The Student Geriatric Associate is a specialized role for nursing students currently enrolled in a BSN program. Student Geriatric Associates (SGAs) work closely with Geriatric Nurse Consultants to provide targeted interventions that address a broad scope of geriatric issues known to contribute to cognitive and functional decline during hospitalization. SGAs can assist with ambulation and range of motion exercises, aid in bathing and care of intact skin, assist with toileting and continence care, provide feeding support and tray setup, and provide cognitive stimulation through recreational activities.
SGAs at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania are found in 4 areas – Emergency Medicine, Cardiac Intermediate Care, Medical Oncology and the Advanced Medicine Units.
-Students in Emergency Medicine work in the ED and EDOU.
-Students in Medical Oncology work in Dulles 6
-Students in Cardiac Intermediate Care will work across 2 units-- Founders 10 and Founders 11.
-Students in Advanced Medicine work across 3 Units –Silverstein 11, Founders 12, and Founders 14.
There are 2 orientations for the Student Geriatric Associate Summer 2020 cohort – May 18th through May 20th and June 22nd through June 24th. Students must be able to attend one of those orientations. This is a year-round program for matriculated students. It is not a summer externship. All Student Geriatric Associates are expected to commit to at least 6 months in the program.
Students must be matriculated in an accredited BSN nursing program having minimally completed the nursing foundations/fundamentals clinical course with a 3.0 GPA overall and in the nursing major. Must be CPR certified though the American Heart Association.
•Bed making, moving, lifting, turning patients, feeding patients.
•Ability to effectively and safely utilize all equipment.
•Excellent communication skills.
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