Covenant Health

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RN - Clin Nurse III - Shift Lead
Cumberland Medical Center
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CMC logoRN - Clin Nurse III - Shift Lead, Emergency Department

Full-time, 72 - 84 hours per 2 week pay period, Day shift - Hours may vary


Position Summary: 

This position is designed to provide supervisory leadership to staff level employees, coordinating such activities with the department’s Manager. The incumbent is expected to exercise independent judgement and discretion in performing the duties listed below.


Position Accountabilities and Performance Criteria:

  • 1. Participates in performance appraisal of staff on applicable shift.
  • 2. Participates in hiring process, including providing hiring recommendations to the Manager.
  • 3. Prepares documentation for possible disciplinary actions and makes recommendations for such action to the Manager.
  • 4. Provides recommendations to the Manager for commendations, bonuses, or other appropriate forms of recognition for outstanding performance of employees on applicable shift.
  • 5. Makes work assignments and directs work activities. Coordinates staff relief for meals, breaks, and meetings.
  • 6. Projects staffing needs for next two shifts, coordinating adjustments in staffing level as needed.
  • 7. Serves as clinical resource for all staff.
  • 8. Checks the emergency crash cart or ascertains that the cart has been checked.
  • 9. Provides shift report to next Shift Leader or Charge Nurse.
  • 10. Participates in making work schedules.
  • 11. Completes all charge nurse duties as specified in nursing policy. 
  • 12. Demonstrates competency in critical skills, including demonstration of competency in addressing the age-specific needs of the patient population served.
  • 13. Provides professional nursing care on assigned unit. Completes, on an annual basis, necessary education and competency documentation for applicable level on the nursing clinical ladder.
  • 14. 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.
  • 15. Performs other duties as assigned.


Position 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:  One (1) years of professional experience.

Licensure Requirement:  Valid license in the State of Tennessee. ACLS, BLS and PALS preferred.  CPR required.


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