Piedmont Eastside Medical Center - Snellville, Georgia
Responsible for the assessment, evaluation, and treatment of patients, specifically those with acute and/or chronic wounds, ostomy management and education as well as management of fistulae, tubes, skin, and incontinence issues. Works in conjunction with physicians, nursing staff and ancillary staff to evaluate, propose, plan and perform patient assessment and treatments.
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED:
Graduate of an accredited school in the field of Nursing, Physical Therapy, or Occupational Therapy.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Two years of clinical experience required.
MINIMUM LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED BY LAW: BLS certification through AHA with current licensure in the State of Georgia as a Physical Therapist, Registered Nurse, or Occupational Therapist. Must maintain CEU’s as required by the state.
Minimum Bachelor’s degree preferred. Two (2) years of clinical experience in wound/ostomy care and management preferred. Certified Wound Specialist (CWS) or Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse (CWOCN) preferred. Experience working in research, analysis of data, and editing collateral preferred.
1. Provides professional wound care/ ostomy services to all age groups, to ensure quality of patient care.
a. Maintains patient record including assessments, plans of care, and progress notes, documenting patient response to care and patient education. Uses objective data with clear and concise language in the patient record.
b. Provides direct patient care, utilizing techniques appropriate for patients from pediatrics to geriatrics. Demonstrates skills and accuracy in performing patient care, conducting tests and measurements as appropriate)
2. Assists with patient discharge planning.
3. Educates patients, families, significant others, and other medical personnel.
4. Assists with managing costs, quality and outcomes on a continuous basis.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
Skill and ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in-writing.
Skill and ability to handle multiple priorities and deadlines.
Ability to work as a member of a team.
Skill and ability in Microsoft Office applications.
Requires tact, discretion, diplomacy, and ability to work effectively with others.
Possesses the ability to communicate with patients, families, staff, physicians, support agencies, vendors, and
Must have sensory skills to differentiate clinical signs and symptoms and the emotional stamina to deal with a variety of stressful situations including emergency response to patient incident.
The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the lifespan and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status.
The individual interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his or her age specific needs.
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