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Orthopedic Registered Nurse

Company: Katmai Government Services
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: April 3, 2021

Job Description:

Share this job as a link in your status update to LinkedIn. Job Title Orthopedic Registered Nurse Location COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80913 US (Primary)
Job Type Full-time Job Description WORK SCHEDULE: Full-time. May be required to work additional or on-call hours as needed to complete assignment or project successfully. SUMMARY: Provide orthopedic patient care and treatment. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Triages and/or assesses current condition and treatment priority of patients presenting to Orthopedic and Podiatry Clinics. Provides emergency treatment as required. Assists in the management and follow-up of all types of patients seen in the Ortho/Podiatry Clinics. Serves as a patient and family advocate.
  • Coordinates the initiation and follow-up of appropriate referrals relative to special needs.
  • Administers medications as ordered.
  • Assists with surgery in the Operating Room and in minor procedures in clinic on an as needed basis. Coordinates and/or provides assistance for physicians'/PA's/Podiatrists' examinations and treatments.
  • Handles patient complaints as appropriate.
  • Manages surgical scheduling (utilizing S3-surgery scheduling system) for Orthopedic and Podiatric surgeries; maintains appropriate surgical load for given provider on any given day, including filling unexpected gaps in the in surgery schedule.
  • Reviews consultations requests from other clinics and appoints as appropriate. Orders X-rays, MRI's, and other studies as instructed by the treating clinician.
  • Responsible for safe, quality nursing care IAW current practical standards in conjunctions with DHA, Army, and Air Force policies.
  • Plans and coordinates activities with other health care team members to improve efficiency and effectiveness of Orthopedic/Podiatry clinics' functions to include meeting patient multidisciplinary needs. Stays current with applicable The Joint Commission (TJC) standards and changes.
  • Interprets TJC standards for the clinics, develops policies and procedures with clinic staff to meet TJC standards.
  • Screens established patients and telephone calls to assess the severity of the patient's condition and the need for physician intervention.
  • Communicates with physicians regarding determinations and situations, documents events appropriately. Screens patient medical records (to include surgical reports) to assess the medical history and determine health care needs.
  • Makes psychosocial assessment of patient/family to identify significant cultural practices, the ability to understand and cooperate, and expectations of care and coping mechanisms. Recognizes and reports abnormal test results, changes in symptoms and the need for followup.
  • Prepares patients for high risk, painful or stressful procedures with education and support. Ensures complete, thorough documentation for all procedures.
  • Based on current nursing and medical knowledge, establishes protocols for managing patient care in the clinic, including (but not limited to) telephone triage of patients, processing patients for surgery, managing military issues including provides, and any other process that involves patient care.
  • Educates, trains, and assesses competence of paraprofessional staff performing clinic protocols.
  • Coordinates quality improvement efforts with the clinic chief and other staff.
  • Ensure all equipment is properly cleaned and stored at the end of each work shift. Ensure preventive maintenance and routine cleaning are performed as directed. Ensure a safe work environment and employ safe work habits.
  • Maintains a professional manner and displays a positive cooperative attitude towards patients and other MTF employees. Adheres to and enforces emergency, fire, safety, and infection control policies and procedures.
  • Must follow site required health screening and immunization requirements.
  • Maintain regular and punctual attendance. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Position consists of sitting for long periods of time, using hands/fingers, handling, reaching with hands and arms, speaking or translating. Periods of walking, standing, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, and lifting boxes weighing up to 30 pounds. Moderate to extended periods of office work with heavy periods of computer usage. May be assigned occasional to moderate periods of analytical tasks requiring extensive reasoning abilities. It is Katmai's business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities. WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed primarily indoors at a well-lit military treatment facility such as a clinic, outpatient facility or hospital. The environment is normally air conditioned, but conditions may change dependent upon circumstances. Work may need to be performed in a fast-paced environment requiring quick thinking and rapid judgements. Employee will be exposed to a wide variety of clients in differing functions, personalities and abilities. Exposure to bloodborne pathogens and bodily fluids, latex, radiation or other contaminants and safety issues. May be exposed to infection or diseases from contact with patients. Work is highly social with patients and can be stressful with a high emotional element. Decisions made may substantially impact patients and their families. CSS Compensation and Benefits package:
    • Pay: $28.95/hr
    • Pay differentials: $3 nights, $10 on call
    • SCA Health and Welfare: $4.22/hr paid toward employee only medical insurance. Any remainder paid in cash on bi-weekly paycheck.
    • Eligible Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Long and short term disability, 401k, EAP
    • Vacation, Sick time and Holiday pay per the wage determination To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply on the company website,

      We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor

      We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Preference will be given to Ouzinkie Shareholders, Spouses of Shareholders, and Descendants of Shareholders in accordance with Title 43 U.S. Code 1626(g) and Title 42 U.S. Code 2000e--- 2(i). Executive Order 11246, as amended, protects applicants and employees from discrimination based on inquiring about, disclosing, or discussing their compensation or the compensation of other applicants or employees.
      • Graduated from a nationally accredited school of nursing.
      • Have and maintain current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) by the American Heart Association and certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
      • Must have experience using pharmacological agents in patient treatment and Cardiology testing, the desired effects, side effects, and complications of their use as well as the accurate administration of the pharmacologic agent, including dosage calculations.
      • Must have experience with the basic requirements for proper documentation of patient care including medications given, nursing procedures, acknowledgement of teaching, and follow up care.
      • Must have a minimum of twelve (12) months experience working in the setting of ICU or ED.
      • Hold a current, active, full and unrestricted Registered Nurses (RN) licensed in a nurse compact state license or Enhanced--Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) or have a license from any United States jurisdiction.
      • Hold a national or state nursing license that is valid and current with no limitations, stipulations or pending adverse actions. License must be unencumbered and remain in effect during contract employment.
      • Must be able to obtain and maintain Security Clearance (U.S. Citizenship required).
      • Maintain regular and punctual attendance. SPECIAL SKILLS:
        • Excellent written communication skills to perform accurate documentation, both written and electronic, of all activity, including telephone contacts, in accordance with requirements and established timelines.
        • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with a diverse group of people for the purpose of informing the healthcare team of plans/actions, for teaching/education to benefit the patient/family and organization. Effectively uses appropriate communication format in addressing professional issues.
        • Ability to recognize adverse signs and symptoms and react quickly in emergency situations-- Benefits Package SCA Education Certification Name Category Health Services Exemption Type Non-Exempt Travel 0 - 25% v16.2.5 Last sync: 2021-03-18 01:10:09 Katmai Government Services (KGS) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ouzinkie Native Corporation (ONC). ONC is an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC) formed under the 1971 Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA).

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