Bonner General Health

RN-Wound Care Clinic-168

Location

Sandpoint, ID

Type

Per Diem

Department: Wound Care Clinic

Status: Occasional-

In order to maintain occasional status the occasional RN must:

  • be available to work a minimum of forty-eight (48) hours per month; be willing to work any shift; participate in scheduled call rotation as applicable by department; and to work a minimum of two (2) weekend shifts per month; if applicable by department
  • be available for work at least eight (8) months out of the year, and work or be on call a minimum of one (1) Hospital recognized holiday each year

Shifts: Days and hours will vary with the needs of the department

POSITION SUMMARY: The Wound Care Center Nurse is a Registered Nurse (RN) that specializes in providing preventive care and treatment for patients with different types of wounds, including diabetic, arterial, venous and pressure ulcers, surgical incisions, wound caused by injury, infection, stomas, and fistulas.  The RN assumes primary responsibility for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care for both inpatients and outpatients.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs and documents wound assessments
  • Collaborates with physician in patient’s plan of care and assists physician with wound care
  • Performs lower leg ulcer assessments: venous, arterial, and neuropathic (diabetic foot ulcer)
  • Provides individualized education on wound care for the patient and/or caregiver, utilizing appropriate resources to meet those needs and achieve positive patient outcomes
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of prevention techniques and wound care treatment
  • Collaborates effectively with multidisciplinary team
  • Assists in house wide staff wound care education
  • Provides safe and comprehensive nursing care according to state regulations, hospital policy and procedure and DNV standards
  • Establish care priorities based on patient problems; communicate with staff and new employees of patient problems/concerns/changes in condition. Notify physician promptly regarding concerns
  • Must be proficient in medication administration, including IV therapy, as evidenced by lack of medication errors. Reports medication errors
  • Monitors patients for nutritional deficiencies that could impact or impede wound healing
  • Develops and maintains a therapeutic relationship throughout the healthcare continuum for inpatients, outpatients and the community
  • Coordinates patient’s healthcare needs, assisting with referrals to other specialty clinics and community resources
  • Provides clinical expertise and resource information for other healthcare providers and other customers through inservices, material distribution and information sharing
  • Facilitates the patient and family’s right to receive quality cost-effective care
  • Participates in the development and updating of department’s wound care policies, procedures and protocols

SKILLS: Ability to read, write legibly and comprehend the written and spoken word in English; basic computer literacy; Ability to make sound judgments when given guidance and priorities; Ability to coordinate patient care services; Effective and compassionate interpersonal skills

EDUCATION: Graduate of an accredited professional nursing program

EXPERIENCE: Minimum 2 (two) years RN experience required; Minimum 2 (two) years wound care experience required

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: Current State of Idaho RN license; Current BLS; Obtains Wound Care Certification within 1 year of employment and recertification every 5 years or as indicated by national certifying organization

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Physical Demands of position are listed in job description

SUPERVISED BY: Wound Care Center Unit Nurse Manager

Company Website: BonnerGeneral.org

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