Registered Nurse - 72 Hour, Pulmonary Unit
Full-Time, 72 hours per pay period, Nights
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.
- 301 licensed beds
- 25 ICU beds
- 8 step-down beds
- 38 emergency suites
- 2 cath labs
- 1 electrophysiology lab
- 8 LDRP suites
- 205 active and courtesy physicians
- 1,192 employees
Job Objectives: Assume direct responsibility and accountability for, and authority of, the nursing care of all patients assigned.
Education/Knowledge/Skills: Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Must have knowledge of:
- Etiology, pathophysiology and prognosis for illnesses and health problems;
- The nursing process;
- The management process;
- Current developments in nursing;
- 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.
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, ACLS, NALS, BLS).