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Registered Nurse - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dental Medicine
Tufts University

Date Posted Feb. 28, 2022
Title Registered Nurse - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dental Medicine
University Tufts University
Boston, MA, United States
Department Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dental Medicine
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Dental Hygiene/Dental Assisting
    Nursing - Clinical (all categories)
    Nursing - General


The OMFS department provides a broad academic and extensive clinical experience in diagnosing and managing oral and maxillofacial surgical problems for the pre and post-doctoral programs. The department provides total administrative and clinical support for all faculty, residents and dental students at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.


What You'll Do

The Registered Nurse is responsible for the training of clinical policies and procedures for all faculty, residents, dental students and dental assistants in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The RN will be required to keep informed of all current medication update/changes, and inform faculty, residents and dental students. In addition, the RN is responsible for the education and monitoring of pre-doctoral students on the oral surgery clinical rotations and assist in facilitating the smooth operation of the clinic. The RN will monitor all controlled substances utilized in the School of Dental Medicine. He/she will provide operating room assistance with patients who receive general anesthesia and IV sedation for their surgical procedures provide post-operative care and instructions to patient/family recovering from surgical procedures. The RN oversees weekly and performs daily lock inspections of all emergency carts and defibrillators, performs daily inspections of all instrumentation, materials and special equipment required within the surgical operating rooms. The RN maintains clinic statistics and logs of medications dispensed, dispenses medications required for surgical procedures and checks medications/supplies weekly for expiration dates and assures compliance.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • 3-5 Years medical/surgical.
  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • MA RN License.
  • Knowledge of Word and Excel, or patient care software.
  • Knowledge and understanding of infectious diseases, cross-contamination and sterility.
  • Requires experience with conscious sedation and background in dealing with medical emergencies.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Anesthesia and or Operating Room experience helpful.
  • Knowledge of Axium software helpful.

Special Work Schedule Requirements:
Overtime may be required based on the need of the department. Need to rotate taking night call based on clinic needs and available staff. Must be flexible with assigned schedule to accommodate special circumstances.

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

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