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RN-Wound

Company: SSM Health
Location: Fond du Lac
Posted on: October 11, 2021

Job Description:

Implements and evaluates the organization’s wound and ostomy evidence-based care and prevention program in order to achieve exceptional clinical outcomes.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Evaluates patients of all ages who are consulted and/or referred by medical staff, nursing staff, and other health care disciplines for wound, ostomy, and continence related needs; collaborates with appropriate health care providers to allow for timely assessment and inter-professional interventions.
  • Utilizes the nursing process to develop, communicate, implement and/or delegate, and document a care plan for appropriate patients with wound, ostomy, continence issues and/or are at high risk for skin breakdown; performs patient follow-up to evaluate care plan outcomes.
  • Performs pre-operative stoma site marking for urinary and fecal diversions and conservative sharp instrumental debridement and chemical cautery with provider order.
  • Designs and implements wound, ostomy, continence related information and patient education appropriate to the patient/family/caregiver’s developmental level, learning needs, learning readiness, and cultural values/beliefs. Coordinates education with physician and nursing staff and other members of the healthcare team.
  • Develops and documents discharge plan including follow-up as it relates to wound, ostomy, and continence needs and communicates with patient/family/caregiver and appropriate nursing, physician, and care management staff.
  • Utilizes research and other forms of evidence to develop, implement, and evaluate ministry and system-wide policies, procedures, and standards of practice relating to wound, ostomy and continence issues.
  • Participates in ministry and system-wide evaluation of resource utilization as it pertains to wound, ostomy, and continence products, formulary development, support services, and other medical devices.
  • Participates in the education of all members of the healthcare team as it relates to the management of wounds, ostomies, and continence.
  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


EDUCATION

  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing


EXPERIENCE

  • No experience required

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Constant use of speech to share information through oral communication.
  • Constant standing and walking.
  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.
  • Frequent sitting, reaching and keyboard use/data entry.
  • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.
  • Frequent use of smell to detect/recognize odors.
  • Frequent use of hearing to receive oral communication, distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.
  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.
  • Occasional lifting/moving of patients.
  • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting, gripping and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.
  • Occasional driving.
  • Rare crawling and running.

Keywords: SSM Health, Fond du Lac , RN-Wound, Other , Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

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