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Wound Care Specialist, Sugarcreek Station (Franklin, PA)

Description

Responsibilities:

 

  • Demonstrates a basic knowledge of research, how it affects practice and who/what resources are available to assist with evidence based practice by asking questions, demonstrating interest, participating in unit-based journal clubs. Clinical practice demonstrates knowledge of how quality and innovation impacts patient satisfaction, safety, and clinical quality outcomes. Identifies opportunities for improvement on the clinical area. Collaborates with physician and care team to ensure quality resident care and is accountable for the achievement of outcomes. Actively participates in the development of residents' plan of care & treatment. Participates in SRC organizational committees and clinical practice councils and facilitates the implementation of new and revised practices, policies and programs into facility operations. Demonstrates a commitment to quality resident care and contributes to the Quality Assurance Performance Improvement program
  • Actively engages in clinical development and/or RN residency program for new hires. Requests opportunities to learn safe, accountable and autonomous practice from more experienced nurses. Seeks, accepts and utilizes performance feedback from peers, preceptors and unit/department Leaders as a learning opportunity and to improve practice. Demonstrates enthusiasm for continuous learning and identifies and creates a plan for the continuation of learning and development. Identifies patient and family needs for education and provides basic education to support the episode of care. Seeks professional development and involvement through membership in a professional nursing organization and/or reading professional literature on a regular basis.
  • Develops and implements facility skin and wound care program to include resident care protocols, standards of care, competencies, policies and procedures, documentation tools, communication processes for changes in skin conditions. In collaboration with facility clinical leadership, identifies the learning needs of nursing staff and provides training and support, for clinical staff to effectively assess wounds, recommend appropriate protocols, and advocate with physicians. Provide basic wound care training, orientation, and ongoing in services to all nursing staff. Serves as a professional role model, clinical expert, and coordinator; makes recommendations to physicians for changes in wound care in accordance with current evidence-based research and practices. Monitors resident wounds for appropriate treatment and healing progression.
  • Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and the quality of patient care. Makes recommendations for the improvement of clinical care and the health of the workplace and welcomes and participates in change initiatives. Leads by investing and building healthy relationships among colleagues and other disciplines. Shows the ability to set priorities and demonstrates an understanding of shared governance and begins participating at the unit level. Begins to serve as an engaged member of a team supporting colleagues in service to patients and families and may participate in task forces or other initiatives.
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all members of the health care team. Begins to demonstrate awareness of cultural diversity, horizontal violence and impairment in the health professions. Cares for patients and self by supporting safety in the workplace.
  • Applies basic nursing knowledge and skills within the framework of Relationship Based Care, using the nursing process to meet the clinical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of the patient and family. Communicates effectively, both verbally and in documentation. Demonstrates critical thinking in the identification of clinical, social, safety, spiritual issues within the episode of care. Learns to incorporate national professional organization as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction. Formulates a plan of care and daily goals that consider individual patient needs. Demonstrates initiative and seeks formal and informal opportunities to improve clinical practice. Seeks guidance and asks questions to continuously improve nursing practice. Creates a caring and compassionate patient-focused experience by building healing relationships with patient, families and colleagues. Identifies ethical situations within patient care or within the workplace and seeks assistance. Professionally accepts assignments that gradually increase patient load and complexity.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.

 

Qualifications

Minimum of 2 years nursing experience

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Wound Care Certification preferredCPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire.

Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse license or eligible for State Board Licensure. UPMC accepted national Wound and Ostomy certification 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
  • OAPSA

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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