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Washington University of St. Louis RN Clinical Nurse Coordinator - Orthopaedic Surgery - 45660 in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. This position is for the Medical School Campus.Some local travel to satellite office will be necessary.

Essential Functions


Position is responsible for coordinating the care of patients for a designated service throughout the continuum of care. Serves as a clinical resource in area of specialty or expertise.


  1. Provides direct patient care including assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patients. Completes health history and physical examination on patients. Conveys findings to physician.
  2. Coordinates patient care, orders diagnostic tests, conveys findings to physician, attends inpatient rounds, coordinates patient appointments and assists with referrals to outside sources.
  3. Assists physician and provides support with examinations, procedures and other processes related to direct patient care.
  4. Performs a variety of nursing administrative duties including compliance with environmental safety regulations, infection control standards and quality assurance.
  5. Acts as liaison and team leader by facilitating communication and coordination of care between patients, families and health team members. Explains routines and procedures to patients and coordinates patient care information to appropriate sources.

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited nursing program with 2 years of nursing experience.
  • Current Missouri RN licensure in accordance with the Compact Act; Basic Life Support certification (Online BLS certifications, those without a skills assessment component, are not sufficient to meet the BLS requirements).

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3 to 5 years of experience.
  • Remains consistent with current practice in specialty.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is $53,706 - $96,674 annually.

Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Department Summary

Whether suffering from a sports injury, hip pain, back pain or any musculoskeletal condition, Washington University Orthopedics provides a full complement of comprehensive orthopedic services to meet the needs of every patient. Combining the best in both inpatient treatment and outpatient care and rehabilitation, the practice is nationally recognized for outstanding orthopedic care, innovative research and advanced professional training. It is ranked among the best orthopedic practices and holds the distinction of being listed on the Honor Roll by U.S. News & World Report. The practice is considered an innovator in both conservative orthopedic care and minimally invasive microsurgical techniques. Affiliated with Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Washington University Orthopedics has the unique ability to offer inpatient treatment for the most challenging cases within a top-tier academic medical center as well as outpatient surgery and care across the St. Louis region in Chesterfield, Town & Country, South County and the Central West End. The practice offers expertise in ten orthopedic subspecialties – foot and ankle, hand and wrist, hip and knee, cancer, pediatric and adolescent orthopedics, physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatry), shoulder and elbow, spine (including scoliosis), sports medicine and fracture care/trauma. The orthopedic specialists are dedicated to providing safe, compassionate and family-centered care for both simple and complex orthopedic conditions. Because of the skill and experience of the doctors and staff, it is the official medical provider for the St. Louis Blues hockey team, Washington University varsity athletics and several local school athletic teams. Washington University Orthopedics brings world-class care to patients from all ages and walks of life in St. Louis and the surrounding communities.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: https://wustl.box.com/s/8wkhs25yssf0775x9d6nd6vqa7obpth7

Applicant Special Instructions

  • Normal clinical office setting with exposure to patient elements, prolonged extensive or considerable standing/walking, lifting and moving patients, supplies, and equipment with flexible work schedule.
  • Some local travel to satellite office will be necessary.

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: RN Clinical Nurse Coordinator - Orthopaedic Surgery - 45660

Job ID: 45660

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular