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Career Opportunities

University Orthopedics is currently recruiting for the following positions:

Physical Therapy Aide

Location: East Greenwich
Position Details: Full-Time

The Physical Therapy Aide will assist in the coordination of patient services within the physical therapy department. This position will provide clinical and administrative support to the therapists and patients.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist therapists in a busy orthopedic sports physical therapy clinic
  • Set up, put away and facilitate the use of physical therapy exercise and treatment equipment
  • Perform normal routine maintenance of equipment, maintain upkeep logs
  • Record inventory and order supplies
  • Stocking of linen for daily and weekly use
  • Assist with maintaining a clean work environment in the clinic
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Assists in scheduling therapy patients, collect co-payments (if needed)
  • Assists with scanning information into EMR
  • Answer and return phone calls
  • Check in and checkout patients from therapy appointments, as needed
  • Book patients into EMR system
  • Other duties as assigned

Hours & Work Schedule

  • Active interest in athletics and the ability to perform skills required to assist patients with Basketball drills, football drills, baseball drills, etc
  • Interpersonal skills to deal effectively with staff, patients and physicians
  • Computer experience and accuracy in data entry regarding patient appointments and scheduling
  • Professional, pleasant, cheerful and neat appearance
  • Organizational skills
  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • 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.


Network Administrator

Reports to: Director of Information Technology
Location: Kettle Point

Maintains computing environment by identifying network and server requirements; installing upgrades; monitoring network performance. Works closely with the IT Director to evaluate and create new systems and to incorporate them into the network.

Responsibilities:

  • Establishes network specifications by conferring with users; analyzing workflow, access, information, and security requirements; designing router administration, including interface configuration and routing protocols.
  • Establishes network by evaluating network performance issues including availability, utilization, throughput, goodput, and latency; planning and executing the selection, installation, configuration, and testing of equipment; defining network policies and procedures; establishing connections and firewalls.
  • Maintains network and server performance by performing network and server monitoring and analysis, and performance tuning; troubleshooting network and server problems; escalating problems to vendor.
  • Secures network by developing network access, monitoring, control, and evaluation; maintaining documentation.
  • Provides technical and escalation support for Helpdesk Technicians.
  • Upgrades servers and network by conferring with vendors; developing, testing, evaluating, and installing enhancements.
  • Assists in meeting financial requirements by submitting information for budgets; monitoring expenses.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential.
  • Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in business information systems or a related technical field preferred.  Relevant work experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.
  • Detailed experience of troubleshooting a variety of network and infrastructure products, technology and configurations.
  • At least 5 to 8 years of networking experience with Routers, Switches, WAN, LAN, VoIP, Telecomm, and other internetworking technologies.
  • Familiarity with telephony, Voice and Video over Network technologies (e.g. VoIP).
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of TCP/IP—addressing, routing protocols (BGP, OSPF, MPLS, MetroE, etc.), and transport protocols (UDP and TCP).
  • Detailed knowledge and hands on experience in troubleshooting routing protocol issues including BGP, OSPF
  • Experience of working with Telco and network service providers (MetroE, MPLS, etc.)
  • Knowledge with network services such as DNS, DHCP, NTP and Authentication (RADIUS)
  • Working knowledge and experience of firewalls & VPNs (SonicWall advantageous)
  • Professional Level network certification/training programs
  • Understanding of network performance analysis and capacity planning best practices.
  • Extensive experience with VMWare and Veeam Backup.
  • High Level Understanding of Windows based server technologies
  • Familiar with database technologies e.g. SQL
  • Familiar with the use of monitoring, management, diagnostic tools and the SNMP protocol
  • Understands vendor and industry standards and procedures for their respective technical specialty.
  • Able to effectively operate as self-managing and self-starting.
  • Possesses good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Believe in providing the highest quality of service and strive for efficiency.
  • Willing to be flexible with the Network Operations work schedule to support multiple shifts.

Desired Qualifications/Certifications

  • Advanced Level professional certifications/training
  • Programming and Scripting related background
  • Project management experience preferred

Hours & Work Schedule

  • Hours per Week: 35-40 in office \ 5-10 at home
  • Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (flexible)

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


Full Time Radiologic Technologist

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 perform 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

Requirements:

  • 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 and cover letter to the Human Resources via email to hr@universityorthopedics.com or fax 401-457-1573.


