Mount Nittany Health
Published
July 10, 2024
Location
State College, Pennsylvania
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Wound Care Liaison

Job Locations US-PA-State College
ID2024-5784
Mount Nittany Health EntityMount Nittany Medical Center
DepartmentWOUND CARE CENTER
CategoryNursing Professional
TypeFull-Time
Primary ShiftDay
Schedule8 hr shifts
WeekendsNo Weekends
HolidaysNo Holidays

Why Mount Nittany Health?

At Mount Nittany Health, we provide high-quality patient care with a unique combination of the latest in clinical technology and compassionate medical professionals. We are committed to improving both the quality and availability of healthcare in our region and seek to hire only the best to support the communities we serve.

Overview

The Wound Care Liaison coordinates and facilitates discharge planning and assists with quality measures (example: NDNQI Prevalence study for patients) as a member of the interdisciplinary team. Facilitates the delivery of high quality care through the application of evidence based medical protocols and improves the quality of outcomes. As a facilitator of care across the care continuum interfaces with acute care and post discharge agencies, fosters physician relationships, and assists in the coordination and facilitation of patients with wound and ostomy care. The individual provides clinical leadership, expertise, collaboration, consultation, and mentorship to provide evidence based practice. Also collaborates with other health care facilities in the development of wound care management programs.

 

Qualifications

Education:

 

1) Completion of a registered nurse degree program.
2) Bachelor’s degree in Nursing preferred.

 

Experience:

 

1) Minimum of 3 years full-time professional nursing experience with medical-surgical patients.

 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

 

1) Effectively functions as a team member and as a liaison between patients, staff and providers.
2) Supports and encourages harmonious communication skills.
3) Uses verbal, non-verbal, and written communication skills.
4) Communicates in highly professional manner at all times.
5) Demonstrates a high level of mental and emotional tolerance and even temperament when dealing with ill people; uses tact, sensitivity, sound judgment and a professional attitude when relating with patients, families, physicians, and co-workers at all times.
6) Provides own transportation.

 

License/Certification/Registration:

 

1) Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Pennsylvania.
2) Wound Care Certification Required. If not certified, must have certification within 2 years of hire date. This would be from the WOCN Certification Board – WOCN or a Certified

Wound Treatment Associate that works under the WOCN.
3) Meets the American Heart Association’s standards for Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support and renews BLS and ACLS every two years.
4) Maintains a valid driver’s license.

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