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Registered Nurse (RN) - Orthopedics/Sports Medicine Clinic

Company: Ochsner Health
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: September 11, 2021

Job Description:

This job assumes responsibility for and provides nursing care, clinical expertise and education for an assigned patient population. Impacts patient care by improving clinical nursing practices through consultation, role modeling, and educational programs. Works collaboratively with physicians, nurses, and other health care providers in the clinic and hospital.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at the company's discretion.
 

Education 

Required - Registered Nurse Diploma
Preferred - Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Nursing


Work Experience

Required - 3 years experience as a Registered Nurse.


Certifications

Required - Current RN License in the state of practice

Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association

Preferred- Certification in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of patient information. Must be proficient with Windows-style applications and keyboard.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care process.
  • Excellent leadership skills

Job Duties

  • Utilizes clinical skills and knowledge in the assessment of clients' health status assessment of clients' health status (physiologic, psychosocial, emotional, cultural and spiritual).
  • Integrates patient data to assist in the development of an individualized plan of care utilizing appropriate reference material (standards of care, triage protocols, policies, procedures, patient education materials, etc.).
  • Organizes, prioritizes, and implements interventions to promote patient safety and meets patient needs within the continuum of care (Hospital, Clinics, and Home Health) including: Pre-Op Procedures, Teaching, Appointment Scheduling, Prescription Refills, Results Reporting and Telephone Triage.
  • Provides clinical expertise in the area of practice; acts as a resource person to patients' families, staff, and other members of the health care team.
  • Provides care based on physical, psycho/social, educational, safety and related criteria, appropriate to the ages of patients served in assigned area.
  • Conducts and ensures professional development and maintains required clinical knowledge, technical skills training and credentials of nursing staff; participates in quality improvement initiatives.
  • Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.


Other related duties as required.  The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.

Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws, accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance with all such laws, regulations and standards.


This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.

The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
 

Physical and Environmental Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.   (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress and strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though the amount of force exerted is negligible.

Mechanical lifting devices (carts, dollies, etc.) or team lifts should be utilized.
Must be able to stoop, bend, reach and grab with arms and hands, manual dexterity.
Must be able to work a flexible work schedule (e.g. 24/7, weekend, holiday, on call availability).

Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue.

The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area where patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works with specimens that could contain diseases. There may be an occupational risk for exposure to all communicable diseases.

Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.

Keywords: Ochsner Health, Baton Rouge , Registered Nurse (RN) - Orthopedics/Sports Medicine Clinic, Other , Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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