Position provides leadership, supervision, and coordination of patient care staff and patient treatment; the manager applies both clinical and operational management skills to meet the established quality, patient satisfaction, and financial/operational goals of the unit/department.
Department of Orthopedic Surgery Mission
The mission of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine is to have a national and international impact on orthopedics through excellence in clinical care, education, research and leadership. Our vision is to redefine excellence in the field of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation. Our responsibility to our local, national and international communities has three parts: 1) serve our community through excellence in clinical orthopedic care; 2) provide outstanding musculoskeletal education and training in an inclusive and equitable environment; 3) transform the future of orthopedics through research discovery and innovation.
Department of Orthopedic Surgery Overview by the Numbers
As a national leader in orthopedic care delivery, research and education, Washington Universityâ™s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery guides the way in advanced musculoskeletal treatment and technology, providing trusted care for patients of all ages. With over 80 clinical providers across nine St. Louis-area locations, expert bone, muscle and joint care is always within reach. WashU Orthopedics is also a top orthopedic research program, with 10 dedicated research faculty and seven physician scientists. By the numbers, the Department is home to over 500 employees, 11 orthopedic subspecialties, 71 clinical faculty, 10 research faculty, 40 surgical residents, 13 physiatry residents and 18 fellows. WashU Orthopedics is also proud to nationally rank #3 in NIH funding, #2 for residency training, #7 for pediatric orthopedics and #31 for adult orthopedics.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinates patient services with physicians and staff to provide quality care in effective manner, conducting rounds to ensure quality of patient care delivery.
Reviews, assists, and promotes the development of policies and procedures in compliance with medical school, state and federal regulatory requirements.
Assists in preparation and control of department operational budget; monitors supplies/equipment, ordering/repairing as required to ensure the quality of care and operational standard are maintained.
Directs, assigns, and coordinates activities/duties of staff, evaluating performance, orienting new staff, and advising administration of conditions; coordinates and ensures completion of staff continuing education, in-service, and quality improvement activities, staff programs, and meetings.
Provides direct patient care, including development of patient care plans, administering medication, vitals, phlebotomy, monitoring IV therapies, and maintaining records in accordance with approved nursing techniques.
Promotes/maintains good public relations with patients and families, acting as liaison between other departments.
Acts as troubleshooter, contact person, counselor, and interviewer in patient care research projects, maintaining appropriate records.
Working knowledge of general nursing theory.
Practice, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Graduate of an accredited nursing program, plus a minimum of three years of related clinical experience; previous supervisory experience.
REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION: Current Missouri RN licensure in accordance with the Compact Act; Basic Life Support certification (Online BLS certifications, those without a skills assessment component, are not sufficient to meet the BLS requirements).
$73,200.00 - $131,800.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.
Washington University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to an individualâ™s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability status, protected veteran status, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation. Women, minorities, protected veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment â“ fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.
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