Registered Nurse - Wound Care Seasonal - Nights - Tampa $55/hr at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 2/2/2021

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    Tampa, FL
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    3 - Night

Job Description


Registered Nurse Wound Ostomy Full Time Nights AdventHealth Tampa

Location Address: 3100 East Fletcher Avenue Tampa, Florida 33613

Top Reasons to Work at AdventHealth Tampa

  • Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute, known across the country for its advances in cardiovascular disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment and research.
  • Surgical Pioneers – the first in Tampa with the latest robotics in spine surgery
  • Building a brand new, six story surgical and patient care tower which will ensure state of the art medical and surgical car for generations to come
  • Awarded the Get With The Guidelines – Stroke GOLD Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and have been recognized as a recipient of their Target: Stroke Honor Roll for our expertise in stroke care. We have also received certification by The Joint Commission in collaboration with the American Stroke Association as a Primary Stroke Center.

Work Hours/Shift:

  • Full Time

You will be responsible for:
  • Communicates with courtesy when interacting with internal or external customers—in person or on the telephone.
  • Demonstrates respect for co-workers and develops positive working relationships with other departments.
  • Uses the AIDET technique when interacting with patients.
  • Incorporates Caring Model behaviors and culturally competent care into daily practice
  • Demonstrates FHT commitment standards and values
  • Adheres to FHT standards for dress and professional appearance.
  • Demonstrate collaboration and teamwork
  • Participates in peer interviewing and peer review process
  • Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, cost and impact on practice in the delivery of nursing services
  • The Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse assesses patient care needs associated with wound ostomy continence as evidenced by:
  • Quarterly Pressure Ulcer Survey
  • Completes comprehensive assessment of wound, ostomy patients
  • Responds to physician and nursing request for consultation on patients pre and post ostomy, patients with skin breakdown, draining wounds, and urinary incontinence
  • Conducts and documents assessments and suggested interventions
  • The WOCN assesses educational needs of the nurse and potential educational needs across the organization through the review of annual nursing education survey and iteractions with nurses
  • Assists staff in developing and maintaining competency in maintaining skin integrity
  • Develops nursing diagnosis to meet the needs of wound, ostomy, incontinent patients.
  • Differentiates between a variety of wounds, ostomy types, incontinence types.
  • Conducts and documents patient teaching regarding self-care and disease process.
  • Selects ostomy supplies appropriate for patients needs and abilities
  • The WOCN supports evidence-based practice in identification of expected patient outcomes by:
  • Identifying expected patient outcomes that incorporate scientific evidence and are achievable through implementation of evidence-based practices
  • Supports the use of clinical guidelines linked to positive patient outcomes
  • Participates in conducting and documenting discharge planning needs by identifying post-hospital care
  • Collaborates with health team members by reporting of pertinent clinical information and providing suggestions for interventions to achieve identified patient outcomes
  • Coordinates trial and selection of skin/wound/ostomy products between health care team members and Materials Management Department
  • Selects or designs strategies to meet the multi-faceted needs of complex wound and ostomy patients.
  • Coordinates with other disciplines to meet established patient goals as evidenced by attending interdisciplinary team meetings or conferring with health care team.
  • Coordinates with management team to provide new employees with training time with WOCN
  • Develops and implements standards for skin breakdown prevention and treatment, wound and ostomy care, and urinary incontinence.
  • Incorporates new knowledge and strategies to initiate change in nursing practices if desired outcomes are not achieved.
  • Provides learning activities for clinical staff on an ongoing basis as evidenced by competency skills fairs, orientation classes, in services, Resource Nurse training, and evidence-based programs.
  • Provides guidance to nurses and clinical staff in the evaluation of effectiveness of interventions in attainment of expected outcomes.
  • WOCN demonstrates effective staff training as evidenced by positive feedback provided by new employees on new hire orientation evaluations
  • Maintains safe practice by demonstrating clinical competency and demonstrating compliance with all regulatory standards
  • Demonstrates safe practice in the administration of wound care medications.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to pain management by alleviating and reducing pain to level acceptable to patient.
  • Integrates ethical decision making into daily nursing practice
  • Integrates research findings and Evidence Based Practice into practice
  • Acts as a patient advocate
  • Demonstrates critical thinking skills appropriate to level of experience
  • Integrates population specific standards when planning care
  • Demonstrates commitment to professional and personal growth-i.e. completes all mandatory educational requirements, maintains CWOCN certification, attends 75% of department staff meeting, acts as designated preceptor for new hires re: to wound/ostomy care, chairs wound resource nurse program, member of professional nursing organization, attends hospital wide committees, member of shared governance council.

What You Will Need:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing with Bachelors Degree in Nursing or related specialty area upon hire

  • One or more years of nursing practice experience upon hire

  • One year of practice in which leadership and teaching competence has been demonstrated upon hire

  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in Florida. If licensed in another state, verification of application for Florida licensure must be submitted within 30 days of hire date.

  • Board Certified in Wound, Ostomy Care (WOCN) or obtain within 1 year of hire date

  • Current American Heart Association BLS upon hire

  • 4 hours Hip and Knee Replacement education within 6 months of hire date, then annually INPATIENT ONLY

  • 2 hours Stroke education within 6 months of hire date, then 1 hour annually INPATIENT ONLY

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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