Utilizes clinical skills and knowledge in the assessment of clients' health status assessment of clients' health status (physiologic, psychosocial, emotional, cultural, and spiritual)
Conducts initial assessment and reassessment of patient/family's WOC needs and develops a specific plan of care to meet those needs with the bedside nurse
Provides consultation and/or assessment on patients with pressure and non-stageable pressure injuries
In consultation with the physician, assists the primary nurse in developing an appropriate plan of care for comprehensive wound management
Makes recommendations to the physician for changes to wound care orders and provides evidence-based research support as needed
Correlate assessment findings with appropriate interventions and follow-up
Performs and documents comprehensive wound care assessment upon each treatment
Uses comprehensive understanding of wound, ostomy and continence anatomy and physiology and continuum of care defined by the national WOC nursing standards
Recommends and develops protocols and clinical pathways to ensure quality WOC care, including prevention of pressure injuries
Intermittently works with medical staff, Nurse Managers, Professional Practice, nursing staff, dietitians, and case managers in multiple hospitals to facilitate and provide basic WOC care and education for inpatients
Collaborate with nursing leaders to assure integration of services.
Assist with care coordination and provide hands on care to patients as requested
Investigates all cases with adverse events related to wounds as requested
Reviews charts of patients with adverse events related to wounds and ostomy as requested
Provide education to staff and consultation for patients and their families who are undergoing ostomy surgery, and patients with pre-existing stomas who are having trouble managing their care.
Consult, assess, and plan initial nursing care plan for patient with post-operative stomas and/or altered skin integrity and provide ongoing support and evaluation
Participates in clinical outcome monitoring, follow-up, and performance improvement initiatives
Conduct quarterly pressure injury prevalence surveys with unit skin champions. Report metrics to quality, professional practice team and nursing leadership and provide ways to offer improvement
Submit data as requested by Quality Director as part of the Board report
Working knowledge of quality management and resource utilization methodologies
Computer skills in Microsoft office and be adaptable to new software programs; EPIC EMR experience is a plus
Ability to complete concise, thorough clinical documentation of patient assessments and care
Participates in evaluation of products and new technology for effectiveness and cost to ensure the most cost-effective products are used for patient care.
Promote and maintain effective communication and team building
Performs other duties as assigned
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.
Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 15 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.4 million new jobs. Healthcare occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups. This projected growth is mainly due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for healthcare services.
Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 7 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will occur for a number of reasons, including an increased emphasis on preventive care; increasing rates of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity; and demand for healthcare services from the baby-boom population, as this group leads longer and more active lives.
According to BLS, the median annual wage for healthcare practitioners and technical occupations (such as registered nurses, physicians and surgeons, and dental hygienists) was $69,870 in May 2020, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations in the economy of $41,950.
Healthcare support occupations (such as home health aides, occupational therapy assistants, and medical transcriptionists) had a median annual wage of $29,960 in May 2020, lower than the median annual wage for all occupations in the economy.
The median annual wage for registered nurses was $75,330 in May 2020.
Here are some occupations within Medical and Nursing:
Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians, Including Vascular Technologists
Dietitians and Nutritionists
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners