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Company: Cambridge Health Alliance
Location: Somerville
Posted on: September 12, 2021

Job Description:

The Department of Orthopaedics and Rheumatology is fast paced specialty service located at Cambridge, Assembly Square and Malden, providing comprehensive musculoskeletal care to patients of the Cambridge Health Alliance. Rheumatology nurses are an integral member of the healthcare team who treat patients with rheumatic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis, the spondyloarthropathies, systemic lupus, and other autoimmune diseases. Their specialized knowledge and skills help both patients and rheumatologists to create an interlocking network of patients and medical professionals

Job Purpose: The purpose of the position is to provide specialized nursing care to patients referred to the Orthopaedic, Rheumatology and Physiatry departments, including diagnostics, patient education, procedures and treatments as indicated. Essential job functions are focused on patient experience of care, effective use of resources, teamwork, innovation and quality. The job duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to patient assessment, review of diagnostic, medical and other information, nursing treatment and procedures, assistance with provider procedures and injections, application and removal of splints, casts, assistive device training, triage, prescription phone line, patient education, coordination of care, including authorizations, and referrals to other agencies, services and providers, maintenance of clinic flow, equipment, supplies and resources, while adhering to service standards and communicating effectively with all team members and patients

Qualifications/ Requirements: RN, MA license, American Heart Association BLS certification. BSN required for newly hired or within one year from date of hire

Experience: Current orthopedic clinic experience within the last year required. Linguistic Capabilities: Knowledge of a second language preferred


Keywords: Cambridge Health Alliance, Somerville , RN, Other , Somerville, Massachusetts

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