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The Registered Nurse (RN) for Wound/Ostomy/Continence Care serves as a clinical resource for multiple healthcare disciplines on issues pertaining to wounds, pressure injury, patients who are at risk for skin breakdown, stomas, compression wraps/garments, percutaneous drain sites, fistulas, and incontinence. The Registered Nurse (RN) for Wound/Ostomy/Continence Care provides consultation and support of Center of Rehabilitation & Extended Care (CREC), and Vascular Outpatient Clinic on the Martinez campus. Works collaboratively with other healthcare providers throughout the VANCHCS via Telehealth (Live/Store-and-Forward) and Voice/Electronic (email/IM) communication. The Registered Nurse for Wound/Ostomy/Continence is responsible for collecting and communicating data reports for the tracking of HAPUs/quality care indicators. The Registered Nurse (RN) for Wound/Ostomy/Continence Care provides direct patient care for the CLC/CREC in Martinez campus. The RN will be responsible for reviewing consults, triage and schedule of patients; telephone visits addressing questions/concerns including prescription renewal; scheduling follow-up and as needed encounters; address walk-in and on-demand concerns; maintain huddle-board/start of shift team communication; contribute to monthly quality improvement meetings such as All-Staff, Multidisciplinary, Nurse, and Wound/Ostomy/Continence (WOC) specific groups; maintain inventory of clinic stock to include replenishment from pharmacy and warehouse; review product selection; meet with vendors; coordinate in-service of new product; precept WOC students; precept/host nurse and physician residents; provide continuing education for employees; provide LVN/CNA/MA oversight; chart review; care plan development. The Registered Nurse for Wound/Ostomy/Continence is responsible for maintaining certification and continuing education for Wound/Ostomy specialties.
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not
authorized for this position.
1. Develops, facilitates and coordinates a cost effective ostomy wound care program. 2. Develops protocols & practice standards for managing patients with wound ostomy and incontinence care needs. 3. Monitors patient outcomes on an ongoing basis. 4. Works to improve consult triage to
5. Serves as a resource person for Wound, Ostomy, Continence patient care practices. 6. Collaborates with multiple disciplines to design education programs specific to Wound/ Ostomy/Continence care. 7. Provides educational programs to nursing and medical staff. 8. Participates in multidisciplinary patient/family-centered case conferences, as appropriate. 9. Maintains monthly workload data and statistical reports. 10. Participates in research projects related to Wound, Ostomy, Continence issues. 11. Participates in quality improvement. 12. Assumes supervisory responsibility for wound care team and acts as a resource person to nursing staff. 13. Uses a customer-focused approach when collaborating with customers including co-workers, patients, physicians, and staff from community agencies and institutions. 14. Assumes responsibility to maintain and upgrade professional knowledge and skills through attendance and participation in continuing education and inservice-education program. 15. Participates in Process Improvement activities/huddles 16. Has Certification in Wound/Ostomy/Continence 17. Performs other duties as assigned.
Bring your expertise to VA and be valued as part of a team that is recognized and respected for significant contributions to medicine. Youâ??ll enjoy a patient-focused environment, terrific benefits and incentives, and the ability to practice at any VA facility in the country.
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