Covenant Health

Job Title
Peninsula, a Division of Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name


CH Peninsula



Nurse Practitioner

Full Time, 80 hours per pay period, Day shift


Peninsula Overview:

Peninsula, a division of Parkwest Medical Center, has set a new standard for effective, innovative and caring mental health services in East Tennessee. With a combined total of more than 75 years of experience, Peninsula has helped thousands of people recover from disorders and dependencies, and lead healthy, positive and productive lives.

Offering both inpatient and outpatient services for children, adolescents and adults, Peninsula is a leader in the changing healthcare environment. The hospital is located in Blount County, with outpatient centers in Knox, Blount, Loudon and Sevier Counties. Additionally, Peninsula offers care specifically designed for seniors with co-existing psychiatric and medical conditions at the Senior Behavioral Center located at Parkwest Medical Center. Peninsula is truly committed to improving the health of the people and communities it serves.


Position Summary:

Provides mental health services to patients under the supervision of a physician, following established medical protocols. Provides follow-up psychiatric care and medication management to assigned patients.


Recruiter: Brittany Partello || || (865) 374-5363



  • Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program and safety standards. Participates on process improvement teams.
  • Provides direct patient care, evaluates outcomes, consults with other specialists as required, and adjusts processes as indicated to ensure optimal patient care.
  • Collaborates with supervising physician to formulate and review medical protocols and review care of assigned patients.
  • Obtains complete medical and psychiatric history of the patient.
  • Identifies health hazards in the patient’s environment as well as patient risk factors. Identifies and considers the cultural patterns, economic status and patient resources in plan of care.
  • Monitors and adjusts medication for patients assigned to practitioner.
  • Orders appropriate laboratory test pertaining to treatment drug levels.
  • Analyzes objective and subjective data for appropriate diagnosis and treatment.
  • Assures treatment and/or plan of care is consistent with established protocols.
  • Monitors and ensures accuracy of recording on patient medical records and maintains all required reports, records, statistics, etc. Documents all pertinent information accurately, legibly, and in a timely manner.
  • Refers patient to appropriate services, which exceed scope of practice of the Nurse Practitioner
  • Provide health promotion counseling and develop patient teaching information.
  • Serves as a resource person for other staff personnel. May supervise clinical staff.
  • Maintains professional growth and development through seminars, workshops and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest trends in field of expertise.
  • Attends meetings as required and participates on committees as directed.
  • 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:           

Master of Science in Nursing.


Minimum Experience:            

One (1) experience preferred.


Licensure Requirements:      

Must have and maintain certification by American Nurses Association or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as an Advanced Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner. Must meet the state’s requirements as an Advanced Practice Nurse/ Nurse Practitioner. CPR required.


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