Covenant Health

Registered Nurse (RN) - Surgery Unit

ID
3606921
Facility
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
Department Name
SURGERY UNIT

Overview

Regional

Registered Nurse (RN), Surgical Unit

Full Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Night Shift 

 

At Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center we perform over 10,000 surgical procedures each year. The care a patient receives after surgery is just as important as the operation itself. For that reason, we send surgical patients to 3 North to receive exceptional care.

 

The Post-Surgical Unit (3 North) at Fort Sanders Regional is a 33 bed unit providing care for patients who have undergone general surgery and are recovering at our facility. We specialize in the treatment of the post-operative patient including those who have undergone colon re-sectioning, surgical oncology procedures on the neck, breast, and abdomen, vascular procedures and many more.

 

As an RN on our post-surgical unit, you will perform a variety of tasks. Great basic nursing skills such as lines, drains, and tubing practices are used on this unit every day as well as cutting edge wound care treatment like wound vacs and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. In addition to having excellent critical thinking skills, our ideal candidate will also possess outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.

 

You will participate in team nursing, with the RN as Team Leader. Our staff consists of RNs, LPNs, CNA/PCAs, and HUCs who work together to provide exceptional patient care. Nurses on 3N work very closely with physicians to collaborate on treatment plans. We have a supportive environment and an orientation tailored to your needs.

 

As an organization, we want to grow our employees by promoting a culture of excellence and professionalism. Because of this, nurses on 3N are encouraged to become certified in Med/Surg nursing. If you choose to become certified, our organization can help with the cost of your testing, as well as pay you a yearly bonus for taking the next step in your career.

If you are passionate about putting patients first apply for our Post-Surgical unit today!

 

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

 

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

Responsibilities

  • Correlates patient history and support systems within hospital care/nursing home care.
  • Assesses learning needs of patient and family.
  • Develops and initiates plan of care, involving patient and family.
  • Recommends interventions.
  • Evaluates plan of care.
  • Resolves problems regarding moderately complex issues without oversight or supervision.
  • Demonstrates willingness to precept employees/students as directed. Reviews clinical performance of preceptee with unit leader or clinical instructor.
  • Demonstrates competence in performing critical skills 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: Must possess at least one (1) year of professional nursing experience.

 

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

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