Covenant Health

Job Title
Clin Nurse I
ID
3597460
Facility
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
Department Name
ORTHOPEDIC MED SURG

Overview

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Registered Nurse, RN - Orthopedic Med Surg

Full Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Night Shift

 

The Orthopedic Unit at Fort Sanders Regional is a 27 bed unit serving a wide variety of medical patients. Our primary population consists of patients with who are recovering from joint replacement or bariatric surgery.

 

Fort Sanders Regional’s Joint Center is a leader in hip and knee joint replacement providing pain relief, mobility and activity. Our team of experienced orthopedic surgeons, nurses, clinicians, and therapists work together to stay on top of the latest technological advances and minimally invasive surgical techniques to provide better care for patients.

 

Our team shares this vision to provide the highest level of clinical and service excellence for every patient, every time: Quality will be our passion. People will be our purpose.

 

Fort Sanders Regional is recognized as a Blue Center of Distinction +1 for hip and knee replacement surgery and provides quality care, treatment expertise, and better overall patient results while minimizing excessive costs to patients.

Our goal is to provide excellent patient-centered care and prepare our patients and their families for care after discharge. Great basic nursing skills such as lines, drains, and tubing practices are used on this unit every day as well as cutting edge therapies. In addition to having excellent critical thinking skills, our ideal candidate will also possess outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.

 

Our staff consists of RNs, LPNs, CNA/PCAs, and HUCs who work together to provide exceptional care. We work in close collaboration with one another, our physicians and interdisciplinary team. We have a supportive environment and an orientation tailored to your needs. If you are looking for a work “home”, then you have found the right floor!

 

If you are passionate about putting patients first apply for our Orthopedic 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

  • 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 licensure. CPR required.

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