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Wound Care Prevention/Treatment Coordinator, Per Diem

Wound Care Prevention/Treatment Coordinator, Per Diem   Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center Yonkers, NY   Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center (ESPC) is a 169 bed, post-acute long-term care facility providing expert medical care, nursing care, rehabilitation therapies and educational services to complex, medically fragile infants, children and adolescents in a compassionate and positive state of the art home environment.  We provide medical subspecialty care in-house as well as support continuity of care with subspecialty providers at the surrounding medical centers.  Each resident has unique needs which are met through an individualized, collaborative family-centered approach. We have pediatric nurse practitioners on each neighborhood team and in-house 24 hours/365 days/year.  Our center has robust programs in Child Life and Rehabilitative Play, Creative Arts & Music therapy, and Palliative Care.   Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center seeks a Wound Care Prevention/Treatment Coordinator, Per Diem.    Under the direction of the Chief Nursing Officer, you are responsible to coordinate, assess the training needs of the staff, plan and implement wound care prevention and treatment programs to meet the needs of improving resident skin related outcomes, evaluate outcomes, collaborate with education on policy and procedure development, guidelines, validate the competency of staff and serve as a role model for clinical practice. Maintain the Standard of Practice for Nursing as defined by the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics, Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice and Nursing's Social Policy Statement.   Responsibilities: Understands ESPC Mission and Core Values and incorporates values into daily practice.Continually strive to improve the organization's systems and/or services.Make decisions as a team to fulfill our mission, share recognition, and learn from failures.Treat every resident, family member, and co-worker with dignity, respect, and courtesy.Conducts a comprehensive wound exam utilizing known or innovative evidenced based tools, techniques or methods.Provides recommendations to the interdisciplinary team for wound care prevention and treatment.Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team members to integrate specific nursing interventions for a comprehensive plan of care or its revision to enhance resident outcomes.Evaluates the effectiveness and the outcomes of the interventions individually and in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team.Coordinates and participates in unit based skin care rounds to assist and educate staff with prevention, assessment and treatment of wounds, including but not limited to recommendation of dressings, appropriate support surfaces and related products.Leads/coordinates regularly scheduled rounds to assess skin integrity and measure all wounds for the residents with the unit based staff and unit based skin champions.Develops formal and informal educational programs targeting the competency needs of nursing personnel to improve practice outcomes related to risk and prevention strategies, and wound care treatment plans.Serves as a role model through directly providing, guiding, mentoring, supporting and evaluating nursing care activities related to the specialty of wound care.Participates in nursing orientation of staff on assessment of wounds, standard practices and quality outcome measures.Identifies collaboratively the need for changes in the product formulary, incorporating evidence, clinical outcomes and cost effectiveness.Develops/revises/implements evidenced based policies/practices/procedures/guidelines, best practice standards to improve practice related to wound prevention and care.Participates in Center wide quality improvement, including monitoring, tracking, incidence and prevalence.Serves as a clinical resource in the identification, investigation and resolution of the actual/potential risk management, quality of care or ethical issues.Participates with the interdisciplinary team to develop a plan of care cognizant of sensory, psychomotor, maturational, bio-psychosocial, physiological and age related deficits.Excellent communication and verbal skills are required, along with the ability to teach staff nurses and team leaders how to integrate wound care prevention into daily care.Other related duties as may become necessary or as directed by your supervisor, department director, and/or administrator.   Requirements: RN LicenseBSN required; MSN preferred.Certification in wound care as a Certified Wound Care Nurse (CWCN), Certified Wound, Ostomy Continence Nurse (CWOCN) or Wound Care Certified (WCC) is preferred.Medical-Surgical or Pediatric nurse with a minimum of five (5) years clinical experience.  Experience in pediatric and/or adolescent chronic /rehabilitative care preferred.Three (3) years of experience required in Wound CareCertification in wound care as a Certified Wound Care Nurse (CWCN), Certified Wound, Ostomy Continence Nurse (CWOCN) or Wound Care Certified (WCC) is preferred.Must be able to prepare a lesson plan, write behavioral objectives, and teach a program using valid teaching strategies.Must be able to design self-instructional programs.Must be able to coordinate and oversee a wound care program center wide.Must be able to design a performance checklistMust be to evaluate, track, monitor, clinical performance and outcome measures.Must be able to monitor quality assurance activitiesMust possess computer based competency   To apply, visit our website. Complete the online application; attach a cover letter and curriculum vitae.    The Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all candidates for employment equally regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, citizenship, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. AAWCjobs. Keywords: Wound Care Nurse, Location: Yonkers, NY - 10701
Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center
Full time
Yonkers, New York 10701, US