|Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) is repeatedly named one of America's Best Hospitals by U.S. News and World Report. Located in the heart of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, we're a dynamic academic medical center with 446 hospital beds (more than 100 in ICUs) and 17 operating rooms. We're Minnesota's first and largest Level 1 Trauma Center, and offer career opportunities in a setting where teamwork is not just talked about - it is practiced every day. Our mission as "a public teaching hospital that provides outstanding health care services in an environment which promotes excellence in education and research," is the inspiration for the care we provide. Our diverse workforce creates an environment that fosters collaboration and commitment to our patients. |
|We are currently seeking applications for a casual, non benefit earning Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse Consultant. |
-- Designs, and evaluates population-based programs of care, with an emphasis on wound care.
-- Leads the HCMC Skin Safety Initiative and Team.
-- Works with, supports, and acts as expert resource in patient care issues related to Wound, Ostomy and Continence.
-- Develops, monitors, and evaluates protocols for wound care treatment and strategies.
-- Provides wound and ostomy evaluation and treatment in the inpatient and outpatient setting.
-- Provides patient and family education and follow-up.
-- Develops an ongoing education program for healthcare team members appropriate for the novice, competent, expert practitioner and teaches HCMC classes related to skin safety.
-- Provides education to clinical and medical staff on prevention strategies and treatments.
-- Partners with nursing staff throughout HCMC (staff nurses, managers, clinical educators, case managers) and all disciplines, including the medical team, in providing interdisciplinary care and acts as a resource/consultant to the HCMC clinicians regarding wound care management.
-- Initiates and participates in research studies.
-- Partners with Purchasing to make recommendations for products and supplies and facilitates implementation of these products, using best practice and financial data.
-- Develops and maintains clinical algorithm for beds/mattresses, and wound care products.
-- Supports new and existing programs, which expand the organization's role in the community.
-- Promotes Evidence Based Practice and Research.
-- Uses systematic methods of inquiry to investigate patient problems related to wound care.
-- Sets measures of success, monitors performance and reports findings to appropriate committees and reporting structures.
-- Reports findings and quality data to HCMC, NDNQI, and Performance Improvement.
-- Partners with Performance Improvement on reportable ulcers, including validation of all Stage 3 ulcers.
-- Performs other related duties as assigned.
|Minimum Education/Work Experience Required qualifications |
-- Bachelors degree in Nursing;
-- Valid license as a Registered Nurse issued by the State of Minnesota;
-- 2 years of recent, acute care hospital experience;
-- Certification in Wound, Ostomy and Continence (CWOCN)
-- Experience developing adult education programs and leading interdisciplinary
-- Recent Wound and Ostomy nursing experience.
-- Valid license as a Registered Nurse issued by the State of Minnesota
|You've made the right choice in considering Hennepin County Medical Center for your employment! HCMC offers a wealth of opportunities for our ever-changing population and is a place you'll feel challenged, rewarded, and appreciated. We are dedicated to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for both current and future employees, who want to make an impact in our patients' lives. Thanks for choosing HCMC! |
HCMC has the following Success Factors that apply to all our employees to ensure competency. They are: exhibits accountability, demonstrates ethics and trustworthiness, delivers customer service, embraces differences, uses resources wisely, communicates clearly, builds and strengthens relationships, champions change and seeks continuous growth. Employees must be able to demonstrate competency in these areas.
Please Note: external applicants receiving offers of employment from Hennepin County Medical Center must provide data for a Criminal Background Study; all offers of employment are conditional and are contingent upon successful completion of this study.