The Prince Edward Family Health Team (PEFHT) is seeking an RN with a specialization in wound care to join our progressive team serving the residents of Prince Edward County.
The PEFHT is a not-for-profit, Ministry-funded primary healthcare organization that provides access to health care services for residents of Prince Edward County (PEC) and beyond. Our interdisciplinary team is comprised of 38 clinical and administrative staff who work seamlessly with our 23 PEFHT Family Physicians and their staff to provide integrated, team-based, patient-centred primary care through direct office care and innovative, award-winning programs and services aimed at meeting the distinct health needs of the local community.
As a member of our multidisciplinary team, the RN–Wound Care provides ongoing comprehensive lower limb assessment, specialized wound care, follow-up care and education for patients with diabetic and non-diabetic vascular issues, ulcerations, lymphedema or burns. This position is 0.4 full-time equivalent (2 days per week).
The RN–Wound Care:
- Performs assessments of wounds, based on best practice guidelines, for patients with diabetes, peripheral arterial disease, edema, lymphedema, post-operative surgical issues, or burns who require advanced care.
- In collaboration with the patient, primary care provider and specialty care provider, establishes a plan of treatment and ongoing care.
- Provides comprehensive treatment and on-going management of all types of ulcers, open wounds, scars or skin infections to prevent skin breakdown.
- Assesses and reassesses pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques and educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
- Measures circulation of limbs and applies appropriate compression to reduce edema.
- Provides information and education to the patient to enable effective self-care, including infection prevention and bandage changes at home.
- Acts as a resource to physicians, nursing and other clinical staff within and outside of the PEFHT. Provides in-services and education on wound prevention and wound care for other clinicians.
- Communicates effectively with PEFHT Higher Risk Foot Care and Diabetes Program clinicians and other healthcare team members to create an effective cohesive team and seamless service for the patient.
- Evaluates effectiveness of care at patient and program level.
- Is guided by the standards and guidelines of the College of Nurses of Ontario and the Registered Nurses Assoc. of Ontario in everyday work.
- Cross-coverage for advanced foot care a possibility.
- RN/BScN, current registration with College of Nurses of Ontario and membership with RNAO;
- Additional specialty certification or training such as IIWCC, CAWC-S-Series, NSWOC, Lymphedema training, and advanced and diabetic foot care;
- Willingness to provide care in PEFHT offices, patient homes and community care settings;
- Demonstrated commitment to continuous education and quality improvement initiatives;
- Extensive knowledge of infection control practices;
- Basic CPR certification and current Ontario Driver's License;
- Excellent verbal and written communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills;
- Knowledge of health care facilities and community health services, social agencies etc.;
- Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team, and within a brisk work setting;
- Proficient with electronic medical records and standard office software.
- An environment that supports work-life balance;
- A team that strives for professionalism, respect and compassion, and values team members as whole persons;
- The opportunity to be part of meaningful work that makes a difference in our community;
- Paid vacation, sick and personal time;
- A defined benefit pension plan through HOOPP;
- Up to $40.65 per hour, commensurate with experience.
Please see our website at www.pefht.ca for more information about our team, or click here to apply.
Application deadline: May 20, 2022. Interviews may begin sooner for qualified applicants.