Skin Wound and Ostomy Nurse (RN)
at Hartford HealthCare

Date Posted: 10/18/2019

Job Description

Work where every moment matters.

Every day, almost 20,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network.

Join us at Backus Hospital as we live our values every day. As part of Hartford HealthCare we create a better future for healthcare in Connecticut and beyond. By embodying these values we have become nationally respected for patient care and most trusted for personalized coordinated care. Come be part of something special!

For more than 118 years, Backus Hospital has been the primary source of healthcare services for much of Eastern Connecticut. We are home to the only trauma center in New London and Windham counties, and are the only area hospital with LIFE STAR helicopter services. We deliver and coordinate a continuum of high-quality healthcare with the goal of improving the health of our communities.

Job Summary 
A professional registered nurse that specializes in wound care and will provide assistance to the hospital’s Skin & Wound Care Program. Responsibilities include skin, wound and ostomy care consultations and recommendations, support evaluations of programs and products and staff education. 
 

Job Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS 
Education: Graduate of a school of nursing. Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree in Nursing (or matriculation in accredited program) preferred. 

Experience:  One (1) year acute care experience and/or successful completion of The William W. Backus Hospital Nurse Residency Program.  Minimum of 3-5 years recent patient care experience in skin & wound.


License and Certification:  Current unrestricted License in good standing to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Connecticut. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) upon hire. Ability to obtain and maintain department specific certifications. Current unrestricted license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Connecticut. Certification as a Wound Nurse required. Current BLS certification.


PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS
Education: BSN or MSN. Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree in Nursing (or matriculation in accredited program).

Experience: Two (2) or more years acute care experience in this specific clinical area. Minimum of 5 years recent patient care experience in skin and wound management.

License and Certification:  Certification in clinical area. Current unrestricted license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Connecticut. Certification as a Wound Nurse required. BLS certification.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES 
Basic knowledge of Nursing principles and practices. Ability to read and understand oral and written instructions. Communicates effectively in order to provide technical or complex information as well as instruction. Excellent interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with departments, employees, physicians, managers and patients. Ability to handle multiple priorities, be flexible and a team player. Ability to work in a stressful environment. Commitment to customer service. Basic computer knowledge in order to enter/retrieve data. 


 Demonstrated knowledge of the teaching/learning process and principles of adult education. Must recognize the legal aspects of nursing. Excellent interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with departments, employees, physicians, and managers. Demonstrated written and presentation skills. Ability to read and understand oral and written material and effectively communicate technical or complex information. Ability to manage time and meet deadlines in a hectic work environment. Ability to handle multiple priorities. Ability to work collaboratively with all departments. Strong customer service orientation. Proficient skills in windows based software (including word processing, database, spreadsheet and presentation programs) required in order to perform a multitude of job duties.


PROBLEM SOLVING AND DECISION MAKING 
Requires high level of analytical ability in order to gather and interpret information from various sources. Able to take the appropriate action in response to changes, circumstances, problems and/or emergency situations. Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times. Requires the ability to exercise discretion and use good judgment to perform duties promptly and consistently with little direction.

We take great care of careers.

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment
 

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