Job details

Location: Santa Fe, NM

Salary: $30 / Hour - $48 / Hour

POSITION TYPE: Registered Nurse (RN)

SPECIALTY UNIT: Orthopedic Unit


SHIFT: Days (Rotating Weekends)

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Permanent

Job Description:

We are seeking a highly skilled, experienced Orthopedic/Spine RN who is deeply committed to patient well-being to join our growing medical team. As an orthopedic/spine nurse, you will take care of patients suffering from musculoskeletal malfunctions and diseases. 

It is your responsibility to provide the highest quality of care for patients suffering from bone fractures, arthritis, and a host of other bone and muscle-related problems, as well as those who have just had joint replacement surgeries, and people who suffer from degenerative diseases.

Our ideal Orthopedic/Spine RN candidate functions as an interactive resource in clinical nursing and professional practice. Your duties and responsibilities include help with monitoring neurovascular status, performing external fixation care, casting, and continuous motion therapy. Your ortho spine nurse role can also include helping patients with therapy and assistance for faster recuperation. Moreover, you will serve as a resource, preceptor, mentor, and leader for physicians, professional peers, and other fellow employees.


  • Work with doctors to perform treatments on patients with musculoskeletal conditions.
  • Monitor the patient’s health and general body condition and report changes and improvements to the doctor.
  • Take pain prescriptions from the doctors and administer the same to the patients.
  • Prepare a pain management schedule for patients based on doctor’s prescriptions to prevent patients from suffering from pain.
  • Monitor and quickly attend to any signs of negative reactions to drugs and allergies.
  • Educate patients on steps to take to manage pain and how to avoid post-surgical infections.
  • Manage patient’s hygiene by assisting with bedpan changes, body cleaning, and diaper changes in some cases.
  • Help injured athletes manage and treat pain and get better after injury. Sometimes, orthopedic nurses may also assist with the training of athletes that are just recovering from an injury.
  • Assist orthopedic doctors in performing their duties.
  • Perform wound dressing on patients with infections.
  • Monitor vital signs of patients.
  • Help form support groups for patients.
  • Help patients improve mobility and functionality by helping them to redesign their personal spaces and recommending gadgets and furniture that help to support the bone structure and promote healing.
  • Adheres to all hospital policies, procedures, and standards of care.
  • Observes and adheres to all corporate compliance requirements and communicates issues as they arise to the appropriate parties.

Job Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Direct Deposit
  • 401K
  • Comprehensive Health, Dental, and Vision benefits
  • Employee discount program
  • Excellent room for growth and advancement


  • Minimum of 1 year of recent experience as an RN in a clinical setting.
  • Active RN license within the State of practice.
  • Current certifications (variable depending on the facility).
  • You must have an understanding of pain and how it affects the patients.
  • Have an earnest zeal to help other people.
  • Critical thinking and logical reasoning.
  • You must be very persuasive to persuade your patients to follow instructions and change bad or unhealthy behavior.
  • Thorough knowledge of the body, organ functions, and most importantly, the musculoskeletal system.
  • You must also understand medical terms and languages and must be able to interpret doctor’s assessments and prescriptions.
  • Excellent problem-solving and take proactive decisions especially in the absence of the orthopedic doctor.
  • Superb time management skills and understanding of the concept of customer-relationship management.

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