Covenant Health

Job Title
Shift Leader CN II
ID
3478830
Facility
Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name
MEDICAL UNIT

Overview

 

 

 

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Shift Leader Clinical Nurse - Medical Unit

Full Time, 72 hours per pay period, Night 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.

 

Medical Unit:

This is a 33 bed Complex Medical unit that cares for pulmonary, renal, GI, surgery and medical patients (everything except acute cardiac); ranging from patients on telemetry and various forms of oxygen delivery methods including stable tracheostomy patients (no ventilator patients) and hemodialysis patients. The population on the unit is highly varied from self-care patients requiring a work-up on an inpatient unit to total care patients. A majority of our patients have at least 2 co-morbidities. The average length of stay is 4 days, some are admitted for less than 24 hours and some will stay with us for 2+ weeks. You will experience, learn and grow in your clinical skills on this unit with an opportunity to create a nursing career path plan.

 

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.
  • 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 duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum EducationNone 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:  Valid license in the State of Tennessee. CPR required.

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