I'm a fairly new nurse (been practicing for a year), though I'm not completely new to the world of orthopedics. I have a B.S. degree in Kinesiology and spent 8 years working as a physical therapy aide before nursing school
. My dream job was to work in outpatient orthopedics and after 10 months of sticking it out in a SNF, I finally landed a fantastic job working for an orthopedic surgeon in his office!
I've been there for about a month now and am fitting in nicely. However, because I'm the only nurse in the office (it's a practice of 6 physicians and 3 PAs, but my physician is the only one that has a nurse....and it's a new position) and I've never really been exposed to this specific setting before, I can't help but wonder how what I do compares to other clinic ortho nurses out there.
Any other outpatient ortho RNs willing to give me an idea of what their job responsibilities entail and what a typical day is like?