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Wound Care Specialist (PART-TIME) UPMC Mercy

Description

UPMC Mercy is Western Pennsylvania’s only hospital with a combined Level I Regional Resource Trauma Center and Comprehensive Burn Center under one roof. UPMC Mercy is also the home of our Rehabilitation Institute, which is one of the of the leading rehabilitation programs in the United States as well as a dedicated Comprehensive Stroke Center as accredited by the Joint and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

 

We are currently hiring a part-time Wound Care Specialist! 

 

This is a primarily Monday through Friday daylight position, and start times vary according to clinical needs. This position will be cross-trained to other units within scope of practice. 

 

The Wound Care Specialist is a Registered Nurse and a member of the care delivery team responsible for providing quality care according to the standard of care for patients with ostomies, incontinence, wounds, fistulas and skin care. The Wound Care Specialist has responsibility, authority and accountability for the provision of WOC nursing care to applicable patients. As a Wound Care Specialist, you will provide clinical support and direction to staff nurses and other members of the Health Care Team on applicable patients as well as manage and provide specialized nursing care for patients and their families through the application of independent judgment, communication and coordination with all team members. The Wound Care Specialist encompasses leadership, partnership, and collaboration with other members of the Healthcare Team. You will establish and maintain 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 Specialist demonstrates a commitment to the community and to the nursing profession. Join our team today!

 

Responsibilities:

  • 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 work

  • Creates a caring and compassionate patient focused experience by building healing relationships with patient and their families as well colleagues.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Participates in continuous learning within the specialty

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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 team

  • 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.

  • Participates in continuous learning within the specialty

  • 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.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 2 years nursing experience

  • Wound care experience strongly preferred

  • Wound Care Certified (WCC) strongly preferred or willingness to train to become WCC within 2 years of hire date.

  • BSN preferred.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse license or eligible for State Board Licensure.

  • Certification in Wound Care 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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Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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