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Registered Nurse, GI Lab-Endoscopy, $5K Sign-on Bonus

Covenant Health

Covenant Health

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


Registered Nurse, GI Lab-Endoscopy

$5,000 Sign-on Bonus for Experienced RNs

Full Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift

Call required, with weekends and holidays.

The Endoscopy Lab at Fort Sanders Regional is a fast-paced, team focused environment that has four endoscopy suites and a bronchoscopy suite. It serves as an outpatient ambulatory surgery center and accommodates inpatient add-on procedures.

Procedures performed include, but aren’t limited to colonoscopies, esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), peg tube placement, pill cam studies, bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS), and Super Dimension Navigation. Our team consists of RNs, CSTs, CNAs, and a departmental assistant.

Nursing responsibilities rotate within the department, and include pre-op, intra-op, and post-op care with occasional scope room coverage as needed. Nurses are trained to prepare patients for procedures, assist the physicians with the procedures, electronically document the cases, handle specimens, educate patients for home care, and ensure patients meet criteria prior to discharge. Our department is open Monday-Friday 6a-5:30p with holiday, after hours, and weekend call coverage. Call requirements for CSTs and RNs is one night per week and every 6th weekend, with rotating holiday coverage.

We are looking for team focused RNs who are highly motivated with critical thinking skills, computer proficiency, detail oriented, and who are willing to put their patients first.

Position Summary:

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

Recruiter: Lacey Spoon || Lspoon2@covhlth.com || 865-374-5404


  • Correlates patient history and support systems within hospital care/nursing home care.
  • Assesses needs of patient and family.
  • Develops and initiates plan of care, involving patient and family.
  • Recommends interventions.
  • Evaluates plan of care.
  • Clinical expertise and knowledge is such that individual can resolve complex patient/management/physician problems without supervision.
  • Demonstrates competence in performing critical skills to include appropriate delivery of care according to the age-specific needs of the population served.
  • Leads process improvement initiatives in their own unit or participate in facility team.
  • Precepts new employees/students or attends formal preceptor workshop and is willing to precept. Reviews clinical performance of preceptee with unit leader or clinical instructor.
  • Provides four contact hours of educational activities, excluding basic patient education.
  • Contributes to development and evaluation of unit orientation program.
  • 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:

Minimum of three (3) years professional experience.

Licensure Requirement:

Must have and maintain Tennessee State RN licensure. CPR required

RN License


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