A recruitment/relocation incentive is NOT authorized for this position. Work Schedule: 80 hours per two week pay period. M-F from 730am until 4pm. The Wound and Ostomy RN will coordinate the Spinal Cord Injury Division's inpatient and outpatient wound and ostomy care. The SCI division has an inpatient unit treating spinal cord injured veterans during acute rehabilitation, medical/ surgical care and end of life care. The SCI outpatient program treats SCI veterans through an outpatient clinic, Home Care and Telehealth. The Wound and Ostomy RN will answer SCI wound consults, assess wounds and direct wound care. The Wound and Ostomy RN will gather wound data and be involved in performance improvement projects. Routine Wound and Ostomy RN Clinical Duties: Provide continuity of patient wound care between both SCI/D inpatient and outpatient areas Coordinate Spinal Cord Injury wound care and education Perform initial evaluation of consults and follow up as appropriate Provide specialty care to patients with acute and chronic problems Complete patient assessment, including focused and pertinent history and physical exams as indicated and coordinate appropriate diagnostic tests, as specified in clinical privileges Teach and counsel patients and families in preventive care, medical conditions, plan of care and intervene with optimal treatment for patients and families; evaluate outcomes and modify treatment plans as indicated Assist in developing and utilizing clinical pathways for various operations and illnesses Performs other duties as assigned Preferences/Requirements: Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse (CWON) preferred Spinal cord injury/disorder interest or experience in rehabilitation nursing preferred CRRN (Rehabilitation) certification preferred Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 598150600
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