Covenant Health

Clinical Nurse II

ID
2594746
Facility
Parkwest Medical Center
Job Location
US-TN-Knoxville
Department Name
INTERMEDIATE CARE UN

Overview

 

Parkwest

 

 

Clinical Nurse II, Intermediate Care Unit

 

PRN/OCC, Day Shift

 

The Cardio-Thoracic Surgical Unit consists of 17 telemetry beds. Our primary scope of service is provision of direct care to patients undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass surgery, TAVR, Mitral Valve Clipping, VATS procedures, Thoracotomies, and Vascular procedures. A multidisciplinary continuum of services is available to manage the patient through acute presentation, treatment, stabilization, and discharge.

An Exercise Physiologist provides assistance with ambulation of our heart, lung, and vascular patients after surgery. Evaluation of each patient’s overall health is determined, and then individualized exercise plans are developed with the intent to increase physical fitness, strength, and endurance.

A Cardiovascular Educator provides ongoing education to staff regarding numerous topics such as medications, policy and procedures, documentation, patient care and patient safety. The educator also works directly with new employees and their Clinical Coach to provide nursing orientation to the unit for a period of approximately four weeks.

 

 

Position Summary:  Provides professional nursing care within an assigned unit, coordinates care planning with other disciplines.

 

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 possess at least (1) year of professional nursing experience.

 

Licensure Requirements:  Valid Tennessee RN license. Fire/security, infection control, and CPR inservices are required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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