Inpatient Wound/Ostomy Nurse Educator
- Location: Mount Vernon, WA
- Posted: Oct 17, 2018
MISSION: To improve the health of our community, serving with compassion and respect, one person at a time. VISION: Working together, Skagit Regional Health will transform healthcare by improving access, service, quality and efficiency in support of our goal of a healthier community. The Inpatient Wound Nurse Educator is a health care professional specializing in the assessment, evaluation and treatment of acute and/or chronic wounds, Ostomy management and education. Performs as a part of the patient care team and is responsible for providing quality treatment of wounds under the direction of the provider. Works effectively and cooperatively within the workplace. Provides real time or just in time training and clinical guidance as needed for Inpatient wound specialists and supports providers.
. Performs as a part of the patient care team and is responsible for providing quality treatment of wounds under the direction of the provider. Works effectively and cooperatively within the workplace. Provides real time or just in time training and clinical guidance as needed for Inpatient wound specialists and supports providers.
Essential FunctionsProvides real time or just in time training and clinical guidance as needed for Inpatient wound specialists and supports providers. Perform patient assessment and evaluation per established policy and procedure. Document assessment, treatment and other patient related information in the medical record in an accurate and timely manner. Plan, Implement and perform ongoing assessment. Assess pain and intervene appropriately. Ensure patient care is coordinated with the appropriate services. Communicate with the physician regarding patient needs, patient assessment and recommendations. Collaborate effectively with health care team to ensure patients well-being. Ensure all test results are available to the provider at the time of the visit. Follow through with treatment plans as determined by providers. Teaches patient/significant other appropriate health information in a timely manner and shares written and visual informational material. Maintain a clean, neat and safe environment for patients and staff according to policies and procedures. Ensure that supplies and equipment necessary for patient care are stored in an organized and efficient manner. Demonstrate correct and safe techniques in the use of equipment according to specific product information. Follow appropriate procedures for obtaining and returning or cleaning/disposing of equipment and supplies. Participates in economical utilization of supplies and ensures that equipment is maintained in a clean and safe manner. PATIENT SATISFACTION Assists patients, family members or other clients with concern and empathy; respects their confidentiality and privacy and communicates with them in a courteous and respectful manner. Answers and refers telephone calls or other inquires to ensure accurate and timely communications are facilitated. Identifies him/herself in a pleasant and positive manner. Takes responsibility for helping the caller and/or visitor. PROBLEM SOLVING demonstrates sound judgment by taking appropriate actions regarding questionable findings or concerns. Investigates and follows through on unusual orders or requests for service or information. Follows proper reporting procedures for actual or potential accidents and/or incidents so follow up and/or prevention can occur. Records/reports the need for service maintenance or repair of equipment and removes any faulty equipment from service .Maintain current knowledge of trends and products in advanced wound/Ostomy care .Demonstrate advanced knowledge of diagnostic data related to wound care. Identify and act appropriately in code situations. Complete all mandatory learning requirements in a timely manner. Maintain current licensure and/or certification as required. Attend and actively participate in all department, team and/or committee meetings. Comply with all Skagit Regional Health, department and location specific policies and procedures. Perform other duties as assigned by Supervisor or designee.
EducationBachelors degree in Nursing is preferred.
Experience/TrainingMinimum of two (2) years clinical experience in related field required. Previous wound/Ostomy care experience required.
License/CertificationCurrent WA State RN License required. Certified Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse (CWOCN) or Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse (CWON) is required. Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS required.
Other QualificationsEffective written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills required. Must be able to effectively utilize Microsoft Office and other computer applications to perform work. Well-developed problem solving and analytical skills required. Must be able to effectively prioritize workload amongst frequent interruptions with competing priorities. Working knowledge of chronic wounds, etiology and treatment using principals of advanced wound care. Working knowledge of current Ostomy care including supplies and education. Ability to coordinate work schedule with requirements of position.
Schedule: Days - Variable