Banner Health Certified RN Wound Care Specialist in Glendale, Arizona
Nurses are the heartbeat of a hospital, and we do our best to keep our nurses’ hearts beating happily and well. Part of this is the breadth of career options for nurses at Banner Health.
Banner Thunderbird’s inpatient wound care has been servicing wound patients since 2006. We have a multidisciplinary team that includes board-certified physicians and highly trained registered nurses. Some of the services offered are debridement, grafting, ostomy care, and multi-layer compression dressings. Covering multiple care levels within the facility.
The Wound Care RN plays a vital role in Assessment and Treatment of a variety of wounds. The Wound Care RN works independently, yet is part of a team of six RNs, that ensures physician orders are written and carried out; Processing lab results; Ensuring proper Home Health / DME orders are placed; Taking calls from patients and medical staff; Maintaining a cleanly clinic room and workspace; ensuring expedited throughput for patients as well as coordination of sending post-acute follow-up/referrals, and safe and timely discharges. The ideal candidate will be able to multi-task in fast paced work environment while providing excellent customer service. FT Exempt position 7:00am - 5:00pm Flexible, rotating weekends NO Holidays!
This position requires the ideal candidate to be WOCN Certified or in the process of obtaining certification!
Your pay and benefits are important components of your Journey at Banner Health. Banner Health offers a variety of benefit plans to help you and your family. We provide health and financial security options, so you can focus on being the best at what you do and enjoying your life.
Nonprofit Banner Thunderbird Medical Center opened its doors in 1983 and has been growing ever since to meet the health care needs of the communities it serves in northwest metropolitan Phoenix. Today, the 555-bed hospital - one of the largest hospitals in the state - is annually ranked as one of the top hospitals in the Phoenix metropolitan area by US News & World Report and enjoys a reputation as the preferred provider of care to children and adults in the area in consumer preference surveys. The tertiary care hospital provides everything from routine to advanced, specialized care to both adult and pediatric patients. Specialized services include cardiology, orthopedic surgery, pediatrics, neurosurgery, robotic surgery, stroke care and a women and infants services program. Additionally, in partnership with top-ranked MD Anderson Cancer Center, Banner Thunderbird also offers state-of-the-art cancer care. Banner Thunderbird is certified as a Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center and features a 35-bed Level III neonatal intensive care unit that cares for babies of high-risk pregnancies and those born prematurely. Banner Thunderbird is also home to the only pediatric intensive care unit for seriously ill or injured children in the area. If you would like to contribute to truly leading edge caring, we invite you to bring your experience and skills to Banner Thunderbird.
This position applies specialized knowledge to assess, develop, implement, and develop patient care plans for a specific patient population. Integrates specialized knowledge into patient and staff education, consultation, and coaching to enhance and develop patient care for a specialized patient population.
Manages and influences the quality of patient outcomes and clinical care through application of specialized knowledge. Collaborates with staff to integrate quality and cost improvements in clinical care.
Provides specialty focused nursing consultation on complex patient cases. Evaluates patient needs and makes recommendations for treatment, implements interventions, and evaluates outcomes.
Serves as a specialized clinical resource to patients, families and staff to advance the quality of care.
Identifies opportunities for staff development and learning through formal and informal training and education, as appropriate.
Stays current on developments within area of specialty and integrates findings into practice, policies, and procedures.
Interacts with all levels of staff in a variety of departments, physicians, patients, families and external contacts, such as employees of other health care institutions, community providers and agencies, concerning the health care of the patient. Interacts with other health care providers in numerous settings in order to report and ask for or clarify information. Also works with clergy to provide spiritual support. Synthesizes and prioritizes data from multiple sources to provide support for the human response of the patient and family to changes in health status.
Must possess a bachelor’s degree in nursing, healthcare or related field.
Must possess a current, valid RN license in state of practice, temporary RN license in state of practice, or compact RN licensure for current state of practice. BLS certification is required. Requires current certification in specialty area of practice such as wound/ostomy care, diabetic care, or pain management.
Must possess a strong knowledge of specialty area as normally demonstrated through 2-3 years of experience in the clinical area of specialty. Requires critical thinking skills to assess patient needs and opportunities for staff education. Must have effective verbal and written communication and education skills, good organizational and facilitation capabilities, and strong leadership and mentoring skills. Employees working for Banner Home Care/Hospice must possess an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment.
Master’s degree in nursing preferred.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
Banner Health complies with applicable federal and state laws and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or disability.