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Registered Nurse, Cardiac Specialty Unit

Covenant Health

Covenant Health

Knoxville, TN, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Job Title
CLIN NURSE I
ID
3988268
Facility
Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name
POST INTERVENTN UNIT

Overview

Registered Nurse, Cardiac Specialty Unit

Full Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Night Shift

Parkwest Overview:

Parkwest is West Knoxville’s premier medical facility and a top-performing heart hospital. In addition to providing the area’s leading cardiac services, Parkwest has been nationally recognized for award-winning care throughout our facility. Annually Parkwest is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of Tennessee's “Top 10” hospitals.

3 Riverstone, Cardiac Specialty Unit:

The Cardiac Specialty Unit consists of 33 telemetry beds.

Specialized care is delivered on The Cardiac Specialty Unit to patients presenting with chest pain or unstable angina, as well as those recovering from placement of cardiac stents, permanent pacemakers, or AICDs.

The top three admitting diagnoses for 3 Riverstone are Coronary Atherosclerosis, Intermediate Coronary Syndrome, and Cardiac Dysrhythmias.

We have long-term staff members because of our culture and teamwork on the floor. The physicians see this as well and trust the judgment of our team.

Our team includes high quality RNs, Patient Care Assistants and Health Unit Coordinators. Our staff work 12-hour shifts, 3 days per week and rotate every other weekend and holiday. We have a modified self-scheduling model that covers a six-week period to allow for flexibility. We welcome staff members of varying experiences, from new graduates to experienced healthcare professionals. Come join our amazing team on 3 Riverstone!

Position Summary:

Provides professional nursing care within an assigned unit; coordinates care planning with other disciplines.

Recruiter: Angelica Adams || aadams16@covhlth.com || 865-374-5405

Responsibilities

  • Completes nursing history and initiates patient education.
  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary team members.
  • Implements plan of care appropriate to diagnosis. Evaluates care outcomes.
  • Problem solves and coordinates unit/patient care assignments, with supervision.
  • Introduces new employees/students to unit routines.
  • Participates on unit-based committees.
  • Demonstrates competence in performing critical skills (checklist) to include appropriate delivery of care according to the age-specific needs of the population served.
  • Supervises LPNs, Nursing Assistants, HUCs, Techs and sitters.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Education:

None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.

Minimum Experience:

New graduate, within first (1st) year of orientation (move to level II after (1) Year experience).

Licensure Requirement:

Must have and maintain Tennessee State RN license. CPR required

RN license

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