Wound Care Treatment Nurse

Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 07-31-2017
Explore a career opportunity at the legendary Howard University Hospital!
 
Howard University Hospital (HUH) is a private, non-profit institution recognized for its ground breaking research and teaching programs. HUH has a rich tradition of leadership and service dating back to 1862. Over the course of its 145 year history of providing the finest primary, secondary, and tertiary health care services, HUH has become one of the most comprehensive health care facilities in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and designated a DC Level 1 Trauma Center.
BENEFITS OFFERED: Competitive pay, 403-B Savings (Howard contributes a sum equal to 6% of your pay from your date of hire. Howard matches the first 2% of pay you save dollar for dollar. You are immediately vested 100%. A comprehensive medical and dental plan is offered.
 
We are currently recruiting for a Wound Care Treatment Nurse.

BASIC FUNCTION:

 
Provides the prescribed care to the patient at-risk of or with wound care needs. Provides and assures patient centered, cost efficient, safe, culturally competent, linguistically sensitive and quality care by adhering to evidence based practice; continuously monitors and reports findings;  follows hospital, Nurse Practice Act,  District of Columbia Board of Nursing, accrediting and regulatory agency regulations regarding standards of care.

NATURE AND SCOPE:
 
Interact(s) with staff, physicians, patients and their families, other healthcare providers, Hospital and University officials, and the general public.
 
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
  • Provides direct patient care as prescribed by the provider or delegation from the Registered Nurse 
  • Observes patient’s response and wound status, reporting any changes to the registered nurse or supervising clinician, according to facility or agency guidelines.
  • Participates and reinforces education to patients, family members/caregivers, and facility/agency staff that is consistent with the established care plan for preventative measures, interventions, and individualized patient treatments 
  • Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are related and appropriate to the position and area.  The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and are not to be considered as all-inclusive.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
  • Current licensure as an RN in the District of Columbia.
  • Wound Care Nurse Certification, current American Heart Association Basic Life Support certification.
  • At least 3 years of experience in providing wound care management.
 
 
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