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Registered Nurse, Surgery Unit

Covenant Health

Covenant Health

Knoxville, TN, USA
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024
Job Title
Clin Nurse I
ID
4005201
Facility
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
Department Name
SURGERY UNIT

Overview

Registered Nurse, Surgery Unit

Full time, 72 Hours per pay period, Day shift

2 weekends per 6 weeks schedule

At Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, we have board certified surgeons that use the most advanced technologies to provide care for their patients. Some patients may require an overnight or longer visit in the hospital to provide more intensive monitoring and care that cannot be provided in a home setting. We care for a multitude of patients who have had Urological, Vascular, Wound, or General Surgeries.

The Surgery Unit (3 North) at Fort Sanders is a 31 bed unit providing patient centered care for our medical surgical patients. We are committed to providing a healing and safe environment for all of our patients. Our multidisciplinary team works together with patients and their families to design a personalized plan of care to achieve excellent outcomes!

Our staff consists of RNs, LPNs, CNA/PCAs, and HUCs who work together to provide exceptional patient care. We have a supportive and family-like environment and welcome all new staff to our team with open arms!! We are very proud of our orientation process which will be tailored to your needs. This too is a team process in which we closely follow your orientation process to ensure you are getting the best tools and knowledge to make you successful at your job and to keep our patients safe.

If you are passionate about caring for medical surgical patients with a specialization in post-surgery patients and would like to work in a great environment, please apply!

Position Summary:

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

If you have any questions, please contact Recruiter: Lacey Spoon || Lspoon2@covhlth.com || 865-374-5404

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 license. CPR required.

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