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University Orthopedics is currently recruiting for the following positions:


Per Diem CT Technologist

Under the direction of the Imaging Diagnostic Manager, the CT Technologist utilizes computed tomography with the operation of CT/X-ray/bone density equipment to obtain quality diagnostic images for interpretation or intervention by the Radiologist. Exhibits quality patient care and recognizes patient conditions essential for the successful completion of the procedure.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs a variety of CT exams related to the field.
  • Explain the procedure to the patient. Instruct and assist patient in assuming physical position for exam.
  • Set, adjust, manipulate, control and maintain a variety of complex electronic equipment to apply ionizing radiation to patients for diagnosis of disease.
  • Practice radiation protection techniques to minimize radiation to patient, staff and self.
  • Administer prescribed contrast media according to established guidelines.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements and Education:

  • HS Diploma plus satisfactory completion of two years of formal training in an approved school of Radiological Technology.
  • Must be ARRT certified in Radiography and CT and currently licensed by the State of Rhode Island.
  • Ability to establish effective relationships with providers, staff, patients and families

Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter to the Human Resources via email to hr@universityorthopedics.com or fax 401-457-1573.


MRI Front Desk Receptionist

Reports To: Butler Site Manager

This is a full-time position, 40 hours a week. The work in this position contributes to the patient’s overall successful interaction within the office. Exceptional people skills are a must.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides check-in and check-out services to patients.
  • Ensures each patient receives a satisfactory experience in the clinic.
  • Answer phones and operate a switchboard.
  • Verifies demographic and insurance information.
  • Obtains pre- authorizations and benefits for MRI requisitions that are received.
  • Route calls to specific people.
  • Coordinate with clinical staff, the arrival of the patient to ensure smooth patient flow throughout the clinic.
  • Answer inquiries about company.
  • Greet visitors warmly and make sure they are comfortable.
  • Call persons waiting for visitor and book them a room to meet in.
  • Ensure reception area is tidy.
  • Arrange appointments.
  • Send email and faxes.
  • Collect Payments.
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements and Education:

  • Must be able to work the HOURS needed in the MRI department. Hours are subject to change based on patient care and business needs.
  • High School graduate or equivalent.
  • 2-3 years of working in a medical office setting.
  • Proficiency in MS Office and ability to learn a variety of computer systems quickly.
  • Ability to calculate and collect cash transactions.
  • Interpersonal skills including excellent communication skills to deal effectively with staff, physicians, and patients in a courteous manner.
  • Professional, pleasant, and cheerful.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter to the Human Resources via email to hr@universityorthopedics.com or fax 401-457-1573.


Surgical/Scrub Tech

Reports To: ASC Director

Education, Experience and Licensure:

  • High School Graduate or Equivalent.
  • Prior Experience as an ORT preferred.
  • Successful completion of BCLS Course within 90 days of employment or documentation of current BCLS certification.
  • Certification is preferred.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to correlate clinical data with patient’s care under the direction of the Clinical Leader/Registered Nurse.
  • Ability to set priorities.
  • Ability to provide direction to others that is clear, concise and promotes efficiency throughout the clinical areas of the facility.
    4. Ability to communicate well with patients, families, Teammates, physicians, other members of the healthcare team, etc.
  • Recognizes legal and policy limits of individual practice.

Clinical Quality:

