Registered Nurse, Neuro Critical Care Unit
Facility: Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, TN
Shift: Full Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Night Shift
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.
The Neuro Intensive Care Unit (NICU) will double in size, becoming a 24 total bed unit with the latest tools and equipment. After our expansion, we will be the largest NICU unit with the longest running comprehensive stroke certification in the region.
Because our hospital is a comprehensive stroke center, we provide full-cycle, cutting-edge stroke treatment, including neurosurgical procedures, and neurointerventional radiology. As an RN in the Neuro ICU, you'll be providing care for patients with neurological symptoms, including coilings, Cerebrovascular Accidents (CVAs, also known as strokes), craniotomies and some spinal surgeries.
In this unit, you'll be providing professional nursing care within the Neuro ICU and coordinating care planning with other disciplines. You will perform a variety of tasks such as advanced neurological assessments, EVD maintenance, stoke scales, TPA follow up, and surgical recovery. In addition to having excellent critical thinking skills, our ideal candidate will also possess outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.
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 of three (3) years professional experience.
Must have and maintain active Tennessee State RN license. 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 want to work alongside RN experts, apply for our Neuro Critical Care Unit today!
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