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Wound Care RN (WOCN), PRN, Days, MedStar Union Memorial Hosp

Location: Baltimore
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Coordinates the efforts of the health care team in Enterostomal Therapy. Initiates plan of care, changing as reassessment of patient needs dictates. Provides clinical expertise and education to patients, family, staff, and physicians.

  • Valid RN license in the State of Maryland Required
  • Bachelor's degree PreferredExperience
    • 3-4 years Clinical experience in enterostomal therapy Required
    • 1-2 years 2 years precepting teaching experience RequiredLicenses and Certifications
      • WOCN (Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing) Required or
      • ET (Enterostomal Therapist) certification. RequiredKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities
        • Basic math skills.
        • Verbal and written communication skills.
        • Basic computer skills preferred.
        • Collaborates with appropriate persons, groups, or departments to define, develop, implement, and evaluate standards of practice and care.
        • Consults with staff and physicians regarding new modalities of care and ongoing care management.
        • Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
        • Coordinates efforts of the health care team for patients with selected disorders of the GI, GU and integumentary systems, such as stomas, draining wounds, fistulas/tubes, vascular ulcers, pressure ulcers, neuropathic ulcers and incontinence.
        • Evaluates supplies and equipment for clinical effectiveness and monitors appropriate utilization and cost effectiveness. Processes billing information as appropriate. Serves as primary resource regarding utilization of specialty beds.
        • Follows up on patient caseload including telephone triage.
        • Instructs patients and family members individually and in groups on selected related topics. Provides resource information for patients and families.
        • Maintains accurate records of work activities and compiles statistics.
        • Maintains ongoing knowledge of research findings and changing technology and uses this knowledge to educate staff and patients. Presents formal education programs and provides individual guidance to staff. Participates in staff orientation to specific patient care needs. Consults with and educates physicians regarding wound care issues.
        • Notifies staff of direct care interactions including education provided to patient and families and provides written documentation of the same. Provides direct patient care as required, for patients in inpatient and outpatient setting. Maintains patient privacy and confidentiality.
        • Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams.
        • Performs other duties as assigned.
        • Serves as a consultant to multidisciplinary team (staff and physicians) for assessment, planning, implementation of patient care, ongoing care management and discharge planning.

Keywords: MEDSTAR HEALTH, Baltimore , Wound Care RN (WOCN), PRN, Days, MedStar Union Memorial Hosp, Healthcare , Baltimore, Maryland

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