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Wound Care Tech AACH (Wound Care Clinic)

Req #: 7959
Entity: Asante Ashland Community Hospital
Location: Ashland, OR
Department: Wound Care Clinic
Shift: Variable Hours/Variable Days
Union Position: No
FTE: 1.000000
Schedule: Full Time
Salary: $17.74 - $24.39 depending on qualifications

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Wound Care Tech AACH (Wound Care Clinic)

Additional Position Details: Full-Time, $17.74-22.18 (DOE)

WHY ASANTE

Asante is more than a great hospital system in an amazing location. We are a community of passionate providers and service-focused caregivers who collaborate to deliver amazing patient outcomes; a place where titles don't matter as much as your creativity, drive, and passion. Our culture, values and people create an environment of sustained medical excellence.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Wound Tech, under the direction of the Provider, RN, or LPN provides direct and indirect patient care, performs specific procedures, keeps the clinic in operational form, supports inpatient wound care nurses as needed, maintains quality controls and greets and assists patients and families. This role requires adept eye hand coordination, excellent knowledge retention and effective communication skills to address complex care with patients and their families in frequently stressful situations. This position also requires the ability to multi-task , prioritize actions and respond in an efficient manner to multiple needs.

What You'll Do

  • Under provider and nursing oversight/direction, you will provide direct patient care for patients with wounds or burns and perform specific procedures as directed.
  • Provide inpatient wound care support under the supervision of the WOCN or WCC RN.
  • Assist in opening and preparing the clinic each day to receive patients; keeping the flow of patients and staff smooth and efficient; cleaning exam rooms after each patient encounter; and restocking rooms and supply cupboards as needed.
  • Greet patients in a friendly manner, provide narrative care, and keep them informed of waiting times as necessary.
  • Answer patient calls and triage calls to an RN or provider as appropriate.

Who You Are

  • You are a problem solver with the ability to interpret and manage multiple changing priorities in a pleasant and cheerful manner
  • You are an excellent multi-tasker and thrive on prioritizing multiple requests in a calm and efficient manner
  • You take pride in delivering excellent patient care and in dealing effectively, courteously, and professionally with all external and internal customers including emotional and distraught patients

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent experience demonstrating the ability to effectively communicate as required for the position

Experience

  • 1 year patient care related experience is required (preferably in an advanced wound center setting and/or with transferring bariatric patients via a Hoyer lift)

Licensure/Certifications

  • One of the following is required:
      • Certified Nursing Assistant 2 (CNA2) certified by the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN), or
      • In lieu of certification, 2 years of current wound care experience including direct patient care
  • BLS: Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider certified through the American Heart Association (AHA) is required upon start

What We Offer for Full-time and Part-time Positions

  • Competitive starting wage
  • Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, and wellness
  • Excellent retirement package with up to 6% employer contribution
  • Generous Earned Time Off
  • Tuition reimbursement after one year of service

What We Offer Our Flexible Workforce (Per diem/On-call)

  • Competitive starting wage
  • An additional 15% on top of the base hourly rate (if not an employee already in a benefited position)
  • Benefit option available through the Asante Flexible Workforce plan
  • Excellent retirement package with up to a 6% employer contribution

About Asante and Southern Oregon

Asante is a local, community owned and governed, not-for-profit organization that provides comprehensive health care services to more than 550,000 people in a nine-county area of Southern Oregon and Northern California. It includes Asante Ashland Community Hospital in Ashland, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass, Asante Physician Partners throughout the Rogue Valley, and additional health care partnerships. Virtually all medical specialties and services are represented within an organization dedicated to providing exceptional care. With over 5,000 employees, Asante's entities offer outstanding opportunities for career advancement and professional growth. At Asante your work positively impacts your family, friends, neighbors and the community. Experience the difference in how you work, how you live and how you connect.

At Asante we are defined by our values - traits that guide us as we serve patients and the community:

Excellence - Respect - Honesty - Service - Teamwork

Asante is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to employ and advance in employment women, minorities, qualified individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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