Covenant Health

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Nurse Manager
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
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Registered Nurse Nurse Manager, Critical Care

Full Time, 80 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center


At Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center we understand that patients in our critical care area need specialized care – not only because they are very sick, but because their medical needs are unique.

In our critical care department, we have opened separate intensive care units – each designed to provide experienced nursing and support staff for each patient’s needs. (MSICU) is located on the fifth floor in the Center for Advance Medicine (CAM) building adjacent to the Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center main hospital.


We are a 25 bed department comprised of a wide variety of complex medically unstable patients between Med-Surg ICU and Med-Surg Stepdown within the locked unit for the safety and privacy of our critically ill patients. We specialize and treat a wide range of severe respiratory illness (BiPAP, High-Flow, ventilator), GI Bleed (Blakemore), post-operative, general medical ICU, proning/Roto prone and renal CRRT cases etc. We strive for 2:1 ICU and 3:1 Stepdown ratios with a free shift leader most shifts. As an RN in the Medical ICU unit, you will perform a variety of tasks such as Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT), roto prone therapy for ARDS, management of shock and care for the complex medical surgical patient. 


We follow a 12- hour shift, weekends/holidays on a six-week schedule. Team members utilize a self-scheduling software. In addition to having excellent critical thinking skills, our ideal candidate will also possess outstanding communication and interpersonal skills. We pride ourselves in fostering a culture of positivity and team work. Our team has a passion for patient care and each other.


We encourage our staff members to expand their careers and knowledge by becoming a critical care certified registered nurse. As an organization, we want to grow our employees by promoting a culture of excellence and professionalism.

If you are passionate about putting patients first, and want to work alongside the best of the best, apply for our Medical Intensive Care Unit today!


Position Summary: Is accountable for the delivery of high quality nursing care and for the administrative management of the nursing unit on a 24-hour basis.  Fulfills all duties and responsibilities associated with the Nurse Manager position.


For more information on this position or others contact: Erica Young || || 865-331-2572


  • Selects, trains, orients, develop and evaluate performance of the department staff. Ensures staffing mix and allocation in accordance with departmental guidelines.
  • Develops departmental budgets. Administers operations in accordance with budgeted parameters.
  • Maintains operational reports and records and collects statistical data for administrative and regulatory purposes.
  • Coordinates and reports outcome of nursing activities performed on behalf of the patient.
  • Establishes and maintains communication between the nursing unit, medical staff and ancillary departments for the purposes of problem solving and quality improvement. Utilizes appropriate lines of communication within the facility.
  • Ensures establishment and implementation of unit goals and objectives are in alignment with the facility and system.
  • Promotes a safe environment that allows for the delivery of high quality patient care utilizing evidenced based practices.
  • Protects patient confidentiality by promoting professional staff communications.
  • Supervises, institutes, and evaluates nursing interventions and documentation.
  • Demonstrates competence in performing critical skills to include appropriate delivery of care according to the age-specific needs of the population served.
  • Works collaboratively with other disciplines to ensure patient care is timely, efficient, and effective.
  • Facilitates professional development of staff with accountability for staff retention.
  • 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.


Minimum Education: 

Graduate of accredited nursing program required; possession of a bachelor's degree in nursing or a related field preferred (required within 3 years in position or effective date of job description).


Minimum Experience: 

Three (3) years of recent clinical experience. Two (2) years of leadership/managerial experience preferred.


Licensure Requirement: 

Must have and maintain Tennessee State registered nurse license.


RN license


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