Covenant Health

Job Title
SHIFT LEADER CN III
ID
3482514
Facility
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
Department Name
REHAB CVA UNIT

Overview

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Registered Nurse, Shift Leader, Rehab CVA Unit

Full Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Night Shift

Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center (PNRC) is an Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital within Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center (FSRMC). PNRC is a 73 bed unit composed of a 26 bed Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord injury unit, a 22 semi-private bed Stroke, Orthopedic and Neuro unit, and a therapeutic one bedroom apartment. PNRC is the largest inpatient rehabilitation center in the area and cares for patients from pediatrics through geriatrics.

 

PNRC provides rehabilitation care to patients through general medical-surgical care, wound care, tracheostomy care, and restorative functional education. We also have full access to all specialty physicians located within FSRMC. In the world of healthcare, awards are often affirmations of quality and excellence. Alongside data about outcomes and other performance measures, awards can be symbols of “mission accomplished.”

 

The Patricia Neal Center is a multi-time winner of the Crystal Award, the top award given for patient satisfaction by Professional Research Consultants, a nationally known healthcare research company. The award is given to a healthcare facility or inpatient specialty unit that scores at or above the 100th percentile for being rated “excellent” by patients in overall quality of care.

 

Our nursing support staff consists of RNs, LPNs, CNA/PCAs, and HUCs who work together to provide exceptional patient care. Our environment is fast paced with an average patient-nurse ratio of 7:1.  We work as a full interdisciplinary team with the physiatrist, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapist, recreational therapist, behavioral medicine and case management.

 

As an organization, we want to grow our employees by promoting a culture of excellence and professionalism. Because of this, nurses at PNRC are encouraged to become certified in rehabilitation 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 watching patients restore their abilities and rebuild their life, apply for Patricia Neal Rehab Center today!

 

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.

 

 

Responsibilities

  • Participates in performance appraisal of staff on applicable shift.
  • Participates in hiring process, including providing hiring recommendations to the Manager.
  • Prepares documentation for possible disciplinary actions and makes recommendations for such action to the Manager.
  • Provides recommendations to the Manager for commendations, bonuses, or other appropriate forms of recognition for outstanding performance of employees on applicable shift.
  • Makes work assignments and directs work activities. Coordinates staff relief for meals, breaks, and meetings.
  • Projects staffing needs for next two shifts, coordinating adjustments in staffing level as needed.
  • Serves as clinical resource for all staff.
  • Checks the emergency crash cart or ascertains that the cart has been checked.
  • Provides shift report to next Shift Leader or Charge Nurse.
  • Participates in making work schedules.
  • Completes all charge nurse duties as specified in nursing policy.
  • Demonstrates competency in critical skills, including demonstration of competency in addressing the age-specific needs of the patient population served.
  • Provides professional nursing care on assigned unit.
  • 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: Must possess at least one to three (1-3) years of professional experience.

 

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

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