Wound Specialist-Registered Nurse (RN) in Highlands, North Carolina, United States
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Wound Specialist-Registered Nurse (RN)

Highlands, NC, United States
Regular Full-Time  8-430 
Category: Nursing and Nursing Support • Job ID: 48130
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Mission Health



The Wound Care Specialist is able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his/her assigned unit.  The individual demonstrates knowledge of growth and development over the life span and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his/her age specific needs.


Collaborate, consult and supervise the management of complex wound, ostomy and needs of patients in Eckerd Living Center. Demonstrates clinical expertise through the integration of advanced skills, knowledge and competencies. Plans, implements, evaluates, delegates and supervises ongoing professional nursing care for assigned patients. Supports families and caregivers' educational, physical and emotional needs across the continuum of care to reduce unanticipated and unexpected outcomes. Provides for staff development and education to all levels of health care providers. Uses research to transform practice and facilitate change within the organization to enhance quality, cost-effectiveness and efficiency. Conducts surveillance for facility acquired pressure ulcers and facilitates interventions to reduce nosocomial ulcer development and generate positive patient outcomes. Is responsible for product review in area of expertise and maintains records and statistics reflecting role performance in both agency wide and departmental committees and projects.  Upholds professional standards of nursing practice as determined by the NCBON and the WOCN Society. Exemplifies the Mission and Vision for Mission Hospital and the Department of Nursing.


Required Education: RN- Bachelors 


Required License: Must have and maintain current licensure as registered nurse with the North Carolina Board of Nursing.  Compact license may apply, licensee should confirm with NCBON; BCLS


Preferred License: National Certification in area


Required Experience:Minimum of 5 years of recent clinical nursing experience with at least 2 years in an long term care setting.  Must possess critical thinking skills, the ability to assess patients, proficiency in organizing resources, and establishing priorities. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to analyze, develop, and maintain efficient office flow, identify and resolve problems, and delegate effectively.  Must demonstrate reliability and the ability to maintain confidentiality.  Must have a proven record of working autonomously and collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team.  Must have the ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional literature, technical proposals and reports and be able to effectively educate others.


Preferred Experience:      Board certified WOC nurse with 3 years clinical experience.


Working Conditions:        Requires skills in moving about the buildings and preparing classroom and clinical experiences and providing care to selected clients. Environment is generally inside; uses lifting and moving equipment.


OSHA Category:                Potential for exposure to blood or body fluids.



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