Covenant Health

Job Title
Clin Nurse IV-CCU
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
Department Name
Neuro Intensive Care Unit


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Registered Nurse, Neuro Intensive Care 

$5,000 Sign-on Bonus for experienced RNs

Full Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Night Shift


Neurological Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is located on the fifth floor in the Center for Advance Medicine (CAM) building conjoined with Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center main hospital. As the only Comprehensive Stroke Center in Covenant Health, we take great pride in providing exceptional care and timely treatment for our patients.


The NICU is a 23 bed department comprised of the Neuro ICU and the Neuro Step-Down unit. The department is a locked unit for the safety and privacy of our critically ill patients. We specialize and treat a wide range of neurological conditionals such as, but not limited to: hemorrhagic and ischemic strokes, aneurysms, subdural hematomas, post neurosurgical and interventional radiology cases.


We follow a 12- hour shift, weekends/holidays on a six-week schedule. Team members utilize a self-scheduling software, and employee requests are then used during the scheduling process to balance and coordinate with the department’s needs.

We pride ourselves in fostering a culture of positivity and team work. Our team has a passion for patient care and loves their coworkers.


Position Summary:

Provides professional nursing care within a designated Critical Care unit; coordinates care planning with other disciplines. This is a Clinical Expert that practices in accordance with evidenced-based nursing standards and practices; serves as leader and role model to others; demonstrates advanced clinical skills in caring for complex critically ill patients. Note: Incumbents in this job classification are expected to accept assignments to meet Critical Care needs in other Covenant Health facilities as needed.


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


  • 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.
  • Consistently recommends and executes evidence based bundles, protocols, and procedural interventions to promote patient safety and reduction of harm events.
  • 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.
  • Formally trained and acts as Coach for new employees/students; reviews clinical performance of preceptee with unit leader or clinical instructor.
  • Provides six contact hours of educational activities, excluding basic patient education.
  • Contributes to development and evaluation of unit orientation program.
  • Serves as resource to peers and supervises non licensed care givers. Takes initiative to intervene to improve patient care and safety as needed.
  • Functions as role model to peers by cross training to other departments and serving as resource person.
  • Member of established committee or process improvement team with 75% participation in meetings.
  • 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: 

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 four (4) years RN experience, three (3) years of which must have been in an Intensive/Critical Care setting


Licensure Requirement: 

Must have and maintain Tennessee State Registered Nurse licensure and Critical Care Certification (CCRN or equivalent). CPR required.


RN license


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