Provides compassionate, effective outpatient clinical wound care to patients, often in fast-paced environment. May case-manage a group of patients, will work under guidance of clinic physicians and Clinical Coordinator, provide patient/caregiver wound related education, communicate with other healthcare providers regarding a patient's care, enter and evaluate data, maintain patient charting.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree. Four years experience and/or training directly applicable to Position Summary may substitute for degree.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse with current New Mexico license or compact state license. Bachelor's Degree in Nursing preferred. BLS issued through the American Heart Association required, ACLS preferred. Must possess a certification as a Wound Specialist or as a Certified Wound Care, Ostomy, and/or Continence Nurse.
SKILLS: Basic/operable computer skills. Must have obvious concern for patient welfare, sound organizational skills, ability to analyze data, read, understand and implement professional journals as well as regulatory documents, ability to learn and use wound care products, multi-task and possess effective/mature communications skills. Ability to read and speak Spanish a plus.
EXPERIENCE: Experience in general nursing, wound care, hyperbaric oxygen and outpatient clinical operations preferred.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
Responsible to: Clinical Coordinator
ENVIRONMENT: Bloodborne Pathogens: B
Exposure to infectious disease, bloodborne pathogens and caustic chemicals; occasional unpredictable physically demanding situations.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to handle emergency/crisis situations as well as move or assist in moving, lifting, positioning, pushing, transferring patients as well as equipment or supplies. Frequent prolonged standing and walking, some stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, often in fast-paced environment. Hearing & visual acuity within normal limits.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.