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Community Health System | Siloam Springs, AR
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Job Description

Are you pursuing a nursing degree and want to gain real life experience in a hospital setting while you pursue your schooling? If so, our RN Intern programmay be a great fit for you. Our highly flexible intern program is designed to provide a mutual benefit and help grow your confidence and competence.

If you are selected for our intern program, you will be committing to work two 12-hour shifts/month as a Patient Care Assistant floating wherever we have a need. Two shifts are required per month but you are welcome to pick up as many hours as you desire and that work with your schedule. In exchange for this two shifts/month commitment, you will have the opportunity during your final year of schooling to select the unit of your choice where you will work one 8 hour shift per month shadowing an RN. You may select the same unit each month or you can use this opportunity to gain experience in multiple units in which you have interest.

As a Patient Care Assistant, you will perform a variety of patient care activities and related services necessary in caring for the personal needs and comfort of patients. These include assisting with personal hygiene, taking vital signs and changing bed linens. Duties may also include serving and collecting food trays, providing for between-meal nourishment, and cleaning, sterilizing, storing and preparing other supplies.

To be considered for our Intern program, you must currently be enrolled in either an ADN or BSN nursing program at an accredited university. The 8 hour shadowing shift in the unit of your choice is available to you beginning your final year but you may join the program prior to that. All interns must have completed the fundamentals of their program.

About Community Health System

Community Health Systems, Inc. (CHS) is an operator of hospitals in the United States. The Company provides healthcare services through these hospitals that it owns and operates in non-urban and selected urban markets throughout the United States. As of December 31, 2008, included in the Company's operations, were 118 hospitals that it owned, leased or operated. These hospitals are geographically diversified across 28 states, with an aggregate of 17,245 licensed beds. Effective June 30, 2008, the Company acquired the remaining 35% equity interest in Affinity Health Systems, LLC, which indirectly owns and operates Trinity Medical Center (560 licensed beds) in Birmingham, Alabama, from Baptist Health Systems, Inc., giving the Company 100% ownership of that facility. Effective October 1, 2008, the Company acquired Deaconess Medical Center (388 licensed beds) and Valley Hospital and Medical Center (123 licensed beds) located in Spokane, Washington, from Empire Health Services. (Source: 10-K)