Covenant Health

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Clinical Nurse I
Parkwest Medical Center
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Clinical Nurse - Neurology/Medical Step Down

Full Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift


Medical Stepdown


We are a 26 bed unit- all private rooms, which includes up to 16 critical care step down beds. We provide an organized, professional and exciting working and learning environment. We care for almost all types of patients on this unit. We are the destination unit for any patient with an acute CVA, TIA, or seizure patient. But we also care for COPD, CHF, Pneumonia, GI Bleed, diabetes patients, and all other medical diagnosis.  The step down patients can have a chronic ventilator with a tracheostomy, high oxygen needs respiratory patients with BIPAP or vapotherm, cardiac drips, blood transfusions for GI bleeds and more. Just lots to see and do. You will NEVER be bored. Together, the nurses, patient care assistants, health unit coordinators, educator and manager strive to provide exceptional care and service to all our patients and their families, but also each other. We are a family at work and away from work. This profession is hard, we want to be your support team. All RN’s welcome, new grads to 20 years’ experience or more. We would LOVE to have you join our team.


We currently use modified self-scheduling with a requirement of every other weekend, 3 days per week at 12 hours. Flexibility with hours open for discussion, based on unit needs.


Position Summary:

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


  • Completes nursing history and initiates patient education.
  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary team members.
  • Implements plan of care appropriate to diagnosis. Evaluates care outcomes.
  • Problem solves and coordinates unit/patient care assignments, with supervision.
  • Introduces new employees/students to unit routines.
  • Participates on unit-based committees.
  • Demonstrates competence in performing critical skills (checklist) to include appropriate delivery of care according to the age-specific needs of the population served.
  • Supervises LPNs, Nursing Assistants, HUCs, Techs and sitters.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


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:

New graduate, within first (1st) year of orientation (move to level II after one (1) Year experience).


Licensure Requirement:

Must have and maintain Tennessee State RN license. CPR required.


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