Covenant Health

Job Title
Clin Nurse II
ID
3582750
Facility
Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name
Observation Unit

Overview

Parkwest

 

 

Clinical Nurse- Observation Unit /5k Sign on Bonus

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.

 

Observation Unit:

This is a medical unit that serves a broad range of patient populations. The unit cares for cardiac patients on telemetry monitoring and patients admitted for overnight observation as well as patients with respiratory conditions, infections, kidney disease, TIAs and many other diagnoses. They are a fast-paced, teamwork-driven, high energy unit. The unit is staffed by RNs, LPNs, PCAs, and HUCs. During the day the providers caring for patients include hospitalist physicians, NPs and PAs with consults available to specialty groups.  Our employees utilize modified scheduling with every other weekend requirements.

 

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

 

Recruiter: Angelica Adams || aadams16@covhlth.com || 865-373-1106

Responsibilities

  • Correlates patient history and support systems within hospital care/nursing home care.
  • Assesses needs of patient and family.
  • Develops and initiates plan of care, involving patient and family.
  • Recommends interventions.
  • Evaluates plan of care.
  • Clinical expertise and knowledge is such that individual can resolve complex patient/management/physician problems without supervision.
  • Demonstrates competence in performing critical skills to include appropriate delivery of care according to the age-specific needs of the population served.
  • Leads process improvement initiatives in their own unit or participate in facility team.
  • Precepts new employees/students or attends formal preceptor workshop and is willing to precept. Reviews clinical performance of preceptee with unit leader or clinical instructor.
  • Provides four contact hours of educational activities, excluding basic patient education.
  • Contributes to development and evaluation of unit orientation program.
  • 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: Minimum of three (3) years professional experience.

 

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

RN license.

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