Works in coordination with the nursing leadership in an assigned unit or department to ensure the work is accomplished and the unit functions effectively. Serves as the first line of support for staff, physicians and other related providers on clinical issues specific to the department. Collaborates with the manager on clinical and non-clinical issues (employee relations, individual behaviors, physician relationships, etc.) and must possess strong clinical knowledge and interpersonal skills. Supports the unit/department/service when the manager is unavailable. Responsible for supervising, directing, coaching and mentoring their assigned core group of staff.
Bachelors preferredA A Degree in Nursing
Minimum Work Experience
2-3 years relevant clinical experience
Prior leadership experience preferred
Required Licenses/Certifications for position
TN or Compact RN Licensure Required
Must obtain certification in specialty area within 1 year of hire
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
Strong pediatric nursing skills
Comfortable with Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as Meditech documentation
Strong communication and organizational skills
Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
Heavy lifting, pushing and pulling is required up to 50 lbs occasionally, 20-30 lbs frequently and 10 lbs constantly to move objects of up to 150 lbs. Sudden emergency situations have the potential for exposure to lifting or moving of up to 150 lbs. Frequent bending, walking, sitting, squatting, reaching and standing are required. Keyboard/computer use and/or repetitive motions may be required.
East Tennessee Children's Hospital is a 152-bed hospital certified by the state of Tennessee as the only Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center in East Tennessee and is accredited by the Joint Commission. As a Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center, Children's Hospital offers full capabilities to care for seriously ill children in a unique pediatric environment and offers the services of many different pediatric subspecialties. Children's Hospital works jointly with the University of Tennessee Medical Center to ensure that injured children in this region receive trauma care at the institution most appropriate for the child's needs. We also assist smaller hospitals by providing pediatric health care training opportunities.