LPN Wound Care Specialist job

Mercy HealthSt Louis, MO
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Company Description

Cincinnati-based Mercy Health (formerly Catholic Health Partners) is a faith-based healthcare provider with over 500 points of care, including 23 hospitals across Ohio and Kentucky, employing 34,000 staff members. Their core services feature primary care and family medicine, heart and vascular care, orthopedics, sports, medicine and spine care, cancer care and oncology. Mercy Health offers a wide variety of opportunities for physicians and advanced practitioners as well as for nurses. You can be contracted full-time or part-time and can enjoy the compensation package which includes components such as medical, dental and vision insurance, flexible spending or health reimbursement accounts, short-term and long-term disability insurance, life and accident insurance, paid time off and paid holidays, retirement savings plans, tuition reimbursement, and discounted fitness memberships.

Job Description

We're a Little Different

Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.

We don't believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.

At Mercy, you'll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We're a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.

This is an exciting opportunity for an LPN to join a team of fun and dedicated professionals. This part-time position offers day time hours, no weekends, no holidays, is benefit eligible and the parking is great! This location has been a bustling hub of healing in Creve Coeur since 2001 and was the first in the St. Louis area to achieve accreditation from the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS). We are looking for the right candidate to fill this rewarding position at Mercy's Outpatient Hyperbaric Wound Care Center in Creve Coeur.

Our physicians and nursing staff specialize in treating difficult wounds that have not responded to traditional treatments.

The Wound Care Specialist I provides wound, ostomy and hyperbaric care to patients in their assigned area. The Wound Care Specialist I maintains professional accountability for provision of patient care. This includes but is not limited to: coordination of patient care, administering treatments as prescribed by the physician, patient education, documentation, transcription of physician's orders and other duties as assigned. Maintains patient rights and confidentiality of patient information. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values, and Mercy Service Standards.

Qualifications:

Because you're committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That's why you'll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:

Education: The Wound Care Specialist I must have applicable education as associated with below license.

Licensure: The Wound Care Specialist I must be an LPN, with either a current Licensed Practical Nurse Temporary Permit/LPN license in the State of Missouri.

Experience: Two years of clinical experience preferred but not required.

Certifications: BLS thru the American Heart Association required; other certification required according to department policy/needs

Other Certifications:

Certification in Wound Care preferred but not required.

For the Wound Care Specialist, I that provides independent Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Treatments, a CHT (Certified Hyperbaric Technologist) certificate is necessary. Applicants will be considered for hire if they are willing to obtain training and CHT certification within the first 24 months of employment. A 6-month grace period is provided to the Wound Care Specialist I that needs to re-take the test.

For the Wound Care Specialist, I that provides ostomy care, the Wound Care Specialist I must be an OCA (Ostomy Care Associate) or OMS (Ostomy Management Specialist) and/or precepted by a Certified Ostomy Nurse or Ostomy Management Specialist.

We'll Support You at Work and Home

Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a "top 100 places to work." We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds to benefit-eligible co-workers, including those working 48 hours or more per pay period!

What Makes a Good Match for Mercy

Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We're also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care - that's just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.

LPN, part time, wound

Mercy has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.
Estimated annual salary
$44,381
average
Minimum
$29,229
Maximum
$65,558

TASKS

  • Administer prescribed medications or start intravenous fluids, noting times and amounts on patients' charts.
  • Observe patients, charting and reporting changes in patients' conditions, such as adverse reactions to medication or treatment, and taking any necessary action.
  • Answer patients' calls and determine how to assist them.
  • Measure and record patients' vital signs, such as height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse, or respiration.

SKILLS

  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.

KNOWLEDGE

  • Administration and ManagementKnowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • ClericalKnowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Customer and Personal ServiceKnowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • MathematicsKnowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Tuition AssistanceVacation & Paid Time Off
Health InsuranceRetirement Plan
Dental InsuranceVision Insurance

Mercy Health

Type

Hospital

Size

Large

Revenue

$100M to $500M

Location

Grand Rapids, MI,

Industry

Healthcare

Founded

1859

CEO

Roger Spoelman

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