What is needed for an Orthopedic Nurse?
Who do you report to?
The Orthopedic Nurse reports to the Doctorate or the Doctor
An Orthopedic Nurse takes care of people with musculature diseases and disorders like arthritis, fractures, broken bones, joint replacements, genetic malformations and osteoporosis. When musculature problems require surgery, Orthopedic Nurses assist doctors with the operation and help them later with recovering their mobility and strength.
Orthopaedic nurse’s daily responsibilities may include assessing new patients, monitoring existing patient’s conditions, providing treatments such as dressing changes and administering medications as ordered by the physician.
You need your Bachelors Degree or Associete's Degree; Masters Degree preffered for nurse practitioners.
Knowledge of IDX Systems software, Microsoft Office and Excel, Eclipsys Sunrise Clinical Manager, Misys Healthcare Systems software, QuadraMed Affinity Healthcare Information System, Siemens SIENET Sky.
Compassion, critical-thinking, organization, patience, emotional stability, communication, detail-oriented
Knowledge of orthopedic equipment such as traction apparatus, orthopedic beds and turning frames, assistive devices, safely repositioning or moving orthopedic patients.