Covenant Health

Job Title
Registered Nurse, Telemetry
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 Telemetry Unit at Cumberland Medical Center:

  • Thirty-seven beds.
  • Specializes in the management of adult & geriatric cardiac, stroke, medical and surgical patients that require nursing interventions for continuous cardiac monitoring.
  • Provides care for pediatric patients with minor respiratory and GI symptoms.

The Telemetry unit is committed to providing excellent service, taking ownership for the organization, conveying professionalism, exhibiting commitment to (and valuing) the team, and making effective communication a priority. Nurses on our unit provide care for six patients, with great nurse assistant and secretarial support. We have a dedicated case manager and other resources, such as a social worker, a nurse educator, and a wound care nurse. We have a Shift Lead, who is very helpful to our operations.


From the Telemetry Unit Manager:


"I strive to be supportive of frontline staff, and to provide an environment that is professional, reaches excellence, has mutual respect, and inspires values. I stress the importance of teamwork, and seek opportunities to professionally invest in every employee. I consider it a privilege to be able to work along some of the best healthcare workers in the field. We are not only co-workers, we are family."


How Scheduling Works:


Our schedule is generated in blocks of six weeks, and is published two weeks in advance. Everyone indicates the schedule that they would like to work, making note of any days that they have something planned, and then staffing is evened out to provide coverage 24/7, to include weekend rotations.


Telemetry Unit 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).


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