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RN Inpatient Wound Care - PRN-

Company: St. Elizabeth Healthcare
Location: Cincinnati
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

Job DescriptionPRN, 1st shift, 16 hours bi-weeklyDemonstrate respect, dignity, kindness and empathy in each encounter with all patients, families, visitors and other employees regardless of cultural background. Responsible for providing consultation and coordination of the care of patients requiring wound care assessment, management and treatment (Involves skin, wounds, ostomies, pressure sores, incontinence and other wound care arenas). Collaborates with nursing staff, medical staff and other health care providers in establishing and executing policies, procedures, and standards of care for wound care management patients. SECTION II - KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE - Include Desirable SectionList the minimum knowledge and skills required to begin working in this position and the additional knowledge and skills that are desirable, but not essential. MINIMUMDESIRABLEEducation, Credentials, Licenses: Graduate from an accredited school of nursing. Licensed to practice nursing in the state of Kentucky. BSN or currently enrolled in BSN program. Meets contact hour requirements for licensure, including all state-required courses.MSN; Certification as a wound, ostomy, continence nurse (WOCN).Specialized Knowledge: Basic knowledge in current skin, ostomy and wound care practices. Understanding of the organizational structures of the hospital, its policies and practices. Able to be self directed and highly motivated.Graduate of Enterostomal Nursing Education Program. Certification as Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse. Advanced knowledge and experience in skin, ostomy and wound therapy and practices. Ability to interface wound care management into daily practices by staff.Kind and Length of Experience: Minimum requirements of 3 years current clinical experience in an acute care facility. Prior experience in skin, ostomy and would care clinical practice/management.Current experience as a wound care nurse or enterostomal therapist.SECTION III - MAJOR ACTIVITIES AND END RESULTSList, in brief statements, the major activities and end results for which this position is accountable. Most positions will have between five and eight major activities/end results. Describe the position so that someone unfamiliar with your position will understand what is done, and why it is done. Weigh each major activity/end result based on its importance relative to the total job (i.e.: 10%, 20%, 45%). Job DutiesInsert "*" to classify Essential Function% of Time (must total 100%)1Provides patients, families and staff with the knowledge and skills for the care and management of patients ostomies, wounds, incontinence, pressure sores and other skin related issues.252Serves as an educator, resource person and role model in the formulation and follow through of the patient's plan of care as it relates to skin management issue and ostomy care.153Consults with nursing and medical staff as requested/needed to evaluate, develop and recommend a management program for the skin impaired patient to achieve the most positive outcomes.104Conducts upon request pre-operative assessment(s) for stoma site selection and counseling for patients scheduled for ostomy surgery.105Provides input to the Wound Care Manager re: revisions of current hospital policies, procedures, and standards based on best practices and current clinical research and practice.106Provides in collaboration with the Wound Care Manager in-service education programs related to skin care management and ostomy care to staff as requested/needed.107Assists physicians and nursing staff in coordinating care of patients during their acute hospital phase, and on an outpatient basis.58Consults with Home Care on patients with skin care/wound/ostomy problems and issues. Makes home care visits as needed.59Assists the hospital with the financial aspects of skin management by reviewing, tracking and follow through on products, specialty beds/equipment and invoice tracking in consultation and collaboration with the Wound Care Manager.510Performs other duties as assigned.5TOTAL:100NOTE: Remove blank rows and use mouse to right-click on total amount above. Click "update field" from list for auto-sum-The associate shall follow the applicable safety steps required to perform their duties to ensure safety for themselves and their patients, and be in compliance with Medical Center, State, and Federal safety standards. Examples of such steps may include: performing proper safety procedures and precautions; reporting safety concerns and incidents; using correct lifting techniques and disposing of sharps and infectious waste properly.For Clinical and related positions - The associate must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on their assigned unit. The associate must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span focused on the assessment, treatment and care of the newborn, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients. Required: Employee must successfully complete an orientation process that identifies skills needed to practice in their position and in their job assignment. Skill requirements must be met and maintained to ensure employee competency. This is achieved through an annual review of those particular skills and a work improvement plan for any non-compliant area.SECTION IV - PROBLEM SOLVINGBriefly describe two or three typical problems this position must resolve to achieve the end results listed in Section III. 1. Responsible for a case management approach in handling patients with skin management and ostomy needs who have an altered body image.2. Communicates patients' needs clearly, concisely and in a non-threatening way so as not to infringe on physician/nursing staffs roles with patients/families.3. Demonstrates flexibility in meeting the unpredictable needs of patients/families/nurses/physicians during a given day and for an organization that functions 24 hours/day and seven days/week.SECTION V - SCOPE OF POSITION1Who (by title) does this position report to? Wound Care Manager* Indicate type of supervision provided (Direct or Indirect?)Direct2Who (by title) reports directly to this position?N/A* Indicate type of supervision provided (Direct or Indirect?)N/A3Total number of FTE's reporting to this position:N/A4Annual operating budget (if applicable):N/A5Other dollar measures of accountability?Appropriate utilization of supplies, equipment and specialty beds. SECTION VI - WORKING CONDITIONSDescribe unusual working conditions such as physical effort, exposure to environmental conditions and exposure to hazards. Position requires non-traditional working hours/day and flexibility which includes such activities as walking, bending, stooping, standing, lifting and pulling in areas with varying degrees of weight. Should be able to sit for period of timeswhile engaged in office tasks and meetings. Position requires travel in own car to North, South, Grant County and home care visits as needed.Safety precautions provide for the potential exposure to such elements/agents as blood/body fluids as well as toxic and hazardous waste/materials. SECTION VII - ADVANCEMENT TO NEXT POSITIONIdentify the most likely future position(s) of advancement. This position(s) may be a higher level or equivalent level job within or outside the department. Advancement criteria, such as required technical knowledge (skills, education, experience), managerial capabilities, and problem solving skills should also be noted. Next Likely Position(s):Wound Care ManagerAdvancement Criteria:Meets or exceeds performance standardsVacant positionMeet or exceed minimum qualifications for next levelBSN with graduation from an accredited Enterostomal Therapy Nursing Program andCertification as a Wound, Ostomy, & Continence Nurse. Minimum of 3 years experience asOstomy/Wound/Continence Care Nurse.SECTION VIII - GENERALDescribe anything else which is important to this position, such as unique aspects which make it different from similar positions. This individual must be able to listen effectively, problem solve independently and collaboratively communicate clearly and concisely at a level that can be understood by individuals at all educational levels. Must be a self-starter, very motivated, able to meet deadlines and goals as established, and to prioritize workload. Must demonstrate this ability to maintain all aspects of patient personnel, and institutional confidentiality. Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be able to work well with patients/families/physicians/ nursing staff and other health care members.

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