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Registered Nurse, Pulmonary-Complex Medical Unit

Covenant Health

Covenant Health

Knoxville, TN, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024
Job Title
Clin Nurse I
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
Department Name


Registered Nurse, Pulmonary-Complex Medical Unit

Full Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Night Shift

In our Complex Medical Unit, we have 34 private patient rooms. We are located on the seventh floor in the North tower of the main hospital.

The Complex Medical Unit is comprised of a wide variety of medically complex patients. Many of our patients are acutely ill and require a higher level of care than your average medical floor, but do not meet the need to be in a stepdown/ICU unit. Patients can include:

  • Respiratory (BiPAP, High-Flow oxygen, chest tubes)
  • Sepsis
  • Endocrine
  • Cardiac (non-titrated cardiac drip, heparin drip)
  • GI (Dubhoff tubes, NG tubes)
  • GU (catheters, bladder irrigation)
  • Nephrology and dialysis patients
  • Post-operative and Wounds (wound vac, various wound dressing and management)
  • Oncology (pleurx catheters, ports)

We have a supportive and close working relationship with our physicians. We encourage open communication and dialogue regarding individualized care to meet each one of our patient’s needs.

We follow a 12- hour shift, weekends/holidays on a six-week schedule. Team members utilize a self-scheduling software. In addition to having excellent critical thinking skills, our ideal candidate will also possess outstanding communication and interpersonal skills. We pride ourselves in fostering a culture of positivity and teamwork. Our team has a passion for patient care and each other.

As an organization, we want to grow our employees by promoting a culture of excellence and professionalism. If you are passionate about putting patients first and want to work alongside the best of the best, apply for our Complex Medical Unit today!

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


  • 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.


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.

RN license


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