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Total Joint Replacement Registered Nurse

Company: Katmai Government Services
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

WORK SCHEDULE: Full-time. May be required to work daytime or evening 8-hour shifts. May be required to work extended hours to successfully complete assignment or project.SUMMARY:Coordinates patient care through a continuum and facilitate the achievement of optimal outcomes in relation to clinical care, quality and cost effectiveness. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:Triages and/or assesses current condition and treatment priority of patients presenting to Orthopedic and Podiatry Clinics.Assists in the management and follow-up of all types of patients seen for the Total Joint Replacement ProgramCoordinates the initiation and follow-up of appropriate referrals relative to special needs. Assess patient needs telephonically and/or in person. Assists with surgery in the Operating Room and in minor procedures in clinic on an as needed basis.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.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. 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.Prescribes and communicates treatment plans and patient teaching in accordance with established protocols. Collects and assesses significant patient history information and performs all necessary patient teaching. Ensures for proper documentation of procedures/treatments within the prescribed timeframe. Ensures all equipment is properly cleaned and stored at the end of each work shift. Ensures preventive maintenance and routine cleaning are performed as directed. Ensures medication/supplies are replenished. Participates in the newcomer's orientation and completes annual training, as required. Ensures a safe work environment, employee safe work habits and patient safety IAW regulatory agencies, infection control policies, and process improvement initiatives. Maintains regular and punctual attendance.Performs all other duties as assigned.PHYSICAL DEMANDS:Position consists of standing for long periods of time. Periods of walking, standing, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching and to push, pull or lift objects that may weight up to 50 pounds or assisted lift up to 100 pounds. Must be able to stand while wearing up to 25 pounds of PPE for up to 4 hours. 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. Job RequirementsMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Graduated from a nationally accredited school of nursing.Must have a minimum of twelve (12) months experience working in the setting of Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Emergency Department (ED), or Operating Room (OR).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 and maintain current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Red Cross. Must obtain and maintain the site's required health screening and immunization requirements.Must obtain and maintain any necessary security access and/or background checks.Must obtain and maintain all required documents, certifications, licenses, etc. listed on the credentialling checklist, sent by Katmai's Credentialing Specialist, for this position for initial hire. All certifications listed must be maintained. Expired certifications are not valid.SPECIAL SKILLS: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.Ability to synthesize data from a variety of sources and make appropriate clinical decisions. Ability to recognize adverse signs and symptoms and quickly react in emergency situations. 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. Skill in setting up, operating and monitoring specialized medical equipment such as cardiac monitoring devices, EKG units, oxygen analyzers, nebulizers, and other clinic specific equipment. CSS Compensation and Benefits package:Pay : $28.95 per hour Shift differentials: $3 night, $10 on callSCA Health and Welfare: $4.23/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, EAPVacation, Sick time and Holiday pay per the wage determinationCompliance:To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply on the company website, are a VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe 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. STATEMENT:Preference will be given to Ouzinkie Shareholders, Descendants of Shareholders, and Spouses 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. Benefits PackageSCAEducationBachelor's DegreeCategoryHealth ServicesExemption TypeNon-ExemptTravel0 - 25%

Keywords: Katmai Government Services, Colorado Springs , Total Joint Replacement Registered Nurse, Healthcare , Colorado Springs, Colorado

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