Covenant Health

Job Title
Shift Leader CN II
Parkwest Medical Center
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Registered Nurse, Shift Leader, Heart, Lung, Vascular

$5K Sign-on Bonus for Experienced RNs

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.


Medical Step Down:

We are a 26 bed unit- all private rooms, all medical step down. We provide an organized, professional and exciting working and learning environment. We care for almost all types of patients on this unit. We are the destination unit for any patient with an acute CVA, TIA, or seizure patient. But we also care for COPD, CHF, Pneumonia, GI Bleed, diabetes patients, and all other medical diagnosis.  Some patients can have a chronic ventilator with a tracheostomy, high oxygen needs respiratory patients with BIPAP or vapotherm, some cardiac drips, blood transfusions for GI bleeds and more. Just lots to see and do. You will NEVER be bored. Together, the nurses, patient care assistants, health unit coordinators, educator and manager strive to provide exceptional care and service to all our patients and their families, but also each other. We are a family at work and away from work. This profession is so hard, we want to be your support team. All RN’s and Patient care assistants welcome, new grads to 20 years’ experience or more. We would LOVE to have you join our team.


Position Summary:This position is designed to provide supervisory leadership to staff level employees, coordinating such activities with the department’s Manager.  The incumbent is expected to exercise independent judgement and discretion in performing the duties listed below.


Recruiter: Angelica Adams || || 865-373-1106



  • Participates in performance appraisal of staff on applicable shift.
  • Participates in hiring process, including providing hiring recommendations to the Manager.
  • Prepares documentation for possible disciplinary actions and makes recommendations for such action to the Manager.
  • Provides recommendations to the Manager for commendations, bonuses, or other appropriate forms of recognition for outstanding performance of employees on applicable shift.
  • Makes work assignments and directs work activities. Coordinates staff relief for meals, breaks, and meetings.
  • Projects staffing needs for next two shifts, coordinating adjustments in staffing level as needed.
  • Serves as clinical resource for all staff.
  • Checks the emergency crash cart or ascertains that the cart has been checked.
  • Provides shift report to next Shift Leader or Charge Nurse.
  • Participates in making work schedules.
  • Completes all charge nurse duties as specified in nursing policy.
  • Demonstrates competency in critical skills, including demonstration of competency in addressing the age-specific needs of the patient population served.
  • Provides professional nursing care on assigned unit.
  • 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: Must possess at least one to three (1-3) years of professional experience


Licensure Requirement: Must have and maintain Tennessee State RN licensure. CPR required




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