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RN - Wound care/ enterostomal

Company: Universal Health Services, Inc.
Location: Enid
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:


The Wound Care Nurse assesses patient care needs and facilitates interventions for patient care, treatment and education related to enterostomal therapy/skin care issues. Serves as a consultant to nursing, medical and interdisciplinary health team members in the area of enterostomal therapy.

  • Provide consultative and direct clinical services to persons with fecal and urinary diversions, wound management problems, pressure and vascular ulcers, cutaneous fistulae, problems with cutaneous tubes and drains and skin care needs associated with incontinence and any other wound care case as presented in the department.
  • Select/mark stoma site, observe/report stoma condition.
  • Coordinate care of patient's complex draining wounds, fistulae, drains and tubes.
  • Intervene clinically for patients with various states of skin breakdown, focusing on Stage III and IV wounds directly. Provides consultation on other wounds to facilitate appropriate care and intervention.
  • Report changes/updates to physician and healthcare team.
  • Make recommendations for a plan of care.
  • Prepares and maintains appropriate teaching materials for patients/families and staff regarding skin/ostomy wound care.
  • Develop, implement and revise policies, procedures, competencies and plans of care related to care of patients with ostomies, draining wounds/pressure ulcers and skin care of patients in general.
  • Coordinates for the placement of wound care equipment to facilitate avoidance of skin breakdown or the appropriate treatment for those with existing/developing wounds.
  • Contributes to a reduction in the development of wounds during inpatient treatment.
  • Coordinates prevalence and incidence studies.
  • Demonstrates competence in assembling and operating equipment for patient care.
  • Documents assessments, plan of care implemented interventions and patient's response to intervention/treatment according to policy utilizing appropriate forms/screens.
  • Coordinates for authorization of wound care equipment for inpatients and patients being discharged.
  • Demonstrates awareness of legal issues in all aspects of patient care and strives to manage situations in a reduced risk manner.
  • Perform other duties as required and assigned.

    • Current RN licensure from the State of Oklahoma required.
    • ADN required, BSN preferred.
    • WOCN certification required within 18months of being hired.
    • Enterostomal Therapy/Wound Care experience preferred.
    • Current BLS required.
    • Experience preferred.
    • Must successfully complete the pre-employment assessment.
    • Basic computer skills required.EEO StatementIt is the policy of the Facility to provide equal opportunity in employment to all employees and applicants for employment. No person will be discriminated against in employment on the basis any legally protected characteristics such as race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 and over or as otherwise defined by applicable law), disability or genetic information (including family medical history) or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State, or local law. For purposes of this policy, race includes traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair type, texture, length and protective hairstyles (including but not limited to, braids, locks, twists, Bantu knots, hair coverings, etc.). If certain workspaces require such restrictions for health and safety reasons, non-discriminatory accommodations should be considered and implemented if feasible.NoticeAt UHS and all subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates with matching skillset and experience with the best possible career at UHS and our subsidiaries. We take pride in creating a highly efficient and best in class candidate experience. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail etc. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, let us know by contacting us at: https://uhs.alertline.com or 1-800-852-3449.

Keywords: Universal Health Services, Inc., Enid , RN - Wound care/ enterostomal, Healthcare , Enid, Oklahoma

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