  • Delivers safe patient care as directed by the Registered Nurse and according to facility policy and procedure.
    • Ensures provision of patient care daily in an organized and timely manner.
    • Adheres to all policies and procedures when providing patient care.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of specific responsibilities in all emergency situations.
    • Demonstrates ability to respond to patient care needs in an emergency situation and under direction of Clinical Leader/Registered Nurse.
    • Initiates and implements basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (BCLS) under the direction of the Clinical Leader/Registered Nurse.
  • Demonstrates ability to meet patients and family's learning needs as identified in the plan of care under the direction of the Clinical Leader/Registered Nurse.
    • Orients the patient and family to the patient care environment and facility routines as directed by Clinical Leader/Registered Nurse.
    • Assists the Clinical Leader/Registered Nurse to implement the teaching plan for the patient and family as directed.
    • Assists the Clinical Leader/Registered Nurse to provide appropriate interventions related to patient and environmental safety issues.
  • Demonstrates appropriate knowledge and competence of designated skills identified for position.
    • Completes competencies and competencies checklists for education and training specific to job position, duties, role and responsibilities and according to facility policy and schedule.
  • Functions as a certified scrub technician in the operating room/ procedure room under the direction of the Registered Nurse.
    • Assists with gowning and gloving other members of the surgical team.
    • Assists with the preparation of the operating room for surgical procedures.
    • Assists with skin preparations and with draping of patients.
    • Assists with care, preparation, maintenance and after-care of sterile and un-sterile supplies and equipment.
    • Knows and practices the principles and procedures of sterile technique.
    • Handles specimens in accordance with facility policy and procedures.
    • Removes drapes at end of procedure, cleanses the patients of prep solution and applies dressing as needed.
    • Cleans and/or disinfects instruments and equipment after use and returns it to the proper area for storage or processing.
    • Differentiates sterilization methods required for specific instruments and equipment.
    • Participates in sponge, instrument and needle count with the circulating nurse.
    • Demonstrates ability to understand and use sterilizers, high-level disinfectors, instrument washers, and other designated processors.
    • Demonstrates ability to understand use, function, interpretation, documentation, and record-keeping of chemical and biological indicators related to instrument and equipment high-level disinfection and sterilization processes.
    • Demonstrates understanding of operating room/procedure room technical equipment according to manufacturer’s guidelines, policy and procedures.
    • Assists with stocking, replenishing and preparation of supplies.
    • Updates knowledge in surgical techniques and related nursing care.
    • Checks updated schedule every morning and prepares room supplies and equipment.

Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter to the Human Resources via email to hr@universityorthopedics.com or fax 401-457-1573.


Instrument Processing Technician

Reports To: ASC Director

Education, Experience and Licensure:

  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Understanding of sterilization and high-level disinfection technologies including industry standardized principles and practice in sterilization and disinfection required.
  • Prior experience in instrument processing preferred.
  • Prior experience as a surgical technologist/procedure technologist preferred.
  • Successful completion of BCLS Course within 90 days of employment required or documentation of current BCLS certification.
  • Certification as a CRCST (Certified Registered Central Service Technician) is preferred.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to correlate clinical information with patient’s care under the direction of the Clinical Leader/Registered Nurse.
  • Ability to set priorities.
  • Ability to provide support and direction to others that is clear, concise and promotes efficiency throughout the clinical areas of the facility.
  • Ability to communicate well with patients, families, teammates, other healthcare providers, etc.
  • Recognizes legal and policy limits of individual practice.

Clinical Quality:

