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Registered Nurse, Critical Care Unit

Covenant Health

Covenant Health

Knoxville, TN, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Job Title
CLIN NURSE I
ID
3896157
Facility
Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name
CRITICAL CARE UNIT

Overview

Registered Nurse, Critical Care Unit

Full Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Day 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.

2 Riverstone, Critical Care Unit:

Parkwest Critical Care Unit (CCU) is located on the second floor of Parkwest Medical Center’s main hospital. As one of the area’s top-performing heart hospitals, we take great pride in providing exceptional care and timely treatment to our patients.

The CCU is a 30-bed department comprised of 20 medical, surgical, neurological, and renal beds and 10 dedicated Cardiovascular Intensive Care (CVICU) beds. The department is a locked unit for the safety and privacy of our critically ill patients. We specialize in high-level care to critically ill patients with life-threatening conditions, including Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT). Our CVICU specializes in the care of patients requiring Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) procedures, Impellas, and Intra-aortic Balloon Pumps (IABP).

We follow a 12- hour shift, weekends/holidays on a six-week schedule. Team members utilize a self-scheduling model, and employee requests are then used during the scheduling process to balance and coordinate with the department’s needs.

We pride ourselves in fostering a culture of positivity, teamwork, and always putting our patient’s needs first.

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 one (1) Year experience).

Licensure Requirement:

Must have and maintain Tennessee State RN licensure. CPR required

RN License

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