Wound Care Nurse - Inpatient Rehab

ID143831
Full Time Regular
2614 Jefferson Highway
Jefferson, LA 70121-3828
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Job Description

Ochsner Rehabilitation Hospital

*A joint venture with Select Medical & Ochsner Hospital*

Jefferson, LA

 

Wound Care Nurse

 

Benefits of becoming a Wound Care Nurse with us:

  • You are a valued member of our nursing team
  • The ability to share your passion for educating others
  • Growth opportunities with a successful organization that offers relocation opportunities
  • Work-life balance
  • Full-benefits package including tuition assistance
  • A high success rate of patients being discharged home

Responsibilities

  • Establishes a leadership role in the wound care program, establishing standards of care across the hospitals and programs in collaboration with Select Medical wound care experts.  
  • Develops and deploys evidence-based clinical protocols and algorithms to support the best clinical outcomes for wound management, including development and updating product formulary.    
  • Establishes competencies for clinicians regarding wound care.                                                                        
  • Collaborates with Medical leadership on wound care initiatives, research questions, and outcome measures to support program innovation and excellence.   
  • Develops educational modules for wound care to be used for internal and external education, including teaching tools for patients and families.         
  • Analyzes patterns of wounds across programs and hospitals, and identifies targeted PI activities to improve wound outcomes and mitigate pressure sore development.  
  • Establishes individual programs and courses directed at increasing staff knowledge, competency, and credentials in support of individual job objectives and the overall goals and mission of the organization.                                                                          
  • Coordinates competency evaluation and testing for professional staff in collaboration with clinical departments.                                                                             
  • Works in collaboration with Education department to assure coordination of all educational initiatives and activities to support the overall objectives and goals of the department and the organization.   
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of nursing and other clinical education programs.                                                            
  • Maintains the database to track staff education, competency and credentials and utilizes the database to evaluate and plan for future educational activities and programs.         
  • Works under the direction of the Director of Education on nursing education projects and initiatives related to skin, wound and ostomy management.         
  • Collaborates with other members of the Education Department on joint educational initiatives.                                                                           
  • Performs other duties as requested.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Qualifications

  • Valid State RN License required.  Previous hospital nursing experience required.
  • Master's Degree in Nursing or related field preferred.
  • WCC certification required. CWCN, CWOCN or CWS is preferred or certification pending within one year.
  • Certified BLS or completion in first 90 days of employment required.
  • Excellent presentation skills and organizational skills required.

Additional Data

Overview of Select Medical Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals

 

Select Medical’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals provide advanced treatment and comprehensive care to best address the medical, physical, emotional and vocational challenges for individuals with:

  • Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke
  • Amputation
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Orthopedic Conditions
  • Multiple Traumas

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