Covenant Health

Job Title
Clin Nurse III
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
Department Name




Critical Care RN Float Pool

Facility: Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, TN

Shift: Per Diem/PRN, Night Shift, 7 pm – 7 am



At Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, we understand that patients in our Critical Care area need specialized care – not only because they are very sick, but because their medical needs are unique. In Spring 2021, the Critical Care Department at Fort Sanders Regional will be expanding! As part of this, we will have separate Intensive Care Units – each designed to provide experienced nursing and support staff for our patients' needs.


Our Critical Care consists of 3 separate units:

  • Neuro ICU
  • Medical ICU


Position Summary:

As an RN in the Critical Care Float Pool, you will be expected to float between our 3 Critical Care units based on the staffing need. You'll be providing professional nursing care within the Critical Care Units and coordinating care planning with other disciplines.


You will perform a variety of tasks as a Float Pool RN. Because our RNs move from unit to unit, it is important that our staff have a positive patient-centered attitude, can be flexible, and take initiative to deliver exceptional care. In addition to having excellent critical thinking skills, our ideal candidate will also possess outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.


Our float pool exists to help out every unit throughout our facility during times of ever-changing patient census and staffing needs. We require at least one year of recent Critical Care RN experience as a requirement to join our critical care float pool. As an incentive for the flexible nature of our positions, we offer an additional shift differential to all float pool employees.



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 active Tennessee State RN licensure. CPR required.


We encourage our staff members to expand their careers and knowledge by becoming a stroke certified registered nurse. As an organization, we want to grow our employees by promoting a culture of excellence and professionalism.




Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is a 541-bed hospital in Knoxville, TN, with more than 1,900 employees and 650 active and courtesy physicians. It is the region’s referral center for stroke, neurosurgery, orthopedics, cancer, cardiology, neurology, surgery, and obstetrics. Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is currently celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2020, has a new Emergency Department and is undergoing an expansion of its Critical Care Unit!


Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is a member of Covenant Health, a locally-owned, non-profit health system based in Knoxville, TN, with a “patient-focused” culture. It has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as its 2020 “Best-in-State-Employer” for Tennessee. The CEO of our company, Jim VanderSteeg, attends every new employee orientation and will ask you to sign our pledge of excellence to always put patients first, strive for excellence in everything we do, and make Covenant Health the first and best choice for patients in our region. As you’d expect, we offer our employees a robust benefits package, including: offering unmatched medical insurance, tuition reimbursement; student loan, repayment assistance, certification bonuses; leadership and professional development programs; an employer-matched 401(k); and a generous Combined Time Off (CTO) program.


If you are passionate about putting patients first and you think variety is the spice of life, apply for our Critical Care Float Pool today!


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