RN - Wound & Ostomy

Location
Salt Lake City, UT
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 15, 2020
Closes
Jan 27, 2020
Specialty
Other
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Wound & Ostomy RN performs under an expanded scopes of practice. Major duties and responsibilities of this position include:
  • Provides advanced assessment and care of inpatients and outpatients with wounds, ostomies, fistulas, drains, pressure ulcers, and incontinence issues and documents treatment plan in CPRS.
  • Orders products/supplies/equipment from prosthetics and/or pharmacy as appropriate for the care of wound and ostomy patients
  • Performs specialized procedures within the approved scope of practice and based on documented competencies
  • Collaborates with MDs, nurses, and support staff to optimize patient outcomes
  • Provides staff, patient, and family education
  • Participates in decisions regarding wound, ostomy, and incontinence products utilized by the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System
  • Makes stoma site selection prior to surgery to optimize functionality and comfort for patient
  • Establishes protocols for patients at risk and initiates preventive measures and management protocols
  • Serves as a resource for teaching techniques such as intermittent catheterization, bowel training procedures, and management of percutaneous drains/catheters and wound vacs
  • Provides oversight, audits and training to foster compliance with VA, IG, and Joint Commission standards for pressure ulcer prevention
  • Orders VAC therapy/placement for in-house via SPD and discharging patients via Prosthetics
  • Is an active participant on the Interdisciplinary Wound and Pressure Ulcer Committee, Bed Team and Skin Team.
  • Presents unit based in-services for staff development, precepts students, and provides formal class lectures at educational institutions
  • Serves as a resource for ECF and home health agency staff caring for veterans in the community

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM to 5:00PM
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredTo qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
Basic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. OR The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing. Students should submit the certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6) OR In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of a current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement for graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.
  • Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia.

Preferred Experience: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) AND Two (2) years recent (within the last 6 months) Medical/Surgical or Critical Care Unit experience AND Wound or ostomy care experience.

Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade:
  • Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
  • Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience; OR a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) with no additional nursing practice/experience.
  • Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursing practice/experience.
  • Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
  • Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree.

Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Physical Requirements: The incumbent must be able to perform all activities of the position without restriction. The RN must be able to utilize desktop computers for clinical documentation. This position involves considerable standing, walking and going up and down flights of stairs. The position requires visual and auditory acuity at a level to provide safe and effective nursing care. It may require repositioning patients and assisting with transferring patients to wheelchairs and stretchers. The position requires the ability to physically control or protect him/herself from physically abusive patients.

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Resume

Only selected applicant is required to complete this form. VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • Other
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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