  • Delivers safe patient care as directed by the Clinical Leader/Registered Nurse and according to facility policy and procedure.
    • Ensures provision of patient care daily in an organized and timely manner.
    • Adheres to all policies and procedures when providing patient care.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of specific responsibilities in all emergency situations.
    • Demonstrates ability to respond to patient care needs in an emergency situation and under direction of Clinical Leader/Registered Nurse.
    • Initiates and implements basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (BCLS) under the direction of the Clinical Leader/Registered Nurse.
  • Demonstrates ability to meet patients and family's learning needs as identified in the plan of care under the direction of the Clinical Leader/Registered Nurse.
    • Assists Clinical Leader/Registered Nurse as assigned to orient the patient and family to the patient care environment and facility routines.
    • Assists Clinical Leader/Registered Nurse to implement the patient and family teaching plan as assigned.
    • Provides appropriate interventions related to safety issues according to job position, role and responsibilities and assigned by the Clinical Leader/Registered Nurse.
  • Demonstrates appropriate knowledge and competence of designated skills identified for position.
    • Completes competencies and competencies checklists for ongoing education and training according to job position, role and responsibilities, and according to facility policy and schedule.
  • Functions as an Instrument Processing Technician under the direction of the Clinical Leader/Registered Nurse.
    • Knowledge of sterilization procedures, aseptic technique, and maintenance and care of instruments and equipment.
    • Knowledge of standards and engages in practices and procedures of sterile technique.
    • Cleans and/or disinfects instruments and equipment after use and returns it to the proper area, in appropriate sequence, for storage and/or processing.
    • Differentiates sterilization and disinfection methods required for specific instruments and equipment.
    • Demonstrates ability to understand and use sterilizers, high-level disinfectors, instrument washers, and other designated processors.
    • Demonstrates ability to understand use, function, interpretation, documentation, and record-keeping of chemical and biological indicators related to instrument and equipment sterilization and low, intermediate, and high-level disinfection processes.
    • Completes all documentation to ensure the availability of accurate and up to date information in accordance with established standards.
    • Cleans, wraps, sterilizes, and disinfects instruments and equipment and maintains the functions of the instrument processing area/department.
    • Maintains area/department in an orderly/organized fashion.
    • Perform weekly inventory of processing supplies and notifies appropriate personnel of order needs.
    • Continues assigned daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly routines, including requirements with reports, logs and related documentation.
    • Assists teammates with daily preparation for current and future facility schedules (pulling cases and assembling supplies) as assigned.
    • Is available to assist all areas of facility as needed and assigned.
    • Responsible for crossover duties in other areas such as purchasing supplies and inventory management in proper areas according to facility policy and management guidance.
    • Demonstrates flexibility in assuming duties and responsibilities.
    • May act as scrub technician if experienced and needed in operating rooms or procedure rooms.
    • Assists in room turnover when needed and as assigned.
    • Adheres to established facility safety requirements and procedures to ensure a safe working environment.
    • Completes all employee/patient incident documentation in a thorough and timely manner, as required by facility policy and according to management guidance.
    • Practices infection control and standard precautions as instructed or trained.
    • Assists with the preparation of the operating room/procedure room for surgery/procedures as directed.
    • Checks updated schedule every morning and prepares rooms with supplies and equipment as assigned and directed by management.
    • Performs all other duties as assigned by management.

Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter to the Human Resources via email to hr@universityorthopedics.com or fax 401-457-1573.


Post Anesthesia Care (PACU) Registered Nurse

Reports To: ASC Director

The PACU Registered Nurse is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and coordinating patient care from admission to discharge. The Registered Nurse is responsible for the achievement of patient outcomes in accordance with the mission, vision, and values of the facility.

Education, Experience, and Licensure:

  • Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing.
  • At least one year of medical/surgical nursing experience preferred.
  • Current state licensure to practice.
  • Successful completion of Basic Life Support (BLS)/Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) within 90 days of employment or documentation of current BLS/BCLS certification.
  • Successful completion of ACLS Course within 90 days of employment or documentation of current ACLS certification.
  • Successful completion of PALS Course within 90 days of employment or documentation or current PALS certification.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to correlate clinical data with patient’s medical and nursing care.
  • Ability to set priorities.
  • Ability to provide direction to others that is clear, concise and promotes efficiency throughout the clinical areas of the facility.
  • Ability to communicate well with patients, families, Teammates, physicians, other members of the healthcare team, etc.
  • Recognizes legal and policy limits of individual practice.

Clinical Quality:

  • Assesses, plans, evaluates and ensures the implementation of the patient’s care to achieve identified outcomes and delivers safe patient care according to facility policy and procedure.
    • Assesses patient status on admission and on an ongoing basis.
    • Implements appropriate standards of care based on assessment data and patient’s own goals. Goals are mutually set with the patient and family
    • Coordinates nursing interventions to enhance achievement of expected outcomes and to ensure readiness for discharge.
    • Ensures provision of patient care daily in an organized and timely manner.
    • Adheres to all facility policies and procedures when providing patient care.
    • Utilizes nursing care standards when planning and implementing patient care.
    • Demonstrates ability to direct and provide for patient care in emergency situations.
    • Assesses learning needs according to patient’s level of understanding and readiness to learn.
    • Evaluates patient’s progress toward outcome achievement on an ongoing basis.
    • Revises plan of care based on change in patient status and/or information gathered at change of shift
    • Documents patient’s progress toward achievement of outcomes.
    • Directs others in the implementation of the teaching plan.
  • Assumes an active role in the provision of quality nursing care for patients receiving care.
    • Analyzes nursing care provided in the facility related to the established standards of care.
    • Participates in the monitoring and evaluation of nursing care provided.
    • Demonstrates ability to coordinate the nursing care provided in the facility.
    • Assigns patient care responsibilities based on patient needs and abilities of available staff.
    • Assumes charge nurse responsibility as assigned.
    • Demonstrates ability to make decisions concerning facility-based problems.
    • Participates on quality council to facilitate improvement of patient care.
    • Participates in the orientation of nursing staff.
    • Participates in developing standardized patient education programs, as requested.
    • Participates in team conferences on assigned patients.
  • Demonstrates continued competence in assessing, treating, and caring for individuals based upon age-specific needs utilizing a developmental perspective.
    • Demonstrates appropriate knowledge and competence of designated skills identified for position.
    • Displays an understanding of each patient’s cognitive, physical, emotional, and chronological maturity in the assessments, treatment, and care undertaken based on age-specific criteria.
    • Appropriately modifies approach to the patient based upon patient age utilizing a developmental perspective.
    • Provides appropriate age-specific interventions related to safety issues.
  • Demonstrates appropriate knowledge and competence of designated skills identified for position in postanesthesia patient care duties.

