Clinical Advisor

Nurse Practitioner - Wound Care BLT

Kaiser Permanente
Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland, United States (on-site)
11 days ago


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Nurse Practitioner - Wound Care BLT
Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland

This position offers a $10,000 sign on bonus!

The Certified Wound/Ostomy/Continence (CWOC) Nurse Practitioner (NP) provides quality, cost-effective management of a caseload of outpatients, in the Mid-Atlantic Region who have complex, wound, ostomy, and continence care needs. Upon referral the CWOC NP collaborates with physicians and other healthcare providers, to provide comprehensive patient care (treating the whole patient, not only the hole in the patient). The CWOC NP assesses and formulates the plan of care. The CWOC NP, implements and continually reevaluates patient plan of care. The CWOC NP provides expert consultation, coordination of services and education for patients and families and the healthcare team to achieve optimal patient care in the adequate staff knowledge of wound and ostomy care. The major clinical focus of this position varies to include patient in the outpatient department and collaboration with other healthcare providers in the hospital, home care, and long-term as needed.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Wound, Ostomy, Continence Care: The CWOC NP collaborates with hospital, outpatient chronic wound clinics, home health/hospice in multiple locations throughout the region.
  • Assesses, examines, counsels, and determines plan of care for prevention and healing of wounds, ostomy and continence care.
  • Determines and orders appropriate topical products, compression therapy, sharp debridement, referrals to specialty providers, labs and x-rays and protocols based on established KPMAS and WOCN Society’s standards of care within scope of practice.
  • Organizes and forms the plan of care for patient’s ostomy care and rehabilitation through assessment, examination, pre-and post-operative teaching, counseling, and recommending treatment and product use.
  • Acts as an expert resource for staff and utilizes knowledge in clinical areas of practice.
  • Collaborates with physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other healthcare providers in hospital, clinic, home health/hospice and skilled nursing facilities regarding wound, ostomy, and continence management for individual patients, recommends plan of care to promote healing, contain drainage, and promote skin integrity.
  • Wound and Ostomy Care Education and Consultation: Consults with contracted home health agencies, Kaiser Permanente utilization reviewer, and primary care clinicians regarding appropriate clinical wound, ostomy and continence care and utilization for home care and skilled nursing facility patients.
  • Provides formal education of nursing, medical, and other healthcare staff regarding wound and ostomy management. Actively participates/leads committees/task forces as needed.
  • Educates team on financial implications of supply and equipment usage.
  • Develops state-of the-art protocols and innovative workflows, staff and patient written resource in collaboration with regional other KP CWOC NPs and CWOC nurses.
  • Consults with local outpatient materials management, pharmacy, reception staff regarding issues related to the delivery of effective wound/ostomy/continence care.
  • Quality Management/Utilization: Participates in quality management/improvement activities in the KPMAS Region as appropriate, including occurrence reporting, focused studies, process and outcome measurement and continuous quality improvement projects.
  • Consults with DME, Materials Management regarding optimum use of supplies and equipment.
  • Participates as a member of the CWOC NP/Nurse team, including team meeting and case conferences.
  • Supports quality management plans at the UBT level.
  • Population Management: Maintains active list of wound patients in the service areas. Identifies nonhealing wounds and collaborates with regional experts to achieve wound closure and maintain wound healing.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum two (2) years of NP nursing experience in home care, long-term care, hospital, or ambulatory care clinic setting.
  • Minimum one (1) year of wound and/or ostomy experience.
  • Master’s degree in nursing required.
  • This job requires credentials from multiple states. Credentials from the primary work state are required before hire. Additional Credentials from the secondary work state(s) are required post hire.
  • Registered Nurse License (Virginia) within 6 months of hire AND Registered Nurse License (Maryland) within 6 months of hire


  • Driver's License (District of Columbia) OR Driver's License (Maryland) OR Driver's License (Virginia)
  • Compact License: Registered Nurse within 6 months of hire
  • Registered Nurse License (District of Columbia) within 6 months of hire
  • Nurse Practitioner Certificate (Maryland) within 6 months of hire
  • Certified Nurse Practitioner Certificate (District of Columbia) within 6 months of hire
  • Nurse Practitioner License (Virginia) within 6 months of hire
  • Nurse Practitioner National Certificate
  • Nurse Practitioner-Family Certification
  • Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse Certificate
  • Basic Life Support
  • National Provider Identifier
  • Drug Enforcement Administration Registration
  • Graduation from a NLN accredited NP program.
  • Must meet credentialing requirements established for Nurse Practitioners
  • Current evidence-based knowledge of wound, ostomy, and continence nursing practice.
  • Experience with vascular assessment, including Doppler measurement of arterial flow.
  • Knowledge/experience with all kinds of debridement including short wound debridement.
  • Ability to complete concise, thorough clinical documentation of patient assessments and care.
  • Working knowledge of quality management and resource utilization methodologies.
  • Thorough knowledge of universal infection control
  • Presents in-service training
  • Strong verbal and communication skills.
  • Problem-solving, organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work in interdisciplinary team as a consultant and direct care provider.
  • Able to provide continuous patient education in alliance with WOCN standards
  • Demonstration of customer-focused service skills.
  • Ability to proficiently operate personal computer.
  • Must have sufficient manual dexterity to perform precise procedures, such as limited sharp debridement.
  • Employees are required to follow all prescribed safety precautions and procedures to avoid accidents, exposure to illness, or placing themselves in situations of high risk for injury. When caregivers or equipment are not available to assist, then have discussion with a supervisor to discuss alternative care arrangements for the patient.
  • Physical requirements include ability to stand, sit, walk, crawl, climb, bend, stoop, squat, twist, manual dexterity (to perform debridement procedures), and drive a vehicle throughout assigned shift hours.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum three (3) years of CWOC NP experience in home health, long-term care, hospital, or clinic.
  • Effective communications skills.
  • Knowledge of Medicare regulations.
  • Skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, telemedicine (video visits) digital photography.
  • Travel required between South Baltimore and Lutherville-Timonium Medical Centers

For immediate consideration, please visit for complete qualifications and job submission details, referencing job number 1175425.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

This position supports Kaiser Permanente’s code of conduct and compliance by adhering to all laws and regulations, accreditation and licensure requirements, and internal policies and procedures.


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Job Information

  • Job ID: 69417350
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Kaiser Permanente
  • Position Title: Nurse Practitioner - Wound Care BLT
  • Job Type: Full-Time

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