Relocation/Recruitment Incentives are NOT authorized. The Wound Care Nurse (WCN) is responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care related to wound care. The WCN assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care based on age and life stages, state of health, race and culture, values, and previous experiences. The WCN assumes responsibility for the coordination of care focused on Veterans transition through the continuum of care, Veterans and family education, direct patient care, staff education, Veterans self-management after discharge, and supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction. The RN will be held accountable to the full scope of their licensure. The WCN is responsible for promoting quality nursing care of Veteran's skin integrity and enterostomal therapy. Responsibilities includes the utilization of advanced, specialized clinical skills in the areas of patient care, Veterans family and staff health education, research, performance improvement, consultation, staff education, and other duties as assigned. The WCN is required to see all Veterans with a stage I to stage IV ulcer within the facility to include ambulatory care. The WCN is responsible to respond to all wound care consults within 72 hours of the consult being placed. The WCN is responsible for monitoring all wounds, develop appropriate plans for care, and collaboratively work with patient care staff and providers to improve Veterans outcomes in a financially responsible manner. The WCN is also responsible for data collection and monthly reporting with action plans. The WCN is also the point of contact for managing referrals for special mattresses/beds depending on patient needs. Wound Care certification is required within 1 year of hire. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm or 8:00am - 4:30pm Day shift with some off shift and weekend work needed occasionally. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599460700
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.