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Registered Nurse- Wound Care

Location: Sharon, Connecticut US

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Requisition Number: 8528

Position Title:

External Description:

Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations — Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York — plus multiple primary and specialty care physician practices locations, including The Heart Center, a leading provider of cardiology care, and two urgent care offices. Non-acute care is offered through various affiliates, including the Thompson House for rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, and the Home Care organizations.

 

Job Summary: Responsible for the coordination of clinical activities of the Wound Care Center. These include, but are not limited to , utilization of skills in organization, planning, implementing, evaluating, and providing care through the use of hospital and nursing standards.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

EX = Exceptional CP = Competent NI = Needs Improvement

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas: EX CP NI

SECTION I

1. Provides case management to a group of patients providing specific assessments

according to protocols and procedures, clinical competence in procedural skills,

treatments, and patient/caregiver education related to wound care management. 2 1 0

2. Acts a patient advocate in delivery and coordination of patient care. 2 1 0

3. Provides efficient and effective care with the guidance of the physician during the clinic

sessions, attends the clinics where scheduled and is dependable. Able to manage a

number of patients at the same time with high energy and organization. 2 1 0

4. Collaborates with other health care providers, wound care center physicians, program

director and medical director, regarding clinic and patient needs. 2 1 0

5. Approaches patient in a kind, gentle and friendly manner. 2 1 0

6. Gives patient explanations and verbal reassurances consistently. 2 1 0

7. Utilizes nursing procedures as a media for communication and interaction with patient. 2 1 0

8. Documentation meets current standards and policies and is completed within the shift. 2 1 0

9. Utilizes initiative; strives to maintain steady level of productivity; self-motivated.

Organizes and manages activities reflecting due consideration for the needs of the

department and staff. 2 1 0

10. Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful

situations. 2 1 0

11. Supports and carries out the facility policies. 2 1 0

12. Uses the principles of AIDET in every customer encounter 2 1 0

13. Accepts other duties as assigned and required. 2 1 0

Sub Total Section I

Birth to 1 year 6 years to 12 years 30 years to 60 years X

1 year to 3 years 12 years to 18 years 60+ years X

3 years to 6 years 18 years to 30 years X No direct patient care:

SECTION II

BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS

It is our responsibility to treat all of our customers (patients, families, physicians, co-workers, and outside contacts)

with courtesy, dignity, respect and professionalism. The following is an assessment of your performance relative to

each of these expectations.

COURTESY

Welcome and/or greet customers in a professional, polite and respectful way. Assists customers with finding their

way. Makes eye contact; introduces self and explains purpose, when appropriate.

Assists people with finding proper resources for problem resolution.

Listens carefully; does not interrupt; gives people full attention.

Comments:

RESPECT

Respects privacy and dignity. Respects individual and cultural differences

Uses a professional and respectful tone. Does not make disparaging remarks about others.

Respects other people’s time and priorities.

Discusses confidential or sensitive information about customers, employees, or hospital business only with those

having a valid need to know, and does so privately, never in public places.

Comments:

RESPONSIVENESS

Responds in a timely manner to requests for help. Responds to customers’ needs and provides prompt service.

Provides a time frame for providing services and explains any delays. If unable to provide service, finds someone

who can assist.

Adapts easily when plans or situations change. Supportive of and appropriately responsive to change.

Comments:

COMMUNICATION

Invites questions and comments

Communicates with clarity and professionalism both orally and in writing.

Keeps people informed while resolving issues or getting answers to questions.

Comments:

TEAMWORK

Takes responsibility for improving processes and systems; looks for new and better ways of doing things

Participates openly, honestly shares opinions, and looks for new and better ways of doing things. Demonstrates a

willingness to accept assignments in a positive manner

Maintains positive working relationships with co-workers and all customers. Works as a member of the team; performs duties in a way that makes it easier for others to perform theirs.

Comments:

PROFESSIONAL

Avoids personal conversations with co-workers when providing patient care or other customer service.

Demonstrates a professional attitude toward co-workers and customers.

Makes no inappropriate or negative comment about patients, co-workers, physicians, and any aspect of Sharon

Hospital while in the presence or within hearing of an internal or external customer. Does not initiate conflict and

takes measures to ensure that conflict does not occur.

Demonstrates pride in Sharon Hospital by keeping areas clean and safe. Limits eating, drinking and smoking to

designated areas and only during approved times.

Complies with organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.

Demonstrates ongoing responsibility and commitment to the job through attendance and punctuality in relation to

stated work hours.

Accepts responsibility for the outcome of decisions. Learns from criticism, is open to new ideas and makes

appropriate changes.

Follows professional telephone guidelines.

Comments:

SECTION II SCORE EX CP NI

Behavioral Requirements (OVERALL)

2=Exceptional, 1=Competent, 0=Needs Improvement 2 1 0

Comments: (Please provide specific examples)

PERFORMANCE RATINGS:

A = Acceptable NOA = Not Acceptable NA = Not Applicable

Professional Requirements: A NOA NA

Adheres to dress code, appearance is neat and clean.

Completes annual education requirements.

Maintains regulatory requirements, including all state, federal and Joint Commission

regulations.

Reports to work on time and as scheduled.

Wears identification while on duty.

Attends annual review and performs departmental inservices.

Attends committee as requested.

Resolves personnel concerns at the departmental level, utilizing the appropriate

processes as required.

Ensures compliance with policies and procedures regarding department operations,

fire, safety and infection control.

Communicates the mission, ethics and goals of the facility, as well as the focus

statement of the department.

Performs Other duties as assigned or requested

Regulatory Requirements:

· Registered Nurse with current CT license. Wound care certification preferred. Medical Surgical, home health or wound care experience also preferred.

· Maintains and demonstrates competence in BLS (basic life support)

· Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills:

· Ability to read and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Skills:

· Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

· Proficient in Microsoft Office, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word as well as web-based database programs and the Internet.

· Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Competencies:

· Planning and organizing Dependability Multitasking

· Problem-solving Oral Communication Teamwork

· Professionalism High energy Follow-up

· Customer service Collaboration Interpersonal skills

Physical Demands:

· For physical demands of position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion and environment, see following description.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising client care.

 

Location: Sharon-Sharon Hospital 50 Hospital Hill Road

Work Type: Per Diem

Standard Hours: 0.00

Work Schedule: Day 8

Work Shift: 8 hour shifts between 8am and 5pm as needed

Org Unit: 1172

Department: Wound Care Ctr

Exempt: No

EOE, including disability/vets.

 

We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable accommodation requests only). Please provide all information requested to assure that you are considered for current or future opportunities.

City: Sharon

State: Connecticut

Community / Marketing Title: Registered Nurse- Wound Care

Company Profile:

Health Quest and Western Connecticut Health Network have combined to form a new nonprofit health system. The name for the new health system will be Nuvance Health. The new health system was created to provide communities across New York’s Hudson Valley and western Connecticut with more convenient, accessible and affordable care.

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Job Number: 31558