Purpose: Provides and directs safe, effective, and culturally-competent care for adolescent through aging adult outpatients undergoing wound, ostomy, or continence care. Key accountabilities include assessment, diagnosis, outcomes identification, planning, implementation, and evaluation of care using critical thinking and evidenced-based practice; adherence to the Professional Practice Standards as defined by ANA; and active participation in quality monitoring and performance improvement activities.
Report To: Manager
Supervisory Responsibility: Direction: The job requires some accountability for scheduling, assigning or coordinating work. Employees check the quality of work and provide guidance, instruction, training and direction to others. Although the job does not require formal or official supervisory responsibility, the incumbent serves as group leader or acts in an informal "assistant supervisory" or "lead" role. In addition, the employee may be expected to provide information or suggestions on human resources matters.
Materials Responsibility: Limited: Work requires limited responsibility for material resources. Examples of resources could include supplies, equipment, inventories, small budgets, and other similar material assets. The employee has a limited amount of control over these resources. The cost of errors is also limited in terms of damage, waste or financial loss. Problems associated with material resources are not complex. The volume of resources may vary, but the level of difficulty in dealing with these resources is uncomplicated.
Key Relationship: Co-workers/Health System Employees, Outside Agencies/Other Health Care Providers, General Public/Visitors/Volunteers, Physicians/Medical Office Staff, Students/Interns/Residents/Outside Instructors, Patients, Families, and Significant Others
Education: Associate's Degree
Field Of Study: Nursing
Special Training: Basic Life Support
Training Preferred: Certified in wound ostomy continence therapy or WOC certificate of training; Baccalaureate in Nursing
Licensure/Registration: Registered Nurse in Iowa & Illinois
Experience: No experience required.
Interpersonal Skills: Interaction is with a variety of people inside or outside the organization. Communications are of moderate difficulty and sensitivity. Contact with others may involve detailed & lengthy dialogues & exchanges of information. Requires a moderate amount of interpersonal skills. Interactions involve dealing with moderately complicated problem situations or stressful encounters.
Physical Demands: Very High Intensity: A main requirement of the job is physical labor. Forces exerted are equivalent to lifting more than 50 pounds. The need for physical stamina and endurance is extremely significant. The degree of physical strain produced on the job is very high. It results in considerable fatigue and requires periods of rest. Work could require very fine dexterity and extreme muscular control, involving various body postures. The position exceeds these very high intensity demands occasionally 10-35% of the time.
Working Conditions: There is routine exposure to highly adverse environmental conditions including physical hazards, health and safety risks, and otherwise undesirable characteristics in the environment. Personal risks require safety equipment or precautions to be followed closely. The time the employee may be exposed to these conditions is limited to 70% or less of the work day.
Possible Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens: Yes