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Mercy Medical Center Clinton Student RN Intern Stepdown Summer 2021 in MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center - Sioux City, Iowa

Employment Type:

Full time



For a Junior nursing student looking to expand their clinical experiences before their Senior year!




Under direct supervision, the Student Nurse Intern assists in the delivery of holistic, compassionate, individualized, effective quality patient care and customer satisfaction. The Student Nurse Intern will be allowed to participate in the routine care of patients which includes assessment, nursing interventions, treatments, medication administration, nutritional screening, observations, nursing activities, documentation, and patient teaching. This is accomplished by supporting the patient in activities of daily living, as well as other physical, emotional and spiritual needs consistent with the mission of Mercy, Patient care services vision, evidence-based standards of care and established policies and procedures. Work will include components of direct patient care, nutrition, observation, documentation, transportation and general maintenance of the patient environment. Adheres to the principles of Service Excellence Guiding Behaviors and the philosophy and mission of Mercy in all aspects of job performance.



Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide service/care appropriate to the age of the patients served, in accordance with Mercy standards.


Participate in collaborative practice with an experienced nurse preceptor or mentor and assume shared responsibility for patient assignments. This includes assessment, nursing interventions, treatments, medication administration, nursing activities, documentation, and patient teaching.


Student Nurse Interns may participate in other patient care activities under the direct supervision of the primary nurse as deemed appropriate.


Exhibit high standards of ethical conduct, honesty, and integrity at all times.


Respect age-specific needs of patient populations served.


Continuously seek out opportunities to improve the quality of patient care though innovative and creative problem solving.


Have a general knowledge of nursing theory, techniques, and interventions


Contribute to the positive image of the nursing profession and enhance the culture of the organization by modeling professional behavior both in the organization and in the community.


Embrace change and lifelong learning, taking personal accountability to seek out experience that enhance the ability to maintain skills and competence in clinical practice and role performance.


Seek feedback concerning one's own practice.


Demonstrates and actively promotes an understanding and commitment to the mission of Mercy Medical Center Sioux City through performing behaviors consistent with Trinity Health Values.


Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, the Trinity Healthy Organizational Integrity Program, included the Standard of Conduct, Code of Ethics,as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical, and professional behaviors.


The RN Student Intern will adhere to the Mercy Medical Center Values:

Value 1: Reverence- We honor the sacredness and dignity of every person.

Value 2: Commitment to Those Who are Poor- We stand with and serve those who are poor, especially those most vulnerable.

Value 3: Justice- We foster right relationships to promote the common good, including sustainability of Earth.

Value 4: Stewardship- We honor our heritage and hold ourselves accountable for the human, financial, and natural resources entrusted to our care.

Value 5: Integrity- We are faithful to who we say we are.

Value 6: Compassion- Solidarity with one another, capacity to enter into another's joy and sorrow.

Value 7: Excellence- Preeminent performance, becoming the benchmark, putting forth our personal and professional best.


Knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the Mercy and Trinity Health Mission, Vision, and Values in behaviors, practices, and decisions.


Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, Mercy and Trinity Health’s Organizational Integrity Program, Standards of Conduct, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical, and professional behavior.


Maintains confidentiality of information pertaining to clients, physicians, employees, and Mercy business.


Demonstrates general working knowledge of computers and department specific software (i.e. Healthstream, internet, etc.)


Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties so assigned.


We serve together in Mercy and Trinity Health, in the spirit of the Gospel, to heal body, mind and spirit, to improve the health of our communities and to steward the resources entrusted to us.


The Guiding Behaviors are the behaviors necessary for all of us to achieve our Vision. They are: We support each other in serving our patients and communities. We communicate openly, honestly, respectfully and directly. We are fully present. We are all accountable. We trust and assume goodness in intentions. We are continuous learners.


Must be able to embrace and adhere to the Guiding Behaviors of the organization and support the Mission of Trinity Health.

Must demonstrate good work habits such as time management, attendance, punctuality, team building and other behaviors aligned to the Guiding Behaviors of the organization.


Active student in good standing in BSN program between junior and senior year. Completed at least one acute care clinical rotation. Must be actively enrolled in an independent study course with their accredited college; accredited college must have a clinical affiliation agreement with the respective clinical site. Anticipate graduation within one year after completion of the summer internship program. Have an above average academic record. Must have a general working knowledge of computers and department specific software (i.e. Health stream, internet, etc.). Must be comfortable operating in a collaborative, shared leadership environment. Must possess a personal presence that is characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity, and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals, and values of Mercy and Trinity Health.

Mercy cultivates, upholds and supports a safe work environment. Associates support patient and staff safety by demonstrating aptitude and maintaining organizational employment standards and requirements. Associate job performance is continually appraised and formally evaluated during the course of employment with Mercy.


Must successfully pass employment physical examination and must adhere to applicable organizational requirements on an annual basis for Employee Health Directives. Must possess the ability to comply with Mercy and Trinity Health policies and procedures. This job is categorized as "Medium Work". Has the physical stamina to meet the requirements of this job. Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and /or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly. Must be able to handle stress effectively. Must understand and accept the possibility of exposure to environmental elements, internal and external, which may affect the work place, such as infectious disease, chemical and/or chemical fumes, dust, noise, physical injury from an out of control patient, and adverse effects of inclement weather which may occur.

These essential functions identify the major requirements of the job. They are not an exhaustive list of all job requirements. An employee may be called upon to perform physical actions not specifically identified in this job description.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.

Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion and assets of $24.7 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services — ranked by number of visits — in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs. For more information, visit at . You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.