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WOC RN Nurse

2131 South 17Th Street
Wilmington, NC
Job ID: 9892
Date Posted: Aug 16, 2022

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Job Description

Description

About NHRMC

NHRMC, established in 1967 in Wilmington, NC, is recognized as a preeminent healthcare organization focused on leading our community to outstanding health. We have an 855 bed network of hospitals and multi-specialty physician group practices with more than 200 physicians. With a network of primary, specialty, neighborhood clinics and regional medical centers; you will find our culture is the very definition of best in practice. Join us and find out how many ways NHRMC offers you the chance to focus on what really matters - our patients and community.

About the Job

Location: New Hanover Regional Medical Center

Department: Patient Safety

Full Time Equivalent: FTE: 1.000000

Work Type: 64 to 80 Hours Pay Period

Work Schedule: 8HR DAY - Most of shift between 8A-4:30P

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: Yes

What You'll Do

Summary:

The Wound Care Specialist Nurse is responsible for achieving standards of care, collaborating with physicians, managers, clinical coordinators and other team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate individualized patient care in accordance with the current policies and procedures. Responsible for ongoing quality, productivity and efficiency in Wound Ostomy Services.


Responsibilities:

• Leadership: Provide coordination for wound/ostomy/continence program, services, resources and standards. Assure completion of required credentialing/skills validation and competency testing. Assure national WOCN standards of care are implemented. Demonstrate advanced practice skills with expertise in clinical decision making and independently incorporating concepts of standards in wound/ostomy/continence. Attend training and seminars to maintain clinical expertise. Serve as a resource for nurses, physicians and other health care professionals. Support Shared Governance Model. • Develop Staff: Delegate management of processes to staff. Facilitate decision=making within work environment. Develop and provide formal and informal education programs to assist nursing staff to meet performance expectations and standards of practice. • Quality Improvement: Assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient plans of care and on the best science, best service and best cost. Improve the outcomes of patients with wounds, ostomy and special skin care needs. Identify opportunities to improve core processes based on input from staff and customers. • Manage Resources: Monitor bed therapy utilization, wound vac utilization, ostomy products, wound care supplies, clinic supplies, etc. Identify opportunities to enhance efficiency in bed therapy program. Participate in decision making regarding contract negotiation, capital expenditures and supplies related to bed therapy and wound/ostomy/continence care. Design, implement, and evaluate cast effective quality and regulatory initiatives. • Patient Care & Education Counseling: Provide education to the patient/significant others, health care providers and community at large related to disease management, prevention and episodic care. Document patient understanding/ outcomes of education provided. Provide feedback on effectiveness of the patient education. Monitor outcomes of patient/health education. Provide direct patient care for patients with complex and/or special needs related to wound/ostomy/continence. • Promote Health & Wellness: Provide overall coordination for wound/ostomy/continence education, information and training. Implement the education process to meet identified learning needs. Design, maintain and evaluate education programs/resources to facilitate management of wound/ostomy patient populations. Participate in community activities to promote a health and wellness focus. Provide expert content knowledge in field of wound/ostomy/continence programs. Coordinate availability of current educational resources. Serve as link to community resources. • Consultation: Participate in interdisciplinary planning of care. Works with strategic sourcing managers to determine appropriate wound and ostomy supplies with contracting limitations. Support staff in the management of complex patient teaching/care for wound/ostomy/continence patients. • Physical Duties: Walking and flexibility with positioning such as frequent squatting, bending, pushing and pulling is common and required. Many patients are around 300 lbs. and a few from 500-600lbs. • Human Experience: Show courage through creating and sharing innovative ideas to improve the experience for both patients and peers. Round on patients to create meaningful connections and keep patients informed of visit details (delays/wait times). Model the experience principles through consistently engaging in Always Event behaviors and viewing feedback through the patient lens. Recognize and value the unique differences and similarities in both our team members and patients to create an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated. Explain all processes to patients in plain language and utilize teach back to ensure understanding. Know and model the mission, vision and values, and how they relate to role-specific responsibilities. Model our people credo through a passion to care for each other, our patients and our communities.

Position Requirements

Credentials:
Essential:
* Registered Nurse
* Certified Wound Care Nurse

Education:
Essential:
* Bachelors Degree

Other information:

Education: 4 Year / Bachelors Degree - BS or BSN required.

Experience: Required: Three years in clinical nursing. 

Licensure/Certification: Required: Current RN licensure in appropriate state. 

Wound/Ostomy Certification is required. Completion of - Wound/Ostomy Course provided by accredited program. This must be completed within 2 years of hire and certification should be achieved within within 6 months to 1 year after program is complete

Demonstrates standards of performance (ownership, teamwork, communication, compassion) that support patient satisfaction and principles of service excellence. 

Performs other duties as assigned. 

Individual will possess commensurate combination of education, experience and qualifications. 

Other Information

This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications which may be required of the employee assigned to the position. Depending on the location of the job, duties may vary. Receipt of the job description does not imply nor create a promise of employment, nor an employment contract of any kind; my employment with the Company is at will.

Consider a career at NHRMC and become part of this award winning team!

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