Ascension Health RN Registered Nurse - Orthopedics in Bridgeport, Connecticut

Job ID: 268520

RN Registered Nurse - Orthopedics

Bridgeport, Connecticut

Regular/Rotating

Additional Job Information

Title: Staff RN PRN Orthopedics

City, State: Bridgeport,CT

Location: St Vincent's Medical Center

Department: 10 NORTH SURG ORTHO

Additional Job Details: PRN,Rotating, 0 hours,Weekly

About Us

St. Vincent’s Health Services, part of Ascension, operates St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport and a number of other sites of care. Founded by the Daughters of Charity in 1903, St. Vincent’s is a mission-driven organization committed to exceptional healthcare for all with special consideration for the poor and underserved.

Job Description

Job Summary:

The RN Registered Nurse - Orthopedics provides direct nursing care to orthopedic patients in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Recognizes common manifestations of musculoskeletal disorders and implements and monitors patient care plans. Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate.

  • Serves as a primary coordinator of all disciplines for well-coordinated patient care.

  • Identifies types of orthopedic surgery and performs appropriate preoperative management and nursing care.

  • Assesses and coordinates patient's discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team.

  • Other Duties as assigned

  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to assess patients and to identify physical, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual and age-related needs in order to provide individualized care to the patient.

  • Delegates aspects of care to other nursing personnel consistent with their level of education and expertise in order to meet patients' needs and to maximize staff performance.

  • Participates in daily interdisciplinary patient rounds. Demonstrates knowledge of patients' condition and is able to provide appropriate input to meet desired outcomes for the appropriate patient population.

  • Reflects ANA Scope and Standards of Nursing Practice (2015), ANA Code of Ethics (2015), and ANA Social Policy Statement (2015).

  • Develops, implements and revises individualized plans of care.

  • Participates in activities for professional growth and development outside of patient care.

Qualifications

Licenses/Certifications/Registration:

  • Required Credential(s):

  • Licensed Registered Nurse credentialed from the Connecticut Department of Public Health obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.

  • One or more of the following:

  • Certified BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 2 Months (60 days) of hire date or job transfer date.

  • Certified BLS Provider credentialed from the American Red Cross obtained within 2 Months (60 days) of hire date or job transfer date.

Education and Work Experience:

  • Associate Degree

  • Associate Degree in Nursing Required, BSN Preferred and Critical care experience

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Equal Employment Opportunity

St. Vincent’s Health Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The recruitment, selection, placement, training, promotion, demotion, transfer, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay, or any other employment decision made by St. Vincent’s Health Services based on the needs of St. Vincent’s Health Services and the job related qualifications and abilities of the candidates, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, union affiliation, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, job assignments, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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E-Verify Statement

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