The Advanced Wound Care Specialist_RN in conjunction with the
Physicians and clinical manager, provides direction and
coordination of wound / ostomy services to inpatients, outpatients,
and their families and assures that patient education is
appropriate to the developmental stage and age of the patients
served. The specialist RN also provides support and education to
the staff of Renown Health System involved in wound / ostomy and or
Nature and Scope
The major challenges of this position in accordance with
respective professional scope of practice are:
* Coordinates the
* Establishes and maintains interdisciplinary communication and
team work with all other health professionals providing care or
education to the patient.
* Coordinates and gives inservices to promote current standards
related to wound/ostomy/ and or lymphedema care.
* Debridement including conservative sharp, enzymatic,
autolytic, ultrasonic, and mechanical
* Demonstrates the ability to apply comprehensive knowledge in
the principles and techniques of current wound/ostomy/lymphedema
* Practices cost effective patient care.
* Complex Clinical: Counseling, urodynamics, bowel/bladder
training, research/chemical cauterization, infection control
consultation, topical medications, ABIs, surgilav, stoma marking
site, pre-op and post-op ostomy teaching, consultation, pressure
gradient support, stockings or wraps, initiates or recommends
referral to appropriate resources.
* Maintains current with advancement of procedures/techniques
and standards of care through professional organizations,
conferences, or continuing education.
This position is challenged to diagnose and treat human
responses to health problems. The incumbent is accountable for the
assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of neonatal,
pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients and
When possible, the family or those significant to the family,
are considered part of the assessment, planning, intervention, and
evaluation efforts of the advanced wound care specialist. It is the
incumbents' responsibility to coordinate care between other
professional disciplines as needed to comprehensively address
individual patient needs.
The incumbent must demonstrate the knowledge and skills
necessary to provide care based on physical, motor/sensory,
psychosocial, and safety appropriate to neonatal, pediatric,
adolescent, adult and geriatric patients and meets standards of
quality as measured by the department age specific competency
This position does provide patient care.
The foregoing description is not intended and should not be
construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills
and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is
intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and
level of the job.
Requirements - Required and/or Preferred
Must have working-level knowledge of the English language,
including reading, writing and speaking English. Appropriate
education to obtain and maintain Registered Nursing licensure in
the State of Nevada.
One year of general surgical nursing experience, prior wound /
ostomy care and/or minimum of two years clinical nursing
Ability to obtain and maintain a State of Nevada Registered
Requires current BLS certification by the American Heart
Association. Certification in wound, continence and/or ostomy (CWN,
CWON, CWOCN, CON, CCN, COCN, CWCN, CFCN or CWS) and/or foot and
nail services (CFNC) is required within 3.5 years of hire). CFNC
required for providing foot and nail services.
Computer / Typing:
Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including
Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word and have the ability to use the
computer to complete online learning requirements for job-specific
competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online
benefits enrollment, etc.