Clinical Nurse III/ RN/ Surgery
Covenant Health
 Knoxville, TN


Clinical Nurse III, Surgery

Full Time, 80 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift

  • Please Note: This specific posting requires at least one year of operating room RN experience.*

Fort Sanders Regional's extensive surgical capabilities are transforming the surgery experience for patients in East Tennessee. From the area's first robotically-assisted surgery system, image-guided brain and spinal cord procedures, to our hybrid operating room, Fort Sanders Regional provides patients more options and the best surgical technology available. We also offer traditional surgical options including advanced laparoscopy and day surgery procedures.The Surgery department at Fort Sanders Regional consists of 17 operating rooms where over 10,000 procedures are performed each year. Our surgical specialties include bariatrics, cardiothoracic, colon/rectal, orthopedics, plastics, vascular, sinus, neuro, and surgical oncology.

As an RN in surgery, you will perform a variety of tasks including preparing the operating room for the patient, setting up the tools and making sure the field is sterile. Attention to detail is a “must have“ skill for the role of surgery RN. In addition to having excellent critical thinking skills, our ideal candidate will also possess outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.

Our staff consists of RNs, Certified Surgical Technologists, and Peri-Op / Anesthesia Techs who work together at all times to provide exceptional patient outcomes. Nurses in surgery work very closely with physicians to ensure our patients are safe. We have a supportive environment and an orientation tailored to your needs.

As an organization, we want to grow our employees by promoting a culture of excellence and professionalism. Because of this, nurses in surgery are encouraged to be become perioperative certified. If you choose to become certified, our organization can help with the cost of your testing, as well as pay you a yearly bonus.

In addition, with further education and training, our experienced RNs may assume the role of an RN First Assistant. Whether you choose to become certified, or to test for your First Assistant designation, Covenant Health will recognize you monetarily for taking the next step in your career.

If you are passionate about putting patients first, are a great team player, and have exceptional organization skills, apply for a surgery position today!

Position Summary: Provides professional nursing care within an assigned unit; coordinates care planning with other disciplines.

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 license. CPR required.