Under general supervision, performs a variety of clinical and administrative duties related to clinical staff management, case management, patient care assessment, patient education, quality assessment and direct patient care. Provides holistic assessment, comprehensive wound evaluation and management and coordination of patient care. Plans, implements and evaluates comprehensive wound care involving multiple disciplines and sites of care. Collaborates with the Medical Director to coordinates services and providing quality care to patients with chronic non-healing wounds. Provides direct patient care as needed.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The following are essential job accountabilities:
1 Seeks out and obtains advanced knowledge, credentials, specialty exams, training and education for clinical and administrative role.
2 Provides continuity of care for patients in collaboration with physicians with accountability for planning, implementation and evaluation of comprehensive wound care involving multiple disciplines.
3 Functions as a case manager and in other clinic roles and serves as a role model for clinical staff.
4 Orients new clinical staff to the Wound Care pathway, case management, clinic roles and responsibilities, performance improvement activities and chronic wound management.
5 Manages and evaluates clinical functions and implements improvement action plans as necessary.
6 Demonstrates competence in patient and family education including but not limited to etiology, comprehensive wound care, dressings, edema control, specialty foot care and life style changes.
7 Assumes patient advocate role and protects patient rights.
8 Functions as back-up coverage for hyperbaric technologist.
10 Participates with Medical Director in the review of clinic operations and preparation of regular statistical and narrative reports. Ensures the accuracy of all statistical information prior to submission.
11 Assumes fiscal responsibility of the clinic through collaboration with the Surgical Service Line Business Manager in creation of the budget and independent follow up to maintain operations within the established budget parameters.
12 Works with the Senior Practice Manager to ensure smooth and efficiently run clinics.
13 Provides supervisory support to the Wound Expert system; maintain a working knowledge of the overall system, clinical data input, generating reports, troubleshooting and general policies and procedures.
14 Responsible for the management and development of clinical staff, functions and activities and appropriate patent care assignments during clinic hours.
15 Arranges with the Medical Director and Senior Practice Manager no less than quarterly medical staff and clinic staff meetings. Maintains documentation for these meetings.
16 Supports and encourages harmonious working relationships and team building skills.
WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multi-specialty medical group of more than 850 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 160 patient carelocations. The region's only accredited Level 1 Trauma Center and Primary Stroke Center with an endovascular neurosurgery program. WellSpan is consistently recognized by IMS Health as one of the Top 100 Integrated Health Networks in the United States and has been recognized by Health Imaging and IT as one of the nation's "Top 25 Connected Healthcare Facilities." IMS Health is the leading provider of information services and technology for the healthcare industry.
WellSpan Health facilities are located in multiple counties across south central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland, all offering an ideal living environment to match the quality of work-life balance you’re seeking. The area offers abundant outdoor and cultural activities, including restaurants, theatre, golf courses, hiking trails, water sports and historic tours. Additionally, our communities are a short drive from several, large metropolitan areas including the Baltimore/DC metro area and Philadelphia.
If you value a strong sense of community, the more palatable pace of rural living, and the convenience of a workplace close to home, you’ll realize the advantages of considering WellSpan Health as part of your future.
Pennsylvania RN license required
Minimum of 5 years acute care background experience with wound experience
Demonstrated leadership progression