Department: Wound Care Clinic
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.
- 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
Bonner General Health
Established in 1949, Bonner General Health (BGH) is a non-profit, critical access hospital, serving a community of approximately 57,000 in the scenic panhandle of Idaho. As a pillar of the community and one of the premier employers of the region, BGH has earned a reputation as the first choice for healthcare.
In addition to our 25 hospital beds, Bonner General Health offers a variety of healthcare support through our free-standing clinics and comprehensive services.
Serving our community by providing excellent healthcare close to home.
To be the best place to receive care and the best place to give care.
Compassion: Treat patients, family members, and colleagues with sensitivity and empathy.
Excellence: Deliver the best outcomes possible and highest quality service through the dedicated effort of individual team members.
Integrity: Adhere to the highest standards of professionalism, ethics, and personal responsibility.
Respect: Treat patients, family members, and colleagues with dignity.
The Inland Empire is a breathtaking region where you can enjoy skiing, hiking, camping, fishing, boating and many other recreational activities. Bonner General Health is located approximately 60 miles south of the Canadian border in the dynamic city of Sandpoint, Idaho.
Situated on the shores of scenic Lake Pend Oreille (Pond-o-ray), Sandpoint was recently judged by USA Today and Rand McNally, as the “Most Beautiful Town in the USA” and offers four seasons of outstanding recreation. Whether your preference is cultural exploration, being on the water, snow or in the mountains, you are sure to find just what your heart desires in Sandpoint.
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Employment at Bonner General Health is contingent upon successfully passing a drug screen and criminal history background check. During the interview process all applicants will be asked to sign a release that allows the organization to request information from various federal, state, and other agencies which maintain records concerning history related to criminal, civil and driving violations. Bonner General Health is a tobacco free / fragrance free workplace. All new employees will meet with Occupational Health to review health history and immunizations. The influenza vaccination will be offered during flu season. Any employee who does not receive the vaccination will be required to wear a mask for the duration of the flu season.
If you need assistance while completing the online application, please contact us at email@example.com. You may also call 208-265-1044.
All Bonner General Health job postings are paid under the 40-hour overtime Wage and Hour Law.
BGH is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Bonner General Health is an organization that participates in E-Verify. Information from each employee's I-9 will be provided to the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security, to confirm authorization to work in the United States.
Company Website: BonnerGeneral.org
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