Capable clinician focused on expanding knowledge and skills. Consistently provides effective direct care, as part of the interdisciplinary team, to a variety of complex patients. Manages care and implements treatment plans at a refined skill level in collaboration with patients, their families, physicians and other members of the healthcare team. Seeks as well as provides feedback for improved clinical practice. Assumes a beginning leadership role but seeks mentoring in this process.
ANA Scope and Standards of Practice definition of nursing:
Nursing is the protection, promotion and optimization of health and abilities; prevention of illness and injury; facilitation of healing; alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response; and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, groups, communities and populations.
Consider joining a young and growing department within the University of Virginia Medical Center. Our patients are in great need for an enthusiastic and compassionate nurse to assist the Plastic Surgery team in treatment of our patients with wounds and who need hyperbaric oxygen therapy. We have a wide diverse patient population who come from hundreds of miles away to seek treatment with our plastic surgeons, and we hope to recruit someone who is as passionate about their care as we are. You will work side by side with our surgeons, focusing on patient care and expanding knowledge and skills. We are a teaching hospital and we are dedicated to teaching our staff as well. We also work closely with other departments who refer patients to our team and are looking for someone who could prepare and conduct in-service educational programs for our referral base.
A strong candidate will be excited about providing effective direct care to our wound patients, working as part of an interdisciplinary team and helping to facilitate the best care possible for patients requiring wound care and hyperbaric treatment. We encourage the nurse we hire to assume a leadership position from the beginning but will provide mentoring and support as well. If you are passionate about the care of patients with wounds or a need for hyperbaric medicine, and if you are looking for a team to collaborate with and grow with, please consider applying.
Advanced Practice Clinician Support
Position Compensation Range: $26.22 - $43.40 Hourly
Wound care experience and/or certification required.
This job description integrates the ANA 2015 Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, Third Edition and the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements (ANA, 2015), and the UVA Nursing Professional Practice Model.
Relationship-Based Care – Self and Colleagues: reflects the influence of the nurse's relationship with self, colleagues and patient/family on the patient experience.
Relationship-Based Care – Patients and Families: reflects the influence of the nurse's relationship with self, colleagues and patient/family on the patient experience.
Expert Caring: encompasses clinical assessment, planning, prioritizing, coordinating and implementation of care.
Empowered Leaders: demonstrate knowledge of and actively participate in shared governance.
Lifelong Learners: encompasses professional development through formal education, professional certification and internal and external learning opportunities. Recognizes the value of external professional organizations. Supports onboarding of new team members and precepts as applicable.
Quality Achievement: includes adherence to clinical documentation guidelines, comprehension of outcomes data, engagement in performance improvement activities, and commitment to standard work.
Innovation: is demonstrated by application of technologies that support patient care, actively seeking to implement evidence-based practice and new knowledge generated by nursing research.
In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.
Position Compensation Range: $26.22 - $43.40 Hourly
Education: Graduate of an accredited nursing program required. Bachelor of Science in Nursing required within 5 years of hire.
Experience: Must have a minimum of 2 years of experience in hyperbaric and ambulatory clinic wound care.
Licensure: Licensed to practice as a registered nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia. American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider BLS certification required.
Medical Center will support the nurse to obtain their necessary General Hyperbaric and Safety Director certifications.
Job requires standing for prolonged periods, frequently traveling and bending/stooping. Proficient communicative, auditory and visual skills. Attention to detail and ability to write legibly. Ability to lift/push/pull 20-50 lbs. May be exposed to chemicals, blood/body fluids and infectious disease.
COVID Vaccination Requirement
Due to the scope of President Biden's Executive Order 14042 issued in early September, all University employees, including remote employees, must receive their final vaccination dose by January 4, 2022, unless they have a University-approved religious or medical exemption. The University has updated policy SEC-045 to reflect these new requirements.
If hired by the Academic Division, excluding School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UVA Physicians Group, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to be vaccinated by January 4, 2022. Academic employees may apply for a University-approved medical or religious exemption.
Note: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more information on how vaccination requirements will apply to you, please visit the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements webpage.