Pressure Injury Prevention Skin RN


Position Details

Department: PCH-MAIN | IP Wound Program
Category: Nursing
Location: Phoenix
Employee Type: Regular
Posting #: 790466
Posted On: 10/17/2023

Position Summary

Posting Note: This is a full-time position (40 hours/week) - Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8am - 430pm or 2pm - 1030pm

The Pressure Injury Prevention (PIP)/Skin Nurse will use the nursing process and work in collaboration with the healthcare team, Wound/Ostomy team, patient and family to promote patient skin health through delivery of professional nursing care appropriate to patients age and condition as documented in the nursing and medical plans of care in accordance with evidence-based nursing and patient care practice standards and hospital goals, values and regulatory standards.

Position Duties

  1. Assessment
    • Using specialized knowledge, conducts nursing assessments of skin health and risk factors for infants, children, and young adults with acute and chronic health conditions, considering health history.
  2. Planning
    • Formulates individual family centered nursing plan of care related to skin health and risk factors. Documents plan of care and response on an ongoing basis, as necessary.
    • Collaborates with health care team including Wound/Ostomy team as necessary for the care of patient.
    • Formulates culturally sensitive, expected nursing outcomes related to skin health based on assessment and diagnosis.
    • Assists the patient and/or family in appropriate options for nursing care related to skin health.
    • Utilizes the most up to date and evidence-based practice for nursing plan of care and able to alter the plan according to family needs and effectiveness or plan.
  3. Implementation
    • Determines and implements appropriate nursing plan of care or escalates as appropriate.
    • Provides expert hands-on nursing care for patients with or at-risk for skin breakdown or pressure injury.
    • Coordinates nursing care for the prevention and management of complications related to skin health.
    • Serves as an educational resource to patient/family/ nursing staff/ provider team and other health care teams as needed.
  4. Evaluation
    • Monitors patients for treatment effectiveness and increase risk as condition changes; and escalates concerns.
    • Collects pertinent data and analyzes when necessary.
    • Assists in evaluating nursing processes, policies, procedures, protocols, and guidelines, making recommendations as appropriate, to improve outcomes related to skin health and pressure injury prevention.
    • Participates and engages with the Quality Team and Pressure Injury HAC Committee on skin health and pressure injury prevention initiatives.
  5. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

Phoenix Children's Mission, Vision, & Values


To advance hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their families


Phoenix Children's will be the leading pediatric health system in the Southwest, nationally recognized for exceptional care, innovative research and advanced medical education.

We realize this vision by:

  • Offering the most comprehensive care across ages, communities and specialties
  • Investing in innovative research, including emerging treatments, tools and technologies
  • Advancing education and training to shape the next generation of clinical leaders
  • Advocating for the health and well-being of children and families
  • We place children and families at the center of all we do
  • We deliver exceptional care, every day and in every way
  • We collaborate with colleagues, partners and communities to amplify our impact
  • We set the standards of pediatric healthcare today, and innovate for the future
  • We are accountable for making the highest quality care accessible and affordable

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from an Accreditation Commission for Nursing (ACEN) and/or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited graduate school of nursing.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. 3 or more years of clinical experience
2. 2 or more years of pediatric clinical experience
3. 1 or more year of skin/wound experience
4. Experience with pressure injury prevention/hospital acquired condition
Certifications / Licenses / Registries
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Current BLS certification for Health care Provider from the American Heart Association or obtained by start date
2. Current State of Arizona RN license or an RN license from a compact state with multistate privileges or the ability to establish licensure according to Arizona law prior to start date
3. Current PALS certification for Health care Provider from the American Heart Association or obtained by start date
4. CWOCN Certification within one year of employment to stay in this position
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing - Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) - Constantly
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) - Constantly
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing - Constantly
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling - Frequently
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching - Constantly
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting - Occasionally
8. Physical Requirement - Standing - Constantly
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling - Frequently
10. Physical Requirement - Talking - Constantly
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling - Occasionally
12. Physical Requirement - Walking - Constantly
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision - Constantly
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision - Constantly
15. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination - Frequently
16. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment - Constantly
17. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance - Frequently
18. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance - Occasionally
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment - Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases - Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid - Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles - Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure - Applicable
24. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Radiation exposure - Applicable
25. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals - Applicable
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