Wound Care Nurse Practitioner (NP)

Pensacola, FL and Surrounding Area

The Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) is responsible for providing high quality wound care within the assigned to an outpatient center.

Fulltime employed position with NO call, NO evenings and NO weekends. Position located in Northwest Florida.. Incumbent will administer wound care and ensure delivered care meets current standards of practice.

  • Adheres to clinical practice guidelines for wound care

  • Demonstrates competency in the position of wound care including assessment, debridement and hyperbaric oxygen treatment.

  • Participates in the Quality Improvement Program specific to service line in which care is being provided in order to optimize quality service and maintain a high level of patient satisfaction.

  • Serves as a patient advocate, initiating action to provide continuity of care within and outside the facility setting.

  • Coordinates the patient plan of care with the physician and hospital’s or facilities clinical disciplines to address patient needs, evaluate the effectiveness of care in order to ensure healing outcome goals.

  • Ensures education is provided to the appropriate hospital’s or facility staff regarding management of the patient’s wound(s)

  • Maintains communication and working relationship with hospitals or facilities administrative team and patient family members in regards to wound care

  • Maintains and retains appropriate patient records, claims and correspondence as it relates to quality assurance procedures, billing & collections, and management reporting systems to include designated administrative duties required for these items.

  • Ensures documentation is completed timely relative to the care provided and meets payer guidelines.

  • Has a working understanding of the diagnostic codes and regulations that govern wound care in various sites of service.

About Sacred Heart Health System
Sacred Heart Health System is Northwest Florida's leading provider of high-quality health care to children and adults. The hub of the Sacred Heart system is its 566-bed Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola.  The facilities in Pensacola include The Studer Family Children's Hospital at Sacred Heart, a Level II Trauma Center, a Cancer Center affiliated with MD Anderson Cancer Network, a Heart & Vascular Institute, and the area's leading Maternity Center. The Health System also includes Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast, a 76-bed community hospital near Destin, Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf, a 19-bed hospital in Port St. Joe, Fla., and Sacred Heart Medical Group, a large regional network of primary care and specialty physicians with offices across seven coastal counties between Gulf Shores, Ala. and Apalachicola, Fla.

Sacred Heart has been recognized for 17 straight years by National Research Corporation as winner of the Consumer Choice Award as the most preferred health care system in Northwest Florida. For more information, call 850-416-7000 or visit online at www.sacred-heart.org

Sacred Heart is a member of Ascension (www.ascension.org), the largest Catholic, non-profit health system in the U.S. which is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable.

NOTICE TO APPLICANTS WHO ARE TOBACCO USERS: Sacred Heart Health System is committed to promoting the health, well-being and safety of its patients, associates, physicians and visitors while on the facility campuses. For this reason, Sacred Heart Health System is a tobacco free campus and is taking measures to establish a tobacco free workforce. Effective January 1, 2014 and thereafter, all external applicants who have accepted an offer of employment with the health system will be required to submit to (post job offer) nicotine screening. Those individuals with positive nicotine screening will result in the withdrawal of the employment offer and will not be eligible to reapply with the system for a period of 12 months during which they must remain tobacco free. [Click for more details]

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