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RN Wound Care Specialis

Company: Ascension At Home
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: August 24, 2019

Job Description:

RN-WOCN Are you an experienced wound care RN ready to oversee the Wound Care Program of a highly reputable & stable organization? St. Vincent's Home Health is seeking a Full Time WOCN! This is a great opportunity for an experienced RN who would be based out of the Birmingham, AL office, but overseeing patients in the following coverage areas: Jefferson, Blount, St. Clair, Walker and Tuscaloosa Counties. In this exciting opportunity, you will cover the wound care services for both home health and hospice departments. Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm Highly Competitive Pay Generous PTO Accrual Medical, Dental, Vision, ST/LTD, Life, 401k Match, Tuition Reimbursement Room for Professional Growth & So Much More Responsibilities Job Summary: Primary functions include coordinating treatment to provide comprehensive wound assessments and a plan of care which includes goals, as well as implementation of treatment, evaluation, and outcomes for patients. Provides patient, family, and staff education regarding wound management, prevention of pressure ulcers, support surfaces, dressing selections, and other therapies. Serves as a resource person for physicians, wound centers, and clinical staff. Additionally, is able to perform general nursing duties for patient care. Essential Job Requirements: Ability to perform wound assessment, reassessment, and management for all patients and per policy. Knowledge of the anatomy, physiology, and disorders of the dermal systems, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary.Utilizes principles of current wound management theory when providing care to patients with acute and chronic wounds.Manages wound visit utilization and wound supply costs for the agency.Provides skilled nursing care in the patient's home as ordered by the attending physician in conjunction with the plan of care.Demonstrates knowledge and skill to develop and implement policies and procedures to manage patients with impaired skin integrity. Develops skin care programs to prevent skin breakdown of patients.Ability to revise plan of care as indicated by the patient's response to treatment and evaluate overall plan for effectiveness; provides clinical directions to the interdisciplinary team, physician, and faFormulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning; family is included in teaching as appropriate.Serves as a resource person to physicians and nursing staff. Provides in-services on wound prevention, wound care, ostomy care, and incontinence for the nursing staff.Communicates effectively to physicians, supervisors, and co-workers in a timely manner.Consults other healthcare professionals as appropriate to provide interdisciplinary approach to the patient's needs. Participates in case conferences to promote coordination of care.Attends seminars, conferences, and continuing education classes in the areas of wound prevention, wound management, and ostomies. Stays current with changes and new advances/treatment in wound care.Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized, and functions under stressful situations.Completes documentation, including patient education and supply charges, on all wound care patients into computer system in a timely manner to ensure compliance.Participates in the performance improvement plan of the agency.Promotes and maintains an agency environment that is in compliance with federal, state and local regulations.Functions within the job description and requires minimal supervision by the nursing clinical manager.Reports to assignments promptly, as scheduled, and without absences. Appearance is consistently professional and neat. Complies with agency policies set forth in the Code of Conduct and Employee Handbook. Performs other duties as assigned by the agency management staff. Qualifications Job Qualifications: Education: Registered Nurse in the State of Alabama and a graduate of an approved school of professional nursing. Meets all federal and state standards of education and/or licensure to practice as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Registered Wound Nurse. Certified Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurse (CWOCN) or Wound Care Certified Nurse (WCC) required. Licensure: Current Registered Nursing license in the State of Alabama. Experience: Two years' experience as a Registered Nurse in a clinical care or home care setting preferred. Skills: Minimum of two years' experience in medical/surgical rehabilitation nursing. Certified Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurse (CWOCN) or Wound Care Certified Nurse (WCC) required. Must be well motivated, organized and able to prioritize multiple tasks. Must be able to interact effectively with a wide variety of people. Excellent communication skills. Able to serve as an example to other employees. Nursing skills as defined as generally accepted standards of practice. Good interpersonal and organizational skills. Computer skills required. Transportation: Reliable transportation. Internal ID: 2019-17888PandoLogic.Category: Healthcare, Keywords: Wound Care Nurse

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