The Wound/Ostomy care nurse functions as a clinical and a professional role model for nursing staff; demonstrating accountability, performance and responsibility in clinical practice. The Wound/Ostomy care nurse oversees and, as indicated, provides education and training to the nursing staff on wound/ostomy related issues/topics. Additionally, the Wound/Ostomy Care nurse provides age-specific education to patient and family regarding wound/ostomy self-care issues. The Wound/Ostomy Care nurse provides clinical leadership and serves as a resource person to facilitate problem-solving and support decision making skills of staff and patients. The Wound/Ostomy Care nurse functions as a change agent to improve patient care and supports interdisciplinary collaboration.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job
Evaluates nursing care given to a specific patient population and provides guidance to management, staff and physicians, as indicated
Identifies needs and plans to implement educational programs as appropriate for staff, patients and the community.
Serves in a consultative role to staff, management and/or healthcare professionals within the hospital and community.
Participates in department/unit-based performance improvement programs.
Serves as a leader in development and attainment of organizational goals.
Self-directed in fostering personal expertise and future professional development.
Bachelor Degree in Nursing
Minimum three (3) years recent clinical experience in an Acute Care Hospital setting working with adult patient populations, including wound care
Windows, computer skills, proficiency in Microsoft office applications
Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
Current California RN License
BLS provider required
CWOCN or CWCN and COCN certification required.
Internal Number: SAD002861
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