Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse - Level 1 Trauma Center

    Atrium Health
    Charlotte, NC
    Part-time
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    Job Description

    Job Req ID:454901

    Position Number:00016846

    Employment Type:Part Time

    Shift:Day

    Shift Details: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., 3 days per week

    Standard Hours:24.00

    Department Name:Wound Ostomy Care Team

    Location:Carolinas Medical Center

    Location Details:Atrium Health's CMC (near Uptown, Charlotte)

    Our mission remains the same: to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing - for all. The name Atrium Health allows us to grow beyond our current walls and geographical borders to impact as many lives as possible and deliver solutions that help communities thrive. For more information, please visitatriumhealth.org/about-us.

    RNs who form a part of theWound Ostomy Continence Team work with both adult and pediatric patients across Atrium Health's CMC Main facility, a level I trauma center, and also assist with our patient ostomy clinics. We are a diverse group where each teammate brings various levels of expertise and are teamwork-driven.

    Atrium Health's Carolinas Medical Center (CMC) is the flagship hospital of Atrium Health, which is distinguished throughout the Southeastern United States for its excellent patient care and medical expertise. CMC serves as the region's only Level 1 Trauma center and is an approved transplant center for heart, kidney, pancreas and liver. We also serve as one of North Carolina's five Academic Medical Center Teaching Hospitals, providing residency training for more than 200 physicians in 15 specialties and serve as a satellite for the medical school at UNC-Chapel Hill.

    Job Summary
    Serves as the clinical resource and consultant for the acute and rehabilitative care of patients with selected disorders of the gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and integumentary systems. Provides specialty care for patients with acute and chronic wounds, standard and continent diversions, and fecal and urinary incontinence.

    Essential Functions
    • Utilizes the nursing process to assess and plan care and education for ostomy and wound care patients.
    • Assesses patient care needs and identifies interventions for treatment/prevention of skin related conditions and ostomies
    • Performs and/or assists with stomal marking preoperatively, patient/family teaching, follow-up care, and discharge planning.
    • Follows patients identified to be at moderate to high risk for skin breakdown and patients with complex wound management needs.
    • Collaborates with medical teammates to identify care measures to prevent and treat pressure ulcers and complex wounds and fistulae.
    • Works in concert with the medical staff in the use and application of clinical devices/support surfaces for prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers
    • Conducts ongoing evaluation of patients referred for WOC services to include effectiveness of interventions.
    • Develops and maintains evidence based practice guidelines for care of the ostomy and skin care patients.
    Physical Requirements
    Work requires walking, standing, sitting, lifting, reaching, stooping, bending, pushing, and pulling. Must be able to lift and support the weight of 35 pounds in handling patients, medical equipment, and supplies. Must speak English in good understandable terms. Intact sense of sight, hearing, smell, and touch. Finger dexterity. Critical thinking and ability to concentrate. Must be able to respond quickly to changes in patient and/or unit conditions. Physical Abilities Testing required. Additional department specific physical requirements may be identified for unique responsibilities within the department by the nurse leader.

    Education, Experience and Certifications
    Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing. Current RN license or temporary license as a Registered Nurse Petitioner in the state in which you work and reside or; if declaring a National License Compact (NLC) state as your primary state of residency, meet the licensure requirements in your home state; or for Non-National License Compact states, current RN license or temporary license as a Registered Nurse Petitioner required in the state where the RN works. Baccalaureate degree required, MSN preferred. Graduate of a WOCN-accredited education program preferred. Wound and Ostomy certification required within 2 years of hire. Continence certification optional. Three to five years recent, relevant direct care nursing experience required. Current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider status according to American Heart Association. Additional education, training, certifications, or experience may be required within the department by the nurse leader. Experience in wound vac changes and ostomy education strongly preferred.

    At Atrium Health, our patients, communities and teammates are at the center of everything we do. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion allows us to deliver care that is superior in quality and compassion across our network of more than 900 care locations.

    As a leading, innovative health system, we promote an environment where differences are valued and integrated into our workforce. Our culture of inclusion and cultural competence allows us to achieve our goals and deliver the best possible experience to patients and the communities we serve.

    Posting Notes:Not Applicable

    Atrium Healthis an EOE/AA Employer

    Nearest Major Market:Charlotte
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    Posting ID: 556640577Posted: 2020-05-21