Tanner Health System offers many exciting nursing opportunities in departments such as:
- Cancer care
- Critical care
- Ambulatory surgery
- Home health care
- Intensive care
- Maternal-child health
- Surgical services
- Cardiac care
- Skilled nursing and rehab care
View Tanner's available opportunities in Nursing.
Tanner Health System offers a competitive salary package, flexible benefits, tuition reimbursement and a 401K retirement plan with generous company match.
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Nursing Career Ladder
The Nursing Career Ladder program was established at Tanner Health System to develop and recognize the professional registered nursing staff. The ladder has been designed to provide a clinical track for advancement in terms of:
- Level of professional development
- Level of responsibility
On employment, all nurses with primary clinical responsibility will be placed on one of four levels of the clinical ladder. Specific criteria exist for placement of the ladder along with requirements for promotion to the next level. The four levels of the clinical ladder are as follows:
- Clinical Nurse I - New graduates or nurses who have not practiced nursing within a five-year period
- Clinical Nurse II - A nurse who has a minimum of 12 months experience at Tanner and/or who has been engaged in active nursing practice for at least 12 months in an acute care facility or a related practice prior to being employed with Tanner
- Clinical Nurse III - A proficient nurse who has chosen to remain at the bedside providing expanded patient care. This nurse has in-depth knowledge of nursing practice, is self-motivated and takes responsibility for the development and nurturing of self. It is expected that this nurse will take an active role in both patient and staff education and process quality improvement at the unit level.
- Clinical Nurse IV - The nurse has an in-depth knowledge of nursing practice and takes responsibility for development and nurturing of self. This position will include accountability for maintaining high standards of patient care on the entire nursing unit, demonstrating a supportive attitude toward nursing management and share responsibility with the nurse manager in patient education, staff development and process improvement.
Specific questions from nursing applicants regarding the Nursing Career Ladder should be directed to Human Resources. The career ladder policy will be covered in-depth with nursing candidates during the interview process.
Comprehensive Orientation Program
Tanner Health System provides a comprehensive, week-long orientation program for all new nurses entering Tanner's workforce.
Typically, each nurse will begin working at Tanner Health System on the first Monday of the month by attending orientation at Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton. During the following four days, the nurse will spend time learning with various subject matter experts. These learning opportunities will include hands on equipment and computer system activities, as well as informational presentations.
After completing this orientation phase, each nurse will be assigned a preceptor who has been trained and has the skills to help the nurse progress toward becoming independent in his or her work area. The nurse will begin by observing and will gradually take on a full workload while another nurse observes them.
A nurse who starts on the third Monday of the month will meet with the department's nurse educator for an abbreviated orientation. On the following first Monday of the month, he or she will complete the one-week program as described above.
Our orientation program is one of many ways that Tanner is committed to recruiting and retaining nursing staff.