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Rn - Orthopedic

Company: The University of Kansas Health System
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: January 27, 2023

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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 before surgery.
--- Nurse Navigator will ensure patients with multiple comorbidities - will have pre surgery clearance from each specialist seen.
--- Helping patients to overcome barriers such as financing or transport.
--- Referring patient to social workers or counselors as needed.
--- 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 Replacement
--- ERAS Checklist - After surgery when implemented by the health System.
--- 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 team.

- - - - - - - - - Carries out interventions safely and in compliance with policy to facilitate achievement of expected outcomes.

- - - - - - - - - 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 much more.

- - - - - - - - - Possess the computer skills necessary to document patient care, implement tracking programs and quality improvement monitors

- - - - - - - - - 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 operation.

- - - - - - - - - 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 being completed.

- - - - - - - - - Performs post-operative follow-up calls or visit.

- - - - - - - - - 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 skill validations.



Graduate of an accredited school of nursing; prior experience in specialty field preferred; knowledge of general nursing theory and practice.
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 information.

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 criteria:

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

Infection Control:
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 information.

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