Northwell Health Registered Nurse (RN) - Wound Care, Per Diem (Westchester) in Chappaqua, New York

Req Number 002CAY

Job Description

Functions as a resource person to management and staff in matters regarding the provision of care and formulation of policy and education relative to wound care/ostomy management. Educates patients and caretakers on proper treatment of various wounds.

  1. Performs duties of a Registered Nurse, providing direct patient care, health teaching and counseling on pressure ulcer/wound care/ostomy to patients, caretakers and healthcare team members.
  • Implements a comprehensive pressure ulcer/wound care/ostomy management plan based on assessment of medical, social and environmental needs of the pressure ulcer/wound care/ostomy patient.

  • Coordinates teaching activities with family, informal supports and/or other resources.

  • Provides direct patient care as indicated and ordered by physician using nursing skills and judgment.

  • Evaluates patient's responses to care provided in conjunction with patient's physician and modifies pressure ulcer /wound care /ostomy plan of treatment as needed.

  • Assesses patient and families' learning needs and readiness to learn, providing health guidance, counseling and instruction.

  • Utilizes written materials as indicated, consistent with patient/families' comprehension and ability to learn.

  1. Functions as a resource person to management and staff in matters regarding pressure ulcer/wound/ostomy management.

  2. Educates staff on new technologies, health care issues and evidence based practices affecting pressure ulcer/wound care/ostomy management

  3. Functions as integral part of the team by expanding theoretical knowledge base, improving clinical techniques, enhancing interpersonal relations and preparing job related responsibilities within the organization.

  4. Performs related duties, as required.

*ADA Essential Functions Qualifications

  • Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing. Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, preferred. Must be enrolled in an accredited program within 24 months of employment, if hired after September 1, 2010 and obtain a BSN Degree within five (5) years of employment date.

  • Licensed to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State, required.

  • Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing (CWOCN) OR Certified Wound Care Nurse (CWCN), preferred. Must be obtained within three (3) years of entry into role.

  • Prior nursing experience, required.