Post Anesthesia Care:

  • History and physical assessment of patient.
  • Completes review medical record.
  • Verifies surgical/procedure site with patient and according to surgical schedule and patient History and Physical.
  • Provides instructions according to patient need.
  • Communicates with members of healthcare team.
  • Verifies patient history and physical present on medical record prior to procedure,
  • Completes proper identification of patient according to policy and current clinical practice guidelines.
  • Receives report from OR nurse and anesthesia personnel.
  • Monitors vital signs, recognize emergencies and notify Anesthesiologist.
  • Maintains or improves circulatory function.
  • Maintains patient normothermia.
  • Promotes physical comfort and provide emotional support and safety for patient.
  • Checks dressings, drains, tubes and patency of catheters as appropriate.
  • Assures availability and proper function of equipment.
  • Carries out MD orders.
  • Protects patient rights to privacy.
  • Assists with preoperative and postoperative patient calls.
  • Provides emergency care according to physician and administrative policy.
  • Sets priorities to facilitate the flow of patient efficiently.
  • Cleans equipment according to procedure.
  • Assists with preoperative and postoperative patient calls.
  • Reviews charts for completeness and signatures of physicians.
  • Assists with cleaning of preoperative and recovery room areas according to policies and procedures.
  • Prepares and restocks area for following day.
  • Checks inventory and notifies appropriate staff member to re-order.
  • Notifies appropriate staff member to order non-drug supplies.
  • Initiates appropriate infection control measures.
  • Maintains an environment that promotes safety:
    • Temperature range
    • Electrical safety measures
    • Oxygen and Suction Equipment
    • Resuscitation Equipment
    • Noise Control
    • Traffic Control
    • Control of Contamination

Discharge Care:

  • After stabilizing the patient, request Anesthesia exam and discharge order or discharge per criteria as appropriate.
  • Explain discharge instructions with patient, family, responsible adult.
  • Assist patient in dressing.
  • Transport patient to family using transportation safety.
  • Discharges patient upon order of anesthesiologist and/or attending physician in accordance with procedure.
  • Arranges transfer of patient to hospital, as needed, according to procedure as ordered by physicians.
  • Completes discharge Follow-Up per policy and current clinical practice guidelines.
  • Contacts each patient the next business day following the procedure to assist with any problems or questions that may have developed.

Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter to the Human Resources via email to hr@universityorthopedics.com or fax 401-457-1573.


Registered Nurse OR

Reports To: ASC Director

Education, Experience, and Licensure:

  • Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing.
  • At least one year of OR and/or medical / surgical nursing experience preferred.
  • Current state licensure to practice.
  • Successful completion of Basic Life Support (BLS)/Basice Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) within 90 days of employment or documentation of current BLS/BCLS certification.
  • Successful completion of ACLS Course within 90 days of employment or documentation of current ACLS certification.
  • Successful completion of PALS Course within 90 days of employment or documentation of current PALS certification.
  • Specialty certification in Perioperative Nursing recommended.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to correlate clinical data with patient’s medical and nursing care.
  • Ability to set priorities.
  • Ability to provide direction to others that is clear, concise and promotes efficiency throughout the clinical areas of the facility.
  • Ability to communicate well with patients, families, Teammates, physicians, other members of the healthcare team, etc.
  • Recognizes legal and policy limits of individual practice.

