Job Description

Location: Trumbull Regional Medical Center
Posted Date: 7/1/2022

At Trumbull Regional Medical Center, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized health care with dignity, compassion, and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.

We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.

In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:

Compassion

Accountability

Respect

Excellence

Stewardship

If you are seeking a fast-paced, challenging position in an organization committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do, our organization may be a good fit for you.

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible to Trumbull Regional Medical Center for supporting the corporate mission, vision and values. Responsible to Quality Department for coordinating the pre-operative and post-operative preparation and care of orthopedic patient and assuring the needs of the orthopedic patient are met across the continuum of care and at time of discharge. Responsible to the customer for courteous, accurate, timely service. Acts as first point of contact for all elective orthopedic patients. Periodically conducts community education programs related to orthopedics and the Trumbull Regional Medical Center service line.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND MAJOR DUTIES

  • Demonstrates comprehensive clinical knowledge in orthopedics.
  • Provides accurate, on-going documentation of navigation and care coordination activities on each patient
  • Facilitates orthopedic Performance Improvement Meetings
  • Assesses that pre-operative preparation is performed on patients receiving elective orthopedic surgery.
  • Participates in performance improvement activities and orthopedic database.
  • Responsible for the collection and analysis of data, metrics and other information to populate and manage the departmental scorecard.
  • Ensures appropriate pre-op preparation for every patient.
  • Assists with discharge planning for orthopedic patients.
  • Assures patient care needs are met across the continuum.
  • Collaborates with nursing management, oversees the workforce to accomplish patient care services
  • Collaborates with other service team members.
  • Communicates effectively to achieve maximum coordination of patient care on the nursing unit and staff development.
  • Provides effective education and support to patients and their family members.
  • Serves as a source of feedback for active review of program protocols, care plans and service offerings.
  • Serves as a clinical resource to non-clinicians as appropriate.
  • Collaborates with leadership team in completing annual performance appraisals for staff.
  • Oversees and coordinates steps needed toward Disease Specific Care Certification.
  • Communicates effectively with patients, visitors, physicians, co-workers, nursing management, and other departments.
  • Oversees the provision of high-quality cost-effective care through direct participation, staff development, and patient teaching.
  • Serves as a source of feedback for active review of program protocols, care plans and service offerings.
  • Serves as a clinical resource to non-clinicians as appropriate
  • Conducts the discharge class for patients. Performs follow-up calls to patients
  • A resource for any patient concerns or questions during their entire ortho program experience.
  • Develops educational programs for employees, physicians, patients, and the community.
  • Participates in clinical orientation and completes evaluation of care team members as assigned.
  • Confidence to interact with stakeholders at all levels, including patients/ family, co-workers, providers, physicians and administration. Confident, leader, team builder, relationship oriented.
  • Performs duties as assigned.

The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work assignments.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Education or training from an approved school of Nursing. Previous experience as an RN required. Previous experience in orthopedic care preferred. After orientation, up to one month’s experience on this job is required to perform essential functions.
  • Requires up to two year’s experience on this or related jobs in a hospital or healthcare facility.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing strongly preferred.

LICENSURE, REGISTRATION AND/OR CERTIFICATION

Important COVID message

Please note, Trumbull Regional Medical Center is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment - with confidence and without fear. Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience: Expanded hours will allow previously canceled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families. Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital. A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety. You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled and professional way.

Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

This position is subject to the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for Steward Health Care Workforce. Employees in this position will be required to provide adequate proof of vaccination for COVID-19 by an FDA-approved vaccine prior to starting work. Steward will consider requests for exemptions from this vaccine requirement on the basis of medical condition or sincerely held religious belief in accordance with applicable Federal laws.

Application Instructions

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