Nurse Practitioner - Orthopedic Surgery

Uconn Health Center Storrs , CT 06269

Posted 3 days ago

UConn Health is looking for a highly skilled Orthopedic Surgery Nurse Practitioner (APRN) with experience and a passion for patient experience.

Benefits of this position include:

  • Competitive pay structures

  • Desirable day shift with major holidays off

  • Industry leading, affordableaccess to medical, dental, vision, life and retirement benefits

  • Tuition waivers and reimbursements for self and dependents

  • Easy access to I-84, Rte 9 and surrounding Greater Hartford communities

  • Organizational culture focused on diversity and inclusion, innovation and patient experience

  • State of the art, award winning campus environment with ideal parking

At UConn Health, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in delivery of direct clinical care services involving medical therapeutics to high risk patients. This position is in Orthopedic Surgery.


This is a full time salaried position, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., with shift rotations day/evening/night and weekends, based on unit need and coverage; holidays as needed; 60 minute unpaid meal break.


  • Provides preventive and acute care in area of specialty

  • Assesses and diagnoses patient condition and develops and implements treatment plans in collaboration with designated physician

  • Administers treatments, performs physical examinations, and researches medical histories

  • Orders laboratory and diagnostic testing and interprets results

  • Prescribes, administers, and dispenses medications and other treatments

  • Provides patient/family education and counseling

  • Maintains patient health information records

  • Coordinates treatment and makes appropriate referrals to other health care providers as necessary and monitors patient's outcomes

  • Maintains safety, inflection control, and quality of care standards

  • Participates as a member of an interdisciplinary team

  • Assists in the development of policies and procedures

  • Participates in or designs changes in the system of care delivery

  • Participates in clinical research and services in various program areas through teaching and education

  • Acts as a clinical consultant/resource to peers and other health care professionals within or outside the institution

  • Performs related duties as required


  • Considerable knowledge of theory, principles, and practices of advanced nursing and therapeutic models in area of specialty

  • Knowledge of pharmacology as it relates to advanced nursing practice

  • Knowledge of different disciplines and disease states

  • Knowledge of medication and their interactions and reactions

  • Physical assessment skills

  • Counseling skills

  • Considerable interpersonal skills

  • Oral and written communication skill

  • Skill in performing specialty specific invasive procedures

  • Ability to effectively assess physical and psychosocial conditions

  • Ability to work independently

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Ability to formulate appropriate treatment plans

  • Decision making ability

  • Ability to lead others and to work cooperatively in a team environment


General Experience:

  • Graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner (APRN) program

  • Current unencumbered Nurse Practitioner (APRN) license in the State of Connecticut

  • Connecticut Controlled Substance license and DEA license


  • Incumbents in this class must possess a valid license to practice in the State of Connecticut, as well as maintain certification as a Nurse Practitioner (APRN)

  • BLS

  • ACLS


  • Inpatient orthopedic surgery APRN experience


Why UConn Health

UConn Health is a vibrant, integrated academic medical center that is entering an era of unprecedented growth in all three areas of its mission: academics, research, and clinical care. A commitment to human health and well-being has been of utmost importance to UConn Health since the founding of the University of Connecticut schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine in 1961. Based on a strong foundation of groundbreaking research, first-rate education, and quality clinical care, we have expanded our medical missions over the decades. In just over 50 years, UConn Health has evolved to encompass more research endeavors, to provide more ways to access our superior care, and to innovate both practical medicine and our methods of educating the practitioners of tomorrow.

UConn Health is an affirmative action employer, in addition to an EEO and M/F/V/PWD/PV employer.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

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