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Certified Wound Nurse Consutant -Inpatient Wound Care - PRN (As Needed)

Company: Saint Joseph Health System
Location: Mishawaka
Posted on: September 24, 2019

Job Description:

Minimum: $29.17 - Maximum: $45.21 JOB SUMMARY The inpatient CWOCN Consultant will provide clinical oversight and coordination for inpatient would care services. Consultation, educational support and staff development activities that provide the bedside nurse with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to manage wounds will be critical to the success of this position. In addition, the wound care nurse may provide consultative and educational services to patients and their family members to assist them in the management of their individual wound care needs. Ultimate responsibility and accountability for day to day patient care will continue to rest on the individual nurse responsible for the patient, unit based resource nurses and the Nurse Manager of each unit. The CWOCN Consultant will also serve as a resource to the hospital regarding National Patient Safety Goals related to pressure ulcers. JOB DUTIES 1. Actively demonstrates the organization’s mission and core values, and conducts oneself at all times in a manner consistent with these values. 2. Knows and adheres to all laws and regulations pertaining to patient health, safety and medical information. 3. Adhere to established medical/nursing practice standards and hospital policies and procedures. 4. Provide wound care consultations and educational support to inpatients and their family regarding wound care management. 5. Works collaboratively with physicians to evaluate and recommend treatment modalities related to wound care and facilitate consultations by physicians as necessary. 6. Contribute to nursing orientation with a focus on skin assessment, documentation and prevention of pressure ulcers. 7. Provide clinical support and coordination for inpatient wound care services on a consultative basis. 8. Functions as a resource to staff for cost effective, appropriate utilization of wound care dressings, supplies, and pressure reduction specialty beds. 9. Contributes to discharge planning meetings on units managing patients with wounds. 10. Develops and provides staff training to develop wound care skills for the bedside nurses. 11. Contributes to the needs assessment and competency development related to would care for clinical staff providing direct patient care. 12. Monitors the appropriate use of specialty beds using criteria approved by the hospital. 13. Coordinates incidence and prevalence study and participate in risk management/performance improvement activities aimed at improving the incidence and severity of hospital acquired pressure ulcers. 14. Participates in the review and revision process for hospital policies and procedures relating to wound care. 15. Participates with materials management in the review selection of all specialty supplies, dressing, and materials for wound care to facilitate cost effective utilization and compliance with vendor contracts. 16. Collaborates with the clinical nurse manager of the Wound Healing Center to assure continuity of care across inpatient and outpatient service lines, to include referrals to the outpatient Wound Healing Center upon discharge. 17. Performs other duties consistent with purpose of job as directed. JOB SPECIFICATIONS AND CORE COMPETENCIES Education: Graduate of an accredited school for professional nursing with Bachelor degree in Nursing. Graduate of an accredited school of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing. Licensure: Indiana Nursing License. Certification through the WOCNCB. Experience : Minimum of two years current clinical acute care setting. Other Job Requirements: Demonstrate excellent skills in the area of interpersonal relations. This relationship includes the ability to coach other patient care personnel in the delivery of patient care. The approach to all customers must be sensitive and courteous, maintaining a professional, yet personable relationship. Be able to follow proper channels of communication anticipating and consistently handling daily routine problems while recognizing complex issues that need referral. Assigned hours within your shift, starting time, or days of work are subject to change based on departmental and/or organizational needs. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Keywords: Saint Joseph Health System, Berwyn , Certified Wound Nurse Consutant -Inpatient Wound Care - PRN (As Needed), Other , Mishawaka, Illinois

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