Registered Nurse Wound Ostomy II FT Days
Req #: 17013070
Location: Land O' Lakes, FL
Job Category: Wound Care
Organization: FH Connerton LTAC
Florida Hospital Connerton
At Florida Hospital at Connerton Long Term Acute Care, we deliver meaningful care by getting to know our patients and their families. Our 50-bed hospital is designed to serve individuals who have medically complex illnesses requiring additional weeks of specialized hospital care.
The unique care environment of a long-term acute-care hospital means that our patients and their visitors will spend more time with us than at other hospitals. For that reason, we've designed our hospital to be a comfortable environment. Our specially trained staff are not only experts in providing advanced care, but also have friendly, compassionate personalities that help ease the stress that can be associated with long-term illnesses. The 48,000-square foot, one-story Florida Hospital at Connerton Long Term Acute Care features all private rooms, an operating room for minor inpatient procedures, a chapel, inner courtyard and dining area.
You will be responsible for:
- Communicates with courtesy when interacting with internal or external customers—in person or on the telephone.
- Demonstrates respect for co-workers and develops positive working relationships with other departments.
- Uses the AIDET technique when interacting with patients.
- Incorporates Caring Model behaviors and culturally competent care into daily practice
- Demonstrates FHT commitment standards and values
- Adheres to FHT standards for dress and professional appearance.
- Demonstrate collaboration and teamwork
- Participates in peer interviewing and peer review process
- Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, cost and impact on practice in the delivery of nursing services
- The Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse assesses patient care needs associated with wound ostomy continence as evidenced by:
- Quarterly Pressure Ulcer Survey
- Completes comprehensive assessment of wound, ostomy patients
- Responds to physician and nursing request for consultation on patients pre and post ostomy, patients with skin breakdown, draining wounds, and urinary incontinence
- Conducts and documents assessments and suggested interventions
- The WOCN assesses educational needs of the nurse and potential educational needs across the organization through the review of annual nursing education survey and interactions with nurses
- Assists staff in developing and maintaining competency in maintaining skin integrity
- Develops nursing diagnosis to meet the needs of wound, ostomy, and incontinent patients.
- Differentiates between a variety of wounds, ostomy types, and incontinence types.
- Conducts and documents patient teaching regarding self-care and disease process.
- Selects ostomy supplies appropriate for patients needs and abilities
- The WOCN supports evidence-based practice in identification of expected patient outcomes by:
- Identifying expected patient outcomes that incorporate scientific evidence and are achievable through implementation of evidence-based practices
- Supports the use of clinical guidelines linked to positive patient outcomes
- Participates in conducting and documenting discharge planning needs by identifying post-hospital care
- Collaborates with health team members by reporting of pertinent clinical information and providing suggestions for interventions to achieve identified patient outcomes
- Coordinates trial and selection of skin/wound/ostomy products between health care team members and Materials Management Department
- Selects or designs strategies to meet the multi-faceted needs of complex wound and ostomy patients.
- Coordinates with other disciplines to meet established patient goals as evidenced by attending interdisciplinary team meetings or conferring with health care team.
- Coordinates with management team to provide new employees with training time with WOCN
- Develops and implements standards for skin breakdown prevention and treatment, wound and ostomy care, and urinary incontinence.
- Incorporates new knowledge and strategies to initiate change in nursing practices if desired outcomes are not achieved.
- Provides learning activities for clinical staff on an ongoing basis as evidenced by competency skills fairs, orientation classes, inservices, Resource Nurse training, and evidence-based programs.
- Provides guidance to nurses and clinical staff in the evaluation of effectiveness of interventions in attainment of expected outcomes.
- WOCN demonstrates effective staff training as evidenced by positive feedback provided by new employees on new hire orientation evaluations
- Maintains safe practice by demonstrating clinical competency and demonstrating compliance with all regulatory standards
- Demonstrates safe practice in the administration of wound care medications.
- Demonstrates sensitivity to pain management by alleviating and reducing pain to level acceptable to patient.
- Integrates ethical decision making into daily nursing practice
- Integrates research findings and Evidence Based Practice into practice
- Acts as a patient advocate
- Demonstrates critical thinking skills appropriate to level of experience
- Integrates population specific standards when planning care
- Demonstrates commitment to professional and personal growth-i.e. completes all mandatory educational requirements, maintains CWOCN certification, and attends 75% of department staff meeting, acts as designated preceptor for new hires re: to wound/ostomy care, chairs wound resource nurse program, member of professional nursing organization, attends hospital wide committees, member of shared governance council.
What will you need:
- Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing with Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or related specialty area
- One or more years of nursing practice experience.
- One year of practice in which leadership and teaching competence has been demonstrated
- Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in Florida or Licensure from another state with verification of application and eligibility for Florida licensure by endorsement.
- BLS Instructor or obtain within 1 year of hire
- Board Certified in Wound, Ostomy Care (WOCN) or obtain within 6 months of hire