RN Ambulatory-Musculoskeletal Infection Nurse (MSI) Job

Children's Health - Ambulatory  Careers

Job Number: 53659

Location: Dallas, TX

Date Posted: 2-5-2018


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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Patient Care

  • Reviews abnormal patient screening and data collection results
  • Conduct focused patient assessments based on the reason for the visit
  • Conducts focused patient assessments based on any concerns about the patient’s general condition at the time of check in.
  • Complete thorough physical assessment if patient presents with unstable clinical findings on patients requiring nursing assessment

Patient education

  • Educate patient on new diagnosis and/or treatment plan
  • Educate patient on mediation use
  • Provide pre procedure instructions
  • Document patient/family learning assessment and understanding of education provided
  • Utilize licensed independent practitioners, educators and other resources


  • Comply with state, federal and other regulations
  • Participate in ongoing unit, department and organizational performance improvement
  • Maintain patient safety



  • Associate degree in Nursing or Diploma in Nursing

Licenses & certifications

  • State of Texas Registered Nurse License
  • Health Care Provider Basic Life Support [CPR]


  • 3 years as a registered nurse
  • pediatrics preferred

Specific knowledge, skills, and abilities

Physical demands

  • Significant portions of daily assignment involve prolonged standing, transporting material, equipment, patients, or lifting, moving or carrying heavy materials (check one: 10 lbs. or more but less than 20 lbs. ___, 20 lbs. or more but less than 30 lbs.____, 30 lbs.___, 31 lbs. or more _X__) for intermittent periods throughout the day

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