This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more The CLC Quality Team Skin/Wound Nurse develops standards of care and assists in the formulation and evaluation of procedures, protocols and policies related to skin/wound patient care. S/he provides guidance to staff to identify, control or eliminate etiologic factors for skin breakdown, including selection of appropriate support surface. S/he assists staff to maintain current knowledge and competence in the areas of skin, wound, and ostomy management. S/he assesses and identifies the educational needs of all levels of nursing staff regarding wounds, ostomy and continence. S/he participates in the administration of current, evidence-based education of staff, monitoring outcomes of education. S/he actively works with staff to maintain compliance with all regulatory standards. Other duties include, but not limited to: Providing follow-up for patients with skin/wound care. Instructing and demonstrating to patient and/or significant other, correct procedures in Skin/wound management and care. Initiating assessments, plan, and provide care to patient with ostomies, draining wounds, fistulas, pressure ulcers, acute and/or chronic wounds with orders/referrals from Medical Provider. Leading skin/wound care operations and program development with maintenance of records, statistics and submits reports. Monitoring and evaluating the prevalence and incidence of pressure ulcers in the Medical Center and coordinates prevalence and incidence studies. Providing specialized consultation and collaboration with physicians, licensed independent practitioners, peers, and others in the health care organization to develop, implement, and assure continuity of individualized treatment plans. Prescribing appropriate treatment consults such as wound dressings, ointments, advanced therapies, and specialty mattresses. Work Schedule: Rotating Shifts, Nights and Weekends, 0700-1530, 0730-1600,0730-1800 Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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