Penn Highlands Healthcare

2018 Summer Nurse Intern Applications

3 months ago
Job ID
# of Openings
Nursing Float Pool
All Shifts Available
Temporary Full Time


The best of modern health care technology, plus the best of small town America!


Located in the midst of the beautiful rolling hills and woodlands of Pennsylvania, you don't have to be a native to feel at home here. No matter where your roots, you'll quickly recognize that the staff at Penn Highlands DuBois (PHD), like other residents of the community, will make you feel right at home.


Penn Highlands DuBois (PHD) offers residents of west central Pennsylvania a rare combination of technologically advanced health care in a warm, friendly environment. Widely recognized as one of the leading health centers of its kind in the commonwealth, PHD is an oasis of clinical and technical excellence, with a focus on patient-centered care. Its rural setting is just far enough from the hustle of the city life to make it peaceful, but close enough to provide easy access to sought-after urban attractions.


The Summer Nursing Intern Program provides students with an opportunity to relate nursing theory to clinical practice, develop time management skills and problem solving techniques, as well as gain experience and confidence in performing technical skills during an eight week period.



*Complies with PENN HIGHLANDS DUBOIS policies and procedures, accreditation agency requirements, and federal, state or local law and regulations


Demonstrates competence in Summer Nurse Intern role as evidenced by but not limited to:

  • Works directly with RN preceptor to observe and increase understanding of professional nursing practice
  • Assists in identifying patient needs and discussing nursing actions with RN preceptor
  • Learns the application of the nursing process
  • Uses educational resources, chart reviews, consultation with RN preceptor and other health care team members to learn about the patient care situations
  • Communicates pertinent patient information to RN preceptor
  • Assists RN preceptor and other health care team members in carrying out procedures and treatments that are within established internship guidelines
  • Demonstrates strong interest in learning when involved in observation experience in other patient care services



Demonstrates personal accountability as evidenced by but not limited to:

  • Conducts self in professional manner in dress, actions, and interpersonal communication
  • Ensures environment of safety for patients, significant others, and coworkers
  • Informs Director/Supervisor/Clinical Manager of patient care situations and departmental problems as appropriate
  • Informs VP/CNO or Asst. VP of departmental problems as appropriate
  • Demonstrates effective problem solving skills for clinical and departmental issues




General duties as directed


  • Applicant must be currently enrolled in an accredited school of nursing with successful completion of sophomore or junior year.
  • Applicant must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • Applicant must submit current grade transcript (official or unofficial).

  • Applicant must submit two letters of reference from nursing instructors.

  • Program Length: Eight weeks (5/21/18 to 7/13/18)

  • Submission Deadline: Complete applicant file (i.e. online application, current grade transcript, and two nursing instructor references) must be submitted by Friday, December 15, 2017.

  • Interview Schedule: Interviews for eligible applicants will be scheduled in early January 2018.



Becca Kear

Nurse Recruiter

Penn Highlands Healthcare

100 Hospital Ave, PO Box 447

DuBois, PA 15801



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