Assists patient through the Total Joint process starting with the initial office visit through discharge. Responsible for assuring that all pre op clearances, labs, and testing are complete. Collect the patient’s history, medications, and allergies and document in the EMR. Meet with Patient and Family Services as well as Physical Therapy to develop a discharge plan preoperatively. Meet with Anesthesia providers to review patient’s history and meds. Meet with the Physician’s Assistant weekly. Executes accurate order entry and transcription of orders. Responsible for the monthly Joint Class.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required. Current State of Illinois registered nurse license and CPR certification. 1 year hospital experience required, surgical knowledge preferred.