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Providence Health & Services RN - Wound Care *Per-Diem* in Milwaukie, Oregon


Providence is calling a RN – Wound Care (0.0 FTE, Day Shift) to work at Providence Milwaukie Hospital in Milwaukie, OR.

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In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

The Wound Care Coordinator is accountable for direct and indirect quality of care for patients according to the individualized needs of the patient, following the nursing process and in accordance with the Oregon Nurse Practice Act. The coordinator oversees the coordination for outpatient wound care as well as serves as a resource for inpatient wound care and skin issues.


  1. Managing a nursing practice that include patients requiring a broad spectrum of care by practicing good organizational and time management skills.

  2. Recognizing and responding immediately and appropriately to potential emergency situations that arise.

  3. Maintaining patient clinical records in accordance with regulatory standards.

  4. Maintaining and enhancing the quality improvement of patient care. Maintaining a high level of creativity and leadership within a rapidly changing health care enviro

In this position you will:

o Utilizing the nursing process, assesses patient status, intervenes appropriately, and evaluates patient response.

o Establishes a formal written plan of care for referred patients, documents specific nursing orders, and develops goals specifying expected outcomes of intervention.

o Assesses health knowledge, learning abilities, and educational needs of the wound care patients and families and develops appropriate plans for teaching.

o Utilizes all available resources and consults as necessary with members of the health care team in planning and developing individualized teaching and discharge plans.

o Timely completion of all necessary documentation, including outcome of interventions (according to wound care charting standards), treatment protocol utilized, response to treatment - physical and psychological, status pre and post treatment, complications and actions taken.

o Functions as a knowledgeable resource person to the nursing staff in the areas of expertise, related to prevention and treatment of wounds of all types, and management of the incontinent patient.

o Assures that the specialty services and clinic operate within financial constraints and productivity standards.

o Coordinates scheduling of patient care in chronic, acute, assuring treatment protocols are implemented in a timely fashion, safely, and appropriately, according to indications/medical diagnosis.

o Works closely with Materials Management, the Wound Care SIG, and outside vendors as needed to coordinate availability of needed wound care products, and to improve quality of service to patients.

o Participates in product evaluation of new equipment and supplies related to areas of expertise.

o Assists with the development of nursing standards related to wound/ostomy care, including policies addressing clinic operation.

o Demonstrates advancement of professional nursing practice through both internal and external continuing education opportunities, membership in professional organizations, and participation on hospital committees.


Required qualifications this position include:


  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.


  • Current registered nurse license in the State of Oregon

  • Certification as a Wound and Ostomy Certified Nurse or Certified Wound Specialist within one year of hire.

  • Valid CPR card.


  • 3 years Nursing experience with advanced wound care experience preferred.

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple, "Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

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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.

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Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. 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: On Call

Shift: Day

Job Category: Nursing - Other

Location: Oregon-Milwaukie

Req ID: 297136