Covenant Health Registered Nurse - Rapid Response/ Stat Acuity in Knoxville, Tennessee
Clinical Nurse III, Emergency Response
Full Time, 80 Hours Per Pay Period, Night Shift
Rapid response nurses arepart of an expert clinical team in the acute care area,whose main goal is to respond to code blues when called and prevent hemodynamic declinein patients outside of critical care units. They are experts in assessment and have clinical skills in implementing early interventions based on set protocols.
Position Summary: Provides professional nursing care within an assigned unit, coordinates care planning with other disciplines.
Correlates patient history and support systems within hospital care/nursing home care.
Assesses needs of patient and family.
Develops and initiates plan of care, involving patient and family.
Evaluates plan of care.
Clinical expertise and knowledge is such that individual can resolve complex patient/management/physician problems without supervision.
Demonstrates competence in performing critical skills to include appropriate delivery of care according to the age-specific needs of the population served.
Leads process improvement initiatives in their own unit or participate in facility team.
Precepts new employees/students or attends formal preceptor workshop and is willing to precept. Reviews clinical performance of preceptee with unit leader or clinical instructor.
Provides four contact hours of educational activities, excluding basic patient education.
Contributes to development and evaluation of unit orientation program.
Supervises LPNs, Nursing Assistants, HUCs, Techs, and sitters.
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:Minimum of three (3) years professional experience.
Licensure Requirement: Valid Tennessee RN licensure
FacilityParkwest Medical Center
Department NameEMERGENCY RESPONSE