Shoulder/Elbow Administrative Assistant & Admin Float

Reports to: Administrative Manager
Office(s): Dr. Green and Admin Float Pool

This is a full time 40 hours per week position. Responsible for working 20-30 hours a week performing a variety of administrative duties for the doctor and other members of the office. 10-20 hours a week working as an Admin Float. This position contributes to patient’s overall successful interaction within the office. Exceptional people skills are needed.

Shoulder/Elbow Office Administrative Assistant Duties:

  • Answer and triage office phone calls.
  • Work closely with office staff members to ensure the best patient care.
  • Process and complete Workers Compensation medical affidavits.
  • Manage patient complaints and works to resolve issues to ensure patient satisfaction.
  • Sorting mail/packages for office.
  • Scrub patient schedule.
  • Process attorney requests and medical records requests.
  • Review Athena buckets for the office and process requests as needed.
  • Update historical medical records to EMR system.
  • Other duties as assigned to meet the needs of the physician’s office.

Float Admin Duties:

  • Provide float coverage for various physician offices
  • Schedule patient follow up appointments when necessary
  • Schedule tests, referrals, and surgeries
  • Provide float coverage for front desk reception and secretarial duties
  • Answer and return phone calls; communicate with insurance companies
  • Contact patients for scheduling, review of history and medications to determine and discuss any required preoperative testing or education.
  • Register patients and update patient demographics
  • Ensure that all appropriate paperwork is completed prior to scheduling procedure
  • Ensure correct codes and patient information is provided to OR booking offices
  • Appropriately coordinates number and length of cases booked per OR session
  • Assists in scheduling patients, check patient’s insurance benefits, and collect co-payments
  • Sorting mail/packages presented to front desk and directing to appropriate source; dispersing any incoming faxes to the appropriate source.
  • Answer and triage patient phone calls
  • Other administrative duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Prior medical experience and knowledge of medical terminology are desirable.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent telephone manner and the ability to communicate effectively with physicians, patients, coworkers and other physician offices.
  • Excellent computer skills to accurately and efficiently assist in the running of a busy office, including; email, scanning, EMR, and word processing.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Strong interpersonal skills to be able to interface with a diverse group of co-workers, managerial staff, physicians and patients.
  • Strong 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.


DME Fitter/Orthopedic Technician

Reports to: DME and Ortho Tech Manager

This is a Full-Time position, under general supervision, assists physicians with care and treatment of orthopedic patients, including, but not limited to, casting, bracing, and application of traction. DME fitting includes and is 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. The candidate will communicate with the patient care staff, patients and families regarding durable medical equipment issues.

Responsibilities:

  • Assists physicians with patient care and flow during office hours; properly fits and applies pre-operative braces, crutches, and other soft goods; prepares and applies casts and orthopedic durable medical equipment; changes dressings; removes sutures, casts and splints.
  • Educate patients on insurance plans and provisions, financial responsibility and collection of patient portion.
  • Responsible for recording the details in the patient’s medical record as well as completing all the necessary documentation in order for the billing department to submit the DME claim to the patient’s insurance carrier.
  • Assists physicians as needed with orthopedic procedures, including wound care, aspirations, fracture reductions, etc; instructs patients in cast and traction care and the use of orthopedic durable medical equipment.
  • Maintains clean and well-stocked cast and exam rooms; assist with ordering supplies and equipment as needed for the exam rooms.
  • Remains current with orthopedic trends, care and supplies.
  • Other duties as assigned by manager to meet the DME and Ortho Tech goals.
  • Hours subject to patient volume and physician/provider schedule needs.

Requirements:

  • Must be able to travel to all sites.
  • RI license as a PTA, OTA, ATC preferred, but not required.
  • 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.
  • Strong knowledge of anatomy, physiology and medical terminology.
  • Knowledge of health care and medical procedures, including terminology.
  • Strong interpersonal/soft skills.
  • Strong communications skills.
  • Attentiveness to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities.
  • Ability to use protective equipment and respond to emergency situations.
  • Ability to exert average physical effort.
  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time, as well as push, pull, squat, twist, turn, lift, bend, stoop and reach overhead.

