Covenant Health

Registered Nurse - Senior Behavioral Health

Parkwest Medical Center
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Clinical Nurse III, SR Behavioral Health

Full Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Night Shift



This is a very energetic and team oriented, 16 bed unit. Fast paced and challenging at times but rewarding in so many ways.We have strong collaboration inside and outside of our unit, working closely with physicians and families, respiratory and physical therapists, and chaplaincy services. You will also notice that our unit is very clean, orderly and organized. We are a NICHE designated unit: Nurses Improving Care for Health system Elders (NICHE). This is a nurse-driven program designed to address the complex needs of older adults through best practice, education and tools. 


Schedules:  This unit creates a 6-week schedule and goes by our policy of every other weekend or two weekends per month. This comes out two weeks before the schedule starts.


Position Summary:

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



  • 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.


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 require


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