Registered Nurse Wound Management

Job
22-118352
Facility
Columbia Regional Care Center
Type
Full-Time
Shift
Day 8 hour
Recruiter
Stephanie Wimberly
Recruiter : Email
SWimberly@Wellpath.us

Why Wellpath

Join our Wellpath family and make a difference every day by providing care to society’s most vulnerable and often overlooked individuals. Our team has the distinct honor and responsibility to show up with non-judgmental compassion to provide hope and healing to those who need it most. For those of you whose calling it is to serve others, you’ve come to the right organization. This is your moment not only to advance your career, but to join a mission that aligns with yours. We are Wellpath. We are the right people, striving to do the right thing. We will continue to create healthier communities — wherever we go, wherever we grow — one patient at a time.


 

About this role

The Registered Nurse Wound Management is responsible for evaluating, planning, and coordinating healthcare services for patients, or segments of patients suspected or proven to have an open wound requiring close monitoring. This position is expected take a proactive approach to preventing wounds and providing wound care. The Registered Nurse Wound Management interfaces with medical and nursing staff, security staff at all levels, and administrative staff as needed.

What you bring to the table

Education

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BSN preferred.

Experience

  • Minimum of (2) two years’ experience in clinical experience is preferred.
  • Prior medical/surgical or wound care experience is preferred.
  • Previous long term care experience preferred
  • Must be able to pass and maintain clearance for a Public Trust Position.
  • Must possess analytical ability to synthesize knowledge of nursing theory and practice, assessment and planning activities, technical expertise and delegation skills.

Licenses/Certifications

  • Must be able to pass and maintain clearance for a Public Trust Position if working with specific patients.
  • Must have a current, unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the state of employment or possess a multi-state compact license recognized by the state of employment to practice professional nursing and maintain a current copy of license on file at the facility at all times.
  • Maintains a current BLS certification.
  • Certification in wound care preferred.

What you will do

KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • The written plan of care will include clinical, teaching and discharge components.
  • Implements the interventions defined in the plan of care so that desired outcomes can be achieved.
  • This position will ensure appropriate patient and health education regarding wound care.
  • The position will individualize wound care interventions with consideration of patient’s age; ensure the documentation of all interventions.
  • Leads and participates in performance improvement initiatives for the unit, department and/or hospital- wide regarding wound care.
  • Aggregates and analyzes information related to nursing practice to identify trends.
  • Participates and performs in nursing peer review to evaluate quality of nursing care.
  • Practices principles of risk management, safety and infection control.
  • Intervenes in and reports directly in situations which are immediately harmful to the patient.
  • Ensures the completion of all required documentation related to incidents or situations in which an unusual event has occurred.
  • Utilizes appropriate interpersonal skills when collaborating with organizational health care team members.
  • Participates in utilization review, discharge planning and case management to ensure appropriate level of care and utilization of resources.
  • Establishes intra- and interdisciplinary collaborative relationships with all members of health care team.
  • Participates in orientation and continuing education of peers and other members of health care team.
  • Responds to changes in the work setting and in the schedule in a collaborative and flexible manner.
  • Professional practice within legal and regulatory parameters.
  • Participation in patient and healthcare committees.
  • Assesses needs of patients and delegates appropriately to team members.
  • Models professional behavior reflective of the nursing care philosophy of safe and compassionate care.
  • Ensures availability of adequate supplies and material resources to provide care for patient. 
  • Maintains annual clinical and administrative competencies for nursing care.
  • Complete HIPAA training and maintains confidentiality of patient and employee information and records.
  • Advocates for patient’s rights.
  • Understands that safe and compassionate care is the number one priority.

Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

Our investment in you

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance plan options
  • Time off & leave benefits
  • 401K
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Parental benefits

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