US-NY-Brooklyn | US-NY-Queens | US-NY-Staten Island | US-NY-New York | US-NY-Bronx
8 months ago
ArchCare at Home
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The Wound/Ostomy Continence Nurse assists in the coordination and management of home health services for patients with complex wound/ostomy problems, in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and Agency policies.
Discusses complex wound/ostomy referrals with nursing staff/nursing supervisors.
Supervises, explains/interprets wound/ostomy care when needed.
Explains Agency's eligibility criteria and reimbursement sources to patients, families, physicians and others, as needed.
Provides joint visit when indicated, with primary nurse on a consultant basis to patients with wounds/ostomies. (Need for joint visit determined by wound care nurse and/or primary nurse based on complexity of wound/ostomy, need for education in wound/ostomy care or wound/ostomy care products).
Provides a nursing assessment and evaluation of the health care needs of the patient and family, which includes:
comprehensive risk assessment
wound care product selection in consultation with the physician
selection of pressure reducing/relieving devices
selection of ostomy products
Develops and implements a mutually agreed upon care plan based on the patient's needs, physician orders, nursing assessment and identified goals.
Current New York State License as a Registered Professional Nurse.
Certified wound care nurse through WOCN or graduate of WOCN approved program.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from an approved school is required.
Two years experience as a Wound Care Nurse.
One year of community health experience in a Certified Home Health Agency (CHHA) or Long Terms Home Health Care Program (LTHHCP).