Covenant Health Registered Nurse - Med/Surg in Knoxville, Tennessee
Clinical Nurse II- Medical Unit
PRN/OCC - Night Shift
This is a 33 bed, Complex Medical unit that cares for Pulmonary, Renal, GI, surgery and medical patients (everything except acute cardiac); ranging from patients on telemetry and various forms of oxygen delivery methods including stable tracheostomy patients (no ventilator patients) and hemodialysis patients. The population on the unit is highly varied from self-care patients requiring a work-up on an inpatient unit to total care patients. A majority of our patients have at least 2 comorbidities. The average length of stay is 4 days, some are admitted for less than 24 hours and some will stay with us for 2+ weeks. You will experience, learn and grow in your clinical skills on this unit with an opportunity to create a nursing career path plan.
Position Summary: Provides professional nursing care within an assigned unit; coordinates care planning with other disciplines.
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: Must have more than one year of RN experience.
Licensure Requirement: Must have and maintain Tennessee State RN license. CPR required.
FacilityParkwest Medical Center
Department NameMEDICAL UNIT