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MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center, located in Clinton, Maryland, is an award winning, acute care hospital focused on caring for patients and their loved ones utilizing advanced technology under the guidance of expert clinicians. Quality, Safety, Wellness, and Patient Satisfaction are achieved through a spirit of patient centered services that connect us to the community we serve. If you believe in patient focused care, excellence, teamwork, and are committed to meeting the needs of our patients and customers, we invite you to join our team!
MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center is actively recruiting for an experienced and certifiedWound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurseto join our dedicated team! This is a full-time position, 1.0 FTE (40 hours per week).
Job Summary
  • Identifies patient needs for the care of patients with an Ostomy, wound or skin care need in concert with unit-based and education-based registered nurses. Takes leadership role in development, coordination and monitoring of wound care program, and monitors and works to improve clinical outcomes.
  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education/Experience
      • BSN required
      • 3-5 year direct experience
    • License/Certification/Registration
      • Maryland State License
      • BLS certification, CPR
      • ACLS preferred
      • Certification in Enterostomal Therapy with preparation as a WOCN required
    • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
      • Ability to comprehend and follow the policies and procedures for MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center.
      • Ability to read, write and speak or communicate in English to successfully accomplish the essential duties of the position.
      • Ability to demonstrate ethical behavior that supports the hospitals mission, values and commitment to compliance with all federal, state and regulatory laws. Inspires trust and exhibits honesty and integrity within the scope of daily activities.
      • Exhibits professionalism, courtesy and excellent customer service, while interacting with patients, guests and co-workers.
      • Ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
      • Ability to maintain patient confidentiality. Demonstrates excellence in skin and wound care management.
      • Demonstrated competent teaching skills.
      • Ability to train and support empowers all clinical staff to effectively assess wounds, recommend appropriate protocols, and advocates with physicians.
      • Ability to communicate recent innovations and research findings to the staff and translates relevant scientific knowledge into nursing care.
      • Maintains current knowledge related to the patient population in the areas of responsibility.
      • Ability to function as a cohesive member of a team and demonstrated appropriate interaction with employees throughout the hospital.
      • Able to adjust to peaks in workload; demonstrates flexibility and adaptability to change in a positive and cooperative manner.
      • Ability to complete assignments in designated time frame.
      • Ability to perform all roles and functions productively during emergency situations including Code Blue
  • Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    • Develops and implements wound care program to include patient care protocols, documentation tools, wound care formulary and WOCN referral criteria.
    • Promotes quality nursing practice and patient care in Ostomy, Wound and Skin Care Management.
    • Respects rights, confidentiality and dignity of all patients.
    • Assists nursing staff in planning and implementing appropriate skin care interventions.
    • Meets with unit staff to ensure appropriate skin/wound care measures are in place, taking an active role in identifying needs and delivering care to patient population.
    • Assists in the coordination and development of programs to meet the needs of the nursing staff in conjunction with staff educators.
    • Participates in the development, implementation, on-going evaluation and revision of nursing procedures for patients with ostomies/wound/skin care needs.
    • Provides ongoing in-services and training related to wound care, ostomies and incontinence, to include basic orientation to wound care program.
    • Makes recommendations to the physician for changes to wound care orders, and provides evidence based research support as needed.
    • Works with vendors to maintain cost-effective wound care formulary.
    • Demonstrates responsibility for professional development. Updates knowledge and skills to maintain competency.
    • Supervises the performance of the LPNs, CNAs and Nurse Technicians.
    • Performs all other duties assigned as related.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.
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