Providence Health & Services Nursing Student Extern - Infection Control in Anchorage, Alaska


Providence is calling a Nursing Student Extern (Infection Control Dept, Variable Shift, 0.0 FTE) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska.

We are seeking a Nursing Student Extern to assist patients with activities of daily living; provide a safe environment for patients by providing 1:1 observation and care; and, assist staff and patients with select procedures and health interventions, all in a family centered environment. The Extern can also assist in data collection activities (i.e. hand hygiene surveillance, personal protective equipment usage, etc).

In this position you will:

  • Provide basic patient care under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse.

  • Communicate effectively with the health care team members regarding patient and family issues, as well as equipment issues.

  • Report changes in patient condition and problematic or unusual circumstances to the RN responsible for the patient’s care or to their supervisor.

  • Follow policies and procedures to promote patient safety.

  • Maintain confidentiality of all patient information (electronic, written, and oral).


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Current enrollment in an NLN approved nursing program

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification within 6 months of hire

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Current enrollment in an NLN approved Bachelor of Science nursing program; has successfully completed, at a minimum, the 1st semester of clinicals

  • Previous employment in a health care setting

About Providence Alaska Medical Center

Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation’s best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.

As the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 82,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 600 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Patient Services

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 168704