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Wound Care Ostomy Specialist

City: Downers Grove Job ID: 71581 Facility: GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL Department / Unit: Wound Care Program Status-FTE: Full-Time - 1 Shift: Day


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)

CPR Certification
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).

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