Covenant Health

Job Title
Clin Nurse I
ID
3558332
Facility
Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name
Observation Unit

Overview

 

 

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Registered Nurse - Observation Unit

Full Time, 72 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.

 

Observation Unit:

Our Observation Unit is our newest department at Parkwest, and the first unit of its kind within Covenant Health. The Unit’s main occupants are in and out in under 18 hours. They are a fast-paced, team work driven, high energy unit. The unit is made up of RNs, LPNs, PCAs, and HUCs. During the day the providers caring for patients include hospitalist physicians, NPs and PAs.  Our employees utilize modified scheduling, and work every other weekend.

 

Position Summary:

Provides professional nursing care within an assigned unit; coordinates care planning with other disciplines.

 

Recruiter: Angelica Adams || aadams16@covhlth.com

Responsibilities

  • Completes nursing history and initiates patient education.
  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary team members.
  • Implements plan of care appropriate to diagnosis. Evaluates care outcomes.
  • Problem solves and coordinates unit/patient care assignments, with supervision.
  • Introduces new employees/students to unit routines.
  • Participates on unit-based committees.
  • Demonstrates competence in performing critical skills (checklist) to include appropriate delivery of care according to the age-specific needs of the population served.
  • Supervises LPNs, Nursing Assistants, HUCs, Techs and sitters.
  • 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: New graduate, within first (1st) year of orientation (move to level II after one (1) Year experience).

 

Licensure Requirement: Must have and maintain Tennessee State RN license. CPR required.

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