This position provides support to the patient care services division in the prevention of hospital acquired pressure ulcers by assisting with the data collection needed for an advanced wound assessment, and by making wound care recommendations for patients as identified by registered nurses assigned to those patients, or in consultation with other skin and wound care team (SWAT) members. The role of this individual is to support the standardized program for the care, teaching, management and rehabilitation
of patients with or at risk for wound development, under the directorship of the Wound Care Coordinator/Clinician.
This program will encompass patients with wounds due to pressure, incontinence, surgery, trauma, burns, infections, venous insufficiency, arterial insufficiency, neuropathy, or other pathologies. This position will promote and support the standardized program for tracking the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers
as directed. This position interfaces with physicians and hospital, education, and skilled nursing staff for support of the guidelines established by the wound care department. This position works closely with Social Services and risk management, to ensure the safety of each patient. This role requires good organizational, communication and leadership skills, and the ability to collect and report data. The Wound Care Nurse is responsible for providing input and feedback to Quality, Education, Nursing Leadership and Management Councils.
Extensive work experience in wound care setting (minimum 1 year) preferred
Minimum two continuous years of acute care experience with adult patients preferred
Ability to collect and report quality data
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
Current CA Registered Nurse license; BSN preferred
Current BLS-HCP card (through AHA) required
Current wound care certification through the WOCNCB (CWOCN, CWON, CWCN), AAWM (CWS), or