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Clinical Nurse Educator, Wound, Ostomy and Continence Care- Registry - Educator

Company: The University of Chicago Medical Center
Location: Chicago
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Clinical Nurse Educator, Wound, Ostomy and Continence Care- RegistryJob Description

Join UChicago Medicine, as a Wound, Ostomy and Continence Care Nurse- Registry at our Hyde Park Campus.

Job Summary

A Wound, Ostomy and Continence Care Nurse is a nurse that serves as a clinical resource for patients of all ages and populations with acute and chronic wounds (e.g., pressure ulcers, arterial ulcers, surgical wounds), other integumentary disruptions (e.g., Graft versus Host Disease, Moisture Associated Skin Damage), ostomy and continence needs. Professional responsibilities are carried out through direct patient care, clinical assessment and recommendations for treatment/diagnostics, education and quality improvement.

Essential Job Functions

* Provides consultation of the patient with impaired skin integrity (problem as identified by consult request) to develop individualized plan of care and attain expected outcomes.
* During consults, uses the opportunity to educate staff and family members.
* Provides guidance to staff in implementing protocols to identify, control or eliminate etiologic factors for skin breakdown, including selection of appropriate support surfaces.
* Provides appropriate education to patients, caregivers and staff regarding Wound, Ostomy and Continence Care
* Participates in developing and implementing procedures and protocols, based on current evidence including national guidelines, to deliver care to the patientsAssists the nursing staff in maintaining current knowledge and competence in wound/skin care
* Participates and collaborates with nursing leadership in quality improvement and evidence-based practice projects/activities as appropriate.
* Engages in professional development activities.
* Maintains and submits required activity logs to the supervisor

Required Qualifications

* BSN required; Master of Science in Nursing preferred
* Minimum three years of nursing practice
* Wound care experience
* Demonstrated complex decision-making skills and problem solving ability.
* Demonstrated leadership skills evidenced by serving as a charge nurse, preceptor or manager preferred.
* Previous experience working within multidisciplinary teams or nursing leadership committees preferred.
* Certification as Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse (CWOCN) preferred.

Position Details

* Job Type/FTE: 0.1- registry
* Shift: Day, 7am-5pm
* CBA Code: Non-Union
* Location: Hyde Park in Chicago, IL
* No Visa Sponsorship Available

Must comply with UCMC's COVID-19 Vaccination requirement as a condition of employment. If you have already received the vaccination, you must provide proof as part of the pre-employment process. This is in addition to your compliance with the Flu Vaccination requirement as well. Medical and religious exemptions will be considered consistent with applicable law. Lastly, a pre-employment physical, drug screening, and background check are also required for all employees prior to hire.

Why Join Us

We've been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment--- with patients and with each other. We're in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you'd like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we're doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion.


Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront.

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The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual ori

Keywords: The University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago , Clinical Nurse Educator, Wound, Ostomy and Continence Care- Registry - Educator, Healthcare , Chicago, Illinois

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