Wound Care Ostomy Specialist
City: Downers Grove
Job ID: 71581
Facility: GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL
Department / Unit: Wound Care Program
Status-FTE: Full-Time - 1
3 years Nursing experience
1 year wound and ostomy experience preferred
Graduate from an accredited school of nursing
Basic computer skills
Excellent communication and problem~solving skills.
Ability to educate and motivate
Clinical expertise in specialty area.
Good priority and time management skills
Current RN licensure in the State of Illinois
Specialty Certification preferred (i.e. wound, ostomy, and/or continence)
Able to communicate with patients and members of health care team
Ability to prioritize independently and response to multiple simultaneous requests.
Ability to travel to other Advocate facilities
Ability to work in a fast~paced environment with established time constraints and in difficult situations
Flexibility to deal with changing environment
May be exposed to hazardous materials and life threatening disease
This position will need to recognize the needs and behaviors of a variety of age groups and look for signs of normal aging, prior experience with various age groups is preferred
Evidence of this can be shown by recognizing levels of development and modifying approach and exhibiting communication skills necessary to interpret age specific responses.
Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis.
To facilitate and provide management and care of patients with select disorders of the integumentary, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary systems. To provide direct and indirect care to both at risk and those patients with complex wounds, pressure ulcers, fistulas, ostomies, drains, and continence disorders. Participates in assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of patients with wound, ostomy, and continence care needs. As a consultant, educator, and or researcher, the wound ostomy specialist plays a pivotal role in guidance of optimal wound, ostomy, and continence preventive and restorative care.
Provides assessment and direct care for prevention and management of wounds and ostomies.
Educates health care professionals, other caregivers, and patients about risk factors, prevention, and appropriate interventions and treatments.
Improve cost and quality outcomes that address wound prevention, wound management, continence and ostomy care.
Competent level qualifications include greater than 2 years wound care experience. Certified as WOCN (Wound Ostomy Certified Nurse).