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Wound Program Specialist (Registered Nurse)

Requisition ID:

20162283

Business Unit:

Hartford HealthCare at Home

Location:

Trumbull, CT

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Description

Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details:

Every day, almost 30,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here.  We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network as a Visiting Registered Nurse. 

Hartford HealthCare at Home, the largest provider of homecare services in Connecticut, has been fulfilling our mission for more than 115 years.  Our Person-Centered Care Model allows our employees to learn and grow within our organization, all while providing integrated support to the patient.  As part of Hartford HealthCare, we leverage cutting edge technology to provide quality care in our client’s home.  Most importantly, our employees are appreciated for the real differences they make in both the lives of their clients and their clients’ families.

 

 

JOB SUMMARY

As part of the person centered care model, this role will develops/coordinates agency wide programs for prevention and management of skin breakdown. ii. Provides expert consultation and/or hands-on care for individual patients with acute or

chronic  wounds. iii. Establishes/coordinates multi-disciplinary, comprehensive management plans. v. Coordinates care for populations of patients, identifying trends, and developing standardized prevention and treatment protocols and

refining protocols based on outcomes.. Develops and implements educational programs for patients, staff and other health care providers.. Coordinates quality improvement initiatives to optimize skin and wound outcomes.

vii. Advocates for the patient with skin and wound care needs and for the professional

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Key Areas of Responsibility

 

  • Manages regional wound care program metrics ensuring consistent delivery of quality care and communications; collaborates and explores opportunities for cost effectiveness for wound treatments in relationship to patient needs

 

  • Seeks consultation with other regional WOCN staff to identify and plan interventions designed to solve complex problems involving client care.

 

  • Develops and interdisciplinary approach to client care with Wound program/Agency staff.

The Wound Program Specialist will act as consultant to help coordinate all client care  services required by the patient to achieve outcomes.

Informs the physician/wound clinics of changes in client needs, wounds that require

change to the plan of care for wound care treatments and disease management

 

 

  • Follows trends in specialty area of wounds for home care industry; makes recommendations of treatment options for incorporation into the program.

 

  • Participates in reviewing regional wound program performance metrics to ensure program is achieving desired clinical and operational performance measures.

 

  • Participates in training, coaching of staff and onboarding to the Wound program

 

  • Participates and facilitates professional development needs and competency for wound program.

 

In addition, the position involves other duties such as:

  1. Will actively participate in the performance improvement process known as H3W.
  2. Participates in clinical education area to provide programs aimed to improve clinical competencies of direct service staff.
  3. Researches new information related to wound specialty and communicates to team.
  4. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

 

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIFICATIONS

Minimum Requirements

Preferred Requirements

Education:

1.     Bachelor’s Degree in nursing

 

Education

Wound/Ostomy specialty certification

Bachelor’s Degree in nursing required

 

 

Experience

  1. Minimum of two years nursing experience in clinical specialty area.

 

 

Experience

  1. Minimum two years in homecare

Licensure, Certification, Registration

 

Obtain Wound/Ostomy certification within 6 months of hire

 

Licensure, Certification, Registration

RN

Wound/ostomy Certification

 

Language Skills

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

 

Language Skills

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Ability Requirements:

  • Ability to effectively communicate at all levels within the organization and share knowledge, ideas and information.
  • Demonstrated success in management, planning and leadership ability for meeting patient outcomes.
  • Able to understand problem situations, solve problems and independently assess a wide variety of tasks in order to effectively take action to identify solutions to benefit the client/agency
  • Knowledge of relevant industry standards for wound care treatments
  • Ability to balance financial, quality, people and customer expectation appropriate to business situation.
  • Intermediate to advanced MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and Microsoft Project.

 

We take great care of careers.

 

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth.  Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children.  We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance.  Every moment matters.  And this is your moment.

 

 
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