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Wound Care Specialist (BSN)- Franklin, PA

Description

Sign-on bonus available for those who qualify

Located in Franklin, PA, Sugar Creek Station is a senior living community specializing in rehab and memory care. We are dedicated to enriching the lives of our residents by promoting health and personal independence. Join our team in serving our residents today!

Join the team that’s providing the highest quality of home health care in our communities. With state-of-the-art safety protocols and the support of an academic medical center, UPMC Senior Services has demonstrated a continued commitment to keeping both our residents and our employees safe and healthy, especially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

How UPMC invests in You

  • Starting rate of $25.54/hour with annual merit increases
  • Up to 22 days of paid time off and 7 paid holidays to do what matters most to you
  • $6,000/year in tuition assistance to advance in your career
  • Premier medical coverage for yourself and your family within one month of starting

 

Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates a passion for developing self and others. 
  • Supports continuous learning in the clinical area by sharing research, and conducting in-services and formal lectures for nursing units and other members of the health care team. 
  • 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 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.
  • 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. 
  • Creates a caring and compassionate patient-focused experience by building healing relationships with patients, 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.
  • Clinical practice demonstrates knowledge of how quality and innovation impact patient satisfaction, safety, and clinical quality outcomes.
  • Identifies opportunities for improvement in 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. 
  • Demonstrates a commitment to quality resident care and contributes to the Quality Assurance Performance Improvement program
  • 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.
  • Serves as a role model of professional nursing practice
  • 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
  • Demonstrates highly developed clinical assessment and analytical skills
  • 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 goals to improve patient quality.
  • Creates a caring and compassionate patient-focused experience by building healing relationships with patient and their families as well as colleagues.
  • 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.
  • Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

Minimum of 2 years nursing experience

BSN Required

Wound Care experience preferred



Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Wound Care Certification preferred

CPR is required within 30 days of hire.

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

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 34
  • OAPSA

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran
  • 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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