Wound/Infection Prev Splst
This position is located at the Eckerd Living Center in Highlands-Cashiers, NC
Come home to a place
Where modern medicine meets pure poetry
In the splendor of the western NC mountains, discover the Eckerd Living Center (ELC). Where friends and neighbors care for one another in a community they've chosen as their own. Where the land reaches toward the sky, and our hidden gem of a skilled and long-term care facility serves the people of Highlands, Cashiers, Scaly Mountain, Glenville, Sapphire and Toxaway near the Georgia and South Carolina borders.
Perhaps you're just starting your career and looking for a place to raise a family. Or maybe you're a seasoned professional looking for a different kind of balance in your life. Whoever you are, if you possess a light heart, a can-do spirit, a tenderness toward others and a thirst for knowledge and growth, we think you'll find just what you're looking for at ELC. With a 5 star recognition from CMS for quality, safety and staffing and a newly renovated facility, you will work alongside incredibly talented team members in a very comfortable and aesthetically pleasing environment.
We're seeking nurses and CNAs who appreciate both the magnificence of these surroundings and the privilege of caring for our neighbors.
Come home, where you belong.
The Eckerd Living Center
The Wound Care and Infection Prevention specialist is able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his/her assigned unit. The individual demonstrates knowledge of growth and development over the life span and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age specific needs.
Collaborate, consult and supervise the management of complex wound, ostomy and needs of patients in Eckerd Living Center. Demonstrates clinical expertise through the integration of advanced skills, knowledge and competencies . Plans, implements, evaluates, delegates and supervises ongoing professional nursing care for assigned patients. Supports families and caregivers' educational, physical and emotional needs across the continuum of care to reduce unanticipated and unexpected outcomes. Provides for staff development and education to all levels of health care providers. Uses research to transform practice and facilitate change within the organization to enhance quality, cost-effectiveness and efficiency. Conducts surveillance for facility acquired pressure ulcers and facilitates interventions to reduce nosocomial ulcer development and generate positive patient outcomes. Is responsible for product review in area of expertise and maintains records and statistics reflecting role performance in both agency wide and departmental committees and projects. Upholds professional standards of nursing practice as determined by the NCBON and the WOCN Society. Exemplifies the Mission and Vision for Mission Hospital and the Department of Nursing.
Required Education:Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Effective 3/1/18 Bachelor of Science in Nursing OR enroll in a BSN or advanced degree program within 6 months AND obtain a BSN within 4 years of hire date into RN position. Previous signed BSN commitment letter OR grandfathering will be accepted between departments and Mission Health entities. Exemptions may be approved with CNO System Council approval.
Required License: Must have and maintain current licensure as registered nurse with the North Carolina Board of Nursing. Compact license may apply, licensee should confirm with NCBON; BCLS
Preferred License:National Certification in area
Required Experience:Minimum of 5 years of recent clinical nursing experience with at least 2 years in an long term care setting. Must possess critical thinking skills, the ability to assess patients, proficiency in organizing resources, and establishing priorities. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to analyze, develop, and maintain efficient office flow, identify and resolve problems, and delegate effectively. Must demonstrate reliability and the ability to maintain confidentiality. Must have a proven record of working autonomously and collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team. Must have the ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional literature, technical proposals and reports and be able to effectively educate others.
Preferred Experience:Board certified WOC nurse with 3 years clinical experience.