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Position # : 731706
Position : Registered Nurse Wound Care
UH Facility : UH Ahuja Medical Center
Shift : Days
Status : Regular Full Time
Work Days of Week : M-F, Rot wknd and Holidays
City : Beachwood

University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center is named in honor of Monte Ahuja, former Chairman, UH Board of Directors, and his family, whose generous donation is helping to fulfill the promise of the UH Difference.

This health care campus includes both a hospital and medical office building serving Cleveland’s eastern and southeastern suburban populations. Primary and secondary care services will include general medical and surgical care, minimally invasive surgery, cardiology, neurology, orthopaedics, gastroenterology, pediatric outpatient surgery, state-of-the-art diagnostics and emergency care for adults and children, with tertiary care support from UH Case Medical Center.

The first phase of the UH Ahuja Medical Center is a 144-bed hospital and a 60,000-square-foot medical office building. As patient volume increases, second and third phases may be added, with the hospital ultimately growing to 600 beds.

The hospital complex, designed with input from physicians, nurses, patients, employees and community leaders, ensures a patient-, family and staff-friendly healing environment for the delivery of personalized, efficient services. The structure will feature eco-friendly materials and processes that minimize energy costs and impact on the environment. As part of the environmentally sensitive design, grounds surrounding the UH Ahuja Medical Center will feature bioswales to filter, collect and redistribute water to the site.

Position Summary:
Provides safe efficient age specific nursing care to patients/families using nursing interventions in order to assist them to attain, maintain, regain, and sustain optimal health status. 
Essential duties include:
 Assesses patients according to protocols and procedures; clinical competence in procedural skills, treatments and education related to wound care. 
Provides efficient and effective care under the guidance of the physician and clinical coordinator during clinic sessions. 
Facilitates patient transfers, admissions; communications and referrals. 
Actively participates in quality improvement process; provides educational guidance to other staff, students, interns, residents, etc. 
Involved in learning and self-improvement. 
Supports hospital mission and serves as a patient advocate. 
rioritizes and maintains workflow to facilitate department goals.

Position Requirements:
Thorough knowledge of nursing process and practice. 
Wound Care experience is preferred.
Uses a wide variety of technical equipment to meet patient needs and prescribed medical.

Education Requirements:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred.
Minimum of Diploma/Associate’s Degree in nursing from accredited program.

For external candidates:
Experienced nurses with Associate Degrees/Diploma in Nursing will commit at the time of hire to complete a Bachelors of Science Degree (BSN) or higher in nursing within 5 years of hire.


Required Credentials, Licensure or Certification:
Registered nurse with current license to practice in the state of Ohio.  
WOCN Certification preferred or completion of WOCN Certification within two years.
Current Basic Life Support certification preferred.

This position is FT 40 hrs, 5 days a week, days 8 AM to 5:00 PM but must be flexible.




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