This position is responsible for the provision of clinical services in support of patients with wounds and related skin breakdown at Tri City Medical Center. This RN functions as an integral member of the patient care team that performs in-depth wound assessments, evaluation of products and current plans of care. This RN consults with Physicians and experts in the field, as well as providing consultations and training to the nursing staff. The Wound Nurse guides and supports patient care staff using the Braden Scale for risk assessment, and provides appropriate instruction to staff nurses on care of patients through recommendations to Physicians with best practice interventions and products. The Wound Nurse will act as a clinical resource for all team members for wound interpretation, and maintains an expert level of skill in this area. . The individual must consistently support the mission and values of the Medical Center, and acts as a role model relative to the Medical Center’s Seven Standards of Excellence Program.
Major Position Responsibilities:
Serves as a clinical resource and consultant to physicians and nursing staff to ensure appropriate, coordinated care to individuals with wounds and wound therapy.
Safety and Infection Control Responsibilities:
Responsible to maintain a safe and clean work environment, including unit based specific safety and infection control requirements.
Must be dependable, have integrity, initiative, tact, ability to work on details, ability to learn and possess a sense of values and ethical standards.
Department specific competencies/certifications
Each new hire candidate who is offered employment must pass a physical evaluation, urine drug screen and pre-employment background checks before starting work.