Covenant Health

Job Title
Shift Leader CN III
ID
3557819
Facility
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
Department Name
TRANSITIONAL CARE

Overview

Regional

 

Registered Nurse Shift Lead, Transitional Care Unit

Full Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center

 

The Transitional Care Unit (9 North / TCU) is a short term care facility located on the 9th floor of Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. TCU is a 24 private bed unit providing extended physical or occupational therapy or skilled nursing care to patients transitioning from hospital to home.

 

The majority of patients stay in the TCU 14 to 20 days at most. Patients on our unit have varied diagnoses which include cardiac, respiratory and oncology comorbidities and most are over the age of 65. Some patients come to TCU to receive wound care, or after they have had and joint replacement procedures. All patients on our unit benefit from our Therapy Department and have full access to the medical doctors in our facility.

 

9 North has a registered nurse on duty around the clock. Skilled caregivers on this unit also include licensed practical nurses, certified nursing assistants, case managers, therapists and activities coordinators. In addition to having excellent critical thinking skills, our ideal candidate will also possess outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.

 

As an organization, we want to grow our employees by promoting a culture of excellence and professionalism. Fort Sanders Regional has achieved NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders) Exemplar status every year since 2013. Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center was the first NICHE-certified facility in our region and now joins other hospitals and a team of nationally recognized researchers, educators, nurses and doctors in a vision of sensitive care for patients 65 and older. Exemplar status is the highest of four possible program levels, recognizing our commitment to providing the highest level of geriatric care.

 

If you are passionate about the geriatric patient population and strive to always put your patients first, apply for our Transitional Care Unit 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.

 

For more information on this position or others contact: Erica Young || eyoung9@covhlth.com || 865-331-2572

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.

 

Miniumum 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.

Apply/Share

Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed