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The Registered Nurse (RN) is a regulated health care professional who adheres to and models the Standards and Guidelines of the College of Nurses of Ontario; the SJHH mission, vision and values, policies and procedures; and applicable specialty standards. The Registered Nurse (RN) is a regulated health care professional who adheres to and models the Standards and Guidelines of the College of Nurses of Ontario; the SJHH mission, vision and values, policies and procedures; and applicable specialty standards. The RN provides patient/client-centred and evidence informed care to promote health and assess the need for the provision of care and the treatment of health conditions by supportive, preventative, therapeutic, palliative and rehabilitation means in order to attain or maintain optimal patient/client function. The RN collaborates with the inter-professional team and assumes a leadership role in the delivering a full range of care and treatment to patient/clients including those with complex needs, high acuity and less predictable outcomes.
In the role of Skin & Wound Nurse, you will be accountable for supporting the delivery of exceptional wound care throughout the health centre. As part of the Skin & Wound team, reporting to the Clinical Director of Critical Care & Nursing Professional Practice, you will work in collaboration to promote and facilitate a best practice approach to advanced wound, and ostomy management that is client, family-centered, evidence based and interprofessional through the domains of direct care, research and education.
- Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario required
- BScN preferred
- Current BCLS/HCP certification required
- Demonstrated knowledge, sensitivity and expertise in the care of seniors and their families
- Gentle Persuasive Approach training preferred
- Completion of IIWCC or equivalent required
- RNAO, CNA or other professional association membership preferred
Completion of Wound Ostomy & Continence certification preferred
Department specific Qualifications:
- Demonstrated knowledge, skills and judgement required to provide a full range of care and treatment in the clinical area of practice to patients/clients including those with complex needs, high acuity and less predictable outcomes required
- Demonstrated ability to communicate (written and verbal) effectively with patients/clients and families required
- Demonstrated ability to practice collaboratively and communicate clearly with members of the interdisciplinary team to provide care for a full range of patients/clients required
- Demonstrated ability to set priorities and organize work in response to patient/client and unit needs
- Demonstrated commitment to ongoing learning, professional development and continuous quality improvement required
- Demonstrated basic skill level with computers, MS Word, incident reporting systems, internet searches, data entry and patient information systems required
- Demonstrated knowledge and skill related to crisis intervention and conflict resolution required
- Demonstrated strong leadership, problem solving, critical thinking, team building and interpersonal skills required
Has obtained training and education in the area of Advanced Wound care
Evidence of wound management expertise/practice within nursing experience
Foundational understanding of Wound Bed Preparation
Experience with debridement including mechanical and autolytic methods preferred
Experience with graduated compression bandage application preferred
Experience with trouble shooting ostomy appliance issues, acute/chronic complications
Participates in relevant committees such as the Skin and Wound Steering Committee.
Must be able to independently adjust & prioritize changes in work volume to accommodate urgent clinical needs.
Facilitates discharges to the LHIN or ICC program
Seeks direction from medical staff, manager or other Skin & Wound team members as needed
Participates and leads nursing research pertaining to patient populations relevant to Skin Wound and Ostomy
HOURS OF WORK:
Monday to Friday; days
St. Joseph’s Nursing Vision is to make a difference in the lives of those we care for, our organization, and the future of our community through achievement of excellence in nursing and commitment to a culture of nursing innovation, empowerment, leadership and accountability.