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Registered Nurse - Orthopedics

Jamestown Regional Medical Center
Jamestown, ND
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Part-time, benefited position working 64 hours per two week pay period.

Coordinates total nursing care for patients of all ages utilizing the nursing process; directs patient and family teaching; provides leadership by working cooperatively with ancillary nursing and other patient team personnel in maintaining standards for professional nursing practice in the clinic setting.


  • Maintains the standards of nursing care and implements the policies and procedures of the hospital and Clinical Services.
  • Provides direct and indirect patient care for patients of all ages including pediatrics, adult and geriatrics, utilizing the nursing process including assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation.
  • Develops a plan of care for the patient and prescribes appropriate nursing interventions to achieve expected patient outcomes.
  • Evaluates patient outcomes and modifies plan of care as patient's needs or condition changes.
  • Routinely perform administrative and clinical tasks to keep the office and clinic running smoothly.
  • Answer telephone. Screen calls for appropriate referral.
  • Obtains appropriate information for prescription refills or phone messages.
  • Schedule appointments and/or schedule patients for return appointment or referrals.
  • Orders specialized non-stock and stock items
  • Have an understanding of billing charges
  • Schedules surgeries for patients. Gives patient required information; obtains insurance pre-authorization. Directs patient in scheduling pre-op physicals, and post-op call to patients etc.
  • Coordinates supplies, scheduling, and registration of patients for satellite clinics and assists with patient care.
  • Obtains medical charts from Health Information Services.
  • Sets up exam rooms, prepares equipment and instruments in anticipation of scheduled appointments. Checks supplies before patient schedule begins.
  • Update patient medical record in computerized charting system
  • Collects and documents data from patient, including chief complaint, medication and allergy history, and vital signs. Communicates information to the physician.
  • Assists patients to and from exam tables; assists patient with removal and replacement of clothing. Performance of tasks shall consider the age and ability of the patient.
  • Explains treatment procedures to patients,
  • Assists the physician by prepping patients for specific procedures. Has knowledge of physician preference and step-by-step procedure. Prepares tables, instruments and supplies as required for specific procedures.
  • Prepares and maintains the sterile field for the surgical and office procedures.
  • Decontaminates equipment/instruments and room in readiness for the next patient
  • Prepares medications as directed by physician for administration.
  • Provides patient education related to the examination, procedures, and other treatments as prescribed.
  • Completes lab and x-ray order entry and escort patient to appropriate department.
  • Authorizes drug refills as directed by the physician
  • Telephones prescriptions to a pharmacy as directed by the physician
  • Changes dressings as directed by the physician
  • Maintains supplies, equipment and materials for the practice as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Specific to Podiatry/Orthopedics:
  • Coordinate ordering and dispensing orthotics through appointments and mailing of supplies
  • Refurbish orthotics and cut shoe inserts according to physicians order
  • Performs fitting and application of specialized patient appliances, such as Cam walkers, splints, etc.
  • Assist in castings. Remove casts. Check instruments for wear and order new when needed.
  • Assures medical equipment (Doppler and rechargeable grinder) is recharged
  • Prepare charts for day-make up new charts, put charge slips in charts, allergy labels on front of charts, add progress notes when necessary, check charts for diabetic or vascular insufficiency patients who have Medicare and get proper forms signed.
  • Assists the physician on surgical cases in the OR under the direct supervision of the physician on an as needed basis.


Work requires a professional level of knowledge acquired by completing an accredited RN nursing education program. Must hold an unencumbered RN licensure from the ND State Board of Nursing for the current year.

Previous work experience in a clinic. Orthopedic assisting in surgery and clinic preferred for orthopedic position. Preference for a minimum of six months experience in a related position in a health facility or clinic. Time to reach competency on the job: Three weeks to three months. S urgical Assistant must have a good knowledge of anatomy, physiology medical and surgical terminology, instrumentations, aseptic techniques and surgical procedures acquired through post-secondary training. Preference for a minimum of six months experience in a related position in a health facility or clinic. Time to reach competency on the job: Three weeks to three months.


Some of the benefits of working at JRMC include:

  • competitive salary
  • immediate benefit package: medical insurance with two plans, life insurance, flex plans, health savings account (HSA), long-term disability
  • contributed 401K retirement plan
  • paid time off (PTO) including short term disability
  • vision & dental plans
  • critical illness & accidental packages
  • BeHealthy, employee health discount
  • employee fitness program generous
  • flexible scheduling
  • wage increases
  • annual service award
  • continued education and training

JRMC provides the opportunity for development by empowering employees to communicate the resources needed to perform tasks effectively and efficiently.

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(701) 952-4813
2422 20th Street SW
North Dakota
United States
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