RN-Wound Care Coordinator-FT-M-F

  • Full Time

Job Description

Merit Health Central is a 319-bed health care facility offering a wide range of services provided in a safe, caring, environment. Core services include diagnostic and surgical cardiac services, obstetrics and women’s health, cancer care, emergency department with FastTrack, orthopedics, inpatient adult behavioral health services, neurosurgery and general surgical services. Merit Health Central is home to Mississippi’s first non-invasive stereotactic radiosurgery and only designated burn center and is one of the first hospitals in the nation to add a PET/CT.

Responsible for the delivery of safe, effective, and quality patient and family centered care in the Wound Care Department for all patient populations.  Roles during this phase of care focus on assessing the patient and developing a plan of care designed to meet the physical, psychological, educational, and sociocultural needs of the patient and family.  This includes validation of existing information, completion of preparation of the patient and wound treatment for persons with draining wounds, fistulas, pressure, diabetic and vascular ulcers and incontinence associated with skin issues.  Educates staff, families and patients, and the community about the specialized care of wounds.  Collaborates with other professional disciplines to ensure effective and efficient patient care delivery and the achievement of desired patient outcomes.  Collects data for care improvement opportunities.

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