This position has the authority, responsibility and accountability for assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of wound, ostomy, and continence (wound or skin/wound care for CWCN). Functions primarily as a consultant; provides direct patient care and education to selected patients. Provides staff development in areas of expertise. Maintains records and statistics reflecting role performance; participates in agency and system-wide committees and projects as indicated. Responsible for maintaining policies, procedures and protocols for all aspects of wound and ostomy care.
Education: Graduate of an accredited school or college of nursing. BSN preferred. Graduate from an accredited Wound, Ostomy, Continence or Wound Care Nursing Program; or currently enrolled in an accredited Wound, Ostomy, Continence or Wound Care Nursing Program with expected completion and certification obtained within six (6) months of hire.
For positions providing direct patient care with the nursing assessment requirement: BSN preferred, or required within five (5) years of hire date. Current RN Teammates transferring to another RN position in the same department will not be required to complete BSN within five (5) years of transfer date. Current RN Teammates transferring to another RN position in the different department will be required to complete BSN within five (5) years of transfer date.
Experience: A minimum of two (2) years recent clinical experience. One (1) year experience in home health preferred for Home Health positions.
Licensure/Certification: Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of South Carolina or holds a current compact/multi-state license as a Registered Nurse in a recognized NCSBN Compact State and is not a permanent resident of SC. Board Certification in Wound, Ostomy Continence Nursing (WOCN) or Wound Nurse Certification (WCN) or able to obtain within 6 months of employment or completion of Wound and/or Ostomy school. Must have a current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider Card.
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Knowledge/Skills: Demonstrates exceptional organizational and time management skills. Demonstrates knowledge of program development to include policies and procedures, and marketing. Knowledge of adult learning process and teaching principles is required. Knowledgeable in the professional nursing theory and practice to give and evaluate patient care. Ability to maintain quality control standards and to analyze situations and apply critical thinking.
Other: Requires ability to continually keep wound care knowledge base current and maintains
requirements as per board certification. Must have a valid S.C. driver's license, with a good driving record.
Home Health: This position requires operation of a vehicle for Roper St. Francis Healthcare business. Due to this job requirement, the selected candidate/employee must possess a valid, current South Carolina driver's license. In addition, the selected candidate/employee must be insurable under the Roper St. Francis Healthcare vehicle insurance plan, which will be verified by reviewing licensure and driving record.
Contacts: Community agencies and businesses, agency personnel, patient/families, physicians, and various medical field personnel.