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Orthopedic Nurses treat injuries and illnesses that affect their patients' muscles or bones. Tasks highlighted on sample resumes of Orthopedic Nurses include assessing patient statuses and notifying physicians of clinical changes, and maintaining patient charts and confidential files. In order to become an Orthopedic Nurse, applicants must show one of the following on their resumes: registered nurse training in an two-year associate's degree program, three years of on-the-job training in a hospital, or a four-year bachelor's degree program. After graduation, applicants must pass a written examination in order to obtain a registered nurse license in their state.

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1

Orthopedic Nurse

Cared for post-surgical joint replacements, fractures, cardiac and stroke patients

  • Supervised eight certified nursing assistants
  • Monitored wounds for signs and symptoms of infection and maintained hygiene of wounds
  • Demonstrated and assisted patients with use of prescribed therapies including continuous passive motion devices
  • Documented patient performance and evaluated ability to thrive
  • Monitored and controlled patient pain levels for adherence to prescribed therapies
Candidate Info
18
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
HS
Nursing Assistant I And
AS
Nursing
2

Orthopedic Nurse Clinician

Responsible for care of 10-18 patients from admission to discharge.

  • Ensured accurate patient and family comprehension of treatment plans
  • Reviewed patient data for surgery and reported findings to appropriate staff members
  • Assisted in successful department JCAHO accreditation.
  • Mentored new employees and manage support personnel
  • Contributed to the progress and development of the Quality Management Program
Candidate Info
35
years in
workforce
12
years
at this job
BS
Nursing
MBA
Master of Business Administration
3

Medical Surgical/orthopedic Nurse

Responsibilities included caring for a district 5-9 patients, providing medication administration, wound care, ADL's.

  • Started IV's and IV therapy, blood sugar monitoring, blood transfusions, CPM machines. Sure trans reinfusions, chest tubes, caring for drains ( JP's, Hemovacs, Picc lines, Central lines)
  • Assisted MD's as necessary, performed patient teaching
  • Performed CPR, first aid and provided comfort to the patients and family.
Candidate Info
32
years in
workforce
26
years
at this job
4

Orthopedic Nurse Clinician

Nurse Clinician to Foot and Ankle Specialist

  • Developed the model of provider to clinician practice
  • Prior to merger with a larger group served role as Lead of Allied Health department
  • Assigned ICD-9 and CPT codes to surgical and Wound Clinic encounters
  • Provided in-services to coding staff on coding related issues (cast applications, injections, supplies, medications, anatomy)
Candidate Info
33
years in
workforce
10
years
at this job
BS
Nursing
Information Technology
5

Surgical/orthopedic Nurse

Charge Nurse when needed.

  • Provided care for surgical, orthopedic, neurological, and general medical patients.
  • Provided care for pediatric patients that included ruptured appendixes, mandibular corrective surgeries, repaired fractures, asthma, newly diagnosed diabetics, cervical and lumbar fusions, sepsis, nutritional disorders, burn victims, urology, and gunshot wounds.
  • Assisted on other units throughout hospital, as needed, such as GI/GU, oncology, cardiac, and long term care units.
  • Worked as a team member on the Policy and Procedure Committee.
  • Helped quality management department prepare for Joint Commission survey.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
Nursing Association
6

Registered Nurse, Orthopedic Nurse

Treat injuries and illnesses that affect the muscles, and bones.

  • Provided care and support for patients with musculoskeletal diseases, educated the patients and the families about self-care and available support systems.
  • Provided care for patients with fractures, arthritis and osteoporosis.
  • Responsible for patient management from admission to discharge
  • Responsible for patient care of 4-6 postoperative patients with the assistance of an IA.
  • Provide array of direct nursing care services, such as dressing, wound cleaning; discharge planning, and family support.
  • Developed individualized health care plans for patients with specialized needs.
  • Maintained detailed patients' records to enlist planned doctor visits, hand-off reports to oncoming nurses, and social workers.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
AA
Business
Nursing
Nursing
7

Surgical/orthopedic Nurse

Acted as Staff Nurse, preceptor, and charge nurse

  • Assisted in management of the patients and floor as needed. Managed a daily case load of up to 8 patients.
  • Performed assessments, developed care plans, and performed other nursing duties such as telemetry monitoring, placing and maintaining IV lines, administering IV fluids, IV medications, NG tube placement and management, traction, external fixators, and several other nursing competencies.
  • Volunteered to float to other floors as needed to accommodate staffing shortages
Candidate Info
22
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
AS
Science
8

Orthopedic Nurse-rn

Interviewed patients on admission to obtain updated medical history.

  • Implemented standards of care for the orthopedic patient.
  • Rotated in position as Charge Nurse. Supervised staff.
  • Ensured that the occurrences of situations were handled appropriately.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
AS
Applied Science, Nursing
9

Orthopedic Nurse

Managed and coordinated the complete care of medical, surgical and orthopedic patients from admission to discharge with a patient/customer driven approach.

  • Duties included head- to- toe assessment, patient teaching, blood transfusions, vital sign assessments and interventions as appropriate, writing telephone orders, medication administrations, coordination of care with physicians, reporting to physicians assessment findings, wound care; provided care for pre and post-op total hip surgeries, laminectomies, etc. Completed surgical dressing changes, removal of sutures/staples/drains, assisted with ambulation to bedside commode.
  • Teamwork using a multidisciplinary approach.
  • Supervised LVNs and CNAs.
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
AS
Associate of Science
10

RN Orthopedic Nurse

Assisted physician with surgical procedures, and ortho devices

  • Educated patient on crutches, and treatment of fractures
  • Evaluated new orthopedic equipment
  • Scheduled orthopedic surgery and notified patients
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job

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