Covenant Health Clinical Nurse I in Knoxville, Tennessee
Clinical Nurse I, Intermediate Care Unit
Full Time, 72 hours per pay period, Night Shift
The Cardio-Thoracic Surgical Unit consists of 17 telemetry beds. Our primary scope of service is provision of direct care to patients undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass surgery, TAVR, Mitral Valve Clipping, VATS procedures, Thoracotomies, and Vascular procedures. A multidisciplinary continuum of services is available to manage the patient through acute presentation, treatment, stabilization, and discharge.
An Exercise Physiologist provides assistance with ambulation of our heart, lung, and vascular patients after surgery. Evaluation of each patient’s overall health is determined, and then individualized exercise plans are developed with the intent to increase physical fitness, strength, and endurance.
A Cardiovascular Educator provides ongoing education to staff regarding numerous topics such as medications, policy and procedures, documentation, patient care and patient safety. The educator also works directly with new employees and their Clinical Coach to provide nursing orientation to the unit for a period of approximately four weeks.
Position Summary: Provides professional nursing care within an assigned unit, coordinates care planning with other disciplines.
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:New graduate, with first (1st) year of orientaiton (move to level II after one (1) year experience).
Licensure Requirements: Valid Tennessee RN license. Fire/security, infection control, and CPR inservices are required.
FacilityParkwest Medical Center
Department NameINTERMEDIATE CARE UN