Registered Nurse - Orthopedic Program Coordinator in San Antonio, Texas, United States
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Methodist Hospital

Registered Nurse - Orthopedic Program Coordinator

San Antonio, TX, United States
Full-time  No Weekends 
Category: Nursing - Professional • Job ID: 02531-107457

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SHIFT: No Weekends
SCHEDULE: Full-time

Do you have a passion for healthcare and helping others? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, patient-centered environment? Jump-start your career in our Inpatient Orthopedic department @ Methodist Hospital. Submit your application today!


We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and student loan repayment program. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.
Seeking a FT Orthopedic Program Coordinator to join our team who will be responsible for daily activities within The Joint Replacement Academy at Methodist Hospital. The Coordinator assumes 24-hour responsibility and facilitates execution of protocols for care of the joint replacement in collaboration with the medical staff, sub-specialists, nursing and medical teams, and ancillary services. Ensures programs are in compliance with JCAHO, State, and other regulatory agencies, as well as, quality and performance improvement initiatives. Coordinates creation and delivery of educational programs.


What you will do in this role:  

  • Collaborates closely with The Joint Replacement Academy Medical Director and physician champions for the programs. Coordinates daily delivery of joint replacement services to provide quality patient care. Reviews, plans and implements policies and procedures of the program; monitors their effectiveness and ensures compliance with appropriate governing agencies.
  • Conducts daily rounds on patients in The Joint Replacement Academy, assessing and ensuring accurate and timely delivery of the patient care program. Monitors patient satisfaction with care, education, and overall program effectiveness.
  • Coordinates discharge plans with physicians, physical therapy, nursing and case management, ensuring patient education, equipment, discharge disposition needs are addressed.
  • Coordinates implementation of best practice protocols for joint replacement care, including pre- and post-op and discharge order sets, and standardized plans of care (anesthesia, pain, nausea, vomiting, etc). Provides staff development, problem resolution, and protocol performance for program efficacy.
  • Oversees the ongoing quality improvement plan by collecting and maintaining data, utilizing established measures for monitoring quality. Presents key data and statistical information to appropriate audience. Conducts overall analysis of the joint replacement program, data, participates in the development of improved methods of care.
  • Coordinates the development and creation of pre- and post-op teaching classes (including teaching materials) with the physician’s office and ensures appropriate patient and family pre-op preparation.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing 


  • Minimum of 3 years of clinical nursing experience 


  • License Registered Nurse in the State of Texas 

Be a part of an organization that invests in you. We are actively reviewing applications. Qualified candidates will be promptly contacted by our hiring managers for interviews. Submit your application today and help us raise the bar in patient care!


Methodist Hospital opened in 1963 as the first hospital in the now internationally acclaimed South Texas Medical Center. With over 800 beds, Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties including cardiology, oncology, bone marrow transplants, emergency medicine, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and orthopedics. We are proud to be the largest provider of the lifesaving ECMO Program in San Antonio, are home to the largest robotics program in the world, and our Adult Blood Cancer and Stem Cell Transplant unit has become the first program to receive FACT Accreditation in North America.

As the flagship hospital, and most comprehensive medical care facility of Methodist Healthcare, we appreciate the support and recognition we receive from the community. We’ve recently been named the No.1 Best Regional Hospital by the U.S. News and World Report for 2019-20. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality of care possible for our patients, which is proven by our consecutive Grade A Leapfrog Hospital Safety scores. In addition, Methodist Hospital not only received a Primary Stroke Center designation from The Joint Commission, but has also received a Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification from DNV GL Healthcare, designating the facility as offering the most advanced stroke treatment available in a given geographic area. For more information, please visit our website at and select Methodist Hospital under Locations.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.



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