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Enterostomal Therapist - ET Nurse - Wound Care - Day Shift - West Bloomfield (Contingent)

GENERAL SUMMARY:
Provides clinical expertise in the area of wound and ostomy care for patients, considering age specific, developmental, cultural, and spiritual needs. Promotes the use of current knowledge, techniques, and research into the practice setting. Serves as a facilitator and teacher to staff to enhance their knowledge and skills in caring for patients with wound and/or ostomy needs. Continuously reviews the scientific evidence to support clinical practice and institutes practice changes when needed.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develops plan of care for wound/ostomy patients, in collaboration with nursing staff and other disciplines.
Selects appropriate ostomy and wound care products based on evaluation of patients? needs and capabilities. Fits ostomy equipment for patients, instructs patients and families on the management of fecal/urinary diversion.
identified goals, and standards of care.
Utilizes evidence based practice and /or research findings to enhance or change practice.
Utilizes the nursing process at an expert level (Benner) to assess, diagnose and treat the complex responses of individuals, families or communities to actual or potential health problems.
Provides education to patients and families, communities and other health care providers; and serves as a role model and preceptor for other nurses in a variety of settings.
Shares expertise with all members of the health care team through consultation and collaboration.
Takes leadership role for quality improvement initiatives, providing in depth clinical expertise and critical analysis.
Participates in the identification, development and evaluation of patient teaching programs and patient education materials considering age specific, maturational, cultural, and spiritual needs.
Provides clinical expertise in the selection and evaluation of specialty beds, and wound and ostomy supplies.
Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State and local laws and regulations, the Integrity/ Compliance Program, Code of Conduct, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical and professional behavior.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Requires a Bachelors degree in Nursing. Masters Degree in Nursing preferred.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
Basic computer skills, including Excel.
Ability to work independently and is self-directed.
CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURES REQUIRED:
Current Michigan License as a Registered Nurse.
Completion of Enterostomal Therapy program certification within specialty within 6 months of hire.
BCLS (CPR) within 6 months of hire.
Pay Grade: G29. This position has a minimum pay of $31.75/hour.
Actual compensation will be based on education, years of experience, and other factors at the time of offer

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