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Do you have the career opportunities as a Wound Care Registered Nurse you want in your current role? We have an exciting opportunity for you to join St. Davids Medical Center, a facility that is part of the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, HCA Healthcare.
At St. Davids Medical Center we want to ensure your needs are met. We offer a variety of comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans along with some unique benefits including:
Student Loan Repayment
Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance Programs
Paid Personal Leave
401k (100% annual match 3%-9% of pay based on years of service)
Identity Theft Protection discounts
Auto, Home, and Life Insurance options
Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)
You contribute to our success. Every role has an impact on our patients lives and you have the opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for a dedicated Wound Care Registered Nurse like you to be a part of our team.
Under the direct supervision of the Director, CSO, and according to hospital policies and procedures, the Enterstomal Therapy/Wound Care Nurse provides direct care for people with fecal and urinary diversions and wound care management. Acting within the scope of nursing practice, the person in this position will consult with other members of the health care team in the management of acute and chronic wounds, and will be actively involved in the management and prevention of pressure ulcers. Staff education and policy management is also an integral part of the position.
1. Utilized the nursing process, initiates assessment, plans the care of patients with ostomy, draining wounds, fistulas, pressure sores, and incontinence.
a. Assesses all new ostomy patients for knowledge level/deficit skill level and self-care potential. Performs stoma sitting, initiates ostomy and other wound care areas in plans of care; assures adequate discharge planning and follow-up care.
b. Assists nursing staff with decision making in clinical situations related to wound and stoma care.
c. Works with nursing staff and physicians to develop and equipment for patients with ostomy, draining wounds, fistulas, pressure sores, and incontinence.
d. Evaluates, selects and recommends supplies and equipment for patients with ostomy, draining wounds, fistulas, pressure sores, and incontinence.
e. Evaluates and approves patients for appropriate pressure reducing mattresses in a timely and cost-effective manner.
f. Develops and monitors standards of care and assists in the formulation and evaluation of procedure, protocols, and policies related to his/her area of expertise.
2. Plans, develops, and/or coordinates education for patients, families, and nursing students.
a. Identifies educational needs of patients and/or families concerning alterations in health, the disease process the hospital plan of care or discharge plan as they relate to wound/ostomy care.
b. Orients new nursing personnel and selected nursing students to the role of Enterstomal/Wound Care Nurse.
c. Provides in-service educational programs regularly to nurses, physicians, and other health care members.
d. Engages in research projects when appropriate.
e. Keeps current in his/her area of expertise by participating in professional programs and organizations.
3. Serves as consultant to patients, families, nursing staff, physicians and other health care team members.
a. Attends patient care conferences and staff meeting as appropriate health care team members.
b. Develops a participatory relationship with the Product Evaluation committee to assure availability of products necessary to wound/Enterstomal care.
c. Maintains current policies for Enterstomal and wound care reflected issues.
d. Co-chairs and actively participates in skin care task force.
e. Other duties as assigned.
St. Davids Medical Center is a full-service medical center offering comprehensive medical care at three locationsSt. Davids Medical Center, Heart Hospital of Austin and St. Davids Georgetown Hospital.
Located in Central Austin, St. Davids Medical Center includes a 426-bed acute care hospital and a 64-bed rehabilitation hospital providing comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care. It is home to the internationally renowned Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute and St. Davids Neuroscience & Spine Institute. The hospital provides a complete range of womens services, including its acclaimed maternity unit, maternal-fetal medicine, a high-risk maternal and neonatal transport team, the regions largest Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and The Breast Center; compl... Please click HERE to view full job description.
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