Ambulatory Float Staff Nurse II/ III Wound Care  Center PRN Days

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Wake Forest Baptist Health
Published
December 9, 2020
Location
Wake Forest, North Carolina
Job Type
PRN  

Description

Job Description
Job Title:
Ambulatory Float Staff Nurse II/ III Wound Care  Center PRN Days
Job ID:
43789
Location:
 
Full/Part Time:
Part-Time
Regular/Temporary:
Regular
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Major Duties

Ambulatory Float Pool RN for Wound Care Center. Nurses in WCC do patient intake, undress the wounds, measure  and prepare wounds for the clinician to exam, assist the clinician in care/debridement of wound, apply the wound dressing and casting in required, and do the discharge of the patient.  WCC nurses act as case managers.  Nurses may need to assist at any of our 4 wound care centers. 

JOB SUMMARY:  Independently plans and provides professional nursing care for patients in the ambulatory clinic settings in accordance with the medical and nursing plans of care and established policies and procedures. Provide nursing services to patients and families in accordance with the scope of the RN as defined by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. Directs and leads other assigned team members and collaborates with multidisciplinary team members to provide age/developmentally appropriate care in accordance with nursing standards of care and practice.  Float pool staff are required to work in multiple clinic environments and to travel to these locations.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:  Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing with two years acute care experience required.  Prefer acute care experience within the last 10 years. Bachelor's degree in Nursing preferred.

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, and/or REGISTRATION:  Registered Nurse licensure in North Carolina required.  Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) required. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS) may be required within one year in select areas.

Generic Job Description

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1.   Provides patient/family centered care, acting as partner and adviser assists and supports patients and families to manage health care optimally, respecting culture, values, individual needs, health goals and treatment preferences.
2.   Applies critical reasoning and astute clinical judgment in order to expedite appropriate care and treatment, especially given that the patient may present with complex problems or potentially life threatening conditions.
3.   Facilitates continuity of care using the nursing process, multidisciplinary collaboration, and coordination of appropriate health care services and community resources across the care continuum. Interacts with patients during face-to-face encounters or through a variety of telecommunication strategies, often establishing long term relationships.
4.   Applies the provisions of the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Nurses to their own professional obligations and for the patients entrusted to their care. Participates in their own professional development by maintaining required competencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropriate assistance or educational offerings.
5.   Demonstrates the ability to function in a professional setting through active participation in a professional practice model.  Includes participating in shared governance, adherence to standards of care, participation in peer review and professional development promoting leadership and clinical excellence, effective team skills, autonomous practice and acknowledgment of accountability for actions and critical thinking. Pursues lifelong learning that updates and expands their clinical, organizational, and professional roles and responsibilities.
6.   Focuses on patient safety and the quality of nursing care by applying appropriate nursing interventions, such as identifying and clarifying patient needs, performing procedures, conducting health education, promoting patient advocacy, coordinating nursing and other health services, assisting the patient to navigate the health care system, and evaluating patient outcomes.
7.   Knowledgeable about and provides leadership in the clinical setting and provides operational accountability for and coordination of nursing services, including the appropriate skill mix and delegation of roles and responsibilities for licensed and unlicensed nursing personnel.
8.   Designs, administers, and evaluates nursing services within the organization in accord with relevant federal requirements, state laws and nurse practice acts, regulatory standards, and institutional policies and procedures.
9.   Participates in regular team meetings and continuous quality improvement activities.
10. Maintains knowledge of care teams for coordination of patient care, self-management, population management and communication skill.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:
Ability to assess nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patients and their families
Ability to independently seek out resources and work collaboratively
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
Communicates clearly with patients, families, visitors, healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership and others
Ability to teach patients and families in accordance with the nursing plan of care
Ability to use the computer and learn new software programs
Ability to document and communicate pertinent information using computer and/or paper documentation tools
Ability to withstand prolonged standing and walking with the ability to move or lift at least fifty pounds
Working knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautions
Working knowledge and completion of appropriate TJC and other regulatory requirements

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Contact with patients, family members, visitors, co-workers, and medical staff under wide variety of circumstances
Regular exposure to blood-borne diseases, infectious and contagious diseases
Subject to multiple interruptions
Occasional exposure to radiation hazards
Possible exposure to cleaning agents/chemicals
Subject to highly stressful and crowded conditions
Moderate noise environment
Handles emergency or crisis situations
Occasionally subject to irregular hours
Handles absentee replacement on short notice
Required to wear personal protective equipment

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
0% 35% 65%
to to to
35% 65% 100% N/A Activity
X Standing
X Walking
X Sitting
X Bending
X Reaching with arms
X Finger and hand dexterity
X Talking
X Hearing
X Seeing
Lifting, carrying, pushing and or pulling:
X 20 lbs. maximum
X 50 lbs. maximum
X 100 lbs. maximum

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page.  You must complete the application process and then submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button located at the bottom of the page titled "Submit Online Application". You will receive the following message once you hit the submit button: "You have successfully submitted your job application".

Computers are available for applying within the lobby of the Human Resources Department located at 1920 West First Street, (on the corner of Miller and First Street) Winston-Salem, North Carolina  27104. You may also call our office for assistance at (336) 716-6464.  Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact our Supervisor of Office Services by phone (336) 716-3367 or email at accommodationrequest@wakehealth.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of  Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to administer all educational and employment activities without discrimination because of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status (except where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification or a statutory requirement) in accordance with all local, state, national laws, executive orders, regulations, and guidelines.

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