The Wound Care and Ostomy Nurse will primarily provide clinical evaluation and the initial plan of care for inpatient wound and ostomy services and provide nursing support to the outpatient Advanced Wound Center (AWC), if needed. The individual in this role will provide consultation, educational, knowledge, skills and support of the bedside nurse to manage patients at risk for pressure injury development, as well as patients with wounds and/or ostomies and educational services to patients and their family members to assist them in the management of their individual wound care and ostomy needs. The Wound Care and Ostomy Nurse will report to the Program Director of the Advanced Wound Center (AWC), as well as maintaining a dotted line reporting structure to the Senior Director of Inpatient Services with Healogics.
The responsibility and accountability for day to day patient care will continue to rest with the individual nurse responsible for the patient, unit-based resource nurses and the Nurse Manager of each unit. The Wound Care Nurse will also serve as a resource to the hospital regarding:
• National Patient Safety Goals related to pressure-injuries.
• Cost effective, appropriate utilization of wound care dressings, supplies, ostomy supplies and pressure redistribution surfaces.
1. Ability to meet minimum hospital hiring standards.
2. Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
3. Wound care and acute care experience preferred (at least one year)
4. WA RN
6. Case management and discharge planning experience are preferred
7. Wound and Ostomy Certification preferred or as required by state (AAWM or WOCN certifying bodies preferred).