ST. CHARLES HEALTH SYSTEM
RN Wound Care
Wound & Ostomy Services
November 28, 2018
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DEPARTMENTAL SUMMARY: The St. Charles Health System’s
Wound & Ostomy Services provides the highest level of medical
care for problematic, hard-to-heal wounds as well as ostomy care
including colostomy, ileostomy, urostomy and fistulas to both
inpatient and outpatients.
POSITION OVERVIEW: The RN Wound Care
provides quality patient and family centered care as a member of
the health care team in accordance with The St. Charles Health
System’s mission, philosophy, policies, and procedures.
Applies standards for professional nursing practice and focuses
clinical care to enhance the experience for patients, families, and
all others. As a nurse this position will oversee the work of
other caregivers providing specific care to assigned patient(s)
throughout the shift, as required under the scope of the RN
This position does not directly manage any other caregivers.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
Maintain and demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of nursing
principles, practices, standards, and techniques and apply this
knowledge in accordance with The St. Charles Health System’s
policies and work instructions and within laws and
regulations governing nursing practice in the State of
Provides wound and ostomy care for patients per direction of the
certified wound and ostomy nurse; including wound care assessment,
implementation of wound care interventions per the supervision of
the certified wound and ostomy nurse, communication and
collaboration with members of the care team, and support
organizational education activities promoting wound healing and
preventing skin break down.
Assess the patient’s condition and needs using critical
thinking and clinical judgment: set outcomes; implement appropriate
nursing actions and collaborates with other disciplines to meet the
patient’s/family’s physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and
intellectual needs; and evaluate patient’s progress.
Provide and maintain a safe environment for caregivers, patients
Demonstrate awareness of and supports St. Charles Health
System’s departmental and operating unit goals through
participation in continuous quality improvement and departmental
Participate in activities that promote professional growth and
development of self and others.
Communicate (both written and orally) effectively and
maintain professional relationships with caregivers, medical staff,
patients, and guests.
Identify work-related problems with possible solutions and
implement solution(s) (within scope of practice), when
Responsible for managing the patient’s experience by clarifying,
integrating, and coordinating the roles of the interdisciplinary
Perform stand by call as assigned. Varies by
Supports the vision, mission and values of the organization in
Supports Value Improvement Practice (VIP- Lean) principles of
continuous improvement with energy and enthusiasm, functioning as a
champion of change.
Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers,
patients and guests.
Conducts all activities with the highest standards of
professionalism and confidentiality. Complies with all
applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting
the organization’s corporate integrity efforts by acting in an
ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected
violation of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all
organizational investigations and proceedings.
Delivers customer service and/or patient care in a manner that
promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate.
May perform additional duties of similar complexity within the
organization, as required or assigned.
Participates in creating a healing environment that supports all
aspects of the care environment and the wholeness of each
individual, patient and caregiver.
Participates in creating intentional relationships and
demonstrates focus attitudes and behaviors that enhance the care
Provides a therapeutic presence in service to others by
purposefully responding to the needs of patients in a caring way,
including introducing oneself and explaining role in patient’s
care, asking the patient his or her preferred name, sitting
with the patient to determine his or her care goals, active
listening, and communicating effectively and appropriately through
touch, eye contact, etc.
Calculates dosages and administers medications accurately in
accordance with the organization’s policies and procedures for
Required: As required by RN licensure.
Preferred: BSN strongly preferred.
Required: Current valid Oregon RN license
Valid Oregon driver's license and ability to meet St. Charles
Health System driving requirements
AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider
Preferred: Board Certified Wound Care or Ostomy Care
Certification through ABWM or WOCNCB.
Required: 2 year experience in an acute wound care
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment
(PPE) required to perform the job safely.
ADDITIONAL POSITION INFORMATION:
Must have excellent communication skills and ability to interact
with a diverse population and professionally represent
Basic to intermediate ability and experience in computer
applications, specifically electronic medical records system and MS
Strong team working and collaborative skills
Ability to multi-task and work independently
Attention to detail
Strong analytical, problem solving and decision making
Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills
Continually (75% or more): Standing and walking, keyboard
operation, use of clear and audible speaking voice and the ability
to hear normal speech level.
Frequently (50%): Sitting, lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling
1-25 pounds. The use and operation of a motor vehicle for Home
Health and Wound Caregivers.
Occasionally (25%): Bending, stooping/kneeling/crouching,
climbing ladder/step-stool (varies by area), reaching overhead,
lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 25-50 pounds,
grasping/squeezing, ability to hear whispered speech level.
Rarely (10%): Climbing stairs.
Never (0%): Climbing ladder/step-stool (varies by area),
operation of a motor vehicle.
Exposure to Elemental Factors
Rarely (10%): Wet/slippery area, chemical solution.
Never (0%): Heat, cold, noise, dust, vibration, uneven
Blood-Borne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Category
Risk for Exposure to BBP
Schedule Weekly Hours:
First Shift (United States of America)
Is Exempt Position?
NON CONTRACT RN
Scheduled Days of the Week:
Shift Start & End Time: