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RN Clinician - Wound Care

Company: Ochsner Health
Location: Kenner
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Job Description:

This job assumes responsibility for and provides nursing care, clinical expertise and education for an assigned patient population. Impacts patient care by improving clinical nursing practices through consultation, role modeling, and educational programs. Works collaboratively with physicians, nurses, and other health care providers in the clinic and hospital.

Education 

Required - Registered Nurse Diploma
Preferred - Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Nursing


Work Experience

Required - 3 years experience as a Registered Nurse.


Certifications

Required - Current RN License in the state of practice

Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association

Preferred- Certification in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of patient information. Must be proficient with Windows-style applications and keyboard.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care process.

  • Excellent leadership skills

Job Duties

  • Utilizes clinical skills and knowledge in the assessment of clients' health status assessment of clients' health status (physiologic, psychosocial, emotional, cultural and spiritual).

  • Integrates patient data to assist in the development of an individualized plan of care utilizing appropriate reference material (standards of care, triage protocols, policies, procedures, patient education materials, etc.).

  • Organizes, prioritizes, and implements interventions to promote patient safety and meets patient needs within the continuum of care (Hospital, Clinics, and Home Health) including: Pre-Op Procedures, Teaching, Appointment Scheduling, Prescription Refills, Results Reporting and Telephone Triage.

  • Provides clinical expertise in the area of practice; acts as a resource person to patients' families, staff, and other members of the health care team.

  • Provides care based on physical, psycho/social, educational, safety and related criteria, appropriate to the ages of patients served in assigned area.

  • Conducts and ensures professional development and maintains required clinical knowledge, technical skills training and credentials of nursing staff; participates in quality improvement initiatives.

  • Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.


Other related duties as required.  The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.

The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
 

Physical and Environmental Demands
The physical essential functions of this job include (but are not limited to) the following:  Frequently exerting 10 to 20 pounds of force to move objects; occasionally exerting up to 100 pounds of force. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.

Keywords: Ochsner Health, Kenner , RN Clinician - Wound Care, Other , Kenner, Louisiana

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