State of Tennessee: Registered Nurse – Knox County, TN

This is the managerial class in the Registered Nurse subseries, responsible for managing nursing staff activities on all shifts has twenty-four-hour administrative responsibility for one or more programs (e.g., infection control, quality assurance, nurse education, children and youth, forensics, geriatrics), or serves as an assistant director of nursing.

This class differs from Registered Nurse in that an incumbent of the latter is responsible for the supervision of clinical nursing care. This class differs from Registered Nurse in that an incumbent of the latter serves as a director of nursing at a major health care facility or as a nursing consultant to multiple adult or youth correctional facilities.


  • Education and Experience: Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse and experience equivalent to four years of registered nursing.
  • Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse, education equivalent to a diploma in registered nursing from an accredited school of nursing or bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited college or university, and experience equivalent to three years of registered nursing.
  • Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse, education equivalent to a graduate degree in nursing from an accredited college or university, and experience equivalent to two years of registered nursing

Necessary Special Qualifications: Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Tennessee or holds a privilege to practice in the State of Tennessee under the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). A valid motor vehicle operator license may be required.

Examination Method: Education and experience, 100%, for Preferred Service positions.

Registered Nurse Competencies:

  • Creativity
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Problem Solving
  • Delegation
  • Organizing
  • Command Skills
  • Conflict Management
  • Perseverance
  • Written Communications
  • Approachability
  • Ethics and Values
  • Integrity and Trust

Knowledge of Registered Nurse Jobs:

  • Knowledge of accepted advanced nursing practices and techniques and complex medical treatments
  • Knowledge of applicable laws, policies, procedures, agency administrative directives, regulations, and rules
  • Knowledge of management and administrative procedures
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction
  • Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to assess and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities
  • Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders

Registered Nurse Skills:

  • implement complex management and administrative procedures
  • implement changes
  • understand the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making
  • give full attention to what other people are saying, taking the time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
  • use critical thinking techniques and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • select and use training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things
  • monitor/ access performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action
  • understand written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
  • use scientific rules and methods to solve problems
  • adjust actions in relation to others’ actions
  • being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do
  • identify complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
  • consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one

Abilities of Registered Nurse:

  • function autonomously
  • assess healthcare barriers and the delivery of services
  • combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events)
  • communicate (verbally and written) information and ideas
  • assess and monitor healthcare outcomes
  • come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem
  • tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong
  • multitask between two or more activities or sources of information
  • exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects
  • use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without ‘giving out’ or fatiguing
  • see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer)
  • see under low light conditions
  • speak clearly so others can understand you
  • identify and understand the speech of another person
  • match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness

Nurse Salary: $4,689.00 – $7,501.00 Monthly or $56,268.00 – $90,012.00 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Knox County, Tennessee
Department: HEALTH

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State of Tennessee: Registered Nurse Job in Knox County, TN