Job Description

Job Title: Wound Care Professional Nurse
Job ID: 95077118
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hanover
Department: OP Wound Care Clinic
Location: 3130-a Grandview Road, Hanover PA 17331


Wound Care Nurses!
The Wound Care Professional nurse is a Registered Nurse and a member of the care delivery team. The Wound Care professional nurse is responsible to providing quality care according to the standard of care for patients with ostomies, incontinence, wounds, fistulas and skin care. The Wound Care Professional nurse has responsibility and authority and accountability for the provision of WOC nursing care to applicable patients. The Wound Care Professional nurse provides clinical support and direction to staff nurses and other members of the Health Care Team on applicable patients. The Wound Care professional nurse manages and provides specialized nursing care for patients and their families through the application of independent judgment, communication and coordination with all team members. The role of the Wound Care Professional Nurse encompasses leadership, partnership, and collaboration with other members of the Healthcare Team. The Wound Care Professional nurse establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with physicians, staff nurse, other health care providers, patients and their families to achieve desired patient outcomes throughout the continuum of care. The Wound Care Professional nurse demonstrates a commitment to the community and to the nursing profession.

  • Participates in continuous learning within the specialtyDemonstrates a passion for developing others, enthusiastically and expertly precepts students, graduate nurses and new hires.Analyzes clinical and behavioral situations, identifying learning opportunities to improve patient care practices.Regularly seeks feedback on performance and applies continuous professional improvement.Supports continuous learning in the clinical area by sharing research, materials from professional organizations, presenting on the unit, supporting journal clubs, etc.
  • Demonstrates a passion for developing self and others, enthusiastically and expertly precepts students, graduate nurses, new staff, medical students and residents.Supports continuous learning in the clinical area by sharing research, materials from professional organizations within the department and with other health care personnel.Conducts in-services and formal lectures for nursing units and other members of the Health care teamContributes to the professional development of the unit base skin care committee by participation in clinical development of the unit representatives.Identifies opportunities for clinical quality as well as workplace improvement. Applies evidence based practice aspect of professional practice.Participates in product evaluation for ostomy and skin care needs for the health system to ensure cost effective quality patient care.
  • Applies the Nursing process within the framework of Relationship Based Care to create a healing environment. Formulates goal and a plan of care for applicable patients that involves the patient as a partner and considers the individual needs of the patient in a holistic manner.Practices solid communication skills and is able to articulate and translate the patient's condition to other care providers negotiate and make recommendations for changes in patient care. Communicates the plan of care to the nursing staff, physicians, patient and family, and other members of the health care team as applicable. Documentation of patient care and plan of care is complete and promotes communication between caregivers.
  • Builds and mends relationships among colleagues within the framework of a healthy workplace.Role models keen cultural awareness including preventing and addressing horizontal violence and impairment.Maintains a conscious balance between work and personal life through prioritization and delegation of responsibilities.
  • Serves as a role model of professional nursing practice by serving as a recognized leader in clinical expertise , teacher, specialized resource nurse, and /or evidence based practice in the nursing care of patients with alterations in skin integrity, wounds, ostomies, fistulas and /or incontinence. Consistently gives appropriate feedback to all members of the healthcare team and participates in the peer review process.Promotes change that enhances the quality of patient care of applicable patients within the WOCN department and the Nursing department at largeServes on Teams and leads successful teams as a part of dailyDemonstrates highly developed clinical assessment and analytical skill within the context of Relationship Based CareActively participates in shared governance at department level and serves on or acts as a resource to hospital-wide councils
  • Demonstrates critical thinking in the identification of clinical, social, safety, psychological and spiritual issues for the patient within an episode of care. Maintains ongoing follow-up evaluation for appropriate ostomy and/or skin care patients with needs after discharge from the hospital to provide for continuity of care.Incorporates national professional organizations (NPUAP) and (WOCN) as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient quality, safety and satisfaction in daily workCreates a caring and compassionate patient focused experience by building healing relationships with patient and their families as well colleagues.


BSN preferredMinimum of 2 years nursing experience

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse license or eligible for State Board Licensure.Certification in Wound Care preferredCPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hireSpecial Skills and Abilities RequiredExemplary clinical judgment with critical thinking, analytical and problem solving abilities requiredAbility to establish and maintain positive, caring relationships with executives, managers, physician, non-physician providers.Ability to work productively and effectively within a complex environment and handle multiple and changing priorities.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $29.75 to $46.13 / hour

    Union Position: No

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