Cookeville Regional Medical Center

Registered Nurse Apply

This position is responsible for providing professional nursing care utilizing the nursing process within an assigned unit; assesses, treats and care for patients demonstrating an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological maturation process; coordinates care planning with other disciplines.  Oversees the work of other professional and non-professional personnel.


  1. EDUCATION:  Graduate of a school of professional nursing.  Current Tennessee RN license.  (See Unit Specific Requirements)


  1. EXPERIENCE:  Experience in acute care nursing preferred.  (See Unit Specific Requirements)


  1. SKILLS:  BLS upon hire or during orientation (See Unit Specific Requirements) 



            1.         ACLS within 1 years of hire

            2.         PALS within 1 year of hire with the exception of GI Lab

            3.         CNOR recommended

            4.         Basic Arrhythmia course upon hire or within 1 year (Exception:  Nurses with experience in

                        patient populations requiring arrhythmia interpretation will be given the standard CRMC

                        Basic Arrhythmia test and those scoring 85 or greater will not be required to attend Basic


5.         Minimal 1 year experience in multi-specialty operating room or comparable training program recommended.

PACU Tech/US Apply


The competent PACU Tech/Unit Secretary is responsible for performing basic and advanced Nursing Assistant skills, Transporter/Orderly duties, and additional Unit Secretary duties.  This position is under the direct supervision of the PACU Clinical Coordinator  and/or charge nurse.  This position requires utilization of computer, verbal and written skills.  Demonstrates a knowledge of the psychosocial needs of all ages of patients. This position is responsible for PAR inventory levels and ordering of general supplies including the checking of expiration dates.  This position checks/maintains respiratory supply cart; the cleaning and storing of equipment for PACU; and maintains blanket warmer stock   This person works closely with the Perioperative orderly and house-keeper.  Assists with the preparation and setup of the unit and many aspects of basic patient care.  Patient care duties are including but not limited to, patient care assistance appropriate to age of the patient and the safe transportation of the patients to and from the department. Helps with patient turnover by assisting with patient positioning, cleaning, and linen changes; placement and removal of monitoring equipment, e.g. ECG electrodes, SaO2 probe, etc; and by contacting ancillary dept. as needed for patient tests and/or room assignments. Assists PACU staff members in the preparation and set-up of their areas.  Performs housekeeping duties as assigned.  Maintains the records/charges for supplies in PACU.  Additional unit duties assumes responsibilities for all secretarial and receptionist duties; and coordination of related activities of the nursing station, including coordination of critical communication between physicians, nursing, patients, families, and other health team members.  This person does computer order entries; coordinates lab, Xray, tests ordered; faxes all orders to pharmacy and case management; ensures daily log book entries; orders office supplies and all doctors forms; coordinates patient room placement with Nursing Supervisor/Floors; and other duties as directed.

  1. EDUCATION:  High School Diploma or equivalent.


  1. EXPERIENCE:  Minimum of one (1) year previous hospital experiences or related health care experience preferred.  Basic computer skills and computer data entry skills.


  1. SKILLS:  Ability to read and write English with excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Must be knowledgeable regarding basic medical terminology, familiar with hospital environment and be able to identify the many pieces of equipment used in the PACU.    Detail oriented and able to work independently and take direction.  BLS annually.

Unit Secretary

This position is responsible for performing various routine clerical, administrative and general office duties involving typing/word processing/ creation of forms/ report preparation, record and file maintenance, mail distribution and telephone reception, and demonstrates computer software knowledge to individual departments. Responsibilities also include preparation of departmental performance and utilization reports, maintaining calendar and appointments for the Department Director and perform other duties as assigned.


  1. EDUCATION:  High School diploma required.  Business/secretarial courses required.


  1. EXPERIENCE:  Three (3) years recent secretarial experience, health care experience preferred.


  1. SKILLS:  Ability to read and write English with excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Proficiency in Excel, Word and database software required. Must be knowledgeable regarding basic medical terminology, familiar with OR environment.  Detail oriented and able to work independently and take direction.  BLS annually.