County of Contra Costa, California - Martinez, CA (30+ days ago)3.6

Systematically evaluates the quality and effectiveness of professional nursing and ancillary health care staff practices
Assesses education and training needs of patient care and ancillary staff using a variety of data sources
Identifies, designs, develops and delivers professional development and training activities such as: new employee orientation, continuing education and in-service programs to meet health care delivery needs and regulatory requirements in an effective and economical manner
Responsible for ensuring training and education participation databases are developed and maintained
Interacts with, and contributes to the professional development of peers and other health care providers
Collaborates with others in the practice of nursing professional development at the institutional, local, regional, state, national, or international levels
Participates in and uses evidence-based research to identify strategies for improving professional development activities, nursing practice, and patient outcomes
Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional growth and development particularly in relation to professional practice standards, relevant statutes and regulations, and maintenance of continuing professional nursing competence
Demonstrates ethical principles in all professional and leadership activities
Provide and promote excellence in customer service for both internal and external customers

When assigned to the Wound Care/ Ostomy specialty:
Develops, facilitates and coordinates a cost effective ostomy wound care program
Develops protocols and practice standards for managing patients with wound ostomy and incontinence care needs
Monitors patient outcomes on an ongoing basis; acts as a resource person to nursing staff
Serves as a resource person for wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) patient care practices
Collaborates with multiple disciplines to design education programs specific to WOC patient care
Participates in multidisciplinary patient centered case conferences, and research projects related to WOC, as appropriate
Uses a customer-focused approach when collaborating with customers including co-workers, patients, physicians, and staff from community agencies and institutions
Maintains data and statistical reports as requested; participates in quality improvement
Assumes responsibility to maintain and upgrade professional knowledge and skills through attendance and participation in continuing education and in-service education program
Minimum Qualifications
License and Certification Required: Candidates must possess and maintain throughout the duration of employment: a current, valid and unrestricted Registered Nurse license issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing; valid Basic Life Support (BLS) certification issued by the American Heart Association or CPR certification issued by the American Red Cross (Healthcare Provider).

Education: Possession of a Master's Degree with a major in Nursing or Education from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Three (3) years of full-time experience performing duties of a Registered Nurse in an acute care hospital.

Substitution for Education: A Bachelor's of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited college or university; and two (2) additional years of experience which included providing in-services to nursing and/or ancillary staff, may be substituted for the Master's Degree

Wound Care/ Ostomy Specialty Assignment:
Certification Required: Candidates must possess one (1) of specialty certifications: Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse (CWOCN), OR Certified Wound Care Nurse (CWCN); OR Certified Ostomy Care Nurse (COCN), OR Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse (CWON) issued by the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB).

Experience: One (1) year of the required experience must include direct wound care experience as a Registered Nurse. This experience must be within the last two (2) years.