RN Inpatient Wound Care Liaison (2765)

  • American Medical Technologies/RestorixHealth
  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Jul 02, 2022
Full time CNS - Wound Care RN - Registered Nurse Wound Care Wound Care Specialist Wound Care / Infection Prevention

Job Description

The Inpatient Wound Care Liaison is responsible for providing treatment and recommendations for the management of disorders affecting the gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and integumentary (digestive, urinary, skin) systems. This involves treatment of ostomies, stomas, acute and chronic wounds and urinary and fecal incontinence. Serves as a clinical resource to staff on issues pertaining to patients with wounds, pressure ulcers, ostomies, fistulas and incontinence. Establishes and maintains practice standards and provides ongoing staff education. Uses the nursing process to plan, implement, direct, and evaluate patient care to achieve optimal patient outcomes; works collaboratively with all other disciplines on assigned unit.
 

 What We Offer:

  • Monday – Friday schedule, no weekends
  • Comprehensive benefits package (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, 401k)
  • Generous paid time off
  • Internal ongoing educational opportunities
  • Career Pathways to Wound Care and Hyperbaric Certification
  • Competitive compensation
  • Great work/life balance

Detailed Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a resource person for WOC patient care practices.
  • Provide direct patient care to patients undergoing ostomy surgery, patients with established ostomies, and patients with skin/wound problems.
  • Implement preventative actions to reduce incidences of pressure ulcers and vascular ulcers.
  • Provide instructions on proper wound dressing and care.
  • Educate the patient, patient’s family, and other support persons on ulcer prevention and treatment.
  • Works collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team to provide a comprehensive plan of care.
  • Design pouch systems for draining wounds and fistulae. Review and modify pouch system problems.
  • Provide comprehensive wound management, including reducing causative factors, controlling odor, assessing nutritional needs, and providing and applying topical therapies.
  • Provide education and support for individuals who undergo surgery for colostomies, ileostomies, or urostomies.
  • Take actions to prevent and address peristomal skin complications.
  • Select and recommend collection devices/undergarments.
  • Maintain data and reports and requested.
  • Participate in quality improvement.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skill necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served.
  • Lead prevalence study.
  • Develop practice standards for managing patients with wound ostomy and incontinence care needs.
  • Monitor patient outcomes on an ongoing basis.
  • Create education programs specific to wound ostomy continence patient care in collaboration with the clinical education team.
  • Provide education programs to staff.
  • Ensure safe care to patients, staff and visitors; adheres to all Restorix and Memorial Hermann policies, procedures, and standards within budgetary specifications including time management, supply management, productivity and quality of service.
  • Promote individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education and skills competency; supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization; serves as preceptor, mentor and resource to less experienced staff.
  • Work closely with outpatient wound care clinic and post-acute providers to ensure quality continuum of care for discharging patients.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Education and Licensure:

·       Must have and maintain a valid BLS certification from the American Heart Association.

·       Valid state nursing licensed required.

·       BSN degree and completion of an accredited Wound Ostomy Continence ET Nurse Program (CWOCN) required.

·       Current CWOCN certification required.

·       3 years of experience providing direct patient care to patients undergoing ostomies surgery, patients with established ostomies, and patient with skin/wound problems preferred.

Physical Requirements:

·       Must have full range of body motion.

·       Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.

·       Vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision and color vision.

·       Must be able to speak and hear clearly.

·       Must have the ability to stand, sit, walk, bend, lean, and squat for long periods of time without hindrance.

·       Must be able to maintain dexterity when pulling, pushing, and gripping emergency carts and stretchers.

·       Must be physically able to perform CPR.

·       Must perform all physical job duties accurately in a fast-paced environment with frequent interruption.

 At RestorixHealth, we grow talent. When you join our team, you have the opportunity to develop your career based on your strengths and potential, including the possibility to move functionally, geographically, laterally and vertically. This is a career destination for engaged, caring, passionate and talented people who want to make a difference. We are the leader in the development and management of comprehensive wound healing and Amputation Prevention Center facilities.

RestorixHealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status or marital status.

Education Level

BSN

Experience (years)

3