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Covenant Health Nurse Manager - Emergency Department in Crossville, Tennessee


Nurse Manager, Emergency Department

Exempt, 80 hours per pay period

Covenant Health is the region's top performing healthcare network. Each of our more than 10,000 employees, physicians, and volunteers are unified by one covenant: to put our patients first every day, to strive for excellence in everything we do, and to make Covenant Health the first and best choice in our region

Cumberland Medical Center is a 189-bed hospital in Crossville, Tennessee, with more than 650 employees and 175 active physicians. It offers a full range of specialty services, including cardiology, gastroenterology, surgery, orthopedics, maternity services, cancer care, and advanced wound care.

+ + Emergency Department: 24 emergency beds

  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU): 12 ICU beds

  • Labor & Delivery: 12 LDRP suites

  • Med/Surg: 37 beds

  • Surgery: 9 operating room surgery suites

  • Telemetry 37 beds

    Fully accredited by the Joint Commission, Cumberland Medical Center is an acute care hospital offering all private patient rooms as well as specialized services not usually found in the rural medical system.

    For seriously ill patients, advanced medical and surgical care is provided at CMC including telemetry monitored beds and an intensive care unit. Additionally, Cumberland Medical Center offers an outpatient imaging center, same day surgery unit, cardiac and pulmonary rehab programs, a sleep disorder center, breast center, cancer center, and hyperbaric medicine and wound center.

    "Cumberland Medical Center offers a unique, family-oriented healthcare setting in a rural environment. We strive to deliver exceptional care to our patients, their loved ones, and each other. We look forward to welcoming team-focused people to grow their careers with us!"

    -Chief Nursing Officer, Cumberland Medical Center

    Position Summary:

    Is accountable for the delivery of high quality nursing care and for the administrative management of the nursing unit on a 24-hour basis.

    Fulfills all duties and responsibilities associated with the Nurse Manager position.


  • Models the standards and behaviors of Covenant Health .

  • Selects, trains, orients, develops and evaluates performance of the department staff. Ensures staffing mix and allocation in accordance with departmental guidelines.

  • Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality improvement initiatives, safety, environmental and infection control standards. Ensures compliance with the Joint Commission standards, federal and state guidelines, and nursing standards and practices.

  • Develops departmental budgets. Administers operations in accordance with budgeted parameters.

  • Maintains operational reports and records and collects statistical data for administrative and regulatory purposes.

  • Coordinates and reports outcome of nursing activities performed on behalf of the patient.

  • Attends meetings and actively participates on nursing committees and interdisciplinary committees, as appropriate.

  • Establishes and maintains communication between the nursing unit, medical staff and ancillary departments for the purposes of problem solving and quality improvement. Utilizes appropriate lines of communication within the facility.

  • Ensures establishment and implementation of unit goals and objectives are in alignment with the facility and system.

  • Promotes a safe environment that allows for the delivery of high quality patient care utilizing evidenced based practices.

  • Protects patient confidentiality by promoting professional staff communications.

  • Supervises, institutes, and evaluates nursing interventions and documentation.

  • Demonstrates competence in performing critical skills to include appropriate delivery of care according to the age-specific needs of the population served.

  • Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, knowledge of current literature, in-service meetings, workshops, and membership of a professional organization.

  • Works collaboratively with other disciplines to ensure patient care is timely, efficient, and effective.

  • Facilitates professional development of staff with accountability for staff retention.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.


Minimum Education: Graduate of accredited nursing program required; possession of a bachelor's degree in nursing or a related field preferred (required within 3 years in position or effective date of job description).

Minimum Experience: Three (3) years of recent clinical experience. Two (2) years of leadership/managerial experience preferred.

Licensure Requirements: Current state registered nurse license.

Physical Requirements: Type A


Job Title Nurse Manager - Emergency Department

ID 2023-53321

Facility Cumberland Medical Center

Department Name EMERGENCY ROOM