Mercy Health
Nurse Extern
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1400 Us Highway 61 - Festus / MO
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Job description

We’re a Little Different


Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service. At Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals – careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart. Join us and discover why Modern Healthcare Magazine named us in its “Top 100 Places to Work.”


What our Nurse Extern Program has to offer: 

  • Up to 16 twelve hour shifts over an 8-week period working along side of an experienced registered nurse.


  • Continued employment at a PRN status during academic semesters to allow for continued experience while supporting educational demands


  • Exposure to hiring managers as well as all levels of clinical patient care team members


  • Involvement with Professional Governance committees and collaborative educational meetings to assist with development professional alliances and career goals

Mercy Nursing Professional Practice Model:

THERAPEUTIC ENVIRONMENT: The social context, cultureand physical surroundings to promote healing and comfort.• Compassionate care• Attentive presence• Contagious calmness• Tender courage• Intellectual engagement


PRACTICE EXPERTISE: Holistic, evidence-basedknowledge applied to each person we serve.• Vigilance• Clinical reasoning and decision-making• Patient/other(s) engagement in care• Spiritual and ethical attentiveness• Comprehensive care orchestration


PROFESSIONAL COMMITMENTS:Fidelity to management of practice, self,the organization and health care.• Trustworthy collaboration• Care for self and one another• Self-competence development, continuous learning• Advancement of nursing profession


Required Essay:

The essay should cover topics related to the Mercy Nursing Professional Practice Model listed above and why entry into this program will benefit the applicants professional nursing career.  This essay must be at least 500 words.


Interview process:

Phone interivew with HR Recruitment

Panel interview with senior leadership if selected.


  • Prior to employment, the nurse extern shall provide student transcripts indicating they have completed Fundamentals of Nursing from an accredited school of nursing and provide competency skills list from their learning institution. The student nurse extern must remain in good standing with their school of nursing while in this role.


  • This program is for nursing students only, if a student leaves a program for any reason, they can no longer be a nurse extern.


We Offer Great Benefits:

Day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds are just a few of the great benefits offered to eligible co-workers, including those working 48 hours or more per pay period!


We’re bringing to life a healing ministry through compassionate care.

At Mercy, our supportive community will be behind you every step of your day, especially the tough ones. You will have opportunities to pioneer new models of care and transform the health care experience through advanced technology and innovative procedures. We’re expanding to help our communities grow. Join us and be a part of it all.

What Makes You a Good Match for Mercy?

Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and unafraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a good fit for you, we encourage you to apply.


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