Employment Opportunities

University Orthopedics is currently recruiting for the following positions:


Clinical Applications Assistant

Responsible to: Clinical Applications Manager

Under the supervision of the Clinical Applications Manager, the Clinical Applications Assistant will help to optimize the Athenahealth PM/EMR and support of the day-to-day operations including new implementations, training, content management and quality assurance. The Clinical Applications Assistant will possess and demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of and skill in the areas of healthcare applications, technology and/or education as evidenced by experience in providing classroom and/or on-site training in health information systems (EHR). They must have the ability to understand healthcare software, explain technical concepts to non-technical professionals, and to translate administrative and operating requirements into clear, specific, and actionable curricula and then implement and teach those curricula.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Clinical Applications Manager to train new hires; Front desk staff, Medical Assistants, Fellows, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Physicians, and Admin staff.
  • Responsible to assess clinical, administrative, and financial roles to help optimize training
  • Create and maintain vigorous documentation of manuals for new trainees for each job description
  • Participate in resolution of Athena Help Desk tickets
  • Join in workflow analysis, technical assessment, development of training schedule, training of providers and staff, pre-implementation planning, meeting with staff at the sites, Soft Go Live and Go Live support and post-implementation support
  • Assists Clinical, Site, and Administrative Managers with advancement and maximizing workflows in the Electronic Medical Records System. Reviews and communicates monthly updates in EHR, recommends beneficial changes relevant to our group, implements changes and recommendations for training to clinical and office managers.
  • Responsible for identifying and reporting Athena issues. Works closely with the Clinical Applications Manager to assist with resolving issues and routine tasks the need to be accomplished
  • Assist in creation and execution of work plans related to system or process initiatives and or system modifications
  • Maintain continuing education activities to ensure knowledge related to system enhancements changes of processes are communicated to the end users
  • Ability to travel to all locations
  • Assist Clinical Applications Manager on projects for optimization
  • Assist Clinical Applications Manager with different electronic applications including, M*Modal, Epic, Radix, PACS, etc.
  • Provide support to Clinical Applications Manager with additional duties as needed

Requirements:

  • Candidates should be able to work independently, demonstrate exceptional communication and listening skills and have the ability to understand the needs of all and develop workflows as needed
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Associates or reverent experience accepted
  • One to two years of experience preferred with Athenahealth implementation and maintenance
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • Prior orthopedic clinical experience preferred
  • At least 3 years of EHR preferred with 3 years of a superuser
  • Detail-oriented, accurate, organized and dependable
  • Proven knowledge of correlation between revenue cycle and clinical operations
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate the implementation of complex software products
  • Ability to handle multiple concurrent projects
  • Ability to effectively communicate with multiple levels of staff and Physicians
  • Ability to work occasional varying shifts based on business needs
  • Must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be well organized and detail oriented
  • 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.


