Wound Care Nurse - Sonoma

American Advanced Management, Inc Sebastopol , CA 95472

Posted 2 months ago

Our mission is to provide all of our patients with the highest quality long term acute care and transitional care given in the state of California. We are committed to upholding a culture of shared values that provide dignity, growth, and value to our patients, employees and physicians.

We believe our hospital will provide a variety of quality services that will not only be an asset to the community but a distinct benefit to the surrounding acute hospitals.

It is our vision to become world recognized for our outstanding specialty and long term acute services accomplished through quality, innovation and leadership.

The Long Term Acute Care (LTCH) Division of Sonoma Specialty Hospital is designed to provide care of medically complex patients who have experienced catastrophic illness and/or multi-system failure and are in need of intense rehabilitation services and an extended stay in an acute care setting. These patients usually come directly from a Short Term Acute Care Hospital (STCH) and are in need of vent weaning and acute rehabilitation services for a longer period of time to recover and return to their optimal level of health. The average length of stay (ALOS) of these patients is a range of 25-35 days which is a longer than average stay at a Short Term Acute Care Hospital. Care for these types of patients is provided by RNs, Respiratory Therapists, Wound Care Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Speech Therapists. Also a collaborative team of specialty physicians, psychologists, dieticians, and social workers will focus on an individualized goal for each patient to recover and reach their independence and optimum level of health.is a missing piece in the continuum of care within the health care system.

Job Summary:

The Wound Care Nurse is responsible for assessing, planning and implementing the care necessary to prevent and treat pressure related skin injuries for all patients. The RN provides specialized nursing care for the patients with ostomies, wounds or incontinence.

Education, Training and Licenses Required:

  • Current California RN license, and BLS required.

  • A graduate from an accredited Wound, Ostomy, Continence (WOC) Nursing Education Program within six months of employment.

  • Board Certified WOC Nurse or Certified Wound Specialist preferred

  • All licenses and certifications must remain current and active during employment.

Experience Required:

  • Three years' experience as a RN in a healthcare setting.

  • Nursing experience in clinical areas requiring wound management

  • Informal teaching experience preferred.

Duties:

  • Responsible for planning, implementation, evaluation of wound prevention and care, ostomy and continence.

  • Manages outcomes for patients

  • Functions as a consultant to RNs and Physicians

  • Provides direct patient care and education to complex wound care patients.

  • Collaborates with multidisciplinary teams to assess patient needs for nursing care, patient/family education and other services.

  • Coaches and assists team members to ensure optimum wound patient care and efficient use of resources

  • Provides staff development related to wound prevention.

  • Product recommendations in area of expertise

  • Maintains records and statistics reflecting role performance

  • Provides formal in-services quarterly and as needed to ensure current knowledge and competence

  • Develops and revises policies, procedures and guidelines related to wound care.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required:

  • Initiative in organizing work and completing assignments.

  • Cooperates with staff to maintain well organized department.

  • Professional decorum at all times.

  • Willing to accept direction from supervisor.

  • Maintains tactful and cheerful relationship with patients, visitors, and staff.

  • Must speak, read, write, and comprehend English.

  • Must respect patient confidentiality.

  • Math knowledge including basic algebra and ability to adjust drug dosages.

  • Participates in in-service education programs.

Equipment Knowledge Required:

  • Ability to learn function of machines utilized in patient care, various traction equipment and drainage tubes.

  • Ability to assist MD/RN with procedures.

  • Competency with the electronic documentation system must be obtained within 30 days of hire with full proficiency by 90 days of hire.

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