Wound Ostomy Care Clinical Nurse
Holy Cross Hospital

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Posted in Medical and Nursing


Job Info


Employment Type:
Full time
Shift:
Day Shift

Description:

  • 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
  • Previous educator, leadership/preceptor experience strongly preferred
  • 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

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