Travel Wound Care Nurse Jobs

Wound care nurses are registered nurses who specialize in assessing and treating acute, chronic, and complex patient wounds. They’re considered experts in the field of wound treatment and there’s much more to their scope of practice beyond cleaning and dressing wounds. Wound care is a very important part of patient care. Patients rely on wound care nurses to help alleviate their pain, keep them safe from infection, and promote quick and complete healing. Wound care is a dynamic, rewarding career for nurses wanting to play an instrumental role in ensuring optimal wound care and helping patients’ bodies to heal.

Wound care nurses are sought-after specialists on Vivian, where you’ll find numerous wound care nursing jobs at top healthcare facilities around the nation.

We currently have 44 matching Wound Care Nurse jobs.

View job details for Per Diem Nurse RN - Wound CareMarinHealth
Per Diem Nurse RN - Wound Care
MarinHealth Medical Center
Greenbrae, California
MarinHealth
2 days ago
JOB SUMMARY: The purpose of the Wound/Ostomy Care Specialist is to coordinate an interdisciplinary team approach in the care of patients at MarinHealth with altered skin int ...
$77/hr
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Wound CareArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Wound Care
York, Pennsylvania
Ardor Health Solutions
16 days ago
Location: York, PA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Wound - WOUND to join our travel team in York, PA! This is a full time travel contract position. Requirements ...
$4,224/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Wound CareMedical Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Wound Care
Bakersfield, California
Medical Solutions
12 days ago
We’re seeking talented healthcare professionals whose adventure game is as strong as their clinical game. Those that want flexibility and high pay, we have the positions fo ...
$3,908/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Wound CareIDR Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Wound Care
Palm Springs, California
IDR Healthcare
25 days ago
$3,263/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Wound Care
Modesto, California
IDR Healthcare
25 days ago
$3,263/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Wound CareLead Healthstaff
Travel Nurse RN - Wound Care
El Centro, California
Lead Healthstaff
5 days ago
We need a Wound Care Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $3168.00 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! Lead Health ...
$3,168/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Wound CareArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Wound Care
Harris, New York
Ardor Health Solutions
6 days ago
Location: Harris, NY Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Wound - WOUND to join our travel team in Harris, NY! This is a full time travel contract position. Requirem ...
$3,036/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Wound CareFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Wound Care
Harris, New York
Focus Staff
9 days ago
$2,767/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Wound CareSynergy Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Wound Care
Memphis, Tennessee
Synergy Medical Staffing
2 days ago
$2,548/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Wound CareStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Wound Care
Shreveport, Louisiana
Stability Healthcare
11 days ago
$2,513/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Wound CareArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Wound Care
Kremmling, Colorado
Ardor Health Solutions
6 days ago
Location: Kremmling, CO Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Wound - WOUND to join our travel team in Kremmling, CO! This is a full time travel contract position. Re ...
$2,508/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Wound CareMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Wound Care
Monticello, New York
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
6 days ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality Wound Care registered nurse (RN) for a travel assignment with one of our top healthca ...
$2,484/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Wound CareMedPro Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Wound Care
Roswell, Georgia
MedPro Healthcare Staffing
2 days ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality Wound Care registered nurse (RN) for a travel assignment with one of our top healthca ...
$2,376/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Wound CareFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Wound Care
Kremmling, Colorado
Focus Staff
6 days ago
$2,371/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Wound CareStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Wound Care
Kremming, Colorado
Stability Healthcare
6 days ago
$2,147/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Wound CareArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Wound Care
Bangor, Maine
Ardor Health Solutions
a day ago
Location: Bangor, ME Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Wound - WOUND to join our travel team in Bangor, ME! This is a full time travel contract position. Requirem ...
$2,099/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Wound CareStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Wound Care
Huron, South Dakota
Stability Healthcare
9 days ago
$1,719/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Wound Care
Bossier City, Louisiana
Stability Healthcare
9 days ago
$1,697/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Wound Care
Muskogee, Oklahoma
Stability Healthcare
9 days ago
$1,670/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Wound Care
Webster, Texas
Stability Healthcare
9 days ago
$1,583/wk
Travel contract
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Wound Care Nurse FAQs

What does a wound care nurse do?

Wound care nurses may perform slightly different tasks depending on where they work and the patient populations they treat. However, all wound care nurses assess and treat patient wounds, which may include lacerations, fistulas, pressure and skin ulcers, burns, surgical wounds, diabetic foot issues, and ostomies, among others. Some common duties of a wound care nurse might include:

  • Creating care plans for patients with complex wounds

  • Cleaning wounds to remove debris/bacteria and mitigate infections 

  • Dressing wounds to prevent bacteria from entering

  • Monitoring wounds for signs of infection

  • Providing treatment recommendations based on patient’s specific needs

  • Recommending antibiotics, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, or surgery when appropriate

  • Consulting with doctors and other healthcare team members on wound treatment

  • Educating staff nurses and other healthcare professionals on wound care and prevention

  • Educating patients, their families, and caregivers on appropriate at-home wound care

  • Reviewing signs and symptoms of infection with patients prior to discharge

  • Providing pressure ulcer prevention tips for bedridden or limited mobility patients

Where do wound care nurses work?

Wound care nurses work in a variety of healthcare settings, but primarily where chronic or complex wounds are common. Many facilities have dedicated positions for certified wound care nurses in critical care and intensive care units. Some hospitals may even have wound care teams that include certified wound care nurses who receive consults and treat patients in various areas throughout the facility. Sometimes, these teams also include physical therapists trained in wound care.  Wound care nurses may also work in any inpatient setting where patients are bedridden or have limited mobility, such as nursing homes, long-term care facilities, and hospices. They may also work for home health agencies and in patients’ homes.

What skills make a good wound care nurse?

Good wound care nurses are experts in wound care procedures with comprehensive knowledge of wounds, signs of infection, and all types of treatment options. They have thorough assessment and diagnostic skills to evaluate patients and recommend the most suitable treatments to facilitate quick, complete wound healing.

Superior wound care nurses have strong verbal communication skills that allow them to discuss treatment options with healthcare teams and explain treatment plans to patients with limited medical knowledge. They’re highly compassionate, which allows them to build rapport with their patients. Critical thinking, accurate written communication skills, and strong organizational skills are also highly admired traits of a good wound care nurse.

How to become a Wound Care Travel Nurse

Becoming a registered nurse is the first step in a career as a wound care travel nurse, which requires an associate degree or bachelor’s degree in nursing and passing the NCLEX-RN licensure exam. To become a board-certified wound care nurse, a bachelor’s degree is required by the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB) but not the American Board of Wound Management (ABWM). Certification may also require completing an accredited wound care education program or accumulating the appropriate type and number of direct patient clinical hours and continuing education credits. 

Many healthcare facilities require wound care certification. Several organizations offer certifications, including Board Certified Wound Care Nurse through the WOCNCB, Board Certified Wound Specialist through the ABWM, and Wound Care Certified through the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy. Wound care nurses may also need Basic Life Support certification. Travel wound care nursing jobs typically require one to two-plus years of experience in acute care or a wound care setting.

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