rate = $22.00/ hr.


The nurse extern I, under the supervision of a registered nurse (RN), is responsible for providing appropriate nursing care to patients. The NE care includes providing basic data collection and documentation of patient progress; observing, administering and documenting approved nursing procedures; attending to patients' comfort needs and performing specific duties related to the assigned nursing unit. A registered nurse may supervise an extern employed by a facility, only if the nurse extern is currently enrolled in an approved accredited nursing program. The extern must show proof of having completed didactic instruction with clinical validation in fundamental nursing skills and satisfactory completion of clinical experience in the nursing program. The nurse extern, under the supervision of a registered nurse, may perform other skills for which she/he has received didactic and clinical instruction in his/her program including, medication administration. All skills must be validated by a qualified preceptor and documented in accordance with the organization policies.

Why Yuma Regional Medical Center?

Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC) is located in Yuma, AZ. Our purpose is building a healthier tomorrow. We strive by putting patients first as they are the center of every decision and action we take. YRMC is rooted in the community by living and breathing the dynamic nature of our region. Being committed to progress by constantly and consistently advancing healthcare, creating meaningful experiences and improving the lives of everyone around us.

Our Values

Bring Kindness | Achieve Together | Aspire For Better | Do The Right Thing | Lead With Optimism |

About Yuma, AZ

Named by the Guinness World Records as the Sunniest City on Earth with winters averaging temperatures of 70 degrees, sunny days and cooler nights.

Yuma, Arizona is a place to explore the great outdoors with hiking, jet skiing, boating and off-roading. Don’t forget to soak up the sun at the great Colorado River or one of Yuma’s many lakes.

Yuma is centrally located in Southwest Arizona, within a short drive to many popular attractions and destinations.

Bring your skills to one of the sunniest places on earth - Yuma, AZ!


Advocacy & Moral Agency

Under the supervision or guidance of a registered nurse, works on representing the concerns of the patient/family and nursing staff; serving as an agent in identifying and helping to resolve ethical and clinical concerns within the clinical setting.

Identifies the client/family’s need for basic information in a clear, understandable language as evidenced by documentation and team feedback

Demonstrates and understands the concept and importance of client/family advocacy

Maintains and is respectful of client confidentiality


Response to Diversity

Under the supervision or guidance of a registered nurse, collaborates in recognizing and differences to incorporate in the plan of care. Differences may include, but are not limited to, cultural differences, spiritual beliefs, gender, race, ethnicity, lifestyle, socioeconomic status, age and values.

Demonstrates respectful behavior towards client/family/team diversity

Assesses cultural diversity through communication with client and family and in simulation situations


Clinical Inquiry

The ongoing process of questioning and evaluating practice. Under the supervision or guidance of a registered nurse, recommends practice changes through research and evidence based practices.

Reads and follows organizational policies and procedures

Appropriately uses the nursing process.

Asks for personal feedback on clinical practice as evidenced by preceptor/team feedback

Keeps within their scope of practice, providing direct patient care as delegated by the RN, in a timely, efficient and respectful manner.


Clinical Judgment

Under the supervision or guidance of a registered nurse, demonstrates clinical reasoning, which includes clinical decision making, & critical thinking through a process of integrating formal knowledge.

Demonstrates ability to seek appropriate resources when needed and use of evidenced based practice as applicable for situation

Demonstrates commitment to patients by participation in the implementation of the nursing process in providing patient care under the direction of the RN preceptor. Seeks advice for situations not familiar to them.


Caring Practice

Under the supervision or guidance of a registered nurse, demonstrates nursing activities that create a compassionate, supportive, and therapeutic environment for patients and staff, with the goal of promoting comfort and healing. Includes, but is not limited to engagement and responsiveness of caregivers, including family and healthcare personnel.

Performs assessments focusing on the physical and psychosocial needs of the patient in an ongoing and systematic manner as evidenced by documentation and team feedback.

Participates with preceptor in formulating a plan of care which is prioritized and based on nursing assessment. Care is based on plan of care

Maintains a safe physical environment

Acknowledges patient’s/families need for comfort

Demonstrates compassion and an interest for clinical inquiry

Customer relations: treats patients and others with compassion, courtesy, respect and caring. Responds quickly and appropriately to customer requests.

Self-Management: presents a positive image of YRMC through professional appearance & behaviors.

Systems Thinking (Safety / Quality Improvement)

Under the supervision or guidance of a registered nurse, works to develop a body of knowledge and tools that allows the extern to manage whatever environmental and system resources exist for the patient and/or family.

Utilizes the nursing process to compare patient response with observable outcomes specified in the plan of care as evidenced by documentation

Demonstrates and verbalizes understanding of the concept of implementing care and eventually applies and evaluates application of this concept, as evidenced by preceptor, team, and/or patient feedback.

Progresses from viewing the client as a "task" to viewing the client as a person.

Maintains and updates skills checklist and provides to educator(s) as required

Knows, understands and abides by YRMC policies and procedures.

Accountability: demonstrates conservation, innovation and prudent use of resources; contributes to safety of the customer.





Under the supervision or guidance of a registered nurse, works with others in a way that promotes/encourages achieving optimal, realistic patient/family goals

Demonstrates ability to work in a team environment.

Maintains ongoing communication with unit CNE, preceptor, and Extern Coordinator for ongoing evaluation of practice.

Actively listens to patient/family to ensure appropriate communication and accurate relay of information occurs.

Involves patient/family in decisions related to healthcare needs.

Displays a willingness to be taught, coached and/or mentored

Teamwork: works cooperatively and collaboratively throughout the organization.

Communication: listens to customer needs and responds in a courteous, respectful manner, provides timely and professional feedback to customers.


Facilitation of Learning

Under the supervision or guidance of a registered nurse, demonstrates the ability to facilitate learning for patient and/or families. Includes both formal and informal facilitation of learning.

Participates in identifying patient/family education needs.

Collaborates in the identification of discharge planning issues based upon admission assessment, and works with their team to makes appropriate referrals and monitor patient/families progress and readiness for discharge.

Progresses from viewing patient education as a systematic task to evaluating the patients’ readiness to learn and understand the information, as evidenced by preceptor/team feedback.

Continually strives to suggest ways to improve personal, departmental and organizational performance.



Other information:

 REQUIRED: High School Diploma/GED;


Provide documentation of current enrollment in an accredited School of Nursing institution.

If enrolled for Associate's Degree in Nursing - will need to be enrolled for 3rd semester. 

If enrolled for Bachelor's Degree in Nursing - will need to be enrolled for 4th semester. 

Physical Requirements and working conditions for this position will be provided to you up on interview. 

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