Clinical Extern - Nurse

Posting #239-2021

Strathroy, Patient Care


Middlesex Hospital Alliance

Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Site

Posting #239 – 2021

POSITION TITLE: Clinical Extern ā€ Nurse         

Reports to: Patient Care Manager


The clinical extern will be working in the capacity as unregulated health care provider.  Nursing clinical externs work in collaboration with a unit nursing team under direct and/or indirect supervision of an appointed registered nursing professional. They may perform preā€identified Controlled Acts authorized to nursing within the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) of Ontario delegated to them under the supervision of a nursing professional who is authorized to perform them.  

Externs will be hired on contract, during which the Extern will work part time hours to a maximum of fullā€time hours (37.5 hours per week).  The scheduling of these hours will be determined based on unit needs and may include day/evening/night and weekend shifts.


  • Nursing Students enrolled in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of a CNO approved baccalaureate or diploma nursing program  
  • Demonstrated evidence of excellent academic standing
  • Current certificate in Basic Cardiac Life Support required  
  • Completion of mandatory/required certifications provided via corporate orientation, including extern orientation, and as defined by unit (e.g., Fit Test, WHIMS, AODA, IP&C)
  • Demonstrated infection prevention and control practices
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills  
  • Successful completion of a recent clinical placement in an acute care area preferred   
  • Students who have successfully completed a recent clinical placement preferred


  • Practices under the direct and/or indirect supervision of the nursing professional assigned to them on the unit and in a manner consistent with organizational policies and professional standards, while taking into account CNO guidance for unregulated care providers  
  • Works with unit nurses to ensure that they have the knowledge, skills and judgment needed to perform all actions/duties.  
  • Provides assistance with lifting, turning, transferring, transporting and ambulating as per the hospital policy.
  • Provides measures to ensure skin integrity and reduce pressure injuries.
  • Assists with comfort measures and patient safety by ensuring the environment is clean and tidy and free of hazards.
  • Requests assistance with assigned duties whenever in need  
  • Demonstrates excellent problemā€solving, decision making and critical thinking skills  
  • Demonstrates excellent organizational and timeā€management skills  
  • Participates as a team member   

*The MHA is a FRAGRANCE FREE environment*

Qualified individuals interested in this opportunity may submit a resume to

No Later than March 30, 2022

For further information on this opportunity, please contact:

Meg Sattin at 519.245.5295  extension 5595

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