Covenant Health

Job Title
Student Nurse Associate
ID
3229249
Facility
LeConte Medical Center
Department Name
MEDICAL UNIT

Overview

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Student Nurse Associate - SNA - Medical Unit

 

PRN/OCC, Variable Shifts

 

LeConte Medical Center Overview:

LeConte Medical Center is a part of Covenant Health, our region’s top-performing healthcare network and is a 79-bed community hospital located in the heart of Sevier County. We’re a full-service, not-for-profit hospital delivering modern medicine and compassionate care to the growing Sevier County community. LeConte offers a full range of health services, including top-tier specialists, a modern ER, and a beautiful Women’s Center. Learn more about our amazing facility at https://www.lecontemedicalcenter.com/about-leconte-medical-center/

 

As you’d expect, we offer our employees a robust benefits package, including:

  • 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.

Medical Unit:

The Medical Unit at LeConte Medical Center is our largest with 42 spacious and modern rooms. In this unit, you will see both patients who are recovering from surgeries as well as those suffering from various illnesses, thus requiring a well-rounded knowledge base for caregivers. The culture of this unit is an energetic one with a warm and welcoming, team environment. Whether you are looking to start your career as an RN, CNA or HUC or have years of experience, our medical unit is a team you’d be proud to call your work family.

 

Position Summary:

Performs a wide variety of patient care activities and supportive services under the supervision of a registered nurse.

Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates competence in performing critical skills (Student Nurse Associate Core Competency checklist) to include appropriate delivery of care according to age-specific needs of the population served.
  • Take and record temperature, pulse, respiration rates, blood pressure, weight, height and intake-output measurements. Documents oxygen saturation if patient is connected to continuous pulse oximetry.
  • Employ all established infection control policies including standard precautions, transmission-based isolation precautions, OSHA standards, safety measures and proper body mechanic in performance of job.
  • Completes designated patient care activities and provides for patient comfort and privacy.
  • Identifies and assists patients that need assistance with nutrition and/or hydration.
  • Empty drains, canisters, urine bags, bedpans and emesis basins and record intake and output.
  • Help to maintain clean and orderly patient and work environment.
  • Revises and updates the plan of care as problems change and/or new problems are identified in collaboration with R.N.
  • Assists RN in obtaining a thorough nursing history on assigned patients.
  • Demonstrate effective therapeutic communication skills.
  • Document/maintain patient record as appropriate.
  • Performs basic dressing changes and is knowledgeable of the fundamentals of sterile technique.

Qualifications

Minimum Education: Student in an accredited nursing education program.  Student must have junior or senior year status and must have successfully completed fundamental clinical skills portion of the program or must complete the program within the same semester of hiring into the position. (1st semester of clinicals)                      

 

Minimum Experience: None required but able to perform as nursing assistant. Must be able to operate computer and possess excellent interpersonal skills.

 

Licensure Requirement: CPR required.

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