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University Orthopedics is currently recruiting for the following positions:

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.


Appointment Coordinator

Reports 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.


Therapy Receptionist

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.


Administrative Assistant (Float)

Reports to: Administrative Manager

This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday. Hours and location will vary depending on the needs of the company. The work in this position contributes to the patient’s overall successful interaction within the office. Exceptional people skills are needed.

Responsibilities:

  • 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:

  • High School education or equivalent
  • Prior medical experience preferred
  • Must be able to travel to all UOI sites
  • Good computer skills including Microsoft office and outlook
  • Efficiently assist in the coordination of a busy office, including use of email, document scanning, and word processing
  • Ability to be professional, pleasant, cheerful, and enthusiastic demeanor
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including telephone etiquette
  • 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.


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.

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

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


Administrative Assistant

Reports to: Administrative Manager
Location: Kettle Point
Division: Spine Fellow

The Spine Fellow Administrative Assistant is responsible for performing a variety of duties specific to the appropriate scheduling of surgical cases and office visits for the Spine 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 Administrative Manager, Site Manager, and Operations.
  • Responsible to obtain appropriate referrals and authorizations for office visits, procedures and surgeries on the physicians/providers schedule.
  • 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 regarding patients scheduled and need for contact regarding deductibles or payments due prior to surgery.
  • Communicate all necessary information to patients regarding arrival, pre-and post-op instructions and appointments required for their procedure.
  • Assists with general office work such as mail, filing, forms completion.
  • Key player in the training process for other Admins and front desk staff.
  • Functions in a collaborative way, including training (when necessary) other UOI employees including call center, reception, and other Administrative Assistants.
  • Answer and triage patient phone calls.
  • 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
  • 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.


Orthopedic Technician/DME Fitter

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.

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.
  • 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; orders supplies and equipment as needed for these rooms.
  • Remains current with orthopedic trends, care and supplies; performs other duties as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Hours subject to patient volume and physician/provider schedule needs.

Requirements:

  • Must be able to travel to all sites
  • Strong knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology
  • Knowledge of health care and medical procedures, including terminology
  • Strong interpersonal/human relations skills
  • 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.


Per Diem MRI Technologist

Reports to: Diagnostic Imaging Manager
Location: Kettle Point

We are looking for a part-time/per diem MRI Tech to perform and ensure appropriate quality control, provide requested scans/films of high diagnostic quality based on the specifics of each case, interact effectively and professionally with radiologists, patients, referring physicians and their staffs, and fellow employees while maintaining the best possible patient flow and throughput at all times. Perform related task such as assisting patients, maintaining and ordering proper levels of supplies, maintaining cleanliness of work areas and performing routine clerical functions as required.

Responsibilities:

  • Available as scheduled to provide technologist duties at specified times and places as assigned.
  • Accurately interprets physician’s instructions and orders.
  • Perform required quality control procedures and ensure proper operation of equipment at all times.
  • Works in partnership with the receptionist to enhance patient flow and work efficiencies.
  • Receive and greet patient, obtain necessary medical history including questions relating to any possibility of reaction. Instructs and informs patient about the procedure.
  • Select software options and imaging parameters to achieve desired images. Operate equipment according to specific/recognized procedure and in conformance with established routines and techniques. Review images to ensure acceptable quality and completeness for diagnostic purposes.
  • Immediately reports any concerns relating to the equipment operation.
  • Provide images of high quality, coordinating and communicating with the referring physician or their staff as required.
  • Coordinate services with UOI physician supervisor.
  • Handle patients in a caring, courteous and professional manner at all times.
  • Proficient evaluation of patient ability to tolerate requested exam(s).
  • Ensure images, examination requisitions and other related records are properly completed to ensure correct patient identification, statistical and billing information.
  • Ensure that additional studies are authorized by the referring physician’s offices and properly documented.
  • Responsible for maintaining complete and organized records of repairs requested and made on all equipment.
  • Maintain confidentiality of patient information at all times. Adhere to HIPPA regulations.
  • Responsible for overall cleanliness of the office and clinical areas at all times.
  • Provides coverage for MRI reception as needed.
  • Additional duties and projects as assigned.
  • Assist with PACS issues such as anomalies and combined folders.
  • Ensure that supply inventory is maintained at adequate levels at all times, equipment is in proper working order and/or contact service for adjustment and repairs as warranted.

Requirements:

  • High School diploma plus graduate of an approved school for MRI Technology.
  • Must be a registered technologist and have obtained adequate additional training in cross sectional anatomy.
  • Obtain and maintain additional accreditation and/or certification (s) required by the State, federal government within areas of expertise and to personally maintain the highest professional recognition levels available.
  • Submit a copy of yearly CE reports to Orthopedic MRI of RI management.
  • Registered technologist (ARRT); MR Certification.
  • Conceptual ability to determine means of providing requested studies based on the specifics of each case.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Sensitivity to the needs of patients, ability to put patients at ease when in distress.
  • Attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Possesses analytical skills to compile and interpret data.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide proper patient care.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills to perform all exams, as outlined by governing bodies, and the Orthopedic MRI of RI protocol.
  • Experience using a Siemens Aera scanner and Musculoskeletal Imaging exams is a plus.
  • Physical dexterity and strength to operate all types of MR related equipment, properly position patients and handling of patient films and files.
  • Experience injecting contrast when required.
  • Ability to stand and or sit for prolonged periods of time.

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

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.


Hand Therapy Aide

Location: Dudley

This is a part-time position, 25 hours a week. The Hand Therapy Aide will assist in the coordination of patient services within the hand therapy department. This position will provide clinical and administrative support to the therapists and patients.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist hand therapists in a busy orthopedic, hand therapy clinic
  • Set up, put away and facilitate the use of hand 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

Administrative support duties:

  • 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

Skill and Abilities Needed:

  • 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.


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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    • The Joint Replacement Center provides the most modern treatment options for knee, hip, and shoulder replacement
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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.