Covenant Health

Job Title
Registered Nurse, Emergency Department
Cumberland Medical Center
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Covenant Health is the region's top performing healthcare network. Each of our more than 10,000 employees, physicians, and volunteers are unified by one covenant: to put our patients first every day, to strive for excellence in everything we do, and to make Covenant Health the first and best choice in our region


Cumberland Medical Center is a 189-bed hospital in Crossville, Tennessee, with more than 650 employees and 175 active physicians. It offers a full range of specialty services, including cardiology, gastroenterology, surgery, orthopedics, maternity services, cancer care, and advanced wound care.


    • Emergency Department: 24 emergency beds       
    • Intensive Care Unit (ICU): 12 ICU beds
    • Labor & Delivery: 12 LDRP suites
    • Med/Surg: 37 beds
    • Surgery: 9 operating room surgery suites
    • Telemetry: 37 beds

Fully accredited by the Joint Commission, Cumberland Medical Center is an acute care hospital offering all private patient rooms as well as specialized services not usually found in the rural medical system.


For seriously ill patients, advanced medical and surgical care is provided at CMC including telemetry monitored beds and an intensive care unit. Additionally, Cumberland Medical Center offers an outpatient imaging center, same day surgery unit, cardiac and pulmonary rehab programs, a sleep disorder center, breast center, cancer center, and hyperbaric medicine and wound center.



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About our Emergency Department at Cumberland Medical Center:

  • Twenty-four beds
  • Rapid Treatment Area
  • Staff members include RNs, LPNs, Techs, Unit Secretaries, and Social Workers
  • Typical RN-to-Patient ratio is 1:4
  • Approximately 32,000 patients per year

"We focus on continually learning, and offer multiple education opportunities, such as: CEN review, TNCC, ENPC, and a one-year new RN Residency Program."

-Manager, Emergency Dept., Cumberland Medical Center


The Work Environment:


This is a high-intensity, fast-paced, patient-centric unit that can be challenging, but we know that we make a difference in our patients' lives. As a collaborative team, we focus on meeting the patient's emergent needs based on the belief that every patient, every time, deserves excellent care.


"The ED is a team-oriented unit that is constantly seeking feedback from staff to enable our unit to operate at the highest level. We put the patient first and strive to provide excellent, safe, and effective patient care. We believe in accountability and dependability and a positive attitude must be projected. I expect every employee to take ownership of their job. As a manager, I am here for guidance and a resource to provide staff with the needed tools and supplies to do their job."

-Manager, Emergency Dept., Cumberland Medical Center


How Scheduling Works:


All RNs work 12-hour shifts. The schedule is made 4 weeks in advance. Employees submit scheduling requests, and we balance the schedule to reflect the needs of the unit. Typical shifts you have available are 7a-7p, 9a-9p, 11a-11p, 1p-1a, 3p-3a, and 7p-7a.


Keywords: "Registered Nurse" "Emergency Department" "RN" "Emergency Room" "ER Nurse" "ED Nurse" "Day Shift" "Night Shift"



Emergency Department Registered Nurse


  • 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 learning needs of patient and family.
  • Develops and initiates plan of care, involving patient and family.
  • Recommends interventions.
  • Evaluates plan of care.
  • Resolves problems regarding moderately complex issues without oversight or supervision.
  • Demonstrates willingness to precept employees/students as directed. Reviews clinical performance of preceptee with unit leader or clinical instructor.
  • Demonstrates competence in performing critical skills 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.


Licensure Requirement: Valid Tennessee RN license. Must be currently certified (or scheduled for certification, or recertification training, according to department guidelines) in life support program(s) specific to unit (BLS, ACLS, PALS).  Prefer TNCC and ENPC certification. 


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