Kettering Health Network

  • RN Joint Center Coord-Rehab Administration-Fort Hamilton Hospital(Days)

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/27/2018 9:02 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-12361
    Job Category
    Nursing
    Job Type
    Full-Time
    Shift
    First Shift
    # of Openings
    1
    Shift Time
    Days
  • Overview

    Kettering Health Network is a not-for-profit network of eight hospitals, and over 120 outpatient facilities serving southwest Ohio. Patients have access to high quality maternity care, state-of-the-art cancer fighting technology, Ohio’s leading heart hospital, as well as revolutionary brain and spine surgery. With nearly 12,000 employees and 2,100 physicians, Kettering Health Network is committed to transforming the healthcare experience with world class health services for every stage of life.

     

    Responsibilities & Requirements

    Responsibilities

    • Reports directly to the Director of Orthopedics, Rehab, Sports Medicine, & Neuro.
    • Coordinates patient centered care across all departments from the surgeon office to PAT to surgery to the nursing unit and post discharge.  
    • The coordinator is responsible for coordinating and implementing services and activities related to the orthopedic service line programs.  Assists the director and physicians with the oversight, development and implementation of the joint, hip fracture, spine and other orthopedic programs as assigned.  
    • Responsible for pre-op education of patients, facilitating patient flow in emergent cases such as hip fracture, follow-up post-surgery, data collection and analysis, and orthopedic process improvements involving the entire interdisciplinary team.
    • Works closely with the Medical Directors, hospitalists, and surgeons to meet program needs and facilitate an Orthopedic Center of Excellence.  
    • Responsible for pre-operative patient education for joint patients, patient follow-up post-surgery, data collection, analysis, and reporting.  
    • Conducts patient follow-up of total joint arthroplasty patients using post-op follow-up visits, phone and written survey tools.  
    • Communicates regularly with the interdisciplinary team to coordinate the delivery of orthopedic care to patients across the continuum.
    • Assists the orthopedic service line director with the Orthopedic Council meetings and acts as a liaison between administration, clinical departments and the orthopedic surgeons.

    Qualifications

    Applicants Must Have:

    • Current RN licensure required with a B.S.N.
    • Minimum of five years’ experience in orthopedic nursing in an acute care hospital.
    • Must have knowledge of orthopedic disease etiology, treatment and medications.
    • Critical thinking related to normal and abnormal pathology and physiology required.
    • Computer skills and experience preferred in Excel or spreadsheet, Word or word processing, graphics, database software and ability to learn new database systems required.

     

    Preferred Qualifications

    Prefer Applicants Have:

    • Aptitude for detailed work.
    • Must possess analytical skills to collect and organize a variety of data for accurate and timely reporting of information.
    • Ability to use the following equipment: Personal computer, printer, copy machine, fax machine.
    • Ability to work independently

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