Covenant Health

Job Title
GNA
ID
3605959
Facility
Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name
ONCOLOGY-GYN-SURG

Overview

 

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Graduate Nurse Associate, Oncology, Post Surgical Unit

Full Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Night Shift

 

Parkwest Overview:

Since admitting our first patient in 1973, Parkwest has been at the vanguard of healthcare in East Tennessee. We are an eight-time Top 100 Heart Hospital and have received multiple awards for excellence in emergency care, clinical practice, and patient satisfaction. Learn more about our professional accolades.

 

2 Dogwood, Oncology, Post Surgical Unit:

36 bed Oncology and Post-Surgical unit. Variety of medical diagnoses with surgical incision care, drain care, ostomy and ileal conduit care, blood product and TPN administration. Specialize in oncological care and chemotherapy.

 

Staff members include RN’s, LPN’s, Certified Nursing Assistants, Patient Care Assistants and Health Unit Coordinators who work together to provide exceptional patient care. Our department is high energy, team oriented and customer satisfaction focused. We currently use a preferred self-scheduling module that covers a six week period. Staff work three 12-hour shifts per week with an every other weekend rotation and every other major holiday.

 

2 Dogwood welcomes staff members of varying experiences, from new graduates to the experienced healthcare professional. We have a supportive environment and orientation is tailored to your needs.

 

If you are team minded and enjoy a variety of medical conditions, then 2 Dogwood is a place to call home. 

 

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).

 

Recruiter: Angelica Adams || aadams16@covhlth.com || 865-374-5405

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:

CPR required

 

 

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