The Surgical Clinical Assist-RN provides professional nursing care to patients under the supervision of their assigned attending physician.
Positions available in NYC and Tarrytown, NY.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES (This list may not include all duties assigned)
Examines post-operative patients and preforms wound checks for possible infections.
Performs history and physicals for pre-operative patients.
Assists surgeon at collegiate and professional sporting events. Assists with field coverage for patients who are athletes.
E-Prescribe, write (getting physician to sign), fax and/or phone in prescriptions for patients according to physician's practice protocols. Obtains pre-certification for prescriptions drugs.
Pre-operative calls, making sure patients' PATs are complete, discuss discharge plans, and obtain other important information supplied by patient and answer questions. Post-operative calls, within two weeks of surgical date. Used clinical judgment when directing patient's care based on information the patient shares during the post-op call.
Previews charts pre-operatively and documents any pertinent information including surgical clearances. Collates, distributes and discusses post-op discharge instructions to surgical patients and referring physicians
Discusses patient care and necessary home equipment with homecare nurse. Arranges for any medical supplies for patient.
Phones patient with test results and follow-up instructions. Responds to and refers incoming telephone calls. Instructs patient and family regarding treatment instructions and medication, documenting all patient contact in EHR.
Removes staples, sutures, and bandages when necessary.
Assists medical assistants in maintaining timely flow of patients. Assists other physicians when their assigned Clinical Assistant is unavailable.
Assists physician during office hours in all locations including pre-op and post-op instructions.
Scans information into the patient's record (including physician orders, prescriptions, etc. on the date of service).
Communicates with surgery scheduler about surgery cancellations/reschedules.
Assists physician with research projects as needed.
Completes short-term disability forms, medical necessity letters, worker's compensation forms, and return to work letters.
Reviews all mail, filing and sends faxes.
Reviews physician schedules for patient appropriateness, clinic flow and volume.
Assists physician during hospital rounds with post-op patients.
Exemplifies the desired culture and philosophies of the organization.
Rotates with residents and fellow Clinical Assistant IV's covering the "on-call" rotation.
Liaisons between RI physician and outside consulting physicans regarding patient care.
Completion of an accredited nursing school
CERTIFICATION or LICENSURE:
Active licensure/certification in state providing care, Maintain CPR certification
Two (2) to three (3) years in Orthopaedics
Medical Office procedures and medical terminology
Computer skills including, but not limited to, MS Office
About Rothman Institute
In 1970, Richard H. Rothman, M.D., Ph.D., founded the Rothman Institute with the goal of providing people in the Philadelphia area with expert care from leading specialists and physicians using the most advanced medical technologies available, as well as the full measure of compassion and respect.
Rothman Institute Orthopaedics has grown in capability, staff, locations and in reputation. With convenient locations throughout the Greater Philadelphia Area and New Jersey, and a full range of orthopaedic care and services, Rothman Institute continues to provide access to world-class orthopaedic care by physicians who are internationally respected for their expertise.