RN - Wound Care - Loan Forgiveness & $20,000 Sign-on Bonus - Full Time, Days (Los Angeles)
Company: Alta Hospitals
Posted on: November 20, 2023
The Wound Care Registered Nurse functions as the clinical
expert, actively involved in clinical practice issues related to
wound care. Incumbent is responsible for the quality of nursing
practice and standards of care provided to patients with wounds and
those at risk for pressure ulcer development. Functions as a role
model to assist and educate the nursing staff providing the day to
day care; risk assessments, potential for healing, and wound care
product selection. Assists clinical leadership in leading,
planning, controlling and evaluating nursing practices and
operations as it relates to skin, wounds, and ostomy. Incorporates
the psychomotor and age appropriate cognitive skills of the patient
& family, using clinical knowledge of patient assessment, planning,
intervention and evaluation. Los Angeles Community Hospital has
been taking care of generations of east Los Angeles families.
Having a strong presence in our community has been critical to our
success since our inception, along with offering quality,
compassionate healthcare accessible to everybody. Most of our
doctors, nurses and other employees live in the community, creating
a culture of neighbors taking care of neighbors. We have changed
with our community-both in the way we deliver medical care and by
reaching beyond the walls of our hospital. We work closely with
community members to help meet their most important needs. Our
130-bed, acute care hospital offers a wide range of medical
programs and services, including cardiology, internal medicine and
- Coordinates and serves as a resource to physicians, nursing and
other personnel, patients and family members in wound care needs of
the patient, including wound vac therapy and equipment management.
Effectively collaborates with the health care team to intervene,
and advocate as necessary. Intervenes appropriately in instances of
abuse, assault or neglect. Makes appropriate referrals to resolve
patient issues effectively.
- Develops long and short-term goals consistent with treatment
plans, standards of practice, and the plan of care, incorporating
patient preference and discussing plan of care with patient.
Appropriately utilizes pain management resources and other
interventions to provide pain relief. Provides ongoing assessments
and documents the patient's physical and psychosocial condition, as
well as response to care. Reviews patient test results, identifies
critical results, and communicates in a timely manner consistent
with the condition of the patient and correlates information into
the plan of care. Consistently ensures nursing practice is evidence
based, within scope of licensure and compliant with hospital wide
standards of nursing care, including core measures. Ensures
Infection Control procedures and HIPAA compliance.
- Collaborates with staff, physicians and members of the
healthcare team, ensuring the coordination of care between other
disciplines and support staff. Supervises, monitors and delegates
patient care activities to appropriate members of the health care
team, provides effective leadership and ensures that care is safe
and of high quality. Acts as a source of information and
articulately responds to questions, providing resources, guidance,
and education about treatment plan, plan of care, and medications.
Develops and implements accurate teaching, and wound care treatment
and discharge plans.
- Empathizes with patient and patient support systems, expresses
compassion and understanding for the situation and demonstrates
care which is appropriate for the age, and cultural, religious,
gender identity, or ethnic background. Engages in caring behaviors,
taking conscious ownership for work and takes deliberate/thoughtful
actions regarding how to best carry out interactions with the
patient, families, physicians, and co-workers.Minimum Education:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing required. Minimum Experience: Two
(2) years of previous clinical experience required. Bilingual
skills to communicate effectively with patients and families
preferred. Ability to read, write and communicate effectively in
English. Ability to work variable shifts including evenings,
nights, weekends, and holidays. Ability to maintain flexibility and
composure in a constantly changing environment. Req.
Certification/Licensure: Active, current, and unencumbered
Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of California
required. AHA Basic Life Support required. Wound Care Certification
(WCC) or Certified Wound & Ostomy Nurse (CWON) within the first
year of employment required. Hospital Fire and Life Safety Card
(Los Angeles City Employees only) required.
Keywords: Alta Hospitals, Los Angeles , RN - Wound Care - Loan Forgiveness & $20,000 Sign-on Bonus - Full Time, Days (Los Angeles), Healthcare , Calabasas, California
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