Wound/Ostomy/Continence Program - Level IV
Consults across all services to meet patients’ wound and ostomy needs. Collaborates with nursing leadership in assuring standards of care for wound management, including the development of evidence-based guidelines and policies. Collaborates with other team members to identify and address causative and contributing factors to skin breakdown. Provides expert guidance and education to unit-based skin/wound teams including pressure injury prevention. Serves as a consultant to provide insight and potential solutions for complex clinical cases to improve patient care and outcomes. Provide expert resource for nursing staff and work closely with nursing unit leadership to establish unit-based wound and ostomy champions. Leads interprofessional teams to communicate, collaborate, and consult effectively; and ensure that safe, effective, efficient, timely, patient-centered, and equitable care is provided for the patient with an acute or chronic wound. On-going teaching and management of ostomies after surgery. Pre-operative marking and teaching for ostomies, primarily adults, but may include pediatric population. Collaborates with surgical teams in assuring standards of care for all ostomy patients. Develop educational programs for nurses and patients to assure standards of care for management of ostomies. Work with patients, nursing staff and Providers to manage problems/issues related to incontinence. Collaborates with Materials Management, Value Analysis, other ancillary services and nursing unit leadership teams to assure appropriate use of therapeutic pressure redistributing mattresses, equipment, and advanced wound care products. Sits on selected hospital committees as needed to represent wound and ostomy care needs, and assure technology is integrated appropriately into internal services. Participates in performance improvement and research projects as indicated. Excellent leadership, organizational, and communication skills are essential. Requirements: 3-5 years nursing experience. Certified in wound and ostomy through the WOCNCB, or WOC nursing education in process leading to certification at end of orientation.
Excellent leadership, organizational, and communication skills are essential. Requirements: 3-5 years nursing experience. Certified in wound and ostomy through the WOCNCB, or WOC nursing education in process leading to certification at end of orientation.
How To Apply
Current University of Rochester employees need only submit a resume to NursingRecruitment@urmc.rochester.edu. All other interested applicants should apply online or submit a resume to Nursing Recruitment, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 619-19, Rochester, NY 14642, or fax resume to 585.756.5882.
EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled
Location: Critical Care Nursing
Schedule: FT / Per Diem position, primarily days, primarily 8-hour shifts. Some weekend requirement.