The Advanced Wound Care Specialist_RN in conjunction with the Physicians and clinical manager, provides direction and coordination of wound/ostomy services to inpatients, outpatients, and their families and assures that patient education is appropriate to the developmental stage and age of the patients served. The specialist RN also provides support and education to the staff of Renown Health System involved in wound/ostomy and or lymphedema care.
Nature and Scope:
The major challenges of this position in accordance with respective professional scope of practice are:
- Coordinates the wound/ostomy/incontinence/fistulas/tubes/continent diversions.
- Establishes and maintains interdisciplinary communication and team work with all other health professionals providing care or education to the patient.
- Coordinates and gives inservices to promote current standards related to wound/ostomy/ and or lymphedema care.
- Debridement including conservative sharp, enzymatic, autolytic, ultrasonic, and mechanical
- Demonstrates the ability to apply comprehensive knowledge in the principles and techniques of current wound/ostomy/lymphedema management.
- Practices cost effective patient care.
- Complex Clinical: Counseling, urodynamics, bowel/bladder training, research/chemical cauterization, infection control consultation, topical medications, ABIs, surgilav, stoma marking site, pre-op and post-op ostomy teaching, consultation, pressure gradient support, stockings or wraps, initiates or recommends referral to appropriate resources.
- Maintains current with advancement of procedures/techniques and standards of care through professional organizations, conferences, or continuing education.
This position is challenged to diagnose and treat human responses to health problems. The incumbent is accountable for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients and families.
When possible, the family or those significant to the family, are considered part of the assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation efforts of the advanced wound care specialist. It is the incumbents’ responsibility to coordinate care between other professional disciplines as needed to comprehensively address individual patient needs.
The incumbent must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care based on physical, motor/sensory, psychosocial, and safety appropriate to neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients and meets standards of quality as measured by the department age specific competency standards.
This position does provide patient care.
The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.
Minimum Qualifications: Requirements – Required and/or Preferred
Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing and
speaking English. Appropriate education to obtain and maintain Registered Nursing licensure
in the State of Nevada.
One year of general surgical nursing experience, prior wound/ostomy care and/or minimum of two years clinical nursing experience.
Ability to obtain and maintain a State of Nevada Registered Nurse license.
Requires current BLS certification by the American Heart Association. Certification in wound, continence and/or ostomy (CWN, CWON, CWOCN, CON, CCN, COCN, CWCN, CFCN or CWS) and/or foot and nail services (CFNC) is required within 3 years of hire). CFNC required for providing foot and nail services.
Computer / Typing:
Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word and have the ability to use the computer to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.