Nurse Practitioner- Wound Care- Short Hour

Timonium, Maryland
Feb 01, 2024
Mar 22, 2024
Nurse Practitioner
Job Summary:

The Certified Wound/Ostomy/Continence (CWOC) Nurse Practioner (NP) provides quality, cost-effective management of a caseload of outpatients, in the Mid-Atlantic Region who have complex, wound, ostomy, and continence care needs. Upon referral te3h CWOC NP collaborates with physicians and other healthcare providers, to provide comprehensive patient care (treating the whole patient, not only the hole in the patient). The CWOC NP assesses and formulates the plan of care. The CWOC NP, implements and continually reevaluates patient plan of care. The CWOC NP provides expert consultation, coordination of services and education for patients and families and the healtcare team to achieve optimal patient care in the adequate staff knowledge of wound and ostomy care. The major clinical focus of this position varies to include patient in the outpatient department and collaboration with other healthcare providers in the hospital, home care, and long-term as needed.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Wound, Ostomy, Continence Care: The CWOC NP collaborates with hospital, outpatient chronic wound clinics, home health/hospice in multiple locations throughout the region.
  • Asseses, examines, counsels, and determines plan of care for prevention and healing of wounds, ostomy and continence care.
  • Determines and orders appropriate topical products, compression therapy, sharp debridement, referrals to specialty providers, labs and x-rays and protocols based on established KPMAS and WOCN Societys standards of care within scope of practice.
  • Organizes and forms the plan of care for patients ostomy care and rehabilitation through assessment, examination, pre-and post operative teaching, counseling and recommending treatment and product use.
  • Acts as na expert resource for staff and utilizes knowledge in clinical areas of practice.
  • Collaborates with physicians, nurse practioners, nurses, and other healthcare providers in hospital, clinic, home health/hospice and skilled nursing facilities regarding wound, ostomy, and continece management for individual patients, recommends plan of care to promote healing, contain drainage, and promote skin integrity.
  • Wound and Ostomy Care Education and Consultation: Consults with contracted home health agencies, Kaiser Permanente utilization reviewer, and primary care clinicians regarding appropriate clinical wound, ostomy and continence care and utilization for home care and skilled nursing facility patients.
  • Provides formal education of nursing, medical, and other healthcare staff regarding wound and ostomy management. Actively participates/leads committees/task forces as needed.
  • Educates team on financial implications of supply and equipment usage.
  • Develops state-of the-art protocols and innovative workflows, staff and patient written resourcw in collaboration with regional other KP CWOC NPs and CWOC nurses.
  • Consults with local outpatient materials management, pharmacy, reception staff regarding issues related to the delivery of effective wound/ostomy/continence care.
  • Quality Management/Utilization: Participates in quality management/improvement activities in the KPMAS Region as appropriate, including occurrence reporting, focused studies, process and outcome measurement and continuous quality improvement projects.
  • Consults witwh DME, Materials Management regarding optimum use of supplies and equipment.
  • Participates as a member of the CWOC NP/Nurse team, including team meeting and case conferences.
  • Supports quality management plans at the UBT level.
  • Population Management: Maintains active list of wound patients in the service areas. Identifies nonhealing wounds and collaborates with regional experts to achieve wound closure and maintain wound healing.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.