RN - Orthopedics
Department: Assembly Square Ortho
Job Type: Full Time
Job Class: Union
Union Name: SH MNA - SH Mass Nurses Assoc
Work Shift: Days
Work Days: M - F 8 hour shifts
Date Posted: 03/25/2020
Requisition Number: hrq-94484
The Department of Orthopaedics and Rheumatology is fast paced specialty service located at Cambridge, Assembly Square and Malden, providing comprehensive musculoskeletal care to patients of the Cambridge Health Alliance. Rheumatology nurses are an integral member of the healthcare team who treat patients with rheumatic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis, the spondyloarthropathies, systemic lupus, and other autoimmune diseases. Their specialized knowledge and skills help both patients and rheumatologists to create an interlocking network of patients and medical professionals.
Job Purpose: The purpose of the position is to provide specialized nursing care to patients referred to the Orthopaedic, Rheumatology and Physiatry departments, including diagnostics, patient education, procedures and treatments as indicated. Essential job functions are focused on patient experience of care, effective use of resources, teamwork, innovation and quality. The job duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to patient assessment, review of diagnostic, medical and other information, nursing treatment and procedures, assistance with provider procedures and injections, application and removal of splints, casts, assistive device training, triage, prescription phone line, patient education, coordination of care, including authorizations, and referrals.
Qualifications/Requirements: RN, MA license, American Heart Association BLS certification.
Experience: Current ambulatory - primary care/orthopedic /rheumatology/ medical specialty clinic experience within the last year required.