Case Manager/Care Coordinator

The Case Manager/Care Coordinator will utilize the nursing process to provide optimal quality and continuity of nursing care from the pre-operative setting through a ninety-day episode of care. The Case Manager/Care Coordinator will develop care plans that are specific to each patient’s physical and psychosocial needs, based on pre-surgical clinical assessments and clinical transition of care risk assessments for trauma or non-scheduled admissions. The care plans will be implemented and modified, as needed throughout the transition of care to ensure the patients achievement of the desired outcomes. The Case Manager/Care Coordinator will work collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide patient and family education, communication with health care providers and coordination and facilitation of services within an episode of care.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for managing a group of patients throughout a ninety-day episode of care, as part of the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) Advanced program, and any commercial bundled programs.
  • Completion of preoperative risk assessment and post op clinical care assessments.
  • Educate the patient and caregiver of the process and expectations of the health care delivery system throughout the continuum of care, including pre-operative, acute stay, Inpatient Rehab (if applicable), Skilled Nursing (if applicable), Long Term Acute Care (if applicable), Home Care (if applicable) and access to community resources (if necessary).
  • Development and implementation of collaborative care plans throughout the continuum of care, specific to patient individual needs.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary team members in the pre-operative, acute, post-acute and outpatient settings, to identify patient needs such as: home health care, DME, physical therapy and community services.
  • Telephonic and/or onsite follow up with patients at planned intervals and as needed based on patient status.
  • Complete and submit all required documentation within established guidelines.
  • Input & maintain all files & documentation within care management system & practice medical record as appropriate.
  • Ongoing evaluation and revision of plan of care as determined by patient's health status. Communicate changes to all providers and multi-disciplinary care team members involved in the patient's care.
  • Identify gaps or barriers in the treatment plan and provide appropriate resources and services. Update care plan as needed throughout the continuum of care.
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  • Understand the BPCI design, implementation, management, monitoring and reporting requirements.
  • Remain flexible and responsive when changes occur in patient activity and workload.
  • Adhere to the scope of practice for the Registered Professional Nurse per state regulatory guidelines or the law governing social work practice is found in the Public Health Code per state.
  • Maintain patient confidentiality and HIPAA compliance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Current unrestricted RN license in state of residence (preferred), - or - A full, current, and unrestricted license to independently practice social work at the bachelor's degree level in state of residence
  • ADN or BSN RN with 2-3 years recent acute care hospital case management, field case management or telephonic case management experience required; discharge planning and outpatient care coordination or Bachelor of Social Work and a minimum of two years-experience in healthcare or a healthcare-related industry; preferably as a healthcare paraprofessional with knowledge and experience in the use of medical diagnoses, disabilities and treatment procedures. This includes acute, chronic and traumatic illnesses/injuries, common medications and their effects/side effects, and medical terminology.
  • Case management Certification preferred.
  • Orthopedic experience preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills with a flexible and creative approach.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; able to communicate professionally and effectively with all member of the healthcare team as well as in simple, concise and soothing language to patients and their families.
  • Uses appropriate telephone etiquette when performing telephonic duties.
  • Exceptional critical-thinking and creative problem-solving skills with proven ability to collaborate with others to identify alternatives and drive to resolution.
  • Experience collaborating with multi-disciplinary care teams, in the acute, post-acute care facilities and community resources to facilitate discharge planning, transition of care and achieve quality clinical outcomes
  • Experience in complex case management working in a physician practice, acute and post-acute care setting; discharge planning, transition of care and utilization review.
  • Knowledge of clinical criteria and payer requirements covered under Medicare Part A and B or Medicare Advantage plans.
  • Proactive engagement with patients and families to provide education and resources throughout the full continuum of care.
  • Strong communication and facilitation skills including the ability to resolve issues and build consensus among groups of diverse internal/external stakeholder
  • Ability to work effectively autonomously and/or in a matrixed environment; Ability to be flexible and responsive to change.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding related to health care delivery, evolving accountable care and payment models, Medicare, case management and utilization management programs and how to best partner with provider and community resources to achieve desired quality, cost effective outcomes.

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 Therapy Aide/Front Desk Receptionist

Location: East Greenwich

This is a Full time position, 40 hours a week. The Physical Therapy Aide/Front Desk Receptionist position is a position that will coordinate patient services within the therapy department. This position will provide clinical and administrative support to the therapists and patients.

Front Desk Responsibilities:

  • Assists in scheduling therapy patients, check patient’s insurance benefits and collect co-payments
  • Answer and return phone calls; communicate with insurance companies
  • Register patients and update patient demographics
  • Check in and checkout patients from therapy appointments
  • Discharging patients / episodes of care from therapy schedule
  • Book patients into EMR system
  • Assist with billing needs: manage HCFA’s, correction logs
  • Other duties as assigned

Physical Therapy Aide Responsibilities:

  • Assist therapists in a busy orthopedic, 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 stock 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

Requirements:

  • Interpersonal skills to deal effectively with staff, patients and physicians
  • Computer experience and accuracy in data entry regarding patient appointments and scheduling
  • Professional, pleasant and cheerful
  • 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.


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.


Materials Coordinator Assistant / Operating Room (OR) Assistant

Location: Kettle Point

The Materials Coordinator Assistant/OR Assistant will provide an uninterrupted flow of supply and equipment to support all clinical within the ASC. Additionally, the Materials Coordinator Assistant/OR Assistant will assist with patient care and room turnover.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates receiving, processing, distributing, and storing of ASC goods.
  • Unloads and unpacks all packages.
  • Ensures that all packing slips are documented and delivers them to the appropriate department.
  • Serves as a focal point for identifying and resolving material issues (Repairs).
  • Maintains and coordinates the inventory system.
  • Performs other duties as requested by management.
  • Assists with patient care and room turnover.
  • Responsible for cleaning of all assigned areas and assist with other patient related duties.
  • Performs other duties as requested by management.

Requirements:

  • 1-2 years of experience in an ASC or hospital environment.
  • Ability to lift boxes with supplies.
  • Ability to unload and unpack full boxes.
  • Effectively coordinates with the clinical and business managers, administrative director, physicians and ancillary departments on all issues relating to patient care and specialty requirements and coordinates procurement of specialty equipment as indicated.
  • Helps the Materials Coordinator plans, coordinate and manage all functions associated with Materials Management and Central Supply.
  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team and independently.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • General understanding of medical supply 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.


Therapy Receptionist (float)

The Therapy Receptionist coordinates patient care services within the Therapy Department. This job involves numerous tasks which impact the patient’s interaction with the Therapy Department.

