To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
The Clinical Nurse Specialist Skin Health provides direct and indirect care to patients with wounds, ostomies, and incontinence. This position provides leadership by serving as a clinical resource and consultant for staff, physicians, and members of the interdisciplinary care team. Scope includes Clinical Consultation/Expert, Education, Leadership, Evidence-based practice, and Research. Responsible for bedside clinical practice support 24/7.
- 1. CLINICAL PRACTICE
- 1.1 Provides direct and indirect care to patients with pressure injuries and their families throughout the continuum of care.
- 2. Leadership:
- 2.1 Provides staff functions for nursing administration.
- 3. Education:
- 3.1 Provides appropriate education to patients, caregivers, and staff regarding skin care and wound management
- 4. Research:
- 4.1 Assists staff to maintain current state of the art practice by reviewing and revising policies and procedures to be consistent with national guidelines and other sources of evidence-based literature
- 5. Customer Satisfaction:
- 5.1 Support unit leadership in ensuring that customer service standards reflecting excellence consistent with Hospital policy are met.
- 6. Outcomes Management:
- 6.1 Evaluates patient care for clinical and financial effectiveness, customer satisfaction, and ethical considerations.
- 7. Decision Making Authority
11.1 In conjunction with other clinical experts and divisional leadership, designs, develops, and implements patient care delivery methods for a defined patient population. Based on direct involvement in clinical practice and patient care, determines whether variation or less then optimal practice patterns exist and facilitates the introduction of best practices to improve outcomes.
11.2 Provides clinical consultation regarding patient care practices and advocates for changes in patient care processes and systems to facilitate optimal health care delivery. Formulates recommendations to Patient Services Division leadership regarding changes in the delivery of clinical care based on research and policy efforts. Supports YNHH management in their efforts to improve patient outcomes by providing necessary expertise and input.
11.3 Represents Yale New Haven Hospital within the System and in the larger external community.
- 7.1 In conjunction with other clinical experts and divisional leadership, designs, develops, and implements patient care delivery methods for a defined patient population. Based on direct involvement in clinical practice and patient care, determines whether variation or less then optimal practice patterns exist and facilitates the introduction of best practices to improve outcomes.
BSN required, Masters in Nursing preferred
WOC certification fpreferred or evidence of enrollment
Minimum of 2-3 years of clinical experience with wound management in an acute care setting. Experience with negative pressure therapy a plus
Registered Nurse in the State of CT
The nurse must possess good assessment skills, understanding of factors impacting wound healing outcomes, knowledge of evidence-based strategies and protocols for prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers, experience or willingness to learn VAC techniques, and to help manage ostomy and fistula patients to learn self care whenever possible. The nurse must be knowledgeable of YNHH performance improvement process, possess excellent customer service, phone, and interpersonal skills.