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PRN RN - Wound Care

Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania

Req ID 7466-1468 Post Date Apr. 25, 2024 CategoryRegistered Nurse FacilityConemaugh Nason Medical Center
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Conemaugh Nason Medical Center is seeking a PRN RN for our Wound Healing Program/Clinic. Under the supervision of the Wound Care Director and the Medical Director, this individual coordinates the clinical services to provide consistent quality care for patients with wounds in inpatient and outpatient settings.  He/she collaborates closely with physicians, pertinent health care professionals and Program staff. This position practices strong organizational, leadership, planning, implementation, and wound care patient evaluation and nursing skills.  He/she works within the framework of the State Nurse Practice Act and follows all program and nursing philosophies and standards in the performance of job functions and responsibilities.

Conemaugh Nason Medical Center is a 45-bed hospital that has serves rural and suburban populations in Roaring Spring, Altoona, and parts of Blair, Bedford, and Huntingdon counties.  Caring for the community since 1900, Conemaugh Nason Medical Center prides itself on providing safe, high quality, compassionate care.  With a state-of-the art cardiac catheterization lab, Conemaugh Nason offers a range of inpatient and outpatient cardiac services close to home when every minute matters. The hospital provides 24/7 emergency care as an accredited chest pain center, and offers comprehensive outpatient, imaging, diagnostic, and specialty services. As a LifePoint Health National Quality Leader, Conemaugh Nason is leading the way among peers by delivering the highest quality of care for patients. 

Conemaugh Nason is also a member of the Conemaugh Health System, a Duke LifePoint Healthcare system. Conemaugh Health System serves more than a half-million patients each year through the Nason Physician Group, Conemaugh Physician Group and Medical Staff, a network of four hospitals, specialty clinics and patient-focused programs.


Essential Functions:

Coordinates the patient care of personalized, efficient care with respect for patient’s spiritual and cultural differences in accordance with the PA State Board of Nursing Licensure requirement and ANA Scope of Standard of Practice.

Initiates individualized patient and family teaching plan.

Makes decisions and judgments in preventing, analyzing, and resolving patient care concerns using critical thinking skills.

Effectively communicates patient’s status and anticipates situations that prevent/minimize adverse outcomes.

Continuously maintain/updates wound care knowledge with new and current treatment modalities.

Maintains proficiency in all aspects of documentation.

Participates in Performance/Process Improvement activities.

Demonstrates understanding and knowledge of patient’s rights and responsibilities.

Collaborates with physician as part of the Interdisciplinary Team.

Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of wounds, treatments, interventions and expected outcomes.

Oversees, provides, and coordinates delivery of patient care for wound patients. Provides direct care and oversees/coordinates total quality care. Monitors utilization and outcomes.

Provides input on budget issues affecting efficient care delivery, judicious use of products, clinic organization and staffing patterns.

Performs proper hand hygiene. Follows all infection control policies and procedures.

Organizational Expectations:

Demonstrates support of the mission, vision, values, goals and general policies of Conemaugh Nason Medical Center.

Complies with corporate compliance guidelines and requirements of federal, state, and local regulatory and accrediting agencies.

Adheres to the standards of professional ethics and handles confidential information in strict conformance with departmental and Medical Center policies.

Provides quality care and services consistent with Medical Center standards and participates in the Medical Center’s Continuous Quality Improvement Program.

Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability in response to unexpected changes in the workload, emergencies, staffing and scheduling.

Uses tact, sensitivity, sound judgment and a professional attitude when relating with co-workers, patients, families, and visitors.

Performs duties in a self-directed and cooperative manner with minimal need for supervision. Uses time constructively for maximum productivity.

Treats all co-workers, patients, families, and visitors with consideration to their rights, cultural diversity, privacy, comfort, and emotional needs. Serves as a patient advocate and fosters a work culture of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Attends all mandatory trainings and completes all required Life Talent education assignments within a timely manner. Keeps updated regarding Medical Center changes through meeting attendance and review of posted information; attends briefs, debriefs, and huddles.

Abides by and references the Employee Handbook and other pertinent facility policies, including clinical, non-clinical, safety, and infection control.

Job Requirements:

Education

Graduate of a RN program required.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred.

Required Licenses:
Current nurse's license in the state of Pennsylvania or a current multistate license (MLS) from compact member states/territories required.

Work Experience:

Prior wound care experience.
Minimum three years' experience with direct hands-on care preferred.

Certifications:

Maintenance of current CPR Certification or BLS required.

Wound Care Certification preferred.

Required Skills:

Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
Possesses personal qualities which include kindness, understanding, respect, and/or ability to relate effectively to patients, families, and co-workers.
Basic computer skills.

Competitive wage, retirement benefits, 401k, and onsite occupational health!


Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran
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