RN - Inpatient Wound Care Coordinator - FT
HAVASU REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
 Lake Havasu City, AZ

Under the direction of the Wound Care Center Program Director and Clinical Nurse Manager, the Wound Care Clinical Coordinator Registered Nurse (RN) will complete wound consults and serve as a resource to providers, staff and external contacts on issues related to wound care.

Essential Functions

To perform this job, an individual must perform each essential function satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation.

WC Clinical Coordinator will assume inpatient wound care leadership and care coordination role. This will include chart review of wound photographs and measurements for accuracy, bedside wound assessment, treatment plan of care coordination with facility providers, staff and administrative personnel. This person will seek clarification of definitions, clinical diagnoses, locate source documents as appropriate and locate missing data as needed while maintaining expertise.

Oversight and completion of Inpatient Wound Consults will include wound treatment collaboration with provider and plan of care development. Work with nursing team to address pressure injury prevention protocols as appropriate. Point of contact for patients and providers when wound related concerns arise. Will provide resource assistance for discharge planning, according to current wound care protocols.

Coordinator will be responsible for provider, bedside nursing and new hire education of wound dressing rationale. Identify and resolve issues affecting the delivery of wound care services.

Manage wounded patient lists and reports, Negative Pressure Wound Therapy equipment management and data tracking for quality assurance studies and monthly reporting.

Participation in Performance Improvement initiatives such as pressure injury prevention. Regular IDT meeting attendance to assist in the coordination of discharge planning. Attend additional meetings such as hospital Fall/Harms, Pressure Injury Sub-committee, clinical team orientation and wound education.

The position may also serve as a RN in the Outpatient setting to include Case Manager to a group of assigned Wound Care Center patients, as assigned and depending on the Wound Care Center setup

Provides patient care to Wound Care Center patients; to include the patient intake and discharge processes as assigned and according to the hospital and nursing standards. Participating in quality improvement initiatives, providing education to the patient or caregiver, and serving as a patient advocate in the delivery and coordination of the patient care.

Performs plan of care intervention, including medication administration, specimen collection, clinical treatments as well as other medical care treatment. Monitors, records, and communicates patient condition as appropriate to care team, provider, patient, and family.

Collaborates as needed across disciplines to coordinate patient care, including patient transfer, discharge, referral and spiritual/psychosocial support needs.

Evaluates learning needs of patient and/or family and provides patient/family education appropriate to age, culture, condition, and circumstances. May also serve as Case Manager to a group of patients as assigned.

Performs hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) related duties as assigned, upon completion of the Healogics Hyperbaric training. Collaborates as needed with other healthcare providers, Wound Care Center Providers, the Program Director and the Medical Director regarding clinic and patient needs.

May function as a Documentation Assistant (scribe) in accordance with Healogics policy. Performs other duties as required.

Assist in vein clinic as assigned after Healogics Vein Clinic training completed.

Every effort has been made to make this job description as complete as possible. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties the incumbent will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is a logical assignment to the position. This position description does not restrict the right of management to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities with and without notice.

Minimum Education Required Associateâs degree in nursing

Licensure(s) Required Upon Hire

Arizona or Compact States RN License in good standing

Certification(s) Required within 30 days of hire

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

Minimum Experience Required 2 years clinical and wound care nursing required.

Minimum Experience Preferred

Experience in physician office setting, home health or Med Surg

Required Skills Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Must be able to coordinate the delivery of patient care; completes required documentation, participates in patient/family teaching and discharge planning, effectively utilizing the Nursing process.

Provides leadership by working cooperatively and effectively with providers, ancillary staff and other administrative and support personnel in maintaining the standards of professional nursing practice in the multidisciplinary clinical setting.

Maintains quality delivery of patient care by completing patient assignments in compliance with the Nursing process and the Arizona Nurse Practice Act, The Joint Commission, State regulations and established Hospital Policies and Procedures.

Strives daily to give all customers very good care and promotes Havasu Regional Medical Centers Standards of Behavior and other duties as assigned.