Under the general supervision of the Coordinator, Nsg. Quality, Outcomes, Research, & EBP, the Wound Care Specialist nurse provides acute and rehabilitative care for patients with certain conditions of the gastrointestinal, genitourinary and integumentary systems. These include ostomies, diversions, fistulae, tubes, and wounds of all kinds. This nurse serves as a clinician, collaborator, consultant, educator and researcher.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Education: Completion of a nursing education program that satisfies the licensing requirements of the Colorado State Board of Nursing for Registered Nurses. Masters degree in appropriate specialty preferred. Experience: Typically two years wound/ostomy care preferred. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge of techniques, methods and competencies of clinical nursing practices. Knowledge of safety principles and infection control in the patient care environment. Knowledge of standards, polices and procedures of Denver Health as they pertain to nursing. Skill to properly use medical instruments and laboratory equipment. Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form. Ability to apply nursing principles, practices and techniques. Ability to asses patients' needs and coordinate proper nursing care. Ability to respond appropriately to emergency situations. ability to apply nursing principles, practices and techniques. Ability to exercise initiative and judgment in selecting proper treatment. Ability to use computers and computer systems. Bilingual skills preferred. ~Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider Certification/CPR. Active Registered Nurse (RN) License in the State of Colorado or a participating compact state. Must have Wound Care Nurse certification within one year of hire.
Shift Varies Intermittent
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.
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As Colorado's primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
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Take your career to the next level at Denver Health, where we offer a robust benefits package and endless opportunities for growth. Denver Health is a nationally-ranked, locally-trusted, premier healthcare institution located in the heart of Denver, Colorado.Twenty-five percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 150,000 individuals, receive their health care here. We are known as an integrated health care system that encompasses multidisciplinary academic specialties, a community health system, a level I adult trauma center, pediatric emergency and urgent care center home to Denver Public Health and many of the nation’s leaders in medicine.