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Northwell Health

Wound Care Registered Nurse Specialist - Westchester

Tarrytown, NY

Job Description

Provides wound care and formulates policy and education relative to wound care/ostomy management. Recommends appropriate management strategies by collaborating with Physicians, staff, patients, and the patients' families. Oversees Performance Improvement activities and reports results.

Job Responsibility

  • Performs duties of a Registered Nurse, providing direct patient care (as indicated and ordered by physician using nursing skills and judgment), health teaching, and counseling to pressure ulcer/wound care/ostomy patients, patients' families, and staff.

  • Implements a comprehensive pressure ulcer/wound care/ostomy management plan based on assessment of medical, social, and environmental needs of the pressure ulcer/wound care/ostomy patient.

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  • Evaluates patient's responses to care provided in conjunction with patient's physician and modifies pressure ulcer /wound care /ostomy plan of treatment as needed.

  • Assesses patient and families' learning needs and readiness to learn, providing health guidance, counseling and instruction.

  • Utilizes written materials as indicated, consistent with patient/families' comprehension and ability to learn, and analyzes data related to Pressure Injuries, while overseeing methodology for collection of data as well as coordinates completion and submission of related surveys and/or reports.

  • Participates, chairs in various committees and studies and functions as a resource person to management and staff in matters regarding pressure ulcer/ wound/ostomy management.

  • Educates staff on new technologies, health care issues and evidence based practices affecting pressure ulcer/wound care/ostomy management as well as creates competencies for the nursing staff and assists management in maintaining ongoing competencies.

  • Develops policies, procedures and programs facilitating the delivery of evidence based practice provided to pressure ulcer/wound care/ostomy patients.

  • Maintains current knowledge of available community resources and is able to differentiate varying level of care needs.

  • Performs related duties, as required.

  • Performs related duties as required. All responsibilities noted here are considered essential functions of the job under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Duties not mentioned here, but considered related are not essential functions.

  • Job Qualification

    • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) required.

    • Current License to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State,

    • and Current Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse Certification (CWOCN) or Certified Wound Care Consultant (CWCC) required, plus specialized certifications as needed.

    • 5-7 years of technical experience and 0-2 years of leadership / management experience, required.

    *Additional Salary Detail

    The salary range and/or hourly rate listed is a good faith determination of potential base compensation that may be offered to a successful applicant for this position at the time of this job advertisement and may be modified in the future.When determining a team member's base salary and/or rate, several factors may be considered as applicable (e.g., location, specialty, service line, years of relevant experience, education, credentials, negotiated contracts, budget and internal equity).

    Client-provided location(s): Tarrytown, NY, USA
    Job ID: Northwell-18480828
    Employment Type: Other