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Wound Nurse (RN) - Inpatient

Decatur Memorial Hospital
Decatur, IL
Tracking Code 2024-21497

Position Summary

Day Shift

Provides leadership, education, and consultation to pre- and post-ostomy surgery patients and their caregivers; conducts research to improve outcomes. Plans and coordinates care for patients with complex wounds, fistulas pressure ulcers and shin problems related to fecal urinary incontinence or unusual needs.

Highlights & Benefits

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Memorial Childcare
  • Mental Health Services
  • Growth Opportunities
  • Continuing Education
  • Local and National Discounts
  • Pet Insurance
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401(k)
  • Life Insurance and Voluntary Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program and Colleague Wellness
  • Adoption Assistance

Required Skills

  • Provides leadership to staff caring for pre- and post-ostomy surgery patients
  • Collaborates with directors and staff to identify and fill educational needs; teaches appropriate techniques
  • Serves as a consultant to health care providers within the DMH Healthcare System and community regarding care of patients with new or existing ostomies, wounds, pressure ulcers and incontinency
  • Conducts, utilizes, and supports research to improve outcomes for patients with ostomies, wounds, pressure ulcers, and incontinency.
  • Plans and coordinates care for patients with complex and/or unusual needs, utilizing comprehensive clinical approach.

Required Experience

  • Must be a registered nurse licensed in the State of Illinois; must complete Wound Care Certification (WCC) or Ostomy Management Specialist Certification (OMS) within 12 months of hire.  
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years clinical nursing experience, hospital setting preferred.
Decatur, IL

Jessica Brown


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