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


Physician Assistant (PA)

Division: Hand Therapy

The PA will be responsible for the evaluation and nonoperative management of patients with musculoskeletal complaints and acute/chronic conditions. Full-time salaried position with flexible hours depending upon clinical scheduling.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain an independent schedule and evaluate patients independently as well as under the direction of the supervising physicians in the Orthopedic Urgent Care.
  • Perform routine outpatient procedures.
  • Assist with clinical visits and discharges, consults and referrals.
  • Access, diagnose and treat patients.
  • Complete patient exam and records findings in the electronic medical record (EMR)
  • Assist physician(s) in examining and diagnosing skeletal and joint problems.
  • Order and interpret test results and recommended treatment of patients.
  • Administer injections as needed when indicated.
  • Consult for pharmaceutical or interventional treatments.
  • Write scripts and patient education.
  • Evaluate X-ray, CT scan and MRI.
  • Interact and work with orthopedic surgery residents and division fellows
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Must be licensed or able to obtain a license as a Physician’s Assistant in State of Rhode Island
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as a Physician’s Assistant or a new PA graduate with some Orthopedics experience.
  • High energy, motivation, and high efficiency
  • Interpersonal skills including excellent communication skills to deal effectively with staff, patients and physicians in a knowledgeable, professional and courteous manner
  • Professional, pleasant and enthusiastic demeanor
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of patient records

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 Coordinator

Reports to: Administrative Manager

The Surgical Coordinator is responsible for performing a variety of duties specific to the appropriate scheduling of surgical cases for the Physician, Physician Assistant and Fellows. Exceptional organizational skills and people skills are needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Contact patients for scheduling, review of history and medications to determine and discuss any required preoperative testing or education.
  • Ensure that all appropriate paperwork is completed prior to scheduling procedure.
  • Ensure accuracy of patient registration and scheduling.
  • Ensure correct codes and patient information is provided to OR booking offices.
  • Appropriately coordinates number and length of cases booked per OR session.
  • Ensure timely updating of provider’s calendar, to ensure accurate OR and office schedule, call, conferences, and departmental obligations. Communicates these changes to Chief Revenue Office, Administrative Manager, Site Manager, and Operations.
  • Responsible for reviewing any DME orders with the patient. Provides patient with instructions on how to use the DME after the surgery is performed.
  • Establishes and maintains effective relations; exhibits tact and consideration; offers assistance and support to co-workers; works cooperatively in group situations; works actively to resolve conflicts.
  • Ensure appropriate testing is performed prior to procedures including lab work, clearance from patient’s primary medical physician, etc.
  • Contact insurance companies to obtain pre-authorization as required.
  • Correspond with appropriate billing staff member regarding patient’s deductibles or payments due prior to surgery. Communicate billing information directly to patient.
  • Communicate all necessary information to patients regarding arrival, pre-and post-op instructions and appointments required for their procedure.
  • Key player in the training process for other Admins, Surgical Coordinators and front desk staff.
  • Other duties as assigned by Manager.

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Administrative and organizational skills to coordinate patient-care activities
  • Excellent telephone manner and the ability to communicate effectively with patients, coworkers and other physician offices
  • Excellent computer skills to accurately and efficiently assist in the running of a busy office, including; email, scanning and word processing
  • Organizational skills to triage patients appropriately for required testing, visits, surgeries and other encounters
  • Knowledge of MS Office and EMR systems/Practice Management Systems
  • 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.


Per Diem Radiologic Technologist

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:

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

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 Check in and Check out Receptionist

Responsible to: Site Manager
Location: East Providence

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:

  • Locate and process referrals at the time of visit
  • Complete patient check-in and check-out for a specific office location and pod
  • Schedule follow up appointments at UOI locations/offices
  • Facilitate appointment scheduling for external referrals
  • Check in upon arrival to clinic, register walk-in patients and identify existing patients; correctly add / edit demographic information to include email address, guarantor, and coverage and obtains necessary signatures.
  • Collect co-pays and patient account balance and collection balance.
  • Answering front desk telephones and directs calls as appropriate.
  • Print schedules and superbills for next-day provider visits.
  • Batching out at the end of the shift and verifying co-pays with cash collected.
  • Sorting mail/packages presented to front desk and directing to appropriate source; dispersing any incoming faxes to the appropriate source and monitoring clinical inboxes.
  • Obtains verification of DME benefits.
  • Demonstrates expected Customer Service behaviors
  • Promotes a culture of service excellence by exceeding the expectations of our patients, visitors, coworkers and physicians.
  • Maintain a professional appearance and work environment
  • Must be able to travel to all sites
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Knowledge of MS Office and EMR systems/ practice management systems
  • Knowledge of insurance eligibility and verification
  • Motivated individual with team approach

