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Company: Covenant Health
Location: Tazewell
Posted on: November 16, 2023

Job Description:

Overview: Student Nurse Associate, Medical Unit PRN/OCC, Hours Vary, Night Shift About Claiborne Medical Center Claiborne Medical Center, a member of Knoxville-based Covenant Health, offers a full range of medical services including emergency care, general and orthopedic surgery, rehabilitation, and diagnostic services. Our radiology services are certified by the American College of Radiology in Computerized Tomography (CT), Mammography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Nuclear Medicine, and Ultrasound. Claiborne also provides skilled and long-term care through Claiborne Health and Rehabilitation Center. Our team of physicians and staff is dedicated to putting our patients first, every day. For more information, visit Position Summary: Performs a wide variety of patient care activities and supportive services under the supervision of a registered nurse . Recruiter: Jennifer Lawless -- -- 423-492-5011 Responsibilities: Demonstrates competence in performing critical skills (Student Nurse Associate Core Competency checklist) to include appropriate delivery of care according to age-specific needs of the population served. Takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration rates, blood pressure, weight, height, and intake-output measurements. Documents oxygen saturation if patient is connected to continuous pulse oximetry. Employs all established infection control policies including standard precautions, transmission-based isolation precautions, OSHA standards, safety measures, and proper body mechanic in performance of job. Completes designated patient care activities and provides for patient comfort and privacy. Identifies and assists patients that need assistance with nutrition and/or hydration. Empties drains, canisters, urine bags, bedpans, and emesis basins and records intake and output. Helps to maintain clean and orderly patient and work environment. Revises and updates the plan of care as problems change and/or new problems are identified in collaboration with RN. Assists RN in obtaining a thorough nursing history on assigned patients. Demonstrates effective therapeutic communication skills. Documents/maintains patient record as appropriate. Performs basic dressing changes and is knowledgeable of the fundamentals of sterile technique. Evaluates nursing care actions and patient responses and documents each shift. Observes and responds appropriately to changes and complications in patient conditions. Reports significant changes in patient condition to RN. Documents treatments and diagnostic tests with results and response. Documents in a clear, concise, accurate, and legible manner. Observes assigned post-treatment/operative patients immediately upon return to floor and initiates appropriate nursing actions. Obtains RN signature for review and co-signature all entries. Completes assigned tasks with minimal supervision, but seeks guidance when uncertain how to perform procedure. Communicates suggestions and/or complaints through appropriate channels. Displays cooperation, flexibility, and positive behavior to patients and other staff members. Demonstrates ability to effectively perform under stress. 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. Qualifications: Minimum Education: Student in an accredited nursing education program. Student must have junior or senior year status and must have successfully completed fundamental clinical skills portion of the program or must complete the program within the same semester of hiring into the position (1 st semester of clinicals). Minimum Experience: None Licensure Requirement: CPR required. RN license

Keywords: Covenant Health, Knoxville , Student NURSE ASSOCIATE, Healthcare , Tazewell, Tennessee

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