We’re a Little Different
Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.
We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.
At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.
The Wound Care Nurse works under the supervision of a Supervisor and/or Director, and is responsible for activities that result in a multidisciplinary approach to the total patient care in the wound healing center, including care protocols as outlines by wound healing center policies, and the delivery of acute and chronic wound care. The Wound Care Nurse may be required to provide various educational activities to various departments, including infection control, asceptic technique, wound care product categories and application and preventative care.
Provides Expert Assessment - Patient assessment is managed by using the appropriate policy, protocols and standards of practice. Patient assessment is managed by evaluating the appropriate documents, therapies, medications and patient responses to interventions. Patient assessment is managed by interpreting and initiating appropriate actions to changes in patient condition and monitoring data, including; vital signs, lab, diagnostic tests and monitor readings. Patient assessment is managed by recognizing limitations, and seeking additional assistance if necessary.
Appropriately Manage Plan of Care - The Plan of Care is supported by initiating, developing, evaluating and revising the Plan of Care. Incorporating patient and significant others involvement to support the patient goal, as well as interdisciplinary plan of care. The Plan of Care is supported by reporting pertinent information to staff and physicians and collaboration with the healthcare team to plan/provide patient care as evidenced by documentation.
Provide Expert Treatment and Evaluation - Treatment and evaluation is completed by obtaining, verifying and implementing physician orders and nursing interventions. Reassesses and documents the patient's response to procedures, therapies, medications and interventions. Demonstrates or develops proficiency in performing and/or assisting in procedures and therapies according to policy and procedures. Suggests and utilizes changes in treatment based on defined standards and protocols. Provides communication of treatment to nursing home facilities or Home Health agencies concerning wound care and other physician orders.
Provide Documentation - Documentation is provided by ensuring that the patient record reflects the plan of care, patient care delivered and the status during his or her care and discharge. Documentation is provided by ensuring that the information is legible, concise, accurate, objective and timely, while meeting hospital standards.
Provides Leadership - Leadership is provided by directing and coordinating assignments and care given by team members based on staff competencies, experience and scope of responsibility. Leadership is provided by participating in the PI process and identifying opportunities to improve patient care delivery,
including collecting data, monitoring and implementing changes. Leadership is provided by enhancing the learning opportunities to other staff, and by effectively contributing to the orientation of team members and students.
Because you’re committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That’s why you’ll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:
Education: Graduate of an accredited Nursing Program.
Licensure: RN Registered Nurse MO
Experience: Less than 1 year.
Certifications: BLS Basic Life Support Within 3 Months Of Hire
Other: Excellent communication, analytical and organizational skills are required, and the Wound Care Nurse must be familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Must be able to operate various types of office equipment, including a computer, fax machine, telephone, printer and copy machine.
Preferred Education: Post-secondary (undergraduate) preferred.
Preferred Experience: Two years previous wound care experience is preferred..
Preferred Certifications: WCN Wound Care Nurse MO WOCN Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse
We’ll Support You at Work and Home
Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds to benefit-eligible co-workers, including those working 48 hours or more per pay period!
What Makes a Good Match for Mercy
Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.