Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center
Location: Fountain Valley, California
Internal Number: 2205028377-0
Fountain Valley Regional Hospital is proud of the full range of quality services we provide. Since 1971, we have dedicated our efforts to meet and serve the medical needs of our growing community. We were the first hospital in Orange County to offer residents an accredited Chest Pain Center and a Thrombectomy Receiving Center certified by The Joint Commission. We are one of only two certified Pediatric ICUs in Orange County and the only hospital in Fountain Valley and Huntington Beach with a Level III Neonatal ICU. Weâ��re proud of the efforts of our physicians, nurses and staff who strive to provide you with the best care possible.
The Inpatient Wound Care Registered Nurse is responsible for the assessment, treatment, and consultation of patients with altered skin integrity, including but not limited to: pressure injuries, high- risk for pressure injuries, and wounds. The Inpatient Wound Care RN is also responsible for pre/post operative teaching, assessment, and care of patients with ostomies.
â�¢ Demonstrates proficiency and knowledge of current ostomy, skin, wound and incontinence management.
â�¢ Uses critical thinking skills and sound judgment based on evidence based practices when making the decision for appropriate wound care treatment
â�¢ Takes responsibility for personal professional development by keeping up with current research in wound care management and shares the findings with the interdisciplinary team.
â�¢ Conducts in-services and updates on skin integrity, wound, and ostomy care, as requested by the Nursing and Ancillary departments.
â�¢ Works effectively with other departments. Acts as a role model for the staff.
â�¢ Recognizes changes in a patient condition and communicates effectively with the team and physician to adjust the treatment plan as needed.
â�¢ Serves as a subject matter expert in skin integrity, wound, and ostomy care.
â�¢ Serves as a consultant for the treatment of patients with altered skin integrity.
â�¢ Provides consultation and direction on pre-op and post-op teaching in an individualized and convenient manner to patients undergoing ostomy surgery and appropriate family members.
â�¢ Provides consulting services and direction to the patients, family members, health care providers and physicians regarding wound care management.
â�¢ Provides consultation and direction to patients, family members, health care providers and physicians for the management of incontinence.
â�¢ In all aspects of consultation:
-Initiate care to meet patient's needs.
-Coordinate plan of care with physician/consultant.
-Assess patient response to treatment.
-Evaluate care provided by health care providers.
-Documentation of teaching instructions and patient's response.
â�¢ Serves as resource person for patient rounds, patient care conferences, clinical issues and assisting staff as needed.
â�¢ Supports staff development and orientation to wound care guidelines as established in the Wound Care Program.
â�¢ Participates in establishing and updating educational resource materials in the departments for patients, family, and health care providers.
â�¢ Attend seminars or courses annually to maintain current with wound care nursing and related technologies.
â�¢ All other duties as assigned under the scope of the Registered Nurse.
Education and Experience Required: Current Registered Nurse License in the state of California. Knowledge and education in wound care management. Obtain Wound Care Certification within 2 years of starting the position.
Preferred: Minimum two year experience in acute medical-surgical nursing.
The hospital, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to combine any of the above required experiences, or to consider applicants other work related experience in order to meet the above mentioned requirements.
Tenet complies with federal, state, and/or local laws regarding mandatory vaccination of its workforce. If you are offered this position and must be vaccinated under any applicable law, you will be required to show proof of full vaccination or obtain an approval of a religious or medical exemption prior to your start date. If you receive an exemption from the vaccination requirement, you will be required to submit to regular testing in accordance with the law.
Primary Location: Fountain Valley, California
Facility: Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center
Job Type: PT1
Shift Type: Days
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
About Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center
Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) is a diversified healthcare services company headquartered in Dallas with 112,000 employees. Through an expansive care network that includes United Surgical Partners International, we operate 65 hospitals and approximately 510 other healthcare facilities, including surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care and imaging centers and other care sites and clinics. We also operate Conifer Health Solutions, which provides revenue cycle management and value-based care services to hospitals, health systems, physician practices, employers and other clients. Across the Tenet enterprise, we are united by our mission to deliver quality, compassionate care in the communities we serve.