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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Registered Nurse, Wound Care in Atlanta, Georgia

Overview

At Emory Healthcare, we integrate science and caring to change the face of health care. Our team members are courageous individuals who are willing to challenge the status quo and help find solutions to complex problems. We’re empowered to influence change for, and with, our patients, their families, the community and each other.

As one of the leading academic medical systems, we’re eager to share what we learn with hospitals around the country, and the world. We’ve got the backing, knowledge, experience and permission to lead the way in developing new and better approaches to preventing and treating disease, and our patients get treatments years before anyone else.

We’re defining a new standard of care for humankind. Are YOU ready to join us?

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Directs agency-wide initiatives for pressure ulcer prevention, wound care and ostomy care, to include supporting pressure ulcer prevalence data collection, evidence-based policies, procedures, and protocols, and advisement of appropriate support surfaces, products, and staff decision-making algorithms.

  • Develops and conducts educational programs and clinical instruction for Emory Healthcare staff and students enrolled in Emory University's Wound Ostomy Continence Education Program.

  • Provides advanced clinical guidance to physicians and nursing staff regarding the management of complex wounds, fistulas, moisture management, and pressure ulcers.

  • Determines appropriate nursing interventions for identified patient problems, symptoms, and teaching needs in respect to wound and ostomy care.

  • Recommends the equipment, materials, and resources needed to successfully implement a wound or ostomy care plan.

  • Performs appropriate pre-operative stoma site marking and ostomy education.

  • Develops and conducts post-operative ostomy education and ostomy care plan for the patient and family.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have a valid, active unencumbered Nursing license or temporary permit approved by the Georgia Licensing Board.

  • Current Healthcare Provider BLS Certification. Two years of recent (within the past five years) Registered Nursing experience.

  • Completion of an accredited WOC Nursing Education program.

  • Must achieve certification in Wound Care and Ostomy Care within 12 months.

  • Certification in Continence Care is not required, but preferred. Previous experience in Wound and Ostomy care preferred. BLS required. ACLS may be required on some units.

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Division Emory Univ Hospital

Campus Location Atlanta, GA, 30322

Campus Location US-GA-Atlanta

Department EUH Centralized Clinical Suppt

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Job Number 70126

Job Category Nursing

Schedule 8a-5:30p

Standard Hours 40 Hours

Emory Healthcare is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices and decisions. Emory Healthcare prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age (40 and over), disability, citizenship, genetic information, service in the uniformed services, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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