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Registered Nurse (RN, WOCN) - Wound Care

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Hartford Hospital


Hartford, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: 10 hour days, rotating weekends every 6 weeks

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Hartford Hospital is one of the largest and most respected teaching hospitals as well as a Level I trauma center. Hartford Hospital is on the cutting edge of technology & medical care and is home to the Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI), one of the most-advanced medical simulation training centers in the world. Housing the Northeast’s largest robotic surgery center, committed to becoming the best in the country for patient safety and is pursuing that goal by taking innovative action and creating a culture of safety at every level within the organization.


Job Summary

Our Nurses work in collaborative environments with strong interdisciplinary teams, focused on a patient centered care model in a richly diverse work space. Under the direction and general supervision of the Nurse Manager, the registered nurse utilizes evidence based practices in accordance with the State Nurse Practice Act, policies and procedures of the hospital and as directed by the medical staff. The registered nurse who through knowledge and ability uses the nursing process to develop a plan of care which includes standards of practice to meet the physical, emotional spiritual, cultural and educational needs of the patient and family. 


This Registered Nurse on Inpatient Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse (WOCN) Team providing wound, ostomy and continence nursing care, consultation, education and mentorship for hospital based service. Practice involves prevention and treatment of pressure injury and other wound types, ostomy/fistula care and patient education, care for patients with surgical, traumatic, lower extremity, lymphedema and other wound types. Performs wound assessment and treatment interventions, provides patient/family education, mentors unit-based nurses, supports standardized skin injury prevention protocol and performs surveillance and monitors outcome metrics.   Collaborates with intra-professional teams.  Day shift, rotating weekends. 



BSN Required. Acute care and wound care experience required. Graduate of a WOCNCB accredited education program with current Wound / Ostomy /Continence certification preferred. Exceptions to the educational requirement will be evaluated on an individual basis. A strong candidate in the process of completing the educational requirement will be considered. Weekend coverage required every 4 – 6  weeks.

·         Provides direct care to patients with complex acute and chronic wounds, urinary and fecal diversions, stoma care, fistulas, percutaneous tubes, pressure ulcers, lower extremity wounds, surgical wounds, incontinence/moisture associated dermal conditions and others.


·         Provides collaboration and consultation to the health care team in developing and implementing plans used in the identification and management of patients with potential or actual alteration in skin integrity and stoma /fistula care.


·         Provides appropriate education to patients, families, caregivers, and staff regarding wound and skin care, ostomy care, percutaneous tubes, and draining wound/fistulae management.


·         Evaluates patient response to treatment in the progress of wound healing, ostomy self-care skills training and other outcomes; and adjusts plan of care as indicated.


·         Uses protocols and evidence-based guidelines for appropriate and cost-effective use of therapies, products and equipment to prevent and treat skin/wound conditions and ostomy /fistula management.


·         Actively participates in orientation, training and champion programs, Quality improvement activities, data analytics and policy /procedure development. 


·         Provides accurate and timely written documentation of care in the electronic medical record.


·         Joins others on the Inpatient WOCN Team at Hartford Hospital.

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