Covenant Health

Job Title
RN-72 Hour
ID
3988150
Facility
Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge
Department Name
CRITICAL CARE UNIT

Overview

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Registered Nurse, Critical Care

$30,000 Sign-on Bonus for qualified candidate

Full time, 72 hours per pay period, Night Shift

 

JOB OBJECTIVES:

Assume direct responsibility and accountability for, and authority of, the nursing care of all patients assigned.cb

 

With more than 30 specialties from Cardiology and Neurosurgery to Orthopedics and Vascular care, Methodist Medical Center was one of the first hospitals in East Tennessee to offer cutting-edge treatments and technologies that benefit people with life-threatening aneurysms, severely damaged knee, hip and shoulder joints, sudden heart failure, and non-healing wounds.

  • 283 licensed beds
  • 25 ICU beds
  • 12 intermediate care beds
  • 38 emergency suites
  • 2 cath labs
  • 8 LDRP suites
  • Over 250 active and courtesy physicians
  • Over 800 employees

Department Overview:

Methodist Medical Center’s Acute Care Unit (ACU) includes Coronary Intensive Care, Cardiovascular Intensive Care, Intensive Care as well as facilitating the ongoing recovery of Step-down patients requiring a higher level of support and supervision. We are a 25-bed unit attending to the needs of patients in all disciplines of healthcare including surgical, renal, oncology, trauma, cardiac, and neurology. We have a culture of providing the best and highest level of service and aid to our patients. We have a strong team who supports each other in putting our patients on the road to recovery. We also highly value teamwork in our unit!

 

Recruiter: Madeline Fornadel  || mmajor1@covhlth.com || 865-374-5387

Responsibilities

  • Assesses and identifies the patient's physiological and psycho-social problems and needs.
  • Develops an individualized plan of nursing care for each patient in which goals, in terms of measurable outcomes, are stated.
  • Ensures that nursing care plan is consistent with the medical plan and adheres to accepted current standards of care and practice.
  • Makes appropriate assignments to team members by utilizing patient acuity data, and maintains accountability for members under his/her direction.
  • Ensures nursing care adheres to current hospital/departmental policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Demonstrates principles of infection control and collaborates with infection control nurse to ensure safety of patients, staff, and visitors.
  • Participates in the orientation of new personnel.
  • Assists clinical instructors in providing learning experiences for nursing students.
  • Documents review and/or revision of each assigned patient's plan of care at least every 24 hours.
  • NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

EDUCATION/KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:

Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Must have knowledge of:

  1. Etiology, pathophysiology and prognosis for illnesses and health problems;
  2. The nursing process;
  3. The management process;
  4. Current developments in nursing;
  5. Hospital functions, policies, procedures and regulations as they relate to nursing service.

For staff involved in the care of age-specific groups, knowledge of the bio-psychosocial needs of adult, geriatric and pediatric patients is essential.  Special knowledge is required in growth and development needs of pediatric/geriatric patients where applicable.

 

EXPERIENCE:

Previous experience in department specialty preferred. Three years critical care experience preferred.

 

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONS:

Must be currently licensed as a Registered Nurse by the Tennessee Board of Nursing, or have a temporary permit to practice. Must be currently certified (or scheduled for certification or recertification training according to department guidelines) in the life support program(s) specific to unit(s) worked (CPR, BLS, ACLS, NRP, STABLE). CCRN preferred.

 

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