Clinical Quality:

  • Assesses, plans, evaluates and ensures the implementation of the patient’s care to achieve identified outcomes and delivers safe patient care according to facility policy and procedure.
    • Assesses patient status on admission and on an ongoing basis.
    • Implements appropriate standards of care based on assessment data and patient’s own goals. Goals are mutually set with the patient and family
    • Coordinates nursing interventions to enhance achievement of expected outcomes and to ensure readiness for discharge.
    • Ensures provision of patient care daily in an organized and timely manner.
    • Adheres to all facility policies and procedures when providing patient care.
    • Utilizes nursing care standards when planning and implementing patient care.
    • Demonstrates ability to direct and provide for patient care in emergency situations.
    • Assesses learning needs according to patient’s level of understanding and readiness to learn.
    • Evaluates patient’s progress toward outcome achievement on an ongoing basis.
    • Revises plan of care based on change in patient status and/or information gathered at change of shift
    • Documents patient’s progress toward achievement of outcomes.
    • Directs others in the implementation of the teaching plan.
  • Assumes an active role in the provision of quality nursing care for patients receiving care.
    • Utilizes specialized nursing knowledge, nursing process and discriminative judgment while giving direct or indirect care.
    • Analyzes nursing care provided in the facility related to the established standards of care.
    • Participates in the monitoring and evaluation of nursing care provided.
    • Demonstrates ability to coordinate the nursing care provided in the facility.
    • Assigns patient care responsibilities based on patient needs and abilities of available staff.
    • Assumes charge nurse responsibility as assigned.
    • Demonstrates ability to make decisions concerning facility-based problems.
    • Participates on quality council to facilitate improvement of patient care.
    • Participates in the orientation of nursing staff.
    • Participates in developing standardized patient education programs, as requested.
    • Participates in team conferences on assigned patients.
  • Demonstrates continued competence in assessing, treating, and caring for individuals based upon age-specific needs utilizing a developmental perspective.
    • Demonstrates appropriate knowledge and competence of designated skills identified for position.
    • Displays an understanding of each patient’s cognitive, physical, emotional, and chronological maturity in the assessments, treatment, and care undertaken based on age-specific criteria.
    • Appropriately modifies approach to the patient based upon patient age utilizing a developmental perspective.
    • Provides appropriate age-specific interventions related to safety issues.
  • Demonstrates appropriate knowledge and competence of designated skills identified for position in patient care duties.
    • Checks updated schedule each morning and prepare supplies and equipment.
    • History and physical assessment of patient.
    • Completes review of medical record.
    • Maintains patient normothermia.
    • Promotes physical comfort and provide emotional support and safety for patient.
    • Administers and charts medications as ordered by physician.
    • Reinforces and clarifies physician instructions and explanation of procedures to patient.
    • Provides nursing care and appropriate monitoring according to policies and procedures.
    • Communicates relevant information to physician, Facility Manager and appropriate staff.
    • Verifies surgical/procedure site with patient and according to surgical schedule and patient History and Physical.
    • Obtains and verifies operative/procedure consent.
    • Communicates relevant information to physician, Facility Manager and appropriate staff.
    • Provides for patient safety by use of monitors, side rails, and assistance in ambulating and instruction on the use of call bell in bathroom.
    • Provides instructions according to patient need.
    • Completes nursing documentation on each operative procedure
    • Assembles cases according to schedule and preference cards.
    • In Pre-Operative Area, introduces self to patient, verifies patient identity, assesses patient’s physical needs, alleviates patient anxiety, clarifies operative site, and checks chart for necessary documentation.
    • Practices and monitors aseptic techniques.
    • Ensures that the surgical site time-out process is followed and completed.
    • Performs duties as circulating or scrub nurse.
    • Is responsible for positioning patient relevant to procedure with awareness of body alignment, circulation and pressure points.
    • Applies electrosurgical return electrodes, tourniquets, etc., according to physician preference, policies and procedures.
    • Provides necessary supportive equipment for patient comfort (i.e., pillows, blankets, protective paddings, etc…).
    • Accurately completes intraoperative record and inventory sheet.
    • Is accountable for accuracy and documentation of sponge, needle and instrument counts.
    • Properly labels and cares for specimens.
    • Provides and records all intraoperative medications and obtains physician signature of administration of same.
    • Maintains adequate room supplies.
    • Is knowledgeable of operation, cleaning and sterilization of instruments.
    • Is knowledgeable or operation and cleaning of surgical equipment.
    • Assists in stocking, replenishing, outdating and preparation of supplies.
    • Reviews and updates physician preference cards.
    • Has working knowledge of sterilizers and recorders.
    • Assists physician and anesthesia personnel as needed.
    • Provides emergency care according to physician and administrative policy.
    • Sets priorities to facilitate the flow of patient efficiently.
    • Cleans equipment and operating room/procedure room according to procedure.
    • Reviews charts for completeness and signatures of physicians.
    • Prepares and restocks area for following day.
    • Checks inventory and notifies appropriate staff member to re-order.
    • Notifies appropriate staff member to order supplies.
    • Initiates appropriate infection control measures.
    • Maintains an environment that promotes safety:
      • Temperature range
      • Electrical safety measures
      • Oxygen and Suction Equipment
      • Resuscitation Equipment
      • Noise Control
      • Traffic Control
      • Control of Contamination

Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter to the Human Resources via email to hr@universityorthopedics.com or fax 401-457-1573.


Front Desk Receptionist/Surgical Scheduler

Reports To: ASC Director

Responsibilities:

  • Maintains confidentiality in all areas concerning the business, patient privacy and patient records. Safeguard computer passwords. Maintain the electronic as well as the necessary physical security for the operation of the ASC, which will include computer access and physical access to the ASC suite.
  • Works in conjunction with support staff, OR Techs, RNs, MDs as an active member of the Team.
  • Adheres to ASC Policies and Procedures.
  • Provides secretarial support for the ASC including managing the telephone systems.
  • Accurately and efficiently utilizes phone, computers, fax, copy machines, addressograph and labelers.
  • Anticipates supply needs and maintains an organized supply inventory.
  • Accurately stores and retrieves departmental data through the use of computers utilizing word processing software, some preformatted databases and spreadsheets.
  • Maintains computer files of departmental billings, forms, letters, minutes, reports and statistical data for tracking and reporting purposes. Prints out Infection Reports.
  • Communicates with physician's offices in a professional manner.
  • Greets all arriving to the ASC suite in a professional and positive manner. Logs in patients. Provide assistance to patients and their family members.
  • Alerts RN staff of any issues that might impact the flow of the schedule. Offers parking ticket validation.
  • Schedules surgical bookings on a daily basis.
  • Communicates problems or issues with RN staff, ASC Administrator and/or Materials Management regarding bookings.
  • Helps with Produces Operating Room schedules.
  • Reviews OR schedule with ASC Director to assure accurate times are allowed for each booking.
  • Creates surgical charts and addressograph - stamping patient's info on all parts of the chart - consent, H&P, labs, EKGs, path slips. Creates charge sheets for each case.
  • Reports any schedule changes to appropriate staff members ie. booking times, procedure changes, cancellations.
  • Gather labs, EKG, H&P. Place in Anesthesia folder for review for plastics cases and/or other cases as necessary.
  • Creates file folders for each completed case. Places Op Notes and Path Reports in charts as they arrive. Files completed chart.
  • Gathers and enters data for Patient Satisfaction Survey.
  • Additional duties as directed by the ASC Director.

Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter to the Human Resources via email to hr@universityorthopedics.com or fax 401-457-1573.


Physical Therapist

Reports To: Physical Therapy Director
Location: Butler

University Orthopedics Physical Therapy in Providence, RI is seeking a full time dynamic, motivated Physical Therapist to join our Physical Therapy staff. The Physical Therapist completes comprehensive examinations to determine body structure and function level impairments, activity limitation and participation restrictions. Establishes diagnosis, prognosis and develops an individualized plan of care. Implements treatment interventions and performs on-going evaluations through-out episode of care.

