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Registered Nurse/New Grad – Senior Behavioral Health/Psych

Covenant Health

This is a Full-time position in Knoxville, TN posted February 16, 2021.


Clinical Nurse III, SR Behavioral Health
Full Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, night Shift

This is a very energetic and team-oriented,16 bed unit with a typical stay of 7-10 days. We have strong collaboration inside and outside of our unit, working closely with physicians and families, respiratory and physical therapists and chaplaincy services to provide care for our elderly. This is a nurse-driven program designed to address the complex needs of older adults through best practice, education and tools.

Schedules: This unit creates a 6-week schedule and goes by our policy of every other weekend or two weekends per month. This comes out two weeks before the schedule starts.

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.
  • Recommends interventions.
  • 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:
Must have and maintain Tennessee State RN licensure. CPR require
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