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Registered Nurse (RN) - Wound Ostomy (PRN)

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Monday - Friday
Employment Type:  PRN
Location:  Scottish Rite 
Requisition #:  71984

 

JOB SUMMARY

Provides direct and indirect patient care through application of nursing process. Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates skin, wound, ostomy, and continence care throughout system. Serves as clinical resource and consultant to other healthcare professionals for care of children ages birth to 21 years. Guides and supervises assigned nursing personnel, collaborates with other healthcare professionals, coordinates ancillary staff, and functions within Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's policies and procedures framework within legal framework of the state. Sets standards of care for patients who need wound and/or ostomy nursing.

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science in nursing; graduate of an accredited wound, ostomy, and continence nursing education program

CERTIFICATION SUMMARY

  • Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse (CWON) within one year of employment
  • Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the single State of Georgia or Multi-State through the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of employment

EXPERIENCE*

  • No minimum experience required

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*

  • Graduate from an accredited Wound Ostomy Nursing Education Program
  • Minimum 2 years experience in pediatric nursing

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*

  • Leadership ability in an autonomous role
  • Ability to work with and direct others in care of critically ill pediatric patients by setting priorities, making decisions, and delivering appropriate care
  • Thorough knowledge of system policies and procedures and standards of care
  • Thorough knowledge of procedures performed on nursing unit with ability to assist other staff members and physicians
  • Current knowledge and skill related to care and support of pediatric patients normally cared for on assigned nursing unit
  • Knowledge and skill related to care and support of pediatric wound, ostomy, and continence nursing patients using evidence-based practices and guidelines
  • Must be able to successfully pass the Basic Windows Assessment at 80% or higher rating within 30 days of employment

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

Patient Care and Consultation

  1. Serves as primary patient educator for pediatric patient undergoing new ostomy or continent diversion.
  2. Provides consultation with assistance to staff regarding management of pediatric patients with the following types of wounds:
    • Chronic wounds
    • Acute wounds
    • Risk for and/or actual pressure ulcers
    • Draining wounds and/or fistulas
    • Skin breakdown
  3. Provides consultation with assistance to staff regarding management of pediatric patients with established ostomies for the following types of care:
    • Peristomal skin breakdown
    • Ostomy care troubleshooting
    • Ostomy product management
    • Education and counseling
    • Outpatient referral
  4. Provides consultation with assistance to staff regarding skin management and troubleshooting of pediatric patients with percutaneous tubes.
  5. Serves as consultant regarding management of pediatric patients with fecal or urinary incontinence with and without skin breakdown.
  6. Performs conservative sharp wound debridement of nonviable tissue when indicated.
  7. Remains abreast of current practices, trends, and methodologies relating to evidence-based neonatal and pediatric nursing care through departmental annual wound ostomy nurse competency evaluation.

 

Staff Development

  1. Assists staff to maintain current knowledge and competence in areas of pediatric skin, wound, ostomy, and continence care through staff orientation, annual competencies, and formal/informal staff in-services and presentations.
  2. Provides assistance to devise and revise educational materials and learning experiences for staff, patients, and families.
  3. Collaborates in development, revision, and implementation of policies, procedures, and guidelines related to pediatric skin, wound, ostomy, and continence care.
  4. Participates in analysis of stock/non-stock items, recommends appropriate additions and deletions, and conducts product evaluations to ensure quality and cost effectiveness of products used for pediatric skin, wound, ostomy, and continence care.
  5. Contributes to research studies related to pediatric skin, wound, ostomy, and continence care when feasible.
  6. Serves as clinical preceptor for undergraduate and graduate nursing students.
  7. Serves on agency-wide committees and participates in agency-wide projects as requested.
  8. Aids in coordinator of ancillary needs and serves as a clinical resource expert related to the wound ostomy specialty.

SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

 

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*

Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance
Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Standing - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)
Walking - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)

WORKING CONDITIONS*

Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

 

About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Address:  1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30342
Function:  Nursing - Nursing-Bedside


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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