RN-Wound Ostomy & Continence-Gettysburg Hospital

Gettysburg, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 55071

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Position Summary:

 This is a part time opportunity for an experienced RN with wound and ostomy care

General Summary:
Under the general supervision of the Nursing department, assesses, plans, provides and evaluates patients' enterostomal care. Develops, teaches and evaluates didactic and clinical application of enterostomal nursing. Performs a variety of functions related to the specialty preparation in ostomal and skin care. Consults with physicians and hospital staff; evaluates patients pre- and postoperatively and teaches, promoting continuity of care.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The following are essential job accountabilities:
1 Provides primary care to ostomy patients and consults with other primary caregivers, coordinating care if necessary.
2 Consults with physicians and hospital staff for management of patients with ostomies, fistulas, draining wounds, special wound and skin problems, pressure ulcers, incontinence, and gastrostomy care with attention to specific tube-feeding problems.
3 Observes emotional stability of patients, expresses interest in their progress and prepares for continuing care after discharge.
4 Demonstrates specific care needs based on knowledge of correct prosthetic ostomy equipment and related products.
5 Prepares for continuing care of patient following discharge.
6 Provides health care instruction/education to patient and family members.
7 Assesses, plans, implements, evaluates, and documents enterostomal patient education needs and care according to established hospital nursing service policies.
8 Promotes patient education and care by developing and updating programs.
9 Offers in-service presentations to hospital or outside agencies and prepares teaching materials for use with patients and professional staff.


Required Skills

RN license in Pennsylvania

BSN required; MSN preferred

BLS

WOCN preferred

Required Experience

Wound/Ostomy Nursing experience required for interview consideration


Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,500 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 19,000 employees, and 170 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Established in 1800, Adams County includes the borough of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Home to more than 100,000 residents, the town is a mecca for Civil War history buffs and visitors who come to tour the Gettysburg National Battlefield, Gettysburg National Military Park and see the annual Civil War reenactment.

Also located here is Gettysburg College, which has a strong academic reputation in liberal arts. The county is steeped in heritage, and offers a peaceful, country atmosphere, yet is a convenient drive to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD and Harrisburg, PA. The area's diversity attracts a lively local music scene, and his home to numerous restaurants and wineries, fresh-produce markets, a ski resort and more. Adams County residents can find local employment in healthcare, tourism, agriculture and manufacturing. (Patient population: 102,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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