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


Appointment Coordinator

Responsible to: Call Center Appointment Coordinator Manager

This full time, team oriented position is responsible for answering incoming calls; scheduling, rescheduling and canceling patient appointments; directing calls to the proper locations; processing incoming referrals; various operator and administrative duties as assigned. Must be professional, compassionate, detail-oriented, have exceptional phone skills, strong communication skills and be able to handle a very fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Promptly answer the telephone using positive and clear communication
  • Register patient; obtain and enter accurate demographic information into computer system (address, telephone number, name of insurance and verification of health insurance)
  • Work closely with billing team for insurance eligibility, and insurance referral requirements.
  • Schedule appointment – triage patient problem and schedule with appropriate UOI physician.
  • Review appointment date, time, location, and provider name with caller.
  • Prepare patient for appointment-what to bring, location, etc. (including insurance card, medications, office visit fee, parking, etc.)
  • Remind caller of cancellation/no-show policy
  • Answer questions and offer other information, as requested, to provide patient-focused
    service and a positive impression of the organization
  • Efficient use of Athena EMR for appointment scheduling as well as sending messages to providers and coworkers.
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Ability to communicate effectively on the telephone
  • Ability to handle a "call center" environment: work quickly and multi-task.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
  • Ability to exercise good telephone manners to handle calls appropriately.
  • Ability to demonstrate compassion and sensitivity to caller.
  • Ability to demonstrate good customer service.
  • Ability to work in a team oriented environment.
  • Very familiar with computer functions and Microsoft programs.
  • Ability to type quickly and accurately while speaking on the phone.
  • High school graduate with demonstrated maturity to deal with confidential information.
  • Pertinent job-related experience and familiarity to medical terminology.
  • Professional, pleasant, cheerful, and neat appearance required.
  • Ability to speak Spanish a plus.

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


Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)

Reports To: Clinical Manager

Responsible for assisting physicians and physician’s assistant as a Certified Medical Assistant with patient care, clerical, environmental and organizational tasks.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepares patients for the health care visit by directing and/or accompanying them to the examining room; providing examination gowns and drapes; helping them to position themselves for the examination and/or treatment; arranging examining room instruments, supplies, and equipment.
  • Verifies patient information by interviewing patient; reviewing and/or recording medical history; taking vital signs; confirming purpose of visit or treatment.
  • Supports patient care delivery by helping health care providers during examinations; preparing laboratory specimens; performing basic laboratory tests on the premises; disposing of contaminated supplies; administering medications on the premises; authorizing drug refills as directed; telephoning prescriptions to pharmacies; preparing patients for x-rays; taking electrocardiograms; removing sutures; taking cast off, and changing dressings.
  • Educates patients and family by providing medication and diet information and instructions; answering questions.
  • Monitor patient’s environmental safety (e.g., fall precautions faulty equipment, transmission precautions).
  • Completes records by recording patient examination, treatment, and test results
  • Ability to identify abnormal patient values for triages purposes
  • Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping patient care information confidential.
  • Document medical information using approved medical terminology in the EHR system.
  • Maintains exam rooms for necessary supplies and materials. Ensures cleanliness. Prepares list of medical supplies needed.
  • Promotes a culture of service excellence by exceeding the expectations of our patients, visitors, coworkers and physicians.
  • Athena superuser
  • Must be able to travel to all UOI sites
  • Hours subject to patient volume and physician/provider schedule needs.

Requirements and Education:

  • Must be certified as a Medical Assistant (CMA) ** Must be a credentialed medical assistant or Licensed health professionals.Certification through AMA, NCCT, NHA, or AMT
  • RI licensed Certified Nursing Assistant
  • RI licensed LPN, PT, PTA, OT or OTA
  • RI licensed ATC (Athletic Trainer Certified)
  • Knowledge of healthcare field and medical specialties
  • Medical terminology
  • Clinical skills, documentation skills, and communication skills
  • Ability to perform various clinical procedures while in exam room
  • Computer skill proficiency in EHR, Microsoft word and outlook
  • Efficiently assist in the coordination of a busy office, including use of email, document scanning, and word processing
  • Professional, pleasant, cheerful, enthusiastic demeanor, neat appearance required
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including telephone etiquette
  • Motivated individual with team approach
  • Ability to sit or stand for extended period of time
  • Must be able to travel to all sites

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.


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