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Providence Health & Services RN Wound Specialist in Spokane, Washington


Providence is calling a Wound Specialist RN (1.0 FTE, Days) to work in Sub Acute Care I at Providence St. Joseph Care Center in Spokane, WA.

The Wound Specialist RN is responsible for providing evaluation, nursing services, consultation and education for staff regarding wound care. Functions independently and/or in conjunction with an interdisciplinary team based on the patient's identified needs. Practice is within the scope defined by the Washington State Nurse Discipline Practice Act, based on the nursing process model and concept of community health nursing therapy. Shifts will be 8 hours.

In this position you will:

  • Serve as a clinical resource to agency staff on issues pertaining to patients with wounds, pressure ulcers, ostomies (if area of expertise), fistulas and incontinence (if area of expertise); Make joint visits for evaluation and education purposes as needed.

  • Perform comprehensive nursing assessments, develop plans of care, coordinate care with other disciplines and provide direct patient care in the implementation of outcome oriented nursing interventions under the physician ordered Plan of Care (POC).

  • Promote and deliver coordinated wound, ostomy, and continence services per certification held.

  • Promote comprehensive care for patients through coordination of medical, agency, and community resources. Assists patients with preparation for discharge including supplies needed.

  • Collaborate with all healthcare team members (internal & external) toward the best outcomes for the patient and ministry.

  • Assess POC of ostomy patients (if area of expertise) and promote nursing care directed toward self-care and psychosocial rehabilitation; evaluate the effectiveness of care provided and revise care plan if indicated.

  • Serve as a consultant to other nurses and healthcare professionals in managing highly complex patient care problems.


Required qualifications for this position:

  • Graduate of a school of nursing

  • Two (2) years full time experience practicing as a registered nurse

  • One (1) year recent (within last three years) clinical experience

  • Experience as a wound specialist

  • Current Washington State Registered Nurse (RN) License

  • Current Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

Preferred qualifications for this position:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing

  • Graduate from an accredited WOCN program and have current WOCN license -or- Licensed as Wound Care Specialist or Enterostomal Therapist

  • Experience in a Medicare-certified Homecare or Hospice agency/facility

  • WOCN certification or wound specialist certification

About the ministry you will serve:

Providence St. Joseph Care Center in Spokane, Washington is located on the campus of Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital. Our Transitional Care Unit is designed for patients coming out of the hospital who need skilled nursing care, end of life care, or rehabilitation for those recovering from surgery or who have a functional loss from illness, disease, or an accident. Our Long Term Care unit provides skilled nursing in a residential setting, addressing the needs of our residents through creating a sense of community and home and providing a model of care that is resident-centered.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Nursing - Other

Location: Washington-Spokane

Req ID: 261280