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University of Utah Health Registered Nurse - Critical Care Internship in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah


As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission.

Position Summary:

The Critical Care Internship program begins July 19, 2021.

The Critical Care Internship Program is designed to provide the intern with basic intensive care skills and knowledge through a combination of didactic and clinical experiences. The program includes approximately 150 hours of class time, 520-600 hours of clinical experience, weekly individual course work, research projects and presentations. The content of the course will enable the intern to use critical thinking, research, and critical care clinical skills to identify, plan, and provide individualized competent patient care in the critical care arena.

The Critical Care Internship Program is an 22 week supervised program for new graduates and experienced nurses. The program provides didactic and clinically supervised experiences, which will transition the participant to the role of an adult critical care practitioner.

At the completion of the Critical Care Internship Program, the intern will be hired into one of the adult Critical Care Units, Emergency Department, or into our internal Critical Care Resource Pool. The intern be required to fulfill two years of full time employment in an adult ICU at the University Hospital upon completion of the program; otherwise, reimbursement will be prorated.

Candidates with a completed BSN are strongly preferred.

How To Apply:

In order to be considered a candidate for the Internship, please complete the following application process by April 21, 2021:

** Before you submit your application , include all the below information at the time of your initial application or we will be unable to consider you for the position**

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  • Identifies, assesses and diagnoses problems through patient assessment and interactions; and evaluates actual or potential patient health problems.

  • Assesses, plans and implements interventions for solving patient care problems.

  • Formulates care plans for specific patients and documents the nursing process in patient’s record.

  • Evaluates patient response to interventions and modifies plan of care as needed to achieve health care goals.

  • Develops and participates in educating patients, their families, or significant others about post discharge care programs.

  • Initiates patient care meetings with the health care team to revise the plan of care as the patient’s condition warrants.

  • Maintains a safe and therapeutic patient care environment.

  • Provides guidance and direction to members of the health care team to ensure quality patient care.

  • Keeps current on advances in nursing care by participating in educational programs.

  • Orients and educates new staff in nursing techniques and departmental procedures.

  • Provides and oversees direct patient care in accordance with established nursing protocol and physicians’ orders.

  • Utilizes knowledge of medications, procedures, infection control, and safety precaution; and initiates appropriate interventions in crisis situations.

  • Participates in total quality management to positively affect patient and system outcomes to improve care.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Demonstrated potential ability to perform the essential functions as outlined above.

  • Ability to provide care to the population served.

  • Demonstrated leadership, human relations, and effective communication skills.

  • Ability to function during regularly scheduled, 12 hour, extended or alternative shifts.

  • Ability to display mental and emotional stamina in situations dealing with death, multiple patients, family members, etc.

  • Demonstrated ability to function calmly and competently in high stress situations.

  • Ability to deal with the hazards involved in assessing and providing care to patients.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient’s status and provide care as described in the department’s policies and procedures manual.


Qualifications Required All of the following license(s)

  • Current RQI Healthcare Provider eCredential through the University of Utah Health RQI system. The eCredential is to be obtained within 30 days of hire.

  • You must have current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Utah or current licensure as a Registered Nurse which is active and in good standing in a Nurse Licensure Compact State on or prior to the program beginning in July 2021.

Qualifications (Preferred)

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Walking

EEO Statement

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Requisition Number 45021
Reg/Temp Regular
Employment Type Full-Time
Shift Rotating
Work Schedule Varies
Location Name University of Utah Hospital
Patient Care? Yes
State UT
Category Critical Care

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.