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Wound Nurse Consultant - Nursing Education, Part time - Wound Care

Company: Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Wound Nurse Consultant - Nursing Education, Part timeThe Wound Nurse Consultant is responsible for performing individualized and age-specific assessment of patients with wounds or ostomies and, in conjunction with the interdisciplinary patient care team, developing individualized treatment plans. Instructs patients and significant others in care treatment, disease and/or illness, expected outcomes, and home care. Serves as a consultant for wound, fistula management, ostomy, and continence care education. Under the general supervision of the Director, Nursing Education, analyzes and prepares quality reports on hospital acquired pressure injuries.

The Wound Nurse Consultant will consistently demonstrate support of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab statement of Vision, Mission and Core Values by striving for excellence, contributing to the team efforts and showing respect and compassion for patients and their families, fellow employees, and all others with whom there is contact at or in the interest of the institute. Professional certification by the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Society in wound care and at least one other practice area (ostomy or continence).

The Wound Nurse Consultant will demonstrate Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Core Attributes: Communication, Accountability, Flexibility/Adaptability, Judgment/Problem Solving, Customer Service and Core Values (Hope, Compassion, Discovery, Collaboration, & Commitment to Excellence) while fulfilling job duties.

Principal Responsibilities

The Wound Nurse Consultant:

* Educates clinical policies and procedures for wound, ostomy and continence care prior to orientation.
* Provides continuing education for physicians, nurses, therapists and students related wound care, fistula management and ostomy care.
* Assesses wounds, fistulas and ostomies, provides treatment recommendations to the patient care team and evaluates treatment effectiveness.
* Provides patient education and recommendations for home care products.
* Provides ongoing in-service education to medical and clinical staff.
* Implements initial and ongoing competency skills training and evaluation.
* Collects data on pressure injuries (present on admission and hospital acquired), prevention practices and outcomes.
* Conducts documentation reviews and audits to prepare organization-wide reports on incidence of hospital acquired pressure injuries.
* Collects, analyzes, and/or presents data regarding orientation, in-service education, pressure injury incidence and trend analysis, and other activities. Maintains records of activities as required by the Institute and various accrediting bodies.
* Performs all other duties that may be assigned in the best interest of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.

Required Experience

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required

* Level of knowledge normally acquired through completion of a BSN.
* Current State license as Registered Nurse.
* A minimum of 5 years relevant clinical experience.
* Professional certification by the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Society in wound care and at least one other practice area (ostomy or continence).
* Interpersonal skills needed to effectively communicate with all levels of health care professionals, to motivate and instruct staff therapists and students, and to represent the discipline, the Center, and the Institute to the general public and professional organizations.
* Understanding of budgetary principles and processes.
* Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel and documentation/retrieval in electronic medical record systems.
* Basic knowledge of quality monitoring and quality improvement practices. Ability to analyze data and recognize trends.
* Able to be available for consults at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and across the continuum of care.

Reporting Relationships

Reports directly to the Director, Nursing Education and Staff Development

Working Conditions

Normal office environment with little or no discomfort due to heat, cold, dust and noise.

About Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is the global leader in physical medicine and rehabilitation for adults and children with the most severe, complex conditions. By joining our team, you will be part of our life-changing Mission and Vision. You'll work in a truly inclusive environment where diversity and equity are championed through words and actions. You'll contribute to an innovative culture that is second to none, one that embraces curiosity, discovery and compassion. You'll play a role in something that's never been done before as we integrate science and clinical care to help patients achieve better, faster outcomes - as we Advance Human Ability, together.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Keywords: Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Chicago , Wound Nurse Consultant - Nursing Education, Part time - Wound Care, Education / Teaching , Chicago, Illinois

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