Wound Care RN - WOCN - Clinical Nurse III

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Job ID: 58551
Area of Interest: Nursing
Location: Baltimore, MD US
Hours of Work: M-F 7a-3:30p, WE on call
Job Facility: UM Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute
Employment Type: Full Time
Shift: DAY
What You Will Do:

Wound Care Registered Nurse (CWOCN), RN Opportunity Available
Full-time, Monday - Friday 7:00a - 3:30p, Weekend Call 

Patients and professionals alike appreciate the unique advantages offered by the University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute. As the designated acute rehabilitation and orthopaedic hospital of the University of Maryland Medical System, we are one of the largest, most comprehensive, and best-respected facilities in the nation. 

Registered Nurses at UM Rehab & Ortho Institute enjoy access to cutting-edge resources, opportunities to learn and grow, and  outstanding benefits including tuition assistance.

Because we're one of the largest and most sophisticated rehabilitation facilities in the nation, we offer our Registered Nurses an incredible array of specialty areas that can present you with new challenges, help you discover new interests and keep your career vital and thriving for years to come.

About the position:

  • Surgical Wound Clinical Coordination.
  • Provides consultative unit wound care rounds on each inpatient unit on a weekly basis.
  • Guides staff in wound management processes that promote healing and maintain structural integrity of the skin. 
  • Holds self and staff responsible to perform a comprehensive skin assessment of the patient including accurate use of Braden Scale to assess risk of skin breakdown.
  • Guides staff in identifying risk factors for impaired skin integrity. Assures appropriate strategies and/or treatment measures to prevent skin deterioration are implemented.
  • Intervenes, alleviates or reduces pain to a level of comfort acceptable to the patient.
  • Uses interpersonal and clinical skills to foster the concepts of team collaboration and team unity. 
  • Hold self and staff accountable to follow procedural guidelines and proper technique(s) to obtain bodily specimen collection for laboratory testing. Completes annual didactic and/or written testing with results kept on file.
  • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) Management- Demonstrates ability to care for and manage a patient requiring NPWT. This includes knowledge of various dressing applications, various pumps and pump settings, assurance of ongoing clinical care delivery. Responds appropriately to treatment failure situations using critical thinking skills. Able to demonstrate clinical skills of role model behavior. Serves as a mentor and/or teacher for others in care of patient using a NPWT device.
  • Assessment, Staging and Care of Pressure Ulcers - Utilizing the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) pressure ulcer staging definitions, describes, accurately stages and recommends evidence-based treatments and practices for prevention and care of pressure ulcers. Participates in coordination of periodic facility pressure ulcer prevalence surveys. Collects QI data regarding all facility-acquired and  healing Stage III/IV pressure ulcers. Teaches/mentors other clinical staff regarding prevention and care of pressure ulcers. Models behaviors for prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers. 
  • Wound/Skin Care Consultations - Provides consultation at request of other members of the health care team regarding care of various wounds and skin conditions. Documents with photography and in the electronic medical record, recommending appropriate evidence-based care interventions.  Teaches/mentors staff, patients and caregivers in application of recommended wound care strategies, dressings and treatment systems, including specialty support surface/bed selection and negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT).
  • Ostomy and Fistula Management- Implements/recommends appropriate strategies and principles for managing gastrostomy tubes, various ostomies and fistulas to contain drainage, and maintain, heal and prevent skin breakdown from such drainage.  Participates in selection, procurement and application of appropriate containment devices; teaches staff, patients and caregivers regarding various products and care of identified conditions.
  • Supports development of Wound Champion Role.


What You Need to Be Successful:

  • Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Maryland is required.
  • Current CPR card required.
  • Certification in area of specialty, Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse (CWOCN), is required.
  • Graduate of an accredited RN program
  • BSN, or enrollment in a BSN program, is highly desirable.
  • A minimum of 5 years nursing experience, wound/ostomy or rehabilitation preferred.
  • Certification in area of Rehabilitation Nursing (CRRN) is preferred.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 
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