Responsibilities:

  • Schedule therapy patient appointments, check patient’s insurance benefits, and collect co-payments
  • Answer and return therapy phone calls; communicate with insurance companies
  • Register patients and update patient demographics in the EMR system
  • Check in and checkout patients from therapy
  • Discharge patients / episodes of care from therapy schedule
  • Assist with billing needs
  • Batch out at the end of the shift and verify co-pays with cash collected. Provide verified and completed batch to the office Site Manager at the end of the day.
  • Scan documents into the EMR system
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Medical Records

Requirements:

  • Interpersonal skills to deal effectively with staff, patients and physicians
  • Computer experience and accuracy in data entry regarding patient appointments and scheduling
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work in a high-volume patient based clinic
  • Professional, pleasant, and cheerful
  • Organizational skills
  • Knowledge of third-party billing helpful
  • Medical experience and knowledge of medical terminology
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Must be flexible with work hours
  • High School diploma or equivalent

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)

Location: West Warwick, University Orthopedics-Ortho Direct West
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:

  • Must be certified as a Medical Assistant (CMA) ** Must be a credentialed medical assistant or Licensed health professionals.
  • Certified Medical Assistant. Certification through AMA, NCCT, NHA, or AMT or
  • 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.


Credentialing Assistant/Office Assistant

Responsible to: Chief Revenue Officer (Direction from the Credentialing Specialist)
Position Details: Part-Time (30 hours per week) ** Benefits eligible

The Credentialing Assistant/Office Assistant will work directly with the Credentialing Specialist and Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) and will be responsible for maintaining files and data entry for the credentialing department and maintain provider enrollment with insurance plans. The Credentialing Assistant/Office Assistant is a detail-oriented professional who provides exceptional customer service to internal colleagues and external partners. Additionally, this role with assist the CRO with projects and other duties.

Responsibilities:

  • Along with the Credentialing Specialist, maintain all credentialing and provider enrollment files.
  • Assist in enrolling providers in all of our insurance health plans
  • Entering data into proper databases.
  • Receiving and sorting mail related to credentialing.
  • Tracking and filing documentation received from health plans for specific providers.
  • Tracking credentialing and re-credentialing deadlines for credentialing and privileging and insurance enrollment.
  • Assist Credentialing Specialist to gather information and documentation for audits.
  • Tracking and ensuring provider basic life support requirement is current. Follows-up with providers when out of compliance to obtain documentation of current life support certification.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality of provider information.
  • Assist CRO with projects related to the CBO department
  • Assist the CRO with calendar management when needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Credentialing Specialist and CRO.

Requirements:

  • High school graduate with demonstrated maturity to deal with confidential information-bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Two years of relevant credentialing experience.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work in Microsoft Office and proprietary credentialing software.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with providers, management, staff and external contacts.

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


CT/X-Ray Technologist

Location: West Warwick, University Orthopedics-Ortho Direct West

Under the direction of the Imaging Diagnostic Manager, the CT/X-Ray 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.
  • 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.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Must be ARRT certified in Radiography and CT and currently licensed by the State of Rhode Island.
  • 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
  • Heavy lifting (bending, squatting, pushing, pulling patients into position) based on patient limitation and exam
  • Basic knowledge of Siemens CT
  • 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.

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


Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Pre Admission Testing

Reports to: ASC Director of Nursing
Department: University Orthopedics East Bay Surgery Center (UOEBSC)

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) functions in all aspects of the nursing process within the scope of our surgery center. Responsibilities include facilitation, communication, intervention, education, planning and providing nursing care for patients and families , under the supervision of a Registered Nurse and ASC Director of Nursing. The LPN acts as a patient advocate during the peri-operative experience. The LPN communicates with physicians and RN's about changes in patient's clinical condition, responding quickly and accurately to these changes.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the confidentiality of medical information.
  • Responsible for chart and surgery schedules reviews.
  • Responsible to facilitate an efficient, clinically effective interface between the patient and the health care team to ensure quality, customer focused preadmission testing processes prior to surgery.
  • Through utilizing a working knowledge of clinical diagnosis and surgical procedures the LPN will provide patient assessment, education, and the development of a plan of care. The LPN is responsible for documentation with in the patients record and functions as a liaison between all members of the health care team internally and externally to ensure coordination of quality patient care.  
  • Interview, receive, instruct, reassure and comfort patients.
  • Explains treatment procedures, medications and physician's instructions to patients and caregiver(s)
  • Constant communication with the patients regarding their surgeries.
  • Other duties as assigned by management

Requirements:

  • Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Rhode Island
  • Minimum of 2 years of clinical experience in healthcare setting
  • Clinical skills, documentation skills, and excellent communication skills
  • Computer skill proficiency in EHR, Microsoft word and outlook
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including telephone etiquette
  • Motivated individual with team approach
  • 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.


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.


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.


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

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