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Clinical Extern – Nurse/Paramedic Student

Job Posting Number:



Emergency Department/Inpatient Unit


Temporary Part Time/Temporary Full Time

Bargaining Unit:

Non Union

Salary Scale:

Per Human Resources

Posting Date:

2021-11-23 15:00

Closing Date:

2021-12-07 16:00

Erie Shores HealthCare believes that we must recruit the best person for the job the first time and we promote ourselves as an employer of choice. The hospital has a culture of caring that makes us a hospital of choice for patients and the communities we serve. As a Clinical Extern at ESHC, you will have the opportunity to work and help make ESHC an even greater place to work!


The Clinical Extern will be working in the capacity as an unregulated health care provider. Nursing/Paramedic Clinical Externs work in collaboration with a unit nursing team under direct and/or indirect supervision of an appointed registered nursing professional.


Externs will be hired on contract, during which the Extern will work part time hours to a maximum of full-time hours (37.5 hours per week). Hours of work are 12-hour night shifts, 1900-0700 within the Emergency Department and Inpatient Units. The position has an expected contract end date of March 31, 2022.


Duties and Responsibilities
• Practices 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, while taking into account CNO guidance for unregulated care providers (nursing externs)
• Assists with comfort measures and patient safety by ensuring the environment is clean and tidy and free of hazards.
• Demonstrates excellent problem-solving, decision making and critical thinking skills
• Demonstrates excellent organizational and time-management skills
• Participates as a team member


Job Requirements
• Nursing Students in year two or higher of study and enrolled in a CNO approved baccalaureate or diploma nursing program
• Paramedic student in their 2nd year of an approved Paramedic Program
• Demonstrated evidence of excellent academic standing
• Current certificate in Basic Cardiac Life Support required
• Completion of mandatory/required certifications provided via corporate orientation, including extern orientation, and as defined by unit (e.g., Fit Test, WHIMS, AODA, IP&C)
• Demonstrated infection prevention and control practices
• Effective interpersonal and communication skills
• Successful completion of a recent clinical placement in an acute care area preferred
• Students who have successfully completed a recent clinical placement preferred

Erie Shores HealthCare is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations available on request in all parts of the recruitment and assessment process as required under ESHC’s Accommodation Policy.


As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination to the Hospital’s Occupational Health and Safety department.
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