This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more The Registered Nurse (Wound Care, Ostomy and Continence Specialist) utilizes the nursing process to manage conditions such as acute wounds, chronic wounds, fistulas, vascular ulcers, pressure ulcers, arterial ulcers, venous ulcers, neuropathic ulcers and functional disorders of the bowel and bladder for Acute Care, Long Term Care, Ambulatory Care, and Rehabilitation. The RN reports to the Clinical Nurse Manager and the Chief Nurse Operations, Alvin C. York Campus, Nursing Service. The RN has continuing responsibility for the following functions: Maintains weekly wound and ostomy clinic, coordinating orders and delivery of outpatient wound, ostomy supplies and specialty mattresses; Implement comprehensive and evidence-based program for prevention and maintenance of skin and wounds. Provides patient and staff education in areas of ostomy/continent diversion care, wound and fistula management, prevention and management of skin breakdown/chronic wounds, HAPU and bowel and bladder management; assist staff to initiate appropriate discharge referrals based on evaluation of patient's physical, psychological, and self-care status. Position may entail additional duties as assigned. (Staff nurse pay scale NG57) Preferred Experience: 1-2 years of successful clinical nursing practice in an acute care or critical care setting. MSN with WOCN certification and 2 years of nursing experience in wound care, ostomy care ,Graduation from an accredited Wound, Ostomy, Continence or Enterostomal Therapy program. Work Schedule: Based on the needs of the service Virtual: This is not a virtual position Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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