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Registered Nurse, Surgery Unit, $5K Sign-on Bonus

Covenant Health

Covenant Health

Knoxville, TN, USA
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024
Job Title
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
Department Name


Registered Nurse, Surgery Unit

$5K Sign-on Bonus for Experienced RNs

Full time, 72 Hours per pay period, Night 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


  • Correlates patient history and support systems within hospital care/nursing home care.
  • Assesses learning needs of patient and family.
  • Develops and initiates plan of care, involving patient and family.
  • Recommends interventions.
  • Evaluates plan of care.
  • Resolves problems regarding moderately complex issues without oversight or supervision.
  • Demonstrates willingness to precept employees/students as directed. Reviews clinical performance of preceptee with unit leader or clinical instructor.
  • Demonstrates competence in performing critical skills 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.


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:

Must possess at least one (1) year of professional nursing experience.

Licensure Requirement:

Must have and maintain Tennessee State RN licensure. CPR required.

RN license


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