Covenant Health

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Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
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Perioperative Tech, Post Anesthesia Care

Full Time, 80 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift

9A-530P, Monday-Friday or 9A-930P, 12 hour shifts, 3 days a week. Some weekend/holiday call required.


The Post Anesthesia Care Unit at Fort Sanders Regional is a 15 bay fast paced, team driven unit that serves a wide variety of postoperative patients.  Our team recovers the majority of our surgical patients from our 17 suite ORs.  In addition, we provide Phase I recovery care to patients requiring general anesthesia from other procedural areas.  Our team consists of RNs, perioperative technicians and unit secretaries.


Nursing responsibilities include some preoperative but mostly postoperative Phase I recovery care.  Nurses are trained in Phase I recovery, working as a team with our anesthesiologists to meet safe criteria for discharge to the next phase of care.  Our department is open from 6 AM-11 PM, Monday-Friday with holiday, after hours and weekend call coverage.  Call coverage for RNs is 4 weeknight calls per 6 weeks.  Weekend call coverage is 1 12 hour day call Saturday or Sunday and 1 12 hour night call Saturday or Sunday per 6 weeks.  Holiday call is on a yearly rotating schedule.


We are looking for team focused RNs who are highly motivated with critical thinking skills, computer proficiency, detail oriented and who put their patients first.


Position Summary:

Provide supportive para-nursing & housekeeping functions in the Operating Room, PACU, & PHA. 


If you have any questions please contact Recruiter: Jennifer Gordon || || 865-374-8107


  • Demonstrates knowledge of sterile field.
  • Illustrates proper technique for transporting and positioning patients safely.
  • Displays understanding of proper body mechanics.
  • Demonstrates special positions and/or bed positions such as Morgan Pelvic, Andrews Frame, etc.
  • Recognize the area of surgical prep (clean or sterile).
  • Responsible for maintaining environmental cleanliness standards of the operating rooms and ancillary areas.
  • Demonstrates proper technique for surgical skins preps.
  • Demonstrates proper technique for urinary catheterization.
  • 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.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.


Minimum Education: 

None specified; will accept any combination of formal education and/or prior work experience sufficient to demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skill and ability needed to perform the essential tasks of the job, typically such as would be equivalent to a high school diploma or GED.  Preference may be given to individuals possessing a HS diploma or GED.


Minimum Experience:

Entry Level. 


Licensure Requirement:



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