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Registered Nurse (RN)Outpatient Wound Care/HBO RN

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Youngstown
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Thank you for considering a career at Mercy HealthSummary of Primary Function/General Purpose of PositionThe RN Outpatient Wound Care performs and documents complete patient assessments, initiates and maintains current nursing care plans for all assigned patients, identifies patient learning needs to provide individualized and comprehensive teaching, administers medications in a safe manner consistent with the State of Practice and Bon Secours Mercy Health policies and procedures, and acts as a patient safety advocate by participating in ongoing quality improvement in the Outpatient Wound Care department.Essential Job Functions--- Adheres to and promotes departmental plans, goals, and objectives in accordance with hospital policies and procedures, regulatory, and Joint Commission for Accreditation of Hospital Operations.--- Serves as a team player to provide appropriate wound service coverage in the center.--- Assists clinical leadership in monitoring clinic flow to improve efficiencies and productivity.--- Collaborates with the clinical leaders and other regional leaders to drive consistency and standardization of best practices.--- Works with hospital personnel to ensure availability of adequate resources, supplies, equipment, and services.--- Develops and maintains effective working relationship working with physicians and all wound center staff.--- Works collaboratively with hospital partners, as appropriate, to maintain fiscal objectives and seek opportunities for cost-saving measures. --- Be mindful of revenue cycle components including scheduling, registration, clinical coverage/treatment, documentation, billing, collections, and denials.--- Assists leadership to perform auditing to ensure documentation supports reimbursement.--- BSMH nurses are expected to practice and deliver care in accordance with the core concepts and intention of the BSMH Nursing Professional Practice Model.This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job-related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.Licensing/CertificationCurrent RN license in state they are working or covered by compact or RN applicant (required)BLS Basic Life Support (preferred upon hire, must obtain from approved source prior to direct patient care)CWCN (Certified Wound Care Nurse) (preferred)COCN (Certified Ostomy Care Nurse) (preferred)CCCN (Certified Continence Care Nurse) (preferred)CWON (Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse) (preferred)EducationGraduate of an accredited nursing program (required)Bachelor of Science Nursing (preferred)Master of Science Nursing (preferred)Work ExperienceRecent experience in acute care and/or home health care (required)Experience in Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (preferred)TrainingEPIC Electronic Health Record (EHR) (preferred)Wound Care Centers that offer HBOT will need successful completion of Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) approved 40-hour course within 6 months of hire and completion of written exam (required)LanguageNonePatient PopulationAdults (18-64 years)Geriatrics (65 years and older)Working ConditionsPeriods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occurMay be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuseMay be required to use physical restraintsMay be exposed to adverse weather conditions; cold, hot, dust, wind, etc.May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lightsMay be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluidsMay be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materialsMay have periods of constant interruptionsGeneral office environmentRequired to car travel to off-site locations, occasionally in adverse weather conditionsLong-distance or air travel as needed- not to exceed 10% travelProlonged periods of working aloneIndividuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.Physical RequirementsLifting/Carrying (0-50 lbs.) 1-33%Lifting/Carrying (50-100 lbs.) 1-33%Push/Pull (0-50 lbs.) 1-33%Push/Pull (50-100 lbs.) 1-33%Stoop/Kneel 1-33%Crawling 1-33%Climbing 0%Balance 1-33%Bending 1-33%Sitting 34-66%Walking 1-33%Standing 34-66%Additional Physical Requirements/HazardsManual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)Perform shift workManeuver weight of patientsHear alarms/telephoneReach above shoulderRepetitive arm/hand movementsFinger DexterityColor VisionAcuity - farAcuity - nearDepth perceptionExposure to/Use of Latex productsExposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergentsExposure to moving mechanical partsExposure to dust/fumesExposure to potential electrical shockExposure to x ray/electromagnetic energyExposure to high pitched noisesSkillsAppropriately assigns patient careSafely and efficiently develops, implements, and prioritizes plan of careAbility to teach clinical skills and share clinical knowledgePerform comprehensive patient clinical assessmentOngoing assessment of patient care during treatmentApplication of the nursing process in patient care deliveryPatient and family educationAttention to detailStrong interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills at all levelsCritical ThinkingCollaborationTeamworkConflict resolutionActive listeningRelationship buildingTime ManagementDependabilityAdaptabilityFlexibilityProfessionalismAccountabilityStewardship of resourcesRemains calm, adaptive, and collective during an emergencyWorking knowledge of office and clinical technologiesAdvanced Wound Care Nursing knowledgeAdvanced Wound Care Nursing skillsNegative Pressure TherapyCompression TherapyHyperbaric Oxygen TherapyUtilization of skin substitutesTotal contact castingMercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.Many of our opportunities reward your hard work with:Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plansPrescription drug coverageFlexible spending accountsLife insurance w/AD&DEmployer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligiblePaid time offEducational AssistanceAnd much more Benefits offerings vary according to employment statusScheduled Weekly Hours:16Work Shift:Days (United States of America)Department:Wound Care Clinic - St. ElizabethAll applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health - Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours - Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email . If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at

Keywords: Mercy Health, Youngstown , Registered Nurse (RN)Outpatient Wound Care/HBO RN, Other , Youngstown, Ohio

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