• Nurse Consultant Wound Care

    Job ID 2018-30025
    Area of Interest
    Nursing & Related-Non Contract
    Location Name
    Hospital Main Campus
    FTE/Hours per pay period
    1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
    Work Status
    Regular
    Department
    Wound Care
    Shift
    Day Shift
  • Overview

    The Wound Care Consultant coordinates treatment to provide comprehensive wound assessments and plan of care including goals, implementation, evaluation of outcomes for patients experiencing complex wound care needs.

    The Wound Care Consultant duties include:

    • Holds an advance certificate from a recognized program wound care management.
    • Develops and implements a wound care program to include evidenced-based patient care protocols, documentation tools, wound care formulary, wound care referral criteria, and standard wound care supplies.
    • Develops and oversees a wound care quality program and has a matrixed reporting structure to Nursing director of  Quality and Safety
    • Collaborates with clinical staff, physicians, and other members of the care team to provide the patient with the highest quality and most appropriate wound care.
    • Provides patient, family and staff education regarding prevention of pressure ulcers and therapeutic support services, dressing selection and adjunctive therapy.
    • Trains and manages the Wound Care team members to include orientation, competency validation and in-service training
    • Oversees wound care program staffing to provide 5 days per week coverage

    Requirements

    Required Education/Experience:
    - Registered Nurse.
    - BSN or equivalent work experience.

    - Certification in Wound Care
    - Clinical background working with children with special health care needs.
    - Experience and understanding of community resources and pediatric tertiary care centers.

    Required Credentials:
    - Current Washington State nursing license.
    - At time of hire: Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers is required for all positions. Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) will be accepted in lieu of BLS for Healthcare Providers.
    - As a condition of employment: Current BLS for Health Care Providers is to be maintained at all times by all nurses. Note: current PALS and/or PEARS will be accepted in lieu of BLS, and must be maintained as current at all times. Employees are responsible for any costs (including time away from work) associated with obtaining PALS or PEARS certification if it is not a requirement of the position. (ACLS will not be accepted as a substitute to the requirements listed above.)


    Preferred:
    - Experience (2 years) as a wound care RN

    - Master’s Degree in Nursing Administration 
    - Education and training experience.

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