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RN Wound Care Specialist - Wound & Enterostomal

Job ID: 86918
Location: Longview, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a RN Wound Care Specialist - Wound & Enterostomal for a Full Time, 1.00 FTE, Day position. The salary range for this job opening at PeaceHealth is $46.46 – $69.68. The hiring rate is dependent upon several factors, including but not limited to education, training, work experience, terms of any applicable collective bargaining agreement, seniority, etc.

Job Summary

Provides professional nursing direct patient care for patients with wound care needs in compliance with professional practice and unit standards. Provides both education and clinical interventions that promote patient independence and self-care.

Essential Functions

  • Provide direct patient wound/skin care. Performs conservative instrumental debridement and chemical cauterization of hypertrophic granulation tissue and closed wound edges. Initiates and monitors compression therapy for patient with venous insufficiency.
  • Assess patient and develop plan of care. Documents patient care in the healthcare record according to established standards. Communicates with health care team to support case management of patients.
  • Develops, delivers, and evaluates education programs for patients, staff and community. Serves as resource to physicians, staff and community.
  • Ensures own professional effectiveness through education and professional development.
  • Product recommendation and involvement in committees and projects in area of expertise.
  • Supports the pressure ulcer prevention program. Assists in review of Pressure Ulcer Policy and Procedure, monitors specialty bed utilization.
  • Responsible for outpatient clinic services as they pertain to scheduling, treatment, billing and infection control.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree Required: Nursing. or equivalent education/and or experience.

Experience

  • Minimum of 1 year Required: experience in dedicated wound care.

Credentials

  • Required Upon Hire: Registered Nurse In state of practice.
  • Required within 1-1/2 Yrs: Certified Wound Specialist American Board of Wound Management or
  • Required within 1-1/2 Yrs: Wound Care Certified National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy or
  • Required within 1-1/2 Yrs: Certified Wound Care Nurse Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Certification Board
  • Required Upon Hire: Basic Life Support.

Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to promote positive interpersonal relationships and patient/family centered work environment. (Required)
  • Able to support and interpret medical center philosophy, policy and procedures. (Required)
  • Proficient computer skills including MS Office applications and other applicable clinical applications. (Required)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient’s needs. (Required)

Department / Location Specific Notes

St. John Medical Center: 

  • In lieu of above listed wound care certifications, may have Certified Wound Nurse (CWN), Certified Wound and Ostomy Nurse (CWON), or Certified Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurse (CWOCN) through Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB).

Working Conditions

Lifting

  • Patient handling no greater than 35 lbs. without the use of assistive equipment and/or devices (NIOSH).
  • Fine motor skills to be able to grasp and control medical equipment and perform precise procedures.
  • Push/Pull: Frequently up to 45 lbs. force (i.e., WOW, medical carts).
  • Perform hands on CPR at least 20 mins using 100-125 lbs. of force (National Assoc. of EMS Physicians and AHA) Frequency should be seldom or occasionally.
  • Ability to move around area with frequent sitting.
  • Bending/ stooping/ squatting/ reaching/ kneeling frequently.
  • Lifting (non-patient) up to 20 lbs. occasionally and 5 lbs. frequently.

Environmental Conditions

  • Exposure to biohazard, body fluids and airborne particles.
  • Must be able to complete tasks in a noisy environment.

Mental/Visual

  • Vision and hearing required within normal limits (glasses, contacts, hearing aids permitted).
  • Ability to communicate and exchange accurate information.

PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our caregivers: physical, emotional, financial, social, and spiritual. We offer caregivers a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical/dental/vision coverage; 403b retirement plan employer base and matching contributions; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buyup coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; wellness benefits, and expanded EAP and mental health program.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.

PeaceHealth requires a completed Primary Vaccine Series (e.g., 2 dose monovalent Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax series or 1 dose J&J vaccine series) or be Up to Date (receiving the most recent Pfizer/Moderna bivalent vaccine/booster) for COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. PeaceHealth has a medical and religious exemption request process for those that are unable to receive the COVID-19 primary vaccine series due to medical/religious reasons. For caregivers that will be working in Oregon there is a personal vaccine exemption form that may be requested.

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