Covenant Health

Job Title
Clin Nurse I
ID
PW EVG RN I,II,III Ort Neur Day
Facility
Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name
ORTHO-NEURO UNIT

Overview

 

Parkwest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group of Nurses Digital body and heart

 

 

Registered Nurse, Orthopedic-Neuro, Bariatric

Full Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Day 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.

 

3 Dogwood, Orthopedic-Neuro, Bariatric:

36 bed Orthopedic Center of Excellence and Bariatric Center of Excellence for post-surgical joint replacements, spine interventions and bariatric surgical patients.

 

A typical day on this unit may include pain management and drain monitoring to mobilizing a patient day-of surgery and sending them home! Parkwest’s orthopedic and spine program have been recognized both nationally and regionally for excellent outcomes and outstanding quality. The most engaging part about 3 Dogwood is the teamwork. Nurses on our orthopedic-spine, bariatric unit are members of an integral team of health professionals including RNs, LPNs, SNAs, CNAs, HUCs, PTs, OTs and Clinical Dietitians.  As a unit, they all work very closely together to make the patients their number one focus and to provide excellent patient care and outcomes.

 

We utilize a preferred self-scheduling module that covers a six week period to allow for flexibility. Staff rotate every other major holiday and weekend. 3 Dogwood welcome’s 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. Come join our amazing team on 3 Dogwood!

 

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

 

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

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: 

Valid Tennessee State RN licensure. CPR required.

 

RN license.

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