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You’ve started the incredible journey to become a nurse, Jefferson Healthcare is here to help you expand your knowledge, develop skills, and find your place as a future RN.

  • Open to nursing students who have completed at least one clinical rotation, currently enrolled in a nursing program at the discretion of the enrolled nursing program
  • Become an important member of the nursing team fulfilling a CNA/ ED Tech role with the opportunity to practice expanded skills based on Washington State regulations
  • Opportunity to work in different departments throughout the hospital, developing a wide variety of nursing skills and exposure

Jump-start your nursing career as a Student Nurse Tech

  • Learn where you fit in here at Jefferson Healthcare
  • Foster professional growth and develop lasting professional relationships
  • Gather valuable skills and knowledge for your future nursing career
  • Receive education and training from our educators and nursing staff to invest in your forthcoming nursing career
  • Find information regarding being a Student Nurse Tech from the Washington State Department of Health

What can you expect from our program?

Departments participating in the Student Nurse Tech Program include Acute Care, Intensive Care, Family Birth and Emergency with the opportunity to float to different departments as needed. There will be opportunities to learn and develop nursing skills under the supervision of nursing staff along with education and training for the required skills.

What can a Student Nurse Techs expect?

  • Minimum of two shifts per month with variable and flexible schedule to accommodate schooling needs
  • Can work up to 30 days (or up to 60 days with approved extension) post-graduation and/or until RN license is received.

Why chose a Student Nurse Techs program at a critical access hospital?

  • Flexible hours and up to 72 hours in a  two-week pay period
  • 8, 10 or 12-hour shifts
  • Ongoing educational opportunities
  • Commitment to Jefferson Healthcare for two years after the completion of orientation

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Have Questions

Email us at education@jeffersonhealthcare.org and we will be happy to answer questions regarding the program.  Please do not send resume or application information to this email address.

Online application assistance recruitment@jeffersonhealthcare.org

p) 360.385.2200 ext. 2087

How does the hiring process work?

  • Available resident positions will be posted on the Jefferson Healthcare website.  The application should include:
    • Current resume
    • Two professional letters of reference
    • An essay describing how you decided to become an RN, strengths/talents you can offer the team, what you hope to take away from the program, and why you were drawn to the department you have chosen
  • We’re accepting late applications on a rolling basis until the positions have been filled.
  • The interview process is anticipated to take place mid-April.  Be prepared to meet with a panel during the interview.
  • Once selected, directors will contact you with an offer.
  • The expected start date will be in August 2022, following the successful passing of NCLEX and issuing  of Washington state nursing license.

How many hours per week do residents work?

This is a full-time position that requires 72-80 hours per two-week pay period, including weekends and holidays.  The number of hours worked per week can vary to accommodate education time and simulation experiences.  You will likely follow your preceptor’s schedule for unit clinical time.

Will I be working nights, weekends, and holidays?

Nurse residents are full-time employees. Your schedule may include nights, evenings; and will include weekends and holidays.  Residency is an intensive program.  Time off or scheduling requests during orientation may or may not be accommodated.

What does a nurse resident get paid?

All nurses at Jefferson Healthcare are covered under a collective bargaining unit with UFCW2.

Am I obligated to stay at Jefferson Healthcare after the completion of my Residency?

A two-year contract is required at Jefferson Healthcare when completing the Residency program.

Who can I contact for questions about the Residency Program?

Feel free to email education@jeffersonhealthcare.org we will be happy to answer questions regarding the program.  Please do not send resume or application information to this email.

Email us at education@jeffersonhealthcare.org and we will be happy to answer questions regarding the program.  Please do not send resume or application information to this email address.

Throughout my healthcare career, I have lived by the idea that if you do the right thing for the patient, the rest will (or should) fall into place. It is an idealist way of thinking in corporate America, but hey, why not? During my orientation, several years ago, that statement was said nearly word for word by a multitude of Jefferson Healthcare speakers, “if all else fails, just do the right thing for the patients.” I feel as though those words have been reflected by the day-to-day actions of this institution and by the people that work here.

– Jess Cigalotti, RN Clinical Coordinator and Employee of the Quarter – September 2020

It is the policy of Jefferson Healthcare to ensure equal opportunity without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.