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Registered Nurse Wound Ostomy Specialist

Sterling St James LLC

This is a Contract position in Scarsdale, NY posted November 20, 2021.

Award-winning MAGNET community hospital seeking a Registered Nurse – Wound Ostomy Specialist

M-F 8AM-6PM (4 10 hour shifts)

As an integral member of the Nursing Leadership team, the RN Wound Ostomy Specialist acts as a resource person, consultant, educator and facilitator by collaborating with the entire Health Care Team for the prevention of pressure ulcers, providing expert consultative services related to ostomy care and other wound or skin integrity problems.

The RN Wound Ostomy Specialist also provides clinical, educational and emotional support as appropriate to patients of all ages and their families related to ostomy care and skin integrity prevention and problems.

Essential Functions

Acts as a resource person, consultant and facilitator on issues related to pressure ulcer prevention, ostomy care, complex wound care, and skin integrity issues, including clinical evaluation, assessment and recommendations to assure high quality care in collaboration with:

Nursing Department

Medical Staff

Care Management

Pharmacy

Home care agencies

Interdepartmental

Patients, families and community

Provides educational programs and resource materials as required/requested on issues related to pressure ulcer prevention/treatment/management, ostomy care, complex wound care and skin integrity issues to:

Nursing Department

Orientees/Students from Affiliated Schools

Interdepartmental

Medical Staff

Patients, families and community Wound

Executes ostomy and complex wound care to patients, including but not limited to negative pressure wound systems, intra operative and postoperative care, and preoperative ostomy site marking.

Leads hospital-wide initiatives to reduce pressure injuries, including patient assessment and recommendations, education to hospital staff and patients/families, facilitating appropriate off-loading equipment, and evaluation of data to support program focus.

Participates in direct patient care in the outpatient Wound Care Center as requested.

Participates in activities and programs that promote the implementation of goals for the Clinical Resources, Ed. & Staff Development and Nursing Departments.

Serves as Chairperson of the Pressure Ulcer Committee.

Participates in ongoing Performance Improvement activities and initiatives as requested/ required.

Enhances level of knowledge related to role as clinical resource and clinical expert.

Serves as a clinical and educational resource with regard to problem solving through problem identification, action plan development and implementation and evaluation of outcome.

Reviews and/or analyzes product lines or programs in areas of responsibility.

Promotes efficient and cost effective use of equipment/resources related to areas of responsibility..

Requirements

Licensed and currently registered as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State

Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing Or Baccalaureate Degree in a related field with knowledge and skills normally associated with a BSN

Minimum 3 years relevant clinical experience with demonstrated clinical expertis e

One year teaching experience with adult learners preferred

WOCN preferred, WCC required

BLS required