Certified Wound/Ostomy Continence Nurse - Clinical Specialist
Exeter Hospital - Exeter, NH

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Reporting to the Executive Director, posseses in depth knowledge, competencies and skills in clinical specialty. Develops, teaches, coordinates and evaluates educational programs in collaboration with agency leadership. Functions as a leader and change agent through direct and indirect patient care, mentoring, consultation, clinical nursing research, program planning and education of patients, families and staff. Analyzes homecare/hospice practices to improve patient care. Establishes goals and priorities in accordance with patient and staff needs and organizational objectives.

Additional details about role:
This Certified WOCN (CWOCN) will provide direct clinical care for home care patients with acute and chronic wounds, work collaboratively with peers to develop appropriate care plans, provide education to patients, families and co-workers and take an active role in developing policies and procedures in wound care.

In addition, you will utilize your advanced practice expertise to treat wound, ostomy and continence patients. You will be working within a collaborative team environment where your input and clinical expertise will benefit the coordinated efforts of homecare staff to provide care based on evidence based practice.

Other responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Monitor/update product formulary

Perform competency visits with Staff for wound care; ostomy; Wound VAC; Unna boot; Compression wraps

The candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal, organizational and time management skills as well as critical thinking and effective clinical aptitudes.

Requirements:
5 years clinical experience in Homecare/Hospice

Masters degree in nursing with a concentration in related clinical specialty or equivalent experience

RN license - NH or other Compact State

BCLS within 30 days of hire

Driver license - valid

Major Responsibilities:
Serves as role model of professional nursing practice in homecare. Facilitates an empowered environment that recognizes and responds to psychosocial, development and professional practice issues through mentoring, group support, personal consultation, team building, resource identification and networking.

Plans, directs, organizes, implements and evaluates the educational requirements/needs for physicians and other healthcare providers as related to homecare/hospice. Assists Staff Development Specialist in the education of staff related to best practice initiatives.

Identifies areas for clinical studies and promotes or conducts investigations in these areas; incorporates current research findings into policies, procedures and standards.

Assists Staff Development Specialist in the education of staff related to best practice initiatives. Mentor and precept staff. Develop and coordinate competency training. Conducts joint visits with staff for competency assessment. Coordinates educational programs and outside speakers.

Leads in the development, implementation and education of Standards of Care policies and procedures for the agency. Assist with the development of patient education materials.

Analyze agency clinical outcomes, train staff, track progress and report to agency and Sr. Management at IOP. Collaborate in clinical agency QA activities and performance improvement to ensure high quality outcomes. Participate in meetings to develop appropriate clinical education based on quality outcomes.

Actively participates on specified clinically focused committees/task forces and acts as liaison for EHR continuum of care initiatives.

Actively participates on specified clinically focused committees/task forces and acts as liaison for EHR continuum of care initiatives. May facilitate team meetings.

Collaborates and mentors staff on complex patients as required.

Accountable for developing professional relationships with internal and external customers, primarily Physicians, while also marketing agency services.

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