Position Summary-Full time-M-F 0800-1600.
The overall responsibility of the Musculoskeletal Infection (MSI) nurse is to serve as the direct point of contact for the patient’s clinical care across the healthcare continuum. These responsibilities include attending daily inpatient care team conferences, ensuring consistent care delivery based on the MSI Clinical Practice Guidelines and maintaining communication about the care plan amongst the patient’s care team, providing diagnosis specific education to patient families, providing ongoing MSI patient population specific education to the nursing staff, ensuring appropriate discharge medication per CPG, ensuring timely outpatient follow-up and timely response to all MSI patient questions after discharge and management of all patient referrals. The MSI Program is a Children’s Joint Commission Disease Specific certified program that is widely respected as the national leader of evidence based best practice anchored in patient centered care. The MSI nurse plays a key role in maintaining the Joint Commission endorsed program clinical guidelines and participating in on-going data collection and monitoring of program metrics. The MSI nurse’s responsibilities are directly aligned to optimize care delivery and the patient experience.
Performs the functions of a registered nurse in direct and indirect patient care. Utilizes the nursing process in the delivery of developmentally appropriate care. Patients seen in the outpatient or ambulatory care setting are assessed according to their presenting diagnosis, status, need, and the defined assessment components of the service by which they are being seen. Assessment may be conducted during a face to face examination or during a telephonic encounter. Documentation of findings, referrals to other services based on assessment findings, and appointments for reassessment are planned and completed at the time of the visit. Works effectively with members of the health care team in the provision of care to patients and families.
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and doctors who treat who give the nurses lots of autonomy and respect. I also love the patients and families we have. They are very involved in their child’s care and appreciative of what we do for them.
Kelsei, RN, BSN, CPN