Wound Care Specialist coordinates treatment to provide comprehensive wound assessments and plan of care including goals, implementation of treatment, evaluation and outcomes for patients throughout the organization. Provides patient, family and staff education regarding wound management, prevention of pressure ulcers, support surfaces, dressing selections and other therapies. Is a resource person for physicians, wound team, and clinical staff. Additionally is able to perform general nursing duties in all departments with adequate supervision. Participates in performance improvement plan of the organization.
This position requires a CA Registered Nurse license. The individual must have strong interpersonal skills, the ability to manage multiple priorities, be dedicated to the provision of quality patient care, and use sound judgment in decision-making. Wound experience and CPR certification required. Bachelor’s degree or five (5) years of experience in Wound Care Management is preferred. Wound Care Supervisor must possess advanced cardiac life support certification required within 6 months of hire. Certified Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurse (CWOCN) required.
Duties and Responsibilities
Implements wound care program to include patient care protocols, documentation tools and wound care formulary. Establishes standards of care, competencies, policies and procedures in quality, cost-efficient, and effective skin care wound management for all clinical staff, including: Licensed Nurses, Physical Therapist, Nursing Assistants, Dieticians, and Medical Doctors. Empowers all clinical staff to effectively assess wounds, recommend appropriate protocols, and advocates with physicians. Educates staff on protocols that preserve integrity of the skin and promote wound healing. Oversees the ulcer prevention and management program including tracking and reporting pressure ulcers. Acquisition and appropriate use of specialty beds and other pressure reduction devices, compression devices and wound vacuum systems. Identifies patient’s needs and communicates that need to the patient’s physician.
Provides basic wound care training and orientation to all new nursing and therapy staff on hire; provides ongoing in-services and training relating to skin and wound care. Works with vendors to maintain cost effective wound care formulary. Participates in performance improvement activities. Participates in marketing programs as needed.
Job Types: Part-time, Per diem
Pay: $55.00 - $60.00 per hour
Ability to commute/relocate:
Work Location: In person
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