Covenant Health

Job Title
Nurse Mananger
ID
3482582
Facility
Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name
HEART CATH LAB

Overview

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Cath Lab/Hybrid Nurse Manager- Cath Lab/ Cardiac Diagnostics/ Procedural Care Unit

Full Time, 80 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift

 

Parkwest Overview:

Parkwest is West Knoxville’s premier medical facility and a top performing heart hospital. In addition to providing the area’s leading cardiac services, Parkwest has been nationally recognized for award-winning care throughout our facility. For 2020-21 Parkwest received recognition from U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Top 10” hospitals in Tennessee.

 

Cath Lab/Heart Cath Lab

The mission of the Heart Catheterization Laboratory is to provide a comprehensive quality of care approach for individuals requiring emergency and non-emergency cardiovascular procedures.

The Heart Catheterization Laboratory offers the services of diagnostic and interventional coronary procedures, diagnostic and interventional electrophysiology procedures, cardiac device implant procedures, and diagnostic and interventional peripheral vascular procedures. 

We perform procedures in 2 electrophysiology rooms, 3 heart cath labs, 1 peripheral vascular lab, and the hybrid operating room are all part of the Parkwest Heart Cath Lab. Staff members are expected to learn all roles within their scope of practice to allow for greater staffing flexibility and enhanced productivity.

Our expert cardiologists, electrophysiologists, cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons work very closely with highly trained RNs, RTs, and registered cardiovascular invasive specialists (RCIS) to deliver excellent patient care.

 

Our team members work Monday – Friday, and we run call teams on weekends and holidays.

We offer a variety of work schedules ranging from five 8 hour shifts, four 10 hour days, and three-12 hour shifts with on call required.

 

Position Summary:

Is accountable for the delivery of high quality nursing care and for the administrative management of the nursing unit on a 24-hour basis. Fulfills all duties and responsibilities associated with the Nurse Manager position.

Responsibilities

  • Models the standards and behaviors of Covenant Health.
  • Collaborates closely with Valve Clinic, Cardiology Clinic, and Structural Heart Program.
  • Serves as an active participant on the corporate Cardiac Service Line.
  • Selects, trains, orients, develops and evaluates performance of the department staff. Ensures staffing mix and allocation in accordance with departmental guidelines.
  • Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality improvement initiatives, safety, environmental and infection control standards. Ensures compliance with the Joint Commission standards, federal and state guidelines, and nursing standards and practices.
  • Develops departmental budgets. Administers operations in accordance with budgeted parameters.
  • Maintains operational reports and records and collects statistical data for administrative and regulatory purposes.
  • Coordinates and reports outcome of nursing activities performed on behalf of the patient.
  • Attends meetings and actively participates on nursing committees and interdisciplinary committees, as appropriate.
  • Establishes and maintains communication between the nursing unit, medical staff and ancillary departments for the purposes of problem solving and quality improvement. Utilizes appropriate lines of communication within the facility.
  • Ensures establishment and implementation of unit goals and objectives are in alignment with the facility and system.
  • Supervises, institutes, and evaluates nursing interventions and documentation.
  • Works collaboratively with other disciplines to ensure patient care is timely, efficient, and effective.
  • Facilitates professional development of staff with accountability for staff retention.
  • 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.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested. 

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: Tennessee licensure as a Registered Nurse.  Minimum of six (6) years of professional nursing experience. Either cath lab or OR (operating room) experience preferred.

 

Licensure Requirement: Valid RN license with State of TN

 

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