Rn - Orthopedic
Company: The University of Kansas Health System
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: January 27, 2023
Kansas City, KS
Posted 8 Days Ago
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Rn - Orthopedic
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Position Summary / Career Interest:
Responsible for guiding the patient through the course of their
treatment with the University of Kansas Health System- Great Bend
campus once the course of treatment is determined. Upholding the
mission vision and values of TUKHS, the nurse navigator will
coordinate and collaborate with other entities such as the surgeon,
utilization review coordinators, specialist, nurses and
registration staff to provide education to the patient for a
successful treatment/surgery experience throughout patient stay.
The nurse navigator cares for the patient in accordance with
physicians' orders, they provide for the well-being of patient
during the entire pre-admit, admit and discharge process.
The orthopedic Nurse Navigator- works between the Ortho Clinic-
CKOG and the hospital. The navigator will review pre-op orders from
the surgeon. Ensure that H & P is within recommended time frame
--- Nurse Navigator will ensure patients with multiple
comorbidities - will have pre surgery clearance from each
--- Helping patients to overcome barriers such as financing or
--- Referring patient to social workers or counselors as
--- Collaborate and inform anesthesia of any at risk diagnosis and
or abnormal lab results at least 24- 48 hours prior to surgery.
--- Conduct patient education once a week for patients who have a
planned total hip and or total knee surgery. Patients who do not
attend class will have surgery rescheduled.
--- Nurse Navigator will give a brief overview of surgery and what
to expect. Discuss medication management and what to expect,
education on managing Post op Pain: nonmedical relief
--- Nurse Navigator will educate on how soon after surgery they
will be expected to be up and ambulating. Give education on ERAS
when it is implemented from the health System.
--- Provide information on UKHS Great Bend Campus Hip and Knee
--- ERAS Checklist - After surgery when implemented by the health
--- The Total Joint Bundle Overview- from the health systems
The Orthopedic Nurse Navigator represents The University of Kansas
Health System Great Bend Surgery Department to the surgical
patient, their family and community. The Orthopedic Nurse Navigator
must practice the mission and values of the hospital. The navigator
guides and coordinates patients through the entire surgical
continuum: preoperative, surgical and postoperative care. The
Orthopedic Nurse Navigator will collaborate with the anesthesia and
surgical staff to provide individualized care to the patient and
perform all duties involved in the preparation, education and care
of the surgical patient.
- - - - - - - - - Collects and assesses initial and on-going data
about the health status of the patient.
- - - - - - - - - Initiates and/or revises an individualized plan
of care that includes immediate and long-term outcomes for the
patient/family and reflects the plan of the entire health care
- - - - - - - - - Carries out interventions safely and in
compliance with policy to facilitate achievement of expected
- - - - - - - - - Evaluates patient response to
intervention/therapy based upon expected outcomes.
- - - - - - - - - Provides patient education by explaining
procedures, medications and giving instructions at a level the
patient can understand; addresses patient's questions and concerns;
verifies patient informed consent when indicated.
- - - - - - - - - Documents and communicates all required
components of patient care.
Orthopedic Nurse Navigator:
- - - - - - - - - Responsible for facilitating surgical patients
care to undergo the operation on schedule.
- - - - - - - - - Educate patients about their disease, prescribed
treatment and side effect of treatment and how to manage them.
- - - - - - - - - Provide clinical resources- where to seek a
second opinion, treatment or testing that may not be available
locally and how to access reliable sources of information.
- - - - - - - - - Assess patient for psychosocial distress and
referral to a medical social worker or counselor if more intensive
support is needed.
- - - - - - - - - Address tangible barriers to care such as
finances, housing, transportation, childcare prescription costs and
- - - - - - - - - Possess the computer skills necessary to document
patient care, implement tracking programs and quality improvement
- - - - - - - - - Ensure any health information provided is
accessible: this may mean securing documents printed in the
patient's own language or arranging for certified medical
interpreters either in person or by phone/ video.
- - - - - - - - - Functions as a member of an inter disciplinary
team to access secure and coordinate appropriate services through
the continuum of care.
- - - - - - - - - Utilizes appropriate respectful communication
skills with patients displaying a positive attitude, arranging for
equipment/supplies for the proposed operation, coordinating the
operative scheduling efforts of multiple surgical teams, and
coordinating details to ensure a successful and timely
- - - - - - - - - Empower patient, families, and care givers to
assume as many responsibilities for their care as possible, within
the constraint of age, illness, and other factors.
- - - - - - - - - Support the timely scheduling of appointments,
diagnostic testing and procedures.
- - - - - - - - - Responsible for patient pre-admission assessments
- - - - - - - - - Performs post-operative follow-up calls or
- - - - - - - - - Assists with facilitating discharges.
- - - - - - - - - Participates in activities to support TUKHS Great
Bend strategic objectives.
- - - - - - - - - Displays competency for the Registered Nurse role
as evidenced in the annual performance review and departmental
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing; prior experience in
specialty field preferred; knowledge of general nursing theory and
BLS certification or must complete BLS certification with in the
first two weeks of employment.
Current Registered Nurse (RN) licensure in the State of Kansas or
has work permit from the State Board of Nursing.
Sound knowledge of the healthcare system and where to find reliable
Additional Required for Orthopedic Nurse Navigator:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Openness towards different cultures, beliefs, and traditions.
Sensitivity, discretion, and respect
HIPAA: -This position will have access to the following Protected
Health Information in order to carry out the duties related to
their position in Greater Kansas based on the following
Primary: required (routine) to do the job;
Secondary: required for the job, but mostly be exception; and
None: no approved access
Description of Information
- - - - - - - - - -Patient Demographic Information (information
used to identify a person): Name, Date of Birth, Address, Race,
Marital Status, Religion
- - - - - - - - - Clinical Information (information that describes
a patient's health status): Diagnosis, Reports/Medical Notes, Test
Results, Problem List, Procedures, History and Physical
- - - - - - - - - Coding Information (clinical information that is
in (alpha) numeric format): ICD-9 Codes, Rev Codes, CPT Codes
- - - - - - - - - Financial Information/Insurance (information
related to insurance, billing and payment): Billing Information,
Payer Name, Payer ID, Account Balances, Plan Elements Covered,
Payment Information, Payment Rate
Initial and Ongoing training in dealing with infection control.
-Trainings could include but are not limited to, blood borne
pathogens, bodily fluids and biohazardous materials as it applies
to your daily work environment.
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We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a
person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender
identity and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age
(40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic
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working toward this goal in 2002 and received the designation on
December 20, 2006. Less than four percent of all hospitals
nationwide have earned this distinction since the ANCC developed
the Magnet Recognition Program in 1990. -In 2022, the ANCC
announced that the health system's Kansas City Division had
received Magnet designation for the fourth consecutive time. -
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) announced today
that The University of Kansas Health System's Kansas City Division
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