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Clin Nurse III
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Clinical Nurse III, Orthopedic Med Surg Unit

Facility: Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center

Schedule: Full-Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift


The Orthopedic Unit at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is a 27 bed unit serving a wide variety of medical patients. Our primary population consists of patients with who are recovering from joint replacement or bariatric surgery.


Fort Sanders Regional’s Joint Center is a leader in hip and knee joint replacement providing pain relief, mobility and activity. Our team of experienced orthopedic surgeons, nurses, clinicians, and therapists work together to stay on top of the latest technological advances and minimally invasive surgical techniques to provide better care for patients.


Our team shares this vision to provide the highest level of clinical and service excellence for every patient, every time: Quality will be our passion. People will be our purpose.


Fort Sanders Regional is recognized as a Blue Center of Distinction +1 for hip and knee replacement surgery and provides quality care, treatment expertise, and better overall patient results, while minimizing excessive costs to patients.


Our goal is to provide excellent patient-centered care and prepare our patients and their families for care after discharge. Great basic nursing skills such as lines, drains, and tubing practices are used on this unit every day, as well as cutting edge therapies. In addition to having excellent critical thinking skills, our ideal candidate will possess outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.


You will participate in team nursing, with the RN as Team Leader. Our staff consists of RNs, LPNs, CNA/PCAs, and HUCs who work together to provide exceptional care. We work in close collaboration with one another, our physicians and interdisciplinary team. We have a supportive environment and an orientation tailored to your needs. If you are looking for a work “home”, then you have found the right floor!


As an organization, we want to grow our employees by promoting a culture of excellence and professionalism. Because of this, nurses on 5 west are encouraged to become certified in Med/Surg nursing. If you choose to become certified, our organization can help with the cost of your testing, as well as pay you a yearly bonus for taking the next step in your career.


If you are passionate about putting patients first, apply for our Orthopedic unit today!



Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is a 541-bed hospital in Knoxville, TN, with more than 1,900 employees and 650 active and courtesy physicians. It is the region’s referral center for stroke, neurosurgery, orthopedics, cancer, cardiology, neurology, surgery, and obstetrics. Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is currently celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2020, has a new Emergency Department and is undergoing an expansion of its Critical Care Unit!


Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is a member of Covenant Health, a locally-owned, non-profit health system based in Knoxville, TN, with a “patient-focused” culture. It has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as its 2020 “Best-in-State-Employer” for Tennessee. The CEO of our company, Jim VanderSteeg, attends every new employee orientation and will ask you to sign our pledge of excellence to always put patients first, strive for excellence in everything we do, and make Covenant Health the first and best choice for patients in our region. As you’d expect, we offer our employees a robust benefits package, including: offering 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


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, however new graduate nurses are still welcome to apply. 


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


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