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Wound Ostomy Consultant (Home Health)

Company: Palomar Health
Location: San Marcos
Posted on: November 14, 2021

Job Description:

Serve as an expert clinician and consultant for patients who have alterations in skin integrity. The scope of care consists of but not limited to wound, ostomy, and continence care. Assist in identifying patients at risk for skin integrity problems and facilitates the creation of appropriate plans of care. Optimize the wound patient experience across the continuum of care. Work collaboratively with the Wound Care Center clinicians, physicians, nurses, and nursing leaders. Actively works in the various home health settings to identify patients who can benefit from treatment. Provides direct patient consults for treatment recommendations within the scope of practice of a certified wound and ostomy nurse. In addition facilitates the referral process to expedite patient care within the continuum. Leads performance improvement efforts in preventing and reducing acquired pressure injuries. Builds effective working relationships with nursing leadership, advanced practice nurses, nursing staff, clinical resource management staff and physicians. Oversees wound/ostomy patients through consults and advisement. Evaluates the effectiveness of treatment products. Identifies opportunities for in-service education related to wound care treatment and product use. Develops and implements in-service for staff for identified opportunities. Serves as active member of the team, collaborating with colleagues to provide optimal case mix and improved outcomes. Oversees and monitors specialty usage in collaboration with clinical leadership and surgeons. Provide continuing education around wound, ostomy, and continence care. Participates in nursing orientation as required. Monitor and make improvements to wound documentation through auditing records in collaboration with clinicians and management. Runs reports, analyzes data and creates improvement plans to identified needs. Speak and read English at a level that is sufficient to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of the position. Knowledge of standard office equipment (i.e., calculator, fax, photocopier) and personal computer and computer software skills (i.e., MS Windows, Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, internet, e-mail). Windows computer skills including proficient use of keyboarding, use of mouse or keys for functions such as selecting items, use of drop down menus, scroll bars, opening folders, copying and similar operations required upon employment or within the 1st two weeks of employment to perform the essential functions of the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Follows Palomar Health rules, policies, procedures, applicable laws and standards. Carries out the mission, vision, and quality commitment of Palomar Health.Job RequirementsMinimum Education: Bachelor's Degree in NursingPreferred Education: Master's Degree NursingMinimum Experience: 3 years working with adult patient populations including wound carePreferred Experience: 2 years practicing as a CWOCN, CWCN, or CWSRequired Certification: Current Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse (CWOCN) or Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse (CWON); Wound Care Certification (WCC) or Certified Wound Specialist (CWS) willing to pursue program to become eligible for CWOCN or CWON within 15 months of hire.American Heart Association recognized BLS - Healthcare ProviderPreferred Certification: Current certification through the Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse Certification Board (WOCNCB) as either a Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse (WOCN), Certified Wound Care Nurse (CWCN) or Certified Wound Specialist (CWS), or Certified Wound Ostomy NurseRequired License: Current CA RN LicensePreferred License: Not Applicable

Keywords: Palomar Health, San Marcos , Wound Ostomy Consultant (Home Health), Healthcare , San Marcos, California

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