Covenant Health

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Clin Nurse III
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
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Registered Nurse Shift Leader, Surgery Unit

$5,000 Sign-on Bonus for Experienced RN

Full Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Night shift 



At Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, we have board certified surgeons that use the most advanced technologies to provide care for their patients.  Some patients may require an overnight or longer visit in the hospital to provide more intensive monitoring and care that cannot be provided in a home setting. We care for a multitude of patients who have had Urological, Vascular, Wound, or General Surgeries. 


The Surgery Unit (3 North) at Fort Sanders is a 31-bed unit providing patient centered care for our medical surgical patients.  We are committed to providing a healing and safe environment for all our patients.  Our multidisciplinary team works together with patients and their families to design a personalized plan of care to achieve excellent outcomes! 


Our staff consists of RNs, LPNs, CNA/PCAs, and HUCs who work together to provide exceptional patient care.  We have a supportive and family-like environment and welcome all new staff to our team with open arms!! We are very proud of our orientation process which will be tailored to your needs.  This too is a team process in which we closely follow your orientation process to ensure you are getting the best tools and knowledge to make you successful at your job and to keep our patients safe.


If you are passionate about caring for medical surgical patients with a specialization in post-surgery patients and would like to work in a great environment, please apply!



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.


If you have any questions, please contact Recruiter: Lacey Spoon || || 865-374-5404


  • 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.


Miniumum Experience:

Minimum of three (3) years professional experience


Licensure Requirement:

Must have and maintain Tennessee State RN licensure. CPR required.


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