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Clinical Nurse Specialist – Wound Care (FT)

Closing Date:
Open until position filled
1/22/2016
Job Summary:

Initial Assignment:    Integrated Wound Care Clinic – GGH, Regular Day Shift.

Position Duties:  

As an integral member of the Integrated Wound Care Team the Clinical Nurse Specialist provides nursing expertise in a range of clinical settings to acute and chronic wound care patients including assessment, wound care treatments, patient teaching, and health promotion. This clinical role demonstrates the following values: person-centered, accountable, collaborative, respectful and innovative. 

 

In collaboration with internal staff and health system partners, the Clinical Nurse Specialist: 

  • Collaborates with advanced wound care specialists (e.g. physician, ET Nurses, therapists, chiropodists) and CCAC Nursing Clinic Service Provider organizations in the development, implementation and evaluation of an integrated wound care clinic model.
  • Triages new referrals for Advanced Wound Care consultation. 
  • Provides advanced wound care to patients, with a strong emphasis on assessment, treatment, teaching, health promotion and wound prevention.
  • Maintains competence in advanced nursing procedures specific to wound care. Uses Advanced Medical Directives where appropriate for specific conditions.
  • Liaises with primary care, Wound Care Specialty Physician and other members of patient's health care team.
  • Ensures the establishment and adoption of wound care best practices based on RNAO, Canadian Association of Wound Care and Waterloo Wellington Integrated Wound Care Program guidelines.
  • Provides knowledge transfer of leading clinical practices in wound management and prevention to improve patient outcomes and patient experience.
  • Teaches, mentors and coaches members of the multi-disciplinary health care team on leading clinical best practices in wound prevention and wound care.
  • Champion's clinical quality improvement initiatives and drives improvement in safe, high quality and evidence based wound care practice.  

Qualifications:

  • Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse at the Masters level
  • Advanced education in a Wound Care specialty
  • Recent relevant experience  in the provision of Wound Care in a variety of settings
  • Proven leadership capabilities and success working with an interdisciplinary team and combined with an understanding of the roles of health professionals, and programs related to the provision of Wound Care in the WW LHIN are required competencies. 
  • Computer literacy and demonstrated ability to work independently in a multidisciplinary team setting with the ability to promote effective working relationships is essential. 
  • Travel throughout the Waterloo Wellington LHIN will be required.
  • With appropriate notice, this position may be assigned other shifts or work locations.

If you are interested in this position, please submit a cover letter, along with a detailed resume, outlining how your skills, qualifications and experience meet the position requirements, quoting posting #16/0/07 before 4:30 p.m. on January 22, 2016 to Human Resources (e-mail: hr@ww.ccac-ont.ca). We thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be communicating only with those selected for an interview. 

WWCCAC strives to create a respectful, accessible and inclusive work environment.  Upon individual request, hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities.  Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact Human Resources at hr@ww.ccac-ont.ca for assistance.   

THE WATERLOO WELLINGTON CCAC IS COMMITTED TO THE PRINCIPLES OF EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.


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Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) connect people across Ontario with quality in‐home and community‐based health care. CCACs provide information, access to qualified care providers and community‐based services to help people come home from hospital or live independently at home.