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WOC Nurse Sr / Seton Healthcare University Medical Center at Brackenridge / Wound Care 001 / FT

University Medical Center Brackenridge
Seton Healthcare Family
Type Full time Posted 7/15/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 9/12/2014
TX - Texas (All) - Austin Referral - n/a -    
WOC Nurse Sr / Seton Healthcare University Medical Center at Brackenridge / Wound Care 001 / FT Rotating
23966
TX - Austin
Full-Time
Regular


Additional Job Information

Title: WOC Nurse Sr

City, State: Austin, TX

Location: University Medical Center at Brackenridge

Department: Wound Care 001

Additional Job Details: FT Rotating

Marketing Statement
Seton Healthcare Family offers rewarding and diverse career opportunities, superior benefits and excellent options for personal growth. Seton is always looking for dedicated and skilled individuals willing to share their hearts with those we serve.
 
The Seton Healthcare Family, a member of Ascension Health, is the leading provider of healthcare services in Central Texas, serving an 11-county population of 1.8 million. The network includes five urban acute care hospitals, two rural hospitals, a mental health hospital, several strategically located health facilities that provide medical care for well patients and three primary care clinics for the uninsured. Four out of every ten overnight patients in the region receive their care at a Seton facility.

With more than 13,000 associates, Seton is the largest private employer in Central Texas and the only not-for-profit organization among the top 25 employers in the Austin area. In addition, Seton is home to four Magnet nursing facilities-University Medical Center Brackenridge, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, Seton Medical Center and Seton Northwest Hospital.
 
About Austin: 
 
Austin is in the heart of the beautiful Texas hill country-only a few hours from Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. Enjoy a mild climate, affordable housing and no state income tax! Plus you'll have the chance to be part of a friendly city that offers something for everyone: lively nightlife, recreational activities, colleges & universities, lakes and family-oriented fun. Rich in history, cultural diversity, natural beauty and a vibrant blend of professions, Austin is a cosmopolitan city with a down-home feel. Whatever you like, Central Texas has something to offer.
 
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Job Description

Summary:

The WOC Nurse Sr provides direct nursing care to patients with select disorders of the gastrointestinal, genitourinary and integumentary systems in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Implements and monitors patient care plans. Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate.
  • Provides patient and family education on common topics including wound care, dressing applications, compression therapy, diabetic foot care, venous disease, wound offloading, stoma care, pouching procedures and underlying disease processes.
  • Notes and carries out physician and nursing orders.
  • Assesses and coordinates patient's discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team.
  • Provides education and training to professional staff and student nurses as needed. Provides education and training to community groups and individuals as needed.
  • Develops and implements performance improvement/quality improvement/research activities in response to identified needs/goals of the department, specialty and/or network.
    Demonstrates advanced clinical practice expertise in two of the three specialties of wound, ostomy or continence.  Implements/documents nursing process for population specific, complex patient/family care delivery.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's Level Degree, Six (6) years of RN experience is required.
  • Bachelor's or Master's in Nursing is preferred.

Licenses & Certifications:

  • Current Registered Nurse (RN) license to practice in the state of Texas is required or must be obtained prior to hire or job transfer date.
  • Current national certification in at least two of the following three specialities is required or must be obtained prior to hire or job transfer date:  Wound, Ostomy and/or Continence.
  • Current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS-HCP) course completion card from the American Heart Association is required prior to hire or job transfer date.
Equal Employment Opportunity

Seton Healthcare Family is an equal employment opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and complies with all applicable federal, state and local equal employment regulations and laws. It is the policy of the Seton Healthcare Family to afford equal employment opportunities to all employees and prospective employees without regard to their race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic or status that is protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all personnel actions, such as hiring, promotion, transfer, demotion, termination, layoff and all other conditions and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Affirmative Action goes beyond the concept of equal employment opportunity. Affirmative Action policies and programs are required to overcome the present effects of past discrimination and to achieve equal employment opportunity for members of groups that are or have been formerly under-represented. Affirmative Action policies and programs are tools whereby additional efforts are made to recruit, employ and promote qualified members of formerly excluded groups, even if that exclusion cannot be traced to particular discriminatory actions. Through specific and result-oriented activities, Seton Healthcare Family’s goals are to ensure that every person is given full consideration through equal employment opportunity policies and practices and to achieve a representative workforce through its affirmative action efforts.
 
It is further the policy of the Seton Healthcare Family to encourage vendors, contractors, affiliate institutions and others doing business with the Seton Healthcare Family to observe the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.