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Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital
 Tucson, AZ

Carondelet’s St. Joseph’s Hospital (located at 350 N. Wilmot Rd, Tucson, AZ 85711) provides a full range of comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services. Established in 1961, St. Joseph’s Hospital is a premiere medical campus serving Tucson and the Southwest. St. Joseph’s is home to the Carondelet Neurological Institute and the Carondelet Joint Replacement Center. Here you’ll find one of the region’s most comfortable labor and delivery units as well as high-quality care and customer service in programs such as cardiology, orthopedics, oncology, wound care, stroke, diabetes, emergency medicine and rehabilitation. The 486-bed facility is an accredited Chest Pain Center, has been recognized by the American Heart and Stroke Association with a Get with the Guidelines Award for stroke care, and has nationally-certified Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs.

When you join Carondelet’s Community Built on Care, our family of nurses, doctors, staff and healthcare specialists are dedicated to providing expert, compassionate care for all the families of Southern Arizona and the surrounding communities. We’ve been caring for you and your loved ones for more than 135 years — right here, in this great community of ours. So this is our home too. Caring, nurturing and helping heal friends, loved ones and neighbors of Southern Arizona is our passion, and we’re honored to have the opportunity to serve you. From emergency services and heart care to orthopedics, advanced stroke treatment and more, we’re focused on providing you with expert care combined with a healthy dose of attentiveness and kindness. Carondelet Health Network. A community built on care.


The Nursing Student Intern (NSI) completes work in accordance with standards of the specific environment under the direct supervision of the RN or Clinical Manager. The NSI is required to provide an excellent patient experience consistent with Relationship-Based Care. Follows established policy and procedures as directed. Performs all job duties in a safe manner with respect to safety and to self and others. Equipment and supplies maintained, monitored, and malfunctions reported to manager. Uses time management and flexibility in organizing and prioritizing workload to provide optimal service to the department and network. Accountable for performing and providing quality patient care in the specific environment. Effectively performs direct patient care tasks to assist licensed personnel. Recognize and respect cultural and spiritual differences and demonstrate culturally competent care.


Level 1 - Skilled (Meets Competency Based Skills Checklist Assessment)

Provide specific nursing care under the direction of an RN or Clinical Manager and ensure that activities of daily living are provided; including hygiene, mobility, and feeding.

Measure and record vital signs. Monitor and record intake and output measurement.

Measure oxygenation with pulse oximetry.

Obtain weight using standing, sling, bed, or chair scale.

Report patient complaints of pain.

Report observations of changes in patient’s conditions such as vital signs and level of consciousness to an RN in a timely manner.

Perform or assist with bathing, oral/denture care and shampooing.

Observe for changes in skin integrity and ensure that patients receive adequate position changes to prevent skin breakdown.

Measure for, apply, and remove anti-embolism stockings.

Apply and remove sequential-compression devices.

Apply and remove Buck’s traction after initial application by RN or PT.

Provide care, as directed by the RN according to the SKIN bundle.

Implement fall prevention interventions as directed by the RN.

Collect and accurately label patient specimens at the patient bedside. Collect urine specimens from urinary catheters using aseptic technique.

Perform fingerstick blood glucose measurements.

Assist with or feed patients unable to feed themselves. Monitor intake. Assist with food delivery and tray pick-up.

Assist with elimination by offering appropriate toileting in a timely manner.

Perform bladder scans for bladder volume.

Insert single or double lumen urinary catheters that are packaged as closed systems. Hang un-medicated continuous bladder infusion solutions and record amount infused and output.

Administer un-medicated enemas.

Apply cardiac monitoring equipment. Perform 12-lead ECGs.

Remove dressing, as directed by an RN. Apply select dressings as directed by an RN. Empty and measure drainage from wound drains.

Accurately observe, collect, identify, and document data on appropriate form in a timely manner. Report information to RN. Use acceptable abbreviations and terminology. Documentation must be legible.

Level 2 - Proficient (in addition to above duties)

Participate in the transport of patients on cardiac monitors, as directed by an RN, once deemed competent in basic rhythm recognition.

Perform venipuncture for blood collection after receiving specific venipuncture training.

Level 3 - Subject Matter Expert (in addition to above duties)

Assist physician with examinations, procedures, and other direct patient care as directed.

Maintain established departmental policies and procedures, safety, environmental, and infection control standards.


Required:High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (G.E.D.). Currently enrolled in accredited registered nursing program – within a year of graduation.


Required: Valid CPR Card.


Preferred: Knowledge of hospital environment desired. Previous hospital and/or health care related experience preferred.


Required: Must possess effective written and verbal communication skills.


Required:Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions.


Preferred:Basic computer skills.


Required: Must be able to work variable shifts, holidays and/or weekends. Must be able to perform required duties, including lifting and transferring, using proper body mechanics.