Provides professional nursing care, under physician supervision.
Acts as a liaison between the patients and physician. Keeps the flow of patients for the physicians
Ensures patient has completed all paperwork; enters data into CROWN system; complies with Meaningful Use
Obtains vital signs and assist physician in retrieving patient medical history. Assists physician in preparing for examinations and minor procedures
Under physician supervision administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with nursing standards; Observes, records and reports patient's condition and reaction to drugs and treatments to physician
Remove sutures, stiches and staples. Remove and/or apply dressings, casts, slings, splints and braces
Performs patient education duties; shows surgical videos, hands out brochures, and directs patients to specific Internet sites for more information
Acts as a liaison in recovery room setting on surgical days in combination with recovery staff and physician, providing prescriptions and post op and discharge education and instructions. See post-op patients for wound checks and post-op care and notify physician of findings if abnormal.
Formulates, coordinates, and updates patient care plans from pre-operative to post-operative and follow-up care throughout the patient’s management within orthopedic surgery
Works with Surgical Scheduling Unit to ensure all proposed surgical cases are contacted and scheduled
Rounds on all in-house post-operative patients with or without physicians.
Chart preparation according to protocol and orders appropriate x-rays for office hours using EHR/CROWN system
Assist with patient correspondence as needed, i.e. letters of medical necessity, school notes, insurance inquiries, etc.