Covenant Health

Job Title
CLIN NURSE III
ID
3228070
Facility
Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name
AMBULATORY STAGING

Overview

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Clinical Nurse III, Ambulatory Staging

Full Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift

Monday-Friday, some call

 

Ambulatory Staging Unit has a total of 48 beds in a brand new department that opened in December 2019. This is where patients first come in for surgery to see anesthesia and have IVs and antibiotics started. Along with the new ASU unit, our new Post Anesthesia Care Unit has a total of 30 beds. This is where patients come after the recovery room, as they’re waking up from surgery. We have long-term staff members because of the culture and teamwork in our department. The physicians we work with appreciate our teamwork, and trust the judgment of our team. Our staff enjoys modified self-scheduling, with a requirement of working every other weekend and every other holiday. Staff is scheduled 3 days per week, 12-hour shifts.

 

 

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

Responsibilities

  • Correlates patient history and support systems within hospital care/nursing home care.
  • Assesses needs of patient and family.
  • Develops and initiates plan of care, involving patient and family.
  • Recommends interventions.
  • Evaluates plan of care.
  • Clinical expertise and knowledge is such that individual can resolve complex patient/management/physician problems without supervision.
  • Demonstrates competence in performing critical skills to include appropriate delivery of care according to the age-specific needs of the population served.
  • Leads process improvement initiatives in their own unit or participate in facility team.
  • Precepts new employees/students or attends formal preceptor workshop and is willing to precept. Reviews clinical performance of preceptee with unit leader or clinical instructor.
  • Provides four contact hours of educational activities, excluding basic patient education.
  • Contributes to development and evaluation of unit orientation program.
  • 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.

Qualifications

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: Minimum of three (3) years professional experience. Great IV Skills and Peri-Op experience preferred.

 

Licensure Requirement: Must have and maintain Tennessee State RN licensure. CPR required. 

RN license 

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