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Registered Nurse, Step-down Unit

Covenant Health

Covenant Health

Knoxville, TN, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024
Job Title
Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name


Registered Nurse,Step-down 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. For 2020-21 Parkwest received recognition from U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Top 10” hospitals in Tennessee.

2 Montvue, Step-down Unit:

2 Montvue is Parkwest’s Medical Step-Down Unit that serves patients requiring step-down status due to higher acuity conditions and the need for increased monitoring. Patient diagnoses include respiratory failure, sepsis, gastrointestinal bleed, arrhythmias, hypertensive urgency, electrolyte imbalance, NSTEMI, pulmonary embolus, altered mental status, seizures, substance withdrawal, and strokes and other diagnosis requiring increased care.

The Step-down Unit accepts patients on a variety of intravenous drips that require titrations and frequent monitoring of vital signs, as well as tracheostomy ventilator patients. The unit provides patients with nursing care, medical monitoring, and an array of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Bed side report and daily rounding with a multidisciplinary team allow for excellent patient care.

You will find an energetic team made up of Registered Nurses, Patient Care Assistants and Health Unit Coordinators who are team oriented, morale boosters and have been deemed by students as “The most welcoming unit”. The Medical Step-down unit uses a modified six-week self-scheduling model with an every other weekend requirement.

If you are looking for a higher acuity unit, love working in a fun team environment, 2 Montvue, Medical Step-down is the place for you!

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


  • 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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