Guelph, Waterloo, Cambridge
ParaMed recognizes the importance of immunization to protect our patients and team members from Covid-19. A condition of employment with ParaMed is that all new hires receive all required doses of a Covid 19 vaccine approved by Health Canada.
This is a unique opportunity for a RN to work as a consultant, or part-time (potentially with general visiting in addition if interested). NSWOC designation required.
Kitchener, Waterloo, and surrounding area
HOURS OF WORK:
Part-time hours based on operational needs or as mutually agreed upon.
Reporting to the Nursing Care & Service Manager, the Wound Care Champion (WCC) will be designated as a clinical leader for wound care and have specialized wound care education above and beyond their nursing registration. The WCC will possess expert knowledge and skill to meet the full range of patient needs with complex wound care utilizing current clinical best practice guidelines to provide safe, quality, and ethical care in Waterloo Wellington.
The WCC is accountable for the knowledge to assess, select, implement, document and evaluate a wide range of wound care interventions with each consultation. They will have the competence to deliver wound care training, education, and in-services for new and existing nurses and provide best practice information that will assist the nurses to utilize critical thinking skills required in the application of wound care principles and client’s goals.
The Wound Care Champion (WCC) is a nurse who meets all of the following qualifications:
Current registration/licensing with provincial regulatory college in good standing
Advanced wound care education/certification:
The Registered Nurse (RN) will need to have obtained their Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence (NSWOC) designation through the Nurses Specializing in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Canada (NSWOCC) and be eligible to write the CNA certification exam in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing – WOCC (C);
If the nurse is not an NSWOC nurse, the nurse must successfully complete an advanced wound care course such as the International Interprofessional Wound Care Course (IIWCC) plus a mentorship, or the Master of Clinical Science in Wound Healing from the University of Western Ontario or an equivalent university level course.
Minimum of 2 to 3 years experience as a practicing RN in a community setting preferred
Minimum of 3 to 5 years experience in the required specialty is preferred
Minimum of 2 to 3 years experience in an adult education environment preferred
Effective knowledge of APR clinical documentation reporting is an asset
Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of wound care best practice standards/guidelines and assessment skills
Demonstrates flexibility in hours worked in order to accommodate operational needs
Strong interpersonal and oral/ written communication skills to effectively interact with clients/families and members of the interdisciplinary care team
Effective skills in critical thinking and problem solving
Knowledge of applicable community resources available for clients and families
Current certification (within the past 12 mos) of First Aid, CPR, completed within Canada
Able to provide a current, clear Vulnerable Position Screening (VPS)
Upon receipt and review of WCC Consultation Request, conducts wound care consultations in collaboration with primary nurse
Uses appropriate assessment tools and techniques in consultation with clients and health care team to assess clients regarding physical, emotional, spiritual, cultural, cognitive, developmental, environmental and social needs
Documents assessments, interpretation of findings, recommendations for new or revised interventions and any teaching or follow-up required in the patient record
Makes any necessary changes to the client’s plan of care and informs the primary nurse, contractor/funder or primary care practitioner (if required) of any recommendations
Identifies the frequency of follow-up visits and communicates such to the primary nurse, coordinator and contractor/funder (if required)
Engages client using a collaborative approach, building rapport and trust, achieving a mutual understanding and agreement to identify actual and potential client health care needs, strengths, capacities and goals.
Reviews and supports nurses’ completion of clients’ comprehensive wound care assessments and documentation, including APR submission and Wound Care Pathways knowledge
Participates in necessary care conferences and/or staff meetings with Health Care team
Collaborates with Clinical Educator to provide wound care education to field staff as part of orientation, clinical training and as required, following ParaMed’s wound care program and educational outlines
Works collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team consisting of government agencies, healthcare workers, and other community resources by representing ParaMed at LHIN/community wound care meetings
Reviews LHIN Wound Reports and Wound APR statistics with Nursing CSM monthly to support and establish CQI plan and potential further educational needs
Provides safe, competent, compassionate and ethical nursing care to ensure the personal safety of clients
Maintains the knowledge, skills and attitudes to provide safe, efficient, effective wound care practices by keeping abreast of changes in practice setting that affects scope of practice
Maintains professional client records related to client encounters and plans in compliance with ParaMed’s policies and standards applied by the regulatory body/ Nursing college
Shows respect for cultural needs, dignity, privacy and confidentiality of clients
Other duties as assigned
Incorporates federal and provincial laws and regulations, national and provincial standards to provide high quality, safe and ethical care to clients/patients i.e. Regulated Health Professionals Act. Assumes professional responsibility, thinks critically, demonstrates practical knowledge, engages in professional development, manages own practice and advocates within system on clients/patients’ behalf.
- In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and ParaMed Policies on Accommodation, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of ParaMed hiring process*