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Sr Wound Care Specialist

Description

Are you an innovative thinking who thrives on patient excellence? Do you advocate the highest quality and safety measures for your patients and their families? Are you looking for a culture that values dignity and respect and puts our patients, community, and employees are the forefront of everything we do! If yes, then join our team today! UPMC Shadyside, a Magnet designated facility, is seeking an experienced nurse to bring their skills to our team! Our Enterostomal Therapy Department is currently hiring a Flex Full-Time Sr Care Specialist. This position will primarily work daylight hours.

 

Responsibilities:

  • 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. Demonstrates critical thinking in the identification of clinical, social, safety, psychological and spiritual issues for the patient within an episode of care.
  • 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.
  • Conducts stoma site marking according to the accepted standards of stoma marking to ensure proper placement of an abdominal stoma under the direction of a WOC nurse. 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 work Creates a caring and compassionate patient focused experience by building healing relationships with patient and their families as well colleagues.
  • Participates in continuous learning within the specialty Participates in system wide WOCN meetings and dissemination of information Demonstrates 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 team Participates in policy review and updates as needed. Contributes 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.
  • 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 large Serves on Teams and leads successful teams as a part of daily Demonstrates highly developed clinical assessment and analytical skill within the context of Relationship Based Care Actively participates in shared governance at department level and serves on or acts as a resource to hospital-wide councils
  • 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 teamParticipates in policy review and updates as needed.Contributes 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.
  • 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.
  • Participates in continuous learning within the specialtyParticipates in system wide WOCN meetings and dissemination of informationDemonstrates 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
  • 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
  • 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.Demonstrates critical thinking in the identification of clinical, social, safety, psychological and spiritual issues for the patient within an episode of care.
  • Conducts stoma site marking according to the accepted standards of stoma marking to ensure proper placement of an abdominal stoma under the direction of a WOC nurse.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.

 

Qualifications

  • BSN required.
  • UPMC approved nursing certification required.
    • Certificate of attendance of a WOCN board certified WOCNEP preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years of nursing experience.
  • Annual completion of a VP approved professional contribution selected from one of the corporate nursing goals.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse license or eligible for State Board Licensure.
  • Certification in Wound Care required Certification in wound and ostomy from the WOCN preferred CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire S
  • pecial Skills and Abilities Required
  • Exemplary clinical judgment with critical thinking, analytical and problem solving abilities required
  • Ability 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.
  • Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse license or eligible for State Board Licensure.
  • Certificate of attendance of a WOCN board certified WOCNEP preferred.
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Special Skills and Abilities Required
  • Exemplary clinical judgment with critical thinking, analytical and problem solving abilities required
  • Ability 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 34

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