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Wound Nurse (RN) - Inpatient

Memorial Health

Memorial Health

Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

Wound Nurse (RN) - Inpatient

Job Locations US-IL-Decatur
ID
2024-21497
Category
Registered Nurse (RN) (Experienced)
Position Type
Full-Time

Overview

Provides leadership, education, and consultation to pre- and post-ostomy surgery patients and their caregivers; conducts research to improve outcomes. Plans and coordinates care for patients with complex wounds, fistulas pressure ulcers and shin problems related to fecal urinary incontinence or unusual needs.

Qualifications

  • Must be a registered nurse licensed in the State of Illinois; must complete Wound Care Certification (WCC) or Ostomy Management Specialist Certification (OMS) within 12 months of hire.
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years clinical nursing experience, hospital setting preferred.

Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership to staff caring for pre- and post-ostomy surgery patients
  • Collaborates with directors and staff to identify and fill educational needs; teaches appropriate techniques
  • Serves as a consultant to health care providers within the DMH Healthcare System and community regarding care of patients with new or existing ostomies, wounds, pressure ulcers and incontinency
  • Conducts, utilizes, and supports research to improve outcomes for patients with ostomies, wounds, pressure ulcers, and incontinency.
  • Plans and coordinates care for patients with complex and/or unusual needs, utilizing comprehensive clinical approach.

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