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Wound Care Registered Nurse

Company: St. David's Medical Center
Location: Pflugerville
Posted on: July 6, 2024

Job Description:

Description IntroductionSt. David's Medical Center is committed to investing in the latest technology enabling nurses to work more efficiently. Are you passionate about delivering patient-centered care? Submit your application for Wound Care Registered Nurse position and spend more time at the bedside with the patient.BenefitsSt. David's Medical Center, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:

  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as free telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.
  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.
  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with 10% off HCA Healthcare stock
  • Family support through fertility and family building benefits with Progyny and adoption assistance.
  • Referral services for child, elder and pet care, home and auto repair, event planning and more
  • Consumer discounts through Abenity and Consumer Discounts
  • Retirement readiness, rollover assistance services and preferred banking partnerships
  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)
  • Colleague recognition program
  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)
  • Employee Health Assistance Fund that offers free employee-only coverage to full-time and part-time colleagues based on income.Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.You contribute to our success let us contribute to yours! Whether you choose to focus on bedside care, a leadership or C-suite role, shape business and operational outcomes, or work to deliver clinical excellence behind the scenes in data science, case management or transfer centers. Unlock your potential at St. David's Medical Center!Job Summary and QualificationsUnder the direct supervision of the Director and according to hospital policies and procedures, the Enterstomal Therapy/Wound Care Nurse provides direct care for people with fecal and urinary diversions and wound care management. Acting within the scope of nursing practice, the person in this position will consult with other members of the health care team in the management of acute and chronic wounds, and will be actively involved in the management and prevention of pressure ulcers. Staff education and policy management is also an integral part of the position.GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES - -Utilizes the nursing process, initiates assessment, plans the care of patients with ostomy, draining wounds, fistulas, pressure sores, and incontinence. - -Assesses all new ostomy patients for knowledge level/deficit skill level and self-care potential. Performs stoma sitting, initiate's ostomy and other wound care areas in plans of care; assures adequate discharge planning and follow-up care. - -Assists nursing staff with decision making in clinical situations related to wound and stoma care. - -Works with nursing staff and physicians to develop and equipment for patients with ostomy, draining wounds, fistulas, pressure sores, and incontinence. - -Evaluates, selects and recommends supplies and equipment for patients with ostomy, draining wounds, fistulas, pressure sores, and incontinence. - -Evaluates and approves patients for appropriate pressure reducing mattresses in a timely and cost-effective manner. - -Develops and monitors standards of care and assists in the formulation and evaluation of procedure, protocols, and policies related to his/her area of expertise. - -Plans, develops, and/or coordinates education for patients, families, and nursing students. - -Identifies educational needs of patients and/or families concerning alterations in health, the disease processes the hospital plan of care or discharge plan as they relate to wound/ostomy care. - -Orients new nursing personnel and selected nursing students to the role of Enterstomal/Wound Care Nurse. - -Provides in-service educational programs regularly to nurses, physicians, and other health care members. - -Engages in research projects when appropriate. - -Keeps current in his/her area of expertise by participating in professional programs and organizations. - -Serves as consultant to patients, families, nursing staff, physicians and other health care team members. - -Attends patient care conferences and staff meeting as appropriate health care team members. - -Develops a participatory relationship with the Product Evaluation committee to assure availability of products necessary to wound/Enterstomal care. - -Maintains current policies for Enterstomal and wound care reflected issues. - -Co-chairs and actively participates in skin care task force. - -Other duties as assigned.Experience Experience in Wound Care - preferred Education Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) from an accredited program Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) - preferredLicenses and Certifications Current State of Texas Registered Nurse (RN) license or Compact Registered Nursing License. If Compact License, Texas license must be obtained within 90 days of hire -Basic Life Support (BLS) certification per St. David's Healthcare policy Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification required as per St. David's Healthcare policy required all departments
    -Credential as Certified Wound Specialist - preferred is a full-service hospital located in central Austin, Texas. This 300+ bed facility features a 24-hour emergency department, the regions largest Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and the internationally-renowned and . The full provided at St. David's Medical Center includes cancer care, heart and vascular care, imaging services, joint replacement and orthopedics, women's services, complex surgical services, and a . The facility is home to a 60+ bed rehabilitation hospital providing both inpatient and outpatient comprehensive care. St. David's Medical Center is part of St. David's HealthCare, which is one of the largest healthcare systems in Texas and the third-largest employer in the Austin area. St. David's HealthCare was formed through a unique partnership between HCA Healthcare and two local non-profits St. David's Foundation and Georgetown Health Foundation. HCA Healthcare has been recognized as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies - by the Ethisphere Institute more than ten times. In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses. "Across HCA Healthcare's more than 2,000 sites of care, our nurses and colleagues have a positive impact on patients, communities and healthcare. Together, we uplift and elevate our purpose to give people a healthier tomorrow."- Jane Englebright, PhD, RN CENP, FAAN Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive Join a family that cares about every stage in your career! We are interviewing candidates for our Wound Care Registered Nurse opening. Apply today and a member of our Talent Acquisition team will reach out.We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: St. David's Medical Center, Pflugerville , Wound Care Registered Nurse, Healthcare , Pflugerville, Texas

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