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Manages facility wound care program including standards of care and practice related to wound, ostomy, and continence patient care needs. Functions in the role of expert wound clinician, coordinator, educator, consultant, and researcher. In collaboration with the medical staff, monitors the clinical wound care of patients and provides clinical support and consultation to improve patient care and patient outcomes
Develops and implements the facility wound care program in conjunction with the national standardization process, to include patient care protocols, documentation tools, wound care formulary and WCC referral criteria.
Models excellence in nursing practice through the utilization of advanced wound care concepts in the areas of assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of perceived, actual or potential problems that occur in a variety of patient populations.
Establishes standards of care, competencies, policies and procedures in quality, cost efficient and effective wound care for all clinical staff.
Critically analyzes current wound care research methods and results for utilization in the expansion and improvement of LTAC patient care and patient outcomes.
Collaborates with the multidisciplinary team using evidence based practice to integrate wound care into a comprehensive plan of care for the patient/family.
Serves as a consultant to facility staff and advocates with physicians; through training and support, enables clinical staff to effectively assess wounds, recommend appropriate protocols, and initiate plans of care.
Education: Degree from an accredited program leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse. Masters Degree preferred.
Licenses/Certification : Current state RN license. Professional certification WOCN, WCC or CWS, or obtain certification within 12 months of employment.
Experience : Five (5) years licensed professional nursing experience with previous wound care and management experience required.