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Registered Nurse Wound Care Full Time in Tampa, FL at Adventist Health System

Date Posted: 12/8/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
  • Location:
    Tampa, FL
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Job Function
    Wound Care
  • Travel
  • Shift
    1 - Day
  • AHS Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    Florida Hospital Tampa

Job Description

Work Hours/Shift
Full Time 
Florida Hospital Tampa
Our hospital has celebrated many firsts in Tampa’s health care history since we opened our doors in 1968. Today, more than four decades later, Florida Hospital Tampa continues to offer innovative medicine as we elevate health care in the Tampa Bay region.
At Florida Hospital Tampa, our diverse clinical specialties provide world-class health care to our patients. We offer the most trusted, expert care in key specialties including cardiovascular care, neurosciences, orthopedics, women's health, cancer and surgery. Our skilled surgeons not only utilize minimally invasive and robot-assisted procedures, but they are also leaders in improving these advanced techniques
You will be responsible for:
  • Demonstrates safe practice in the administration of wound care medications.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to pain management by alleviating and reducing pain to level acceptable to patient.
  • Integrates ethical decision making into daily nursing practice
  • Integrates research findings and Evidence Based Practice into practice
  • Acts as a patient advocate
  • Demonstrates critical thinking skills appropriate to level of experience
  • Integrates population specific standards when planning care
  • Demonstrates commitment to professional and personal growth-i.e. completes all mandatory educational requirements, maintains all certifications, attends 75% of department staff meeting, acts as designated preceptor for new hires re: to wound/ostomy care, chairs wound resource nurse program, member of professional nursing organization, attends hospital wide committees, member of shared governance council.
  • Works under the direction of the Wound Care Institute Director and Clinical Nurse Manager to provide care, works collaboratively to accomplish the goals of quality care.
  • Works with the entire team to facilitate and maintain lines of communication.
  • Works with front desk personnel to coordinate appointments with ancillary departments when therapy or procedures are ordered ensuring that needs are met for the patient in all areas.
  • Provides the Clinical Nurse Manager with patient information required to facilitate care on a day to day basis.
  • Provides patient care updates as appropriate to clinic Nurse Manager; assisting in the facilitation of daily Institute operations.
  • Provides case management functions for patients as directed.
  • Provides concurrent documentation of patient’s care in the electronic medical record.
  • Maintains economical utilization of supplies and ensures that equipment is maintained in a clean and safe manner.
  • Assesses the patient’s condition and nursing needs; sets goals; establishes appropriate nursing actions to meet those goals and the physical, psychological, social and rehabilitative needs of the patient, including discharge planning.
  • Participates in team conferences in development of individualized nursing care plans as needed.
  • Establishes and maintains communications and utilizes teaching opportunities with patients, and other significant individuals.
  • Knowledgeable of departmental Safety Initiatives relative to the care of the Hyperbaric Medicine Patient.  Visual observation and/or audible contact with the hyperbaric control panel and patients in hyperbaric chambers must be maintained at all times by the Hyperbaric Technologist.
  •  If Hyperbaric Technicians leave the hyperbaric room/environment, for any reason, they are responsible for obtaining coverage during their absence.
  • Both the requesting and covering employee are responsible for observation and management of the hyperbaric environment and patient safety. Gives report to Technologist on return, reporting patient’
  • Maintains all professional credentials on time and provides copies to Department Director, e.g. professional licenses and/or certifications.
  • Maintains BLS as required by FH Tampa.
  • Participates on committees as requested and possible, contributes on a regular basis in the identification of opportunities for process improvement.
  • Participates in orientation of new personnel, may act as preceptor.
  • Meets all continued education requirements to work in a specialized area of practice.
  • Assists with or institutes emergency measures for sudden adverse developments in patients such as cardiac arrest or other emergencies.
What will you need?
  • One year experience in a Wound Treatment Center.
  • Strong team building skills
  • Current Florida RN License
  • BLS
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • One or more years of nursing practice experience.
  • One year of practice in which leadership and teaching competence has been demonstrated
  • Strong communication skills verbal and written.(Preferred)
  • Knowledge of outpatient hospital services.(Preferred)
  • Ability to work closely with physicians.(Preferred)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (Preferred)
  • ACLS (Preferred)

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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