Wound Care Specialist- Per Diem

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BE THE CONNECTION at Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health


Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital in Worcester, MA is a 110 bed acute physical rehabilitation hospital dedicated to helping patients recover from a recent and significant medical event. Elevate expectations and outcomes with national post-acute care leader Encompass Health. 

What Makes Encompass Health Careers Different—and Better:


Working at Encompass Health means being part of something special: A team that is passionate about making an impact on patients’ lives each day. Unlike the typical hospital setting, Encompass Health offers you the unique opportunity to walk alongside patients on their road to recovery from stroke, spinal cord injuries, neurological disorders, joint replacements, multiple trauma and cardiac/pulmonary conditions.

As you help patients achieve goals and regain independence, you can form significant relationships with them and celebrate the successes they experience along the way.


Our patient acuity means you will become proficient working with patients who may require telemetry, peritoneal dialysis, chemo dialysis, LVAD (heart pumps), Chest tubes, wounds, wound vacs, PICC lines, bladder scans, portacath, bladder scans, vitals linked to our EMR, heart failure management, critical illness myopathy management, post-ventilated COVID recovery management, post-transplant recovery (liver/kidney) and ER off-loading.


Wound Care Specialist- Per Diem

 The Wound Care Specialist directs, organizes, develops all wound care services in accordance with state requirements and company standards to ensure the delivery of quality patient care is rendered at all times. Plan of Care and physician orders are followed with regard to wound care treatment, as well as working with floor staff to ensure high quality care is provided.


This position functions independently, demonstrates above average communication skills, personal integrity, and works effectively with patients, family members, physicians, staff, and outside agencies as required.


The position leads hospital wound education efforts, as well as educates patients and family members on wounds and wound care topics. While this position does not specifically supervise clinical staff, as the leader of the wound care program in the hospital this person does direct clinical team on wound care treatment.


This position requires continuous updating of education and treatment techniques in the delivery of wound care.


In this position, the Wound Care Specialist will be expected to provide direct patient care for wounds; however opportunities for teaching and training wound care practices are an essential part of the role.


License or Certification:
- RN, Physical Therapist, or Occupational Therapist
- Experience with medically complex patients
- CPR certification required
Education, Training and Years of Experience:
- Continuous updating of wound care knowledge through seminars and professional organizations is required
- Minimum One Year experience in wound care

- Wound Care Certified ideal


Enjoy competitive compensation and benefits that start on day one, including:


• Benefits that begin when you do.

• Affordable medical, dental and vision plans provided to meet the needs of full and part-time employees and their families.

• Generous paid time off that increases with tenure.

• Tuition reimbursement and continuing education opportunities.

• Company-matching 401(k) and employee stock-purchase plans.

• Flexible spending and health savings accounts.


About us:

Helping patients regain hope and independence, Encompass Health is a national leader in post-acute care. We operate rehabilitation hospitals and offer home health and hospice care in 37 states as well as Puerto Rico. Following the Encompass Way, we are driven by our core values: We proudly set the standard, lead with empathy, do what’s right, focus on the positive, and remain stronger together.


Realize the powerful difference you can make. Take this opportunity to join our team.


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Equal Opportunity Employer


Job Code: 100139

Address: 189 May Street, Worcester 01602
Shift: Day Job
Schedule: PRN / Pool / As Needed
Job ID: 2122462
Contact Name - External: Mark Hutchison
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