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Job Title: RN - Wound Ostomy Nurse
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Charleston, SC
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 11/07/2017
Expire Date: 01/06/2018
Job Categories: Consulting Services, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Information Technology, Internet/E-Commerce, Research & Development, Medical, Web Technology, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
RN - Wound Ostomy Nurse

The Certified WoundOstomy Nurse (CWON) Nurseunder Nursing Services is able to work independently to optimize patient care, patient safety and operational efficiency. S/he possesses the knowledge and skills to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process within a collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting to facilitate the effective care of patients and manage the wound care program. S/he manages, plans actual and projected wound care needs for staff and patient population groups to include the prevention of hospital acquired pressure ulcers, diverse staff education and promotion of high quality nursing care for patients who present or are at risk for wounds or stomas. Responsibility includes the utilization of advanced, specialized clinical and leadership skills in the area of patient care, Veteran/family health education, nursing research, quality improvement, consultation and continuous staff education. Current certification in wound care and ostomy care is required. Certification by the Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing Society is preferred.

The Wound Care Nurse has the responsibility and accountability for the management of patients with wounds, fistulas, drains, pressure ulcers, fecal and/or urinary ostomies throughout the acute care areas. TheCWON RN conducts skin assessment rounds; provides specialized evidence based treatments for non-healing ulcers, traumatic and non-healing surgical wounds. The CWON collaborates with the Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) in the delivery of advance wound treatment modalities including but not limited to: tissue grafts, compression wraps, wound vacs, oxygen treatment and other complex dressing care needs. This individual develops and utilizes strategic nursing interventions in response to complex wound and skin care problems. TheCWON also participates in evaluating, improving, continuous quality patient care and utilizes inter-professional collaboration in the management of complex patient care problems.

TheCWON is responsible for practicing in accordance with and adhering to regulations to include the Nurse Practice Act, VHA policies, procedures, accrediting bodies and regulatory agencies. S/He demonstrates dedication to the nursing profession and represents nursing in the community and throughout professional activities. TheCWON's primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

1. Providing direct patient care as it relates to the assessment/prevention of pressure ulcers.

2. Conducting/certifying annual, routine and impromptu staff training on prevention of pressure ulcers and appropriate wound care.

3. Consulting for wound care services in collaboration with providers. This includes acute and chronic wounds of varying etiologies (e.g., complex surgical wounds, pressure ulcers, skin tears, moisture associated skin damage, diabetic foot ulcers, and venous ulcers), fistula(e), and complex peri-tubular and peri-stomal skin breakdown.

4. Assisting and cross covering outpatient wound care during absences as requested.

5. Collaborating with other disciplines regarding appropriate wound and skin management.

6. Performing pressure ulcer prevalence and incidence data collection.

7. Collaborating with the physician/licensed independent practitioners (LIP) to maintain a process for systematic follow-up, policy formulation/redesign and implements treatment plans.

8. Collaborating with the OutpatientCWON to facilitate implementation of the Wound Treatment Associate Program that coincides with the Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse (WOCN) Society. S/He has the responsibility and accountability for the management of patients with wounds, fistulas, drains, pressure ulcers, fecal and/or urinary ostomies throughout the acute care areas.

9. Interfacing with the Prevention of Amputation of Veterans Everywhere (PAVE) Committee as required.

Proof of current Wound Care Certification is required.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Functional Statement Title/#: Wound Care Nurse/#000000

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
  • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.
    • The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing. Students should submit the certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6)
  • Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia.

Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade:
  • Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
  • Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience; OR a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) with no additional nursing practice/experience.
  • Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursing practice/experience.
  • Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
  • Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience.

Preference: Certification by the Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing Society

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Physical Requirements: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs.

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
*Other(VA Form 10-2850a, Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists, Copy of current Wound Care Certificate)
*Resume

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:


*Cover Letter
*DD-214
*OF-306
*Other Veterans Document
*SF-15
*SF-50
*Transcript

1. Resume

2. VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists (required) Available at the VA Forms website: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=10-2850&tkey=&Action=Search

3. Copy of your up-to date Wound Care Certificate

Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 2021887.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

Qualifications & Requirements
BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
  • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.
    • The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing. Students should submit the certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6)
  • Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia.

Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade:
  • Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
  • Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience; OR a Bachelor?s of Science in Nursing (BSN) with no additional nursing practice/experience.
  • Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor?s degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursing practice/experience.
  • Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor?s degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
  • Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience.

Preference: Certification by the Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing Society

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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