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The orthopedic specialists at The Medical Center of Aurora treat bone, joint and muscle injuries and illnesses from head to toe. Our goal is to get patients back to doing what they enjoy most as quickly as possible.
Our team is made up of orthopedic surgeons who specialize in minimally invasive surgery, including joint replacements, arthroscopic joint reconstructions, sports injuries, limb preservation and disc replacements. Patient support is an important part of each treatment plan. We provide education, including pre-operative classes for our spine and total joint surgery patients, and rehabilitative services to help you regain limb function as patients heal.
This position supports the mission of The Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial Medical Plaza of optimizing quality of life of all those served by expanding beyond the traditional focus on medical needs to the needs of the whole person. The Orthopedic Nurse Practitioner (NP) exemplifies professional nursing practice through expert education, consultation, research, practice, and management/leadership activities. The Ortho NP is a leading nurse expert in Med/Surg with an emphasis on orthopedics across all settings, is seen as in orthopedic specialty resource within the hospital. In a collaborative manner, the NP will follow the patient through the continuum in the inpatient setting that includes daily rounding and ensuring adherence to quality measures. He/She will assist in collection of data that will assist in process improvement.
The Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial Medical Plaza expects our core values to be reflected in the way every employee interacts with co-workers, patients and family members, and with others in the community. The intent of these values is to assure that TMCA/CMP creates the environment where individuals choose to work, and that patient care services are of the highest quality.
Current licensure in the State of Colorado as a Registered Nurse required. BLS required. ACLS required. Board Certification by the State of Colorado as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) with prescriptive authority required.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Master's degree in nursing as an NP required; specialty area in Med/Surg with an emphasis on orthopedics is preferred
Minimum 5 years clinical nursing experience in clinical services; some critical care experience preferred, one year of experience in NP or related role preferred.
Demonstrates good organizational skills, exhibits the ability to plan and provide for delivery of programming and education to nursing and non-nursing personnel. Demonstrates ability to develop excellent physician relations. Demonstrates knowledge and competence in working with interdisciplinary teams to enhance the care of patients. Must have effective verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to articulate and demonstrate knowledge of adult learning principles, nursing theory, nursing standards and practice and educational design and delivery. Proficiency in computer skills and presentation skills highly recommended. Strong critical thinking skills a must.
Degree of supervision required:
Involves general guidance and direction by the CNO and ACNO with a metric reporting to Director of Acute Care Services. Additional support and guidance will be expected from Orthopedic specialists at TMCA. Employee will be expected to perform most job duties independently and in accordance with established departmental and hospital policies and procedures.
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