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluates patients of various ages with musculoskeletal dysfunction
  • Design appropriate treatment interventions based on findings in evaluation
  • Perform necessary paperwork to ensure compliance with federal and insurance regulations
  • Provide timely and appropriate billing information for services provided
  • Team oriented professional
  • Excellent interpersonal and time management skills

Requirements:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Graduate of an accredited physical therapy program
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure as a physical therapist in the State of RI
  • Previous experience in outpatient orthopedics/musculoskeletal rehab preferred
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Attention to detail

Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter to the Human Resources via email to hr@universityorthopedics.com or fax 401-457-1573.


Durable Medical Equipment Fitter (DME)

Reports to: DME and Ortho Tech Manager

The Durable Medical Equipment Fitter is responsible for anything related to and concerning DME within University Orthopedics (UOI), including but not limited to fitting, refitting, custom measurement, education, billing, collection of co-ins/Deductible and patient satisfaction. The ideal candidate will order and follow up on DME orders. He or she will communicate with the patient care staff, patients and families regarding durable medical equipment issues. The individual will maintain the databases and files related to the durable medical equipment orders. The work in this position contributes to patient’s overall successful interaction within the office. Exceptional people skills are needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides direct patient care by fitting and instructing DME products to patients pre-operatively, post-operatively, or during a scheduled office visit.
  • Educate patients on insurance plans and provisions, financial responsibility, and collection of patient portion.
  • Assist staff and physicians in problem solving in regard to type of brace and fitting that best suits the patient and their situation.
  • Reports any abnormalities in the forms to the DME Coordinator.
  • Responsible for recording the details in the patient’s medical record as well as completing all of the necessary documentation in order for the billing department to submit the DME claim to the patient’s insurance carrier.
  • Interfaces with billing department on issues relating to DME bills, resolves identified problems in a timely manner.
  • Adheres to all Federal and State regulations, agency policies and protocols relating to the DME functions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Must be eligible for RI licensure as a PTA, OTA, ATC or have 1 year of orthopedic medical experience and/or DME experience.
  • Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, and databases
  • The ability to work quickly and accurately, and pay attention to detail
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, employees and the providers.
  • Knowledge of Medical terminology, Insurance Claims, and Insurance Benefits.
  • Knowledge of medical billing/collection practices • Excellent skills in verbal and written communication and patient care
  • Judgment, decision making, and time management skills
  • Ability to organize multiple projects and assignments at once

Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter to the Human Resources via email to hr@universityorthopedics.com or fax 401-457-1573


Registered Nurse (RN) Per Diem

University Orthopedics in East Greenwich, RI, is seeking a Per Diem Registered Nurse (RN) to join the group. This group is a high-volume practice that handles spine, sports, joint and hand cases. The RN will provide professional nursing care to patients pre and post op to develop and provide direct nursing care and treatment by assessing the patients’ needs, planning, implementation, and evaluation of care.

Responsibilities:

  • Consults and coordinates with physicians to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans
  • Conducts pre- and post-procedure education
  • Serves as the communication liaison to family and members of the procedure team
  • Ensures that correct patient and the correct procedure is being performed
  • Provides basic, bedside care
  • Prepares and administers (orally, subcutaneously, through an IV) and records prescribed medications. Reports adverse reactions to medications or treatments in accordance with the policy regarding the administration of medications
  • Responds to life-saving situations based upon nursing standards and protocol
  • Records all care information concisely, accurately and completely, in a timely manner, in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms
  • Prepares operating room for patient/procedure
  • Monitors patients’ physical and emotional well-being throughout the care continuum
  • Initiates patient education plan, as prescribed by physician. Teaches patients and family members how to manage their post-treatment home care needs, self-administration of medication and rehabilitation
  • Performs other position-related duties as assigned, depending on assignment setting
  • Assists in positioning, responding to comfort/safety of patient
  • Observes, checks and monitors all equipment used during procedure to confirm they are running smoothly
  • Inventories all items both pre- and post- surgery

Requirements:

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree
  • Must be licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Rhode Island
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as an RN
  • Must have basic life support certification and ACLS
  • Must have procedure room experience, pre and post op
  • Must be able to administer injections, spine/hip
  • Strong clinical skills, and able to thrive in a fast-paced medical team environment
  • Familiarity with electronic medical record and electronic scheduling systems
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Interpersonal skills including excellent communication skills to deal effectively with staff, patients and physicians in a knowledgeable, professional and courteous manner
  • Participates in professional development activities to keep current with health care trends and practices.
  • Maintains strictest confidentiality.
  • Family Practice experience or Med Surg.

Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter to the Human Resources via email to hr@universityorthopedics.com or fax 401-457-1573


Research Assistant

The Research Assistant is responsible for all aspects of clinical research including compliance with regulatory bodies, study coordination, data collection, data entry, quality and security and preparation of periodic reports. This is a 40-hour position Monday to Friday with flexible schedule. This position is for a duration of one (1) year.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with clinical outcome data entry and tracking of data.
  • Assist with the collection of data from patients.
  • Maintain research charts.
  • Assist patients with their questions and get information needed for studies to patients.
  • Escort and transport patients to and from imaging rooms
  • Assist with data validation, data collection and data analysis.
  • Work cooperatively and effectively with the Physician and Research Coordinator who may assign other tasks or responsibilities as needed

Requirements:

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of patient records.
  • Demonstrates ability to successfully work on multiple clinical studies, interface with investigator, manages day-to-day interactions with subjects, proactively identifies study related issues and provides recommendations for resolutions.
  • Demonstrates computer proficiency, familiarity with medical terminology.
  • Interpersonal skills including excellent communication skills to deal effectively with staff, patients and physicians in courteous manners
  • Motivated individual with team approach
  • Ability to read and understand scientific literature
  • Basic knowledge of the clinical and basic study process

Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter to the Human Resources via email to hr@universityorthopedics.com or fax 401-457-1573


Medical Records Scanner

Number of Postitions: 4
Position Details: Part-time 29 hours per week

We are looking for 4 scanners to work at our various locations and assist with our Chart Capture Scanning project. The scanners will be responsible for chart abstraction, scanning, and categorizing the charts. Additionally, the scanner will review information in the charts to ensure accuracy.

Qualifications:

  • Scanning medical records into database
  • Data entry
  • Filing, faxing and other clerical duties
  • Must have prior office experience
  • Must have good computer skills (Word, Excel, Adobe)
  • Must have experience working with PDF's
  • This position requires high accuracy and attention to detail as well as organizational skills.

Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter to the Human Resources via email to hr@universityorthopedics.com or fax 401-457-1573.


Radiologic Technologist Per Diem

Under the general supervision of the diagnostic imaging supervisor and/or Lead technologist, you will perform x-ray examination procedures requested by UOI providers. You will also be expected to:

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure equipment is functioning properly and report any malfunctions to the lead technologist.
  • Properly Identify and prepare patients for radiologic procedures and performs x-ray exams following established protocols and procedures for patient care and safety.
  • Accurately select the correct patient, anatomy and protocols to complete exam.
  • Confirm, schedule and Log completed radiologic procedures in computer and site schedules.
  • Clean and maintain equipment and examination rooms at all times.
  • Stocks necessary medical and radiologic supplies.

Requirements:

  • Two years of formal training in an approved School of Radiologic Technology.
  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (R) (ARRT) registration or pending registration
  • Current CPR/ BLS certification
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide basic x-ray procedures.
  • Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and body mechanics necessary to safely perform x-ray exams.
  • Basic knowledge of radiology equipment including safety hazards common to radiology.
  • Basic understanding of computer functions necessary to perform x-ray exams
  • Ability to communicate clearly and provide routine diagnostic imaging procedures to children, adolescents, adults and geriatric patients with consideration to cultural and developmental stages during the exam process.
  • Ability to establish effective relationships with providers, staff, patients and families

Experience:

One year of customer service experience in a health care setting is preferred. Special consideration given for prior orthopedic clinical experience.

Interested applicants should submit their resume to the Human Resources via email to hr@universityorthopedics.com or fax 401-457-1573

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University Orthopedics in Providence, Rhode Island, is a regional referral center for patients with back and neck pain, joint pain, sports medicine problems, shoulder pain, hand problems, hip and knee pain, and foot and ankle injury. University Orthopedics utilizes fellowship-trained, sub-specialized physicians to treat a variety of orthopedic problems.

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