Mount Sinai Careers

Student Nurse Extern – PeriOp/PACU – Phillips School of Nursing Students

New York, New York
Future Opportunities

Job Description

**This Posting is Not for an Active Vacancy** 

Position is exclusively for Phillips School of Nursing Students


The Perioperative PACU Externship will orient nurses who are not yet licensed to all aspects of postoperative care through one-on-one mentorship, classroom training, as well as exposure to varied Post Anesthesia Care Unit cases; by providing a foundation of per anesthesia knowledge that is based upon evidence-based patient care management. This externship prepares the RN for a fast-paced Critical Care PACU. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities



Patient/Family-Centered Care

Clinical judgement/critical thinking




Staff education

Demonstrates Service Pride standards


Essential Duties

Management of post-operative patients

Monitoring of post-operative patients

Temperature regulation

Treatment of post-operative nausea and vomiting

Pain management

Aldrete score and discharge


Education Requirements             

Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Program

Must be registered to sit for the NCLEX Boards



Candidate  Requirements

On-Line Application & Resume                            

A letter of recommendation from a shift charge nurse, unit educator or manager

An essay stating your reasons for interest into this program (not to exceed one (1) double-spaced page.


Skill Requirements

MS Office Suite – Basic

Level of physical activity - Moderate