Location: Eisenberg 92 - Orthopedics (General Care)
Patient Care Type: Nursing care is provided for adult, and adolescent patients requiring orthopedic surgery. The patient population includes total joint replacements, reconstructive surgery, sports medicine, orthopedic oncology, and infected musculoskeletal disease with varying medical and surgical needs. Factors affecting the care of the orthopedic population is often the advanced age, comorbidities, self-care deficits (e.g. mobility) and complex care coordination.
Bed #: 25-bed units. All are private rooms with ceiling lifts.
Nursing Team Roles: Important components of nursing care are increasing or maintaining independence; preventing skin breakdown, infection, and falls; managing acute and chronic pain; patient education; individualized patient care; acute care and discharge planning; and multidisciplinary team collaboration. This unit functions cohesively as a team providing exceptional patient care. For seven consecutive years the care provided has been recognized with the service excellence award.
The Health Unit Coordinator (HUC) provides organizational, receptionist, and clerical support to patient care units and the health care team. These duties may include monitoring and ordering supplies, and assisting the care team with managing orders in the electronic health record (EHR). Communicates effectively via a variety of modalities with patients, visitors, and facility staff and plays an integral role in communication across the continuum of care. Functions as a resource to members of the health care team and is familiar with multiple Mayo Clinic resources. The HUC activities complement the patient care delivery model. Carries out all aspects of the job using good judgment and problem-solving skills, strong interpersonal skills, and assumes responsibility for self-development within the role and participates in continuous improvement activities. Supports the healthcare team by anticipating and responding to team requests and patient needs.