The Orthopaedic Joint Commission Coordinator Registered Nurse (RN) works closely with physicians and other clinicians with the care of ortho patients. Responsible for preparing for, acquiring, and maintaining Joint Commission accreditation as a Total Range Center.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Ensures compliance with the Joint Commission and state regulations.
Coordinates total range program and team.
Develops policies and protocols to meet evidence-based ortho guidelines.
Monitors the team from admission to discharge to ensure quality patient care.
Collaborates with ortho, anesthesia and hospitalist service.
Leads quality improvement initiatives.
Provides education for physicians, nurses, hospital staff, and the community.
Audits charts, generate reports, and submit data to appropriate departments.
Prepares for, acquiring and maintaining Joint Commission Accreditation as Total Range Center.
Interacts with patients, nursing staff, physicians and hospital management.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Knowledge and understanding of nursing and patient care standards and procedures.
Knowledge of laws, rules and regulations; standards and guidelines of certifying and accrediting bodies; hospital and department/unit standards, protocols, policies and procedures governing the provision of nursing care applicable to the area of assignment.
Knowledge of medical terminology; principles and practices of health promotion, risk reduction, illness and disease prevention and management; medications and drugs, common dosages, their physical and physiological effects, and possible adverse reactions.
Knowledge of medical and professional nursing ethics and patient privacy rights.
Must be able to communicate thoughts clearly, both verbally and in writing.
Must be comfortable speaking publicly to educate staff and community.
Interpersonal skills to interact with a wide-range of constituencies.
Must have critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Ability to observe changes in the medical condition of patients and effectively communicate these changes to other nursing staff members and physicians/providers.
Ability to provide age-specific, quality, patient-centered care to all patients through the nursing process and standards of nursing practice with sensitivity and respect for the diversity of human experience and to develop, evaluate, implement and, as necessary, modify a patient care plan to meet the needs of individual patients.
General computer skills, including but not limited to: Microsoft Office, information security, scheduling and payroll systems, electronic medical documentation, and email.
Facility: Baylor Scott and White Hospital- College Station, TX
Department: Operating Room
Shift/Status: Full Time, Days
Our competitive benefits package includes the following - Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits - 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5% - Tuition Reimbursement - PTO accrual beginning Day 1 Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!