Serves as a clinical resource and consultant to patients, families, nursing and medical staff specializing in wound and ostomy care, and pressure ulcer prevention for both pediatric and adult populations.-Works collaboratively with patients, families, medical staff and bedside nursing in developing and implementing recommendations for the nursing care of patients with ostomies, vascular wounds, diabetic ulcers, acute and chronic pressure ulcers, surgical wounds, dermal wounds, fistulas and breakdown due to urinary and fecal incontinence in both inpatient and outpatient areas.-Development of patient/family/nursing teaching materials for management of wound, ostomy care, and pressure ulcer prevention.-Participates in the development of institutional policies, procedures and guidelines in keeping with evidenced based practice and standards for nursing care of wounds and ostomies.-Plans and implements nursing educational programs for central orientation, inservicing and education for staff development.-Plan, organize and evaluate clinical practice and educational activities of UMHS nursing staff with regard to wound and ostomy care, and pressure ulcer prevention.-Participate in quality assurance and evidence based practice initiatives related to wound, ostomy care and pressure ulcer prevention.-Reviews institutional pressure ulcer data to assist in identification of improvement opportunities and potential initiatives to address.-Consults on patients with Negative Pressure Wound Therapy as appropriate to assist staff with troubleshooting, and dressing (complicated cases).-Provides recommendations of wound and ostomy care supplies and equipment as appropriate.-Oversees patient evaluation and provides consultation for therapeutic surfaces/ specialty beds.
Expectations of the position:
Must be self-directed and flexible, with the ability to prioritize and work autonomously Demonstrated work performance indicating ownership, teamwork, commitment, and compassion that support patient satisfaction and principles of service excellence. Must have excellent time management skills Must be flexible in interacting with multiple medical services at one time Strong leadership skills as evidenced by previous evaluation documentation Demonstrated ability to maintain professional working relationships Demonstrated ability in development and execution of quality initiatives to enhance optimal patient care outcomes. Demonstrated ability to develop, and initiate educational presentations/programs to enhance quality of patient care for wound, ostomy and pressure ulcer prevention. Excellent verbal and written communication skills demonstrated through previous evaluations Excellent computer skills, must have a working knowledge of Excel, Word, GroupWise and Care Web Demonstrated ability to perform professional presentations/lectures to audiences of varying sizes
Current RN licensure to practice nursing in the State of Michigan
Required Educational Requirement; applicant must meet one of the following:
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing OR Associates degree or diploma in Nursing and a Master’s degree in Nursing
Must have a minimum of two (2) years recent (with in the last four (4) years) wound and/or ostomy direct patient care experience in the acute care setting.
WOCN certification training must be completed and eligible to take the exam. Must complete the exam within six (6) months of hire.
RESUME REQUIRED (for both internal & external applicants): You must attach a complete and accurate resume to be fully considered for this position.
NOTE: In order to be considered for this position the applicant must have met or will have met all the required qualifications prior to the start date of employment.
Prior experience as a wound ostomy nurse Previous experience in working with both adult and pediatric populations
This UMPNC RN posting is posted as Nursing Framework LEVEL COMPETENT NE. Actual Nursing Framework LEVEL and salary will be determined at time of hire. Nursing Framework levels range from COMPETENT NE through MASTERY NE
Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position. Posting may be filled after the initial 5-day posting period. Applicants who have left the UMPNC bargaining unit must include on their resume dates of past employment including months and years of service along with effort. Positions less than 20 hours/week may be combined.
If you have questions regarding this posting or would like assistance with nursing opportunities please contact Nurse Recruitment at (734) 936-5183.
Hours per week: 40 hours/week Shift: Set schedule, Day shift 7:00 am- 3:30 pm ; including weekends Location: University Hospital - Wound/Ostomy Services
This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Michigan Nurses Association and the U-M Professional Nurse Council union, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.
Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.
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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 194341
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