Covenant Health

Health Unit Coordinator II

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
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Health Unit Coordinator II- Heart- Lung- Vascular


Full time. Night Shift, 6:30pm- 7:00am,  72 Hours Per Pay Period, Some major and minor holidays


The Cardiovascular Department is composed of two units:  A 6-bed Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) providing care to postoperative open heart patients, complex acute MIs (includes IABP and Impella), complex post-operative surgical patients, post vascular surgery patients and post thoracic surgery.  With a 1:2 nurse/ patient ratio this fast paced environment unit provides excellent care to East Tennessee patients and families.

The 9-bed Cardiovascular Stepdown Unit (CVSD) cares for recovering open heart and thoracic surgery patients until discharged, post coronary intervention and complex medical/surgical patients.   Nurses are competent in CVP and Arterial line monitoring as well continuous infusion of medications.  Staffing ratio is 1:3 nurse/patient.  Crossing training to the CVICU side is optional.   


Position Summary: Provide clerical and secretarial services to the nursing unit.


Minimum Education:   None specified; will accept any combination of formal education and/or prior work experience sufficient to demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skill and ability needed to perform the essential tasks of the job, typically such as would be equivalent to a high school diploma or GED.  Preference may be given to individuals possessing a HS diploma or GED.


Minimum Experience:  Must be a CNA at the time of hire or be a HUC I, PCA or CNA with six or more (6+) months of experience at a Covenant Health facility and complete the Covenant Health’s Patient Care Assistant training protocol OR For HUC II working in Cardiac Areas- completion of Apex modules 1-6 and/or telemetry class completed prior to hire or placement in a HUC II role.  Completion of Covenant Health Unit Coordinator Curriculum within 2 weeks of hire required Certification by National Association of HUCs and COPOE training preferred.


Licensure Requirement:  External new hires must have CNA certification.






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