Covenant Health

Job Title
Graduate Nurse Associate
ID
3558335
Facility
Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name
HEART-LUNG-VASCULAR

Overview

 

 

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Graduate Nurse Associate - Medical Step Down

Full Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift

 

Medical Step Down:

This is a 26 bed unit, which includes up to 8 step down beds. Professional, fun, challenging and exciting work environment. We get it done and have fun in the process! Our team always puts our patients first. We have a modified self-schedule with a requirement of every other weekend for new grads, 3 days per week at 12 hours.

 

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.

 

Position Summary:This position is designed to facilitate the transition upcoming graduates of an accredited nursing program into the work force. Performs a wide variety of patient care activities and supportive services under the supervision of a registered nurse (RN).

 

Responsibilities

  •  Demonstrates competence in performing critical skills (appropriate delegation grid competency checklist) to include appropriate delivery of care according to age-specific needs of the population served.
  • Takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, weight, height and intake-output measurements. Documents oxygen saturation if patient is connected to continuous pulse oximetry.
  • Employs all established infection control policies including standard precautions, transmission-based isolation precautions, OSHA standards, safety measures and proper body mechanic in performance of job.
  • Completes designated patient care activities and provides for patient comfort and privacy.
  • Identifies and assists patients that need assistance with nutrition and/or hydration.
  • If trained and competency demonstrated, empties drains, canisters, urine bags, bedpans and emesis basins and records intake and output.
  • Helps to maintain clean and orderly patient and work environment.
  • Assists RN in obtaining a thorough nursing history on assigned patients.
  • Demonstrates effective therapeutic communication skills.
  • Documents/maintains patient record as appropriate. Basic charting, admission history, basic observations under guidance of RN.
  • Observes and reports significant changes in patient condition to RN.
  • Obtains RN signature on all entries.
  • Completes assigned tasks with minimal supervision, but seeks guidance when uncertain how to perform procedure.
  • Communicates suggestions and/or complaints through appropriate channels. Displays cooperation, flexibility and positive behavior to patients and other staff members.
  • Demonstrates ability to effectively perform under stress.
  • 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:Must have graduated from an accredited registered nursing education program. Must have applied and fulfilled all other requirements for licensure as a nurse, and be approved by the State of Tennessee to sit for Nursing Boards within 30 days of graduation.

 

Minimum Experience:None required but able to perform as nursing assistant; previous hospital experience preferred. Must be able to operate computer and possess excellent interpersonal skills.

 

Licensure Requirement:None required but able to perform as nursing assistant; previous hospital experience preferred. Must be able to operate computer and possess excellent interpersonal skills.

 

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