Nurse Clinician (RN), Day

Job Description

Nurse Clinician (RN), Day Shift, Orthopedics Department

UC Health is hiring a full-time Nurse Clinician for the orthopedics department for the day shift at University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

The Nurse Clinician will use advanced clinical nursing skills to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate patient care for patients in the orthopedic area. While not providing direct patient care, they will spend most of their time coordinating and educating patients and families on care and discharge. Facilitates patient flow and patient education. They serve as a constant for the patient that drives their care forward.

About University of Cincinnati Medical Center

As part of the Clifton Campus of UC Health, Greater Cincinnati's academic health system, University of Cincinnati Medical Center has served Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for nearly 200 years. Each year, hundreds of thousands of patients receive care from our world-renowned clinicians and care team. Our experts utilize the most advanced medical knowledge and technology available, providing a level of specialty and subspecialty medical care that is not available anywhere else in Greater Cincinnati.

Unit Details:
  • UC Medical Center is the Greater Cincinatti's only Level 1 Adult Trauma Center.
  • Great leadership and advancement opportunities through this salaried position.
  • Opportunity to utilize high level thinking and have direct communication with physicians.
  • There is autonomy in practice and some flexibility with schedule.
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Employee Paid Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • 401K
  • Tuition Reimbursement Opportunities
  • Community Discounts


Job Responsibilities

The Nurse Clinician is a professional registered nurse who is responsible for the coordination of patient care in a specific area. Utilization of the nursing process helps in identification of patient needs, evaluation of patient outcomes, as well as prevention and early recognition of potential problems. This individual functions as an expert practitioner, educator, and nurse consultant to both patient and physician support staff.
  • Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment. Involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment and continuing care of the patient. Identifies any physical
  • Recognizes and responds appropriately to patients/families with behavioral health problems.
  • Interprets population related data and plans care appropriately.
  • Performs treatments, administers medication or operates equipment safely.
  • Acts as an expert clinician and role model in providing quality patient care to patients and their families within his/her specialty area
  • Utilizes the nursing process for direct patient care and assists the staff with assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of patient care needs
  • Demonstrates the nurse's role as a member of the healthcare team and promotes accountability, responsibility, and commitment regarding patient care standards
  • Identifies educational needs of patients/families concerning health promotion and/or maintenance, alterations in health status, disease processes, and interdisciplinary plan of care during and post-hospitalization within specialty area
  • Collaborates with unit Managers and department nurse educators to identify the educational needs of all levels of nursing staff, and to plan and provide appropriate learning opportunities to meet those needs Identifies observational /clinical experiences for nursing students, clinical interns, and other healthcare professionals as needed
  • Develops and delivers educational programs to medical staff as appropriate
  • Promotes continuity of care between inpatient and outpatient setting through consultations with patients, families, and healthcare providers
  • Works closely with medical Directors and Nurse Manager to coordinate and enhance the care of a specific patient population
  • Participates in the development and evaluation of standards of patient care
  • Recruit patients for studies Assists staff nurses in identifying quality assurance and other research questions Interprets and applies current research to area of specialty
  • Monitors literature for research pertaining to clinical and system changes and develops and implements changes in response to these findings
  • Collaborates in research endeavors with other healthcare professionals
  • Assist the business Manager in ensuring appropriate charge capture compliance
  • Uses supplies and equipment in a responsible, cost-effective manner, reducing expenses where and when possible
  • Promotes cost effective use of human and material resources including secondary appropriate equipment and supplies


Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, minimum required
  • Master of Science in Nursing, preferred
  • Current OH RN License
  • BLS/ACLS certifications
  • Certification in specialty area, preferred
  • 1-2 years equivalent inpatient experience, minimum required
  • Orthopedics and/or surgical experience, preferred

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About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching-a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at