FSR (Federal Staffing Resources)
  • Portsmouth, VA, USA
  • Full Time

 

Registered Nurse (RN) - Wound Care Clinic job in Portsmouth, Virginia. 

The job is a civilian position within the extensive military medical system, which provides a full range of services to the military service members, military retirees, and their families.

Our employees are our best assets! Come join our team of healthcare professionals where you are valued.

  • Monday-Friday days 
  • Full-time hours (40 hours per week) 
  • Paid Time Off
  • Benefits 

Registered Nurse (RN) - Wound Care Clinic Job Overview:

  • Provide assistance to physicians and nursing staff in developing and implementing protocols used in the identification and management of patients with potential and/or actual alteration in skin integrity.
  • Provide guidance to physicians and nursing staff in implementation of protocols to identify, control, or eliminate etiological factors for skin breakdown.
  • Evaluate therapeutic dressings and wound care products with recommendations submitted to Division Officer.
  • Provide consultation, direct patient care and patient education to individuals who undergo ostomy or continence diversion therapy. Perform preoperative counseling for patients and family that includes clarification of need for surgery, explanation of the procedure, marking the location for the stoma for the surgeon and a discussion of ostomy skin principles, ostomy care and ostomy supplies.
  • Measure and fit stomas with appliances post-operatively. Select and provide appropriate equipment for patients based on knowledge of type of stoma, skin sensitivities, body contours, and disease processes affected by certain products. Provide intensive teaching for patient and family until they become self-sufficient.
  • Coordinate the rehabilitation plan and counseling services with nutritional support, social services, occupational therapy, and others.
  • Serve as an advisor to home health and hospice staff to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate needs of patients who require ostomy or special wound care. Advising would occur as a part of discharge planning as well as ongoing outpatient surveillance.
  • Perform sharp debridement of necrotic tissue of wounds that does not require administration of an anesthetic using aseptic technique and sterile instruments as based on Standards of Care for Wound Debridement.
  • Assist physicians and nursing staff to maintain current knowledge and competence in the areas of ostomy and complex wound management through orientation, regularly scheduled in-service programs and review of policies and procedures according to national guidelines.
  • Provide assistance to staff in developing a plan of care and management of care for patients with draining wounds and fistulae, i.e. containment of drainage and odor, protection of perifistular skin. On a consultative basis assess wounds and determine appropriateness of using equipment, such as a Wound V.A.C, to apply and assist in the application, and make necessary referrals for home care usage.
  • Provide assistance to staff in developing a plan of care for patients with percutaneous tubes; i.e. tube stabilization, site care and appropriate drainage system.
  • Provide follow-up to patients with draining or chronic wounds, fistulas, ostomies or percutaneous tubes through outpatient clinic visits and/or telephone and initiate appropriate referrals for medical or surgical intervention.
  • Maintain accurate and timely documentation of patient encounters that occur by telephone, direct clinical intervention or consultation or as routine appointments.
  • Perform sharp debridement of necrotic tissue of wounds that does not require administration of an anesthetic using aseptic technique and sterile instruments as based on Standards of Care for Wound Debridement.
  • Assist physicians and nursing staff to maintain current knowledge and competence in the areas of ostomy and complex wound management through orientation, regularly scheduled in-service programs and review of policies and procedures according to national guidelines.
  • Provide assistance to staff in developing a plan of care and management of care for patients with draining wounds and fistulae, i.e. containment of drainage and odor, protection of perifistular skin. On a consultative basis assess wounds and determine appropriateness of using equipment, such as a Wound V.A.C, to apply and assist in the application, and make necessary referrals for home care usage.
  • Provide assistance to staff in developing a plan of care for patients with percutaneous tubes; i.e. tube stabilization, site care and appropriate drainage system.
  • Provide follow-up to patients with draining or chronic wounds, fistulas, ostomies or percutaneous tubes through outpatient clinic visits and/or telephone and initiate appropriate referrals for medical or surgical intervention.
  • Maintain accurate and timely documentation of patient encounters that occur by telephone, direct clinical intervention or consultation or as routine appointments.
  • Serve as a consultant to pediatric surgeons to standardize care, develop treatment plans, assist with the management of pediatric and neonates who have ostomies and complex wounds.
  • Coordinate patient health care needs with appropriate referrals as needed.
  • Maintain nursing standards relevant to ambulatory and inpatient care.
  • Liaise with appropriate inpatient units as an advocate for continuity of care planning, follow-up, and outcome measurement.
  • Promote health maintenance and preventive health initiatives in caring for patients in the inpatient and ambulatory setting.
  • Provide technical support to paraprofessional nursing staff.

 

Registered Nurse (RN) - Wound Care Clinic Job Qualifications:

  • Graduate of a state accredited professional nursing program OR a program accredited by ACEN or CCNE
  • RN Licensure: active, current, unrestricted. Any U.S. state. 
  •  1 year within the last 2 years as an RN working in a wound care or inpatient and ambulatory care setting.
  • AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) or ARC Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers or AHA or ARC Healthcare Provider Course

 

 

 

 

 

 

Come join our team of healthcare professionals! 

 


www.FSRpeople.com

FSR provides healthcare professionals to government facilities supporting active duty military service members, retirees, and their families. FSR began as a women-owned, minority-owned, small business in Maryland and has grown to an award-winning organization serving the federal government nationwide and around the globe.

We invite you to join our team!

 

Federal Staffing Resources dba FSR is an Equal Opportunity Employer: disability/veteran/military spouse

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

 

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