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Name: Otorhinolaryngology Nurse
Description: Cares for patients with diverse medical and surgical problems relating to disorders of the ear, nose, throat, and other structures of the head, and neck
Diagnoses: Cleft palate, ear and sinus disorders, allergy, plastic and reconstructive surgery, head and neck cancer
Practice roles: Staff nurse, clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner, nurse manager, supervisor, coordinator, director, executive, nurse educator, research nurse
Characteristics: Teaching, long-term patient relationships, variety of patients and duties, teamwork
Client age group: All ages
Drawbacks: Patient grief, difficult patient contacts
Desirable skills: Teaching, communication skills (especially sign language), sensitivity to patient self-image
Education: RN with diploma, AD, or BSN
Employers: Hospital operating rooms, ambulatory surgery centers, office practices, clinics, schools, hospice and home care agencies
Associations:
Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head/Neck Nurses (offers certification)
116 Canal St., #A
New Smyrna Beach, Fl 32168
904-428-1695
Publications:
ORL-Head and Neck Nursing Newsletter
 
Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses Update
904-428-1695