Covenant Health

Certified Nursing Assistant

ID
EVG2021-01
Facility
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center

Overview

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Certified Nursing Assistant

Hospital: Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center

Shifts Available:

  • Full Time & PRN / As Needed
  • Day Shift & Night Shift; Weekends and Holidays per Unit Manager

 

Are you looking for a meaningful job where you directly help others and currently hold a CNA license? Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center near downtown Knoxville is hiring Certified Nursing Assistants in multiple units in our hospital! You can take advantage of excellent incentives and shift differentials, and full-time employees have the opportunity to participate in a step-rate program designed to increase compensation steadily.

 

As a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) with us, you will perform a variety of tasks such as:

  • Taking and recording patient temperature, pulse, respiration rates, blood pressures, weights, heights, and intake-output measurements
  • Performing phlebotomy; to include correct labeling using two patient identifiers, maintenance of lab-draw supplies, rotating and restocking.
  • Promptly answering patient call lights and responding to patient requests
  • Providing general care such as positioning, lifting or turning patients; assisting in use of bedpan, urinal or commode; preoperative supportive care; and application/removal of abdominal binders or anti-embolism stockings and sequential compression devices.
  • Providing morning or evening care, which may include bed bath, oral hygiene, combing hair, back care, dressing patient, changing bed linen, cleaning over-bed table and bedside stand, straightening room, and other supportive care as needed.

Our team consists of Registered Nurses (RN), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA), Patient Care Assistants (PCA), and Health Unit Coordinators (HUC) who work together to provide exceptional patient care. In addition to having excellent critical thinking skills, our ideal candidate will also possess outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.

  

If you are passionate about helping people, apply today!

 

 

Position Summary: Functions as a direct patient caregiver performing tasks to assist registered nurses.  Performs hands-on care, assistance with ADL’s and specified technical tasks for a group of patients under the supervision of the Team Leader.

 

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: 

  • Hospital experience preferred.
  • Medical terminology a plus.
  • Must be able to operate computer and possess excellent interpersonal skills. 
  • Must be able to read with comprehension, write legibly, and perform basic arithmetic computation.
  • Must have understanding and knowledge of patient care which may be appropriately delegated to nursing assistants. 

Licensure Requirement: Must have and maintain Tennessee State CNA certification. CPR required.

 

 

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is a 541-bed hospital in Knoxville 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 celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2020, and recently underwent an expansion of its Emergency Department and 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.

 

Covenant Health complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex. We do not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex.

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