Orthopedic Spine Patient Care
The Orthopedic Spine Patient Care area at MVH is a surgical floor designated to the care of the following patient populations: orthopedic spine and orthopedic trauma patients with skeletal fractures, spinal fusions, diskectomies and laminectomies.
The mission of the unit is to provide comprehensive care to patients admitted for an orthopedic health diagnosis. Quality outcomes are fostered through pre-operative teaching, post-operative care, and discharge preparation carried out by the interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses and therapists. In March 2010, the orthopedic unit became disease certified by The Joint Commission in the area of total joint replacement for hips and knees.
MVH Orthopedic Spine Patient Care Details
Number of Beds: 36 private beds. All beds are telemetry capable.
Shift options: Shifts are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.; every third weekend and every other holiday. Full-time, part-time, weekend and support positions are available.
Orientation Classes: Nurses who join the orthopedic team receive a comprehensive orientation which includes classroom, observation, self-learning and hands-on components.
Experience/Certifications: New and experienced nurses are welcome. Prior orthopedic, telemetry or rehabilitation experience is helpful but not required. Orthopedic certification is encouraged. CPR is required, advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) and PALS are encouraged.
Dress Code: Professional scrubs, in accordance with the MVH dress code policy, may be purchased at the time of hiring.
Unique Features: Floating between the orthopedic spine and the orthopedic total joint care areas is required. Floating to other nursing units is optional, but never mandatory. Opportunities for professional development are encouraged through orthopedic nursing certifications, unit council and/or committee involvement, continuing education and involvement in the Dayton Area Orthopedic Nurses Association.