$2,000 Sign On Bonus
The Wound Care serves as a care consultant and provider for patients with complex wound care needs. Accountable for collaborating with the health care team to define and communicate the expected patterns of care for this patient population. Provides leadership for education and research programs to support the advancement of wound and ostomy care and improvement of patient outcomes through implementation of evidenced based practice. Participates in providing patient specific care standards as directed, and follows service excellence standards to ensure high levels of patient satisfaction.
Essential Duties :
• Collaborate with all members of the care team in providing patient-centered care.
• Reviews patient's history prior to beginning physical assessment and incorporates findings into the exam.
• Performs physical patient assessments/reassessments on a regular basis in accordance department standards. Pertinent data is collected using appropriate assessment techniques.
• Incorporates available technology to aid in physical assessment.
• Assessing patients' condition, skin integrity/alteration using appropriate evaluation and examination techniques of stomas, drainage openings and decubitus.
• Assessing patients' emotional response to treatments and procedures.
• Prioritizes data collection by assessing the patient’s immediate condition or needs.
• Is able to discern critical findings and timely communicates changes in the patient’s condition to the appropriate patient care providers.
• Assesses patient/family learning needs, including any tasks that the patient can or cannot accomplish as related to his or her current health problem. Consideration of age, cultural values, religious beliefs, emotional barriers, desire and motivation to learn, physical and/or cognitive limitation, and language barriers, as indicated.
• Addresses patient’s nutritional needs as appropriate.
• Verifies accuracy of medication administration by following all safety measures.
• In collaboration with interdisciplinary members of the team, formulates a plan of care including expected outcomes for each patient based on diagnoses derived from patient assessments. Including, patient needs, capabilities, and emotional state.
• Coordinates and participates in providing direct patient care.
• Performs skills proficiently and in accordance with the standards of nursing care.
• Interventions are implemented in a safe and appropriate manner and documented.
• Evaluation is systematic and ongoing. Evaluating progress of specialized skin and wound care treatments.
• Conditions and notify physician and family of changes
• Evaluates the patient’s progress toward attainment of goals defined in the plan-of-care.
• The patient, significant others, and health care providers are involved in the evaluation process when appropriate.
• Working with collaborative care team, develops and implements discharge plans for patients with wound care and/or ostomies, making referrals as needed and arranging for wound care and ostomy supplies and educational materials.
• Teaches, supervises, and serves as a resource person and delegates in accordance with the competency level of all staff members.
• Serves as a preceptor and completes the appropriate documentation of training and competency. Maintain privacy and confidentiality of patient’s medical records and visits.
• Ensure all tasks provided and associated with patient care, patient administrative processes and related duties comply with all regulatory and accreditation standards including The Joint Commission and CommUnityCare Standard Operating Procedures and CommUnityCare Policies and Procedures.
• Develop and maintain favorable internal relationships, partnerships with co-workers, including clinical managers, clinical support staff, providers and business office staff.
• Interact respectfully and collaboratively with patients and their families, striving to develop favorable relationships with families.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
• Demonstrates the ability to work with people from diverse socio-economic backgrounds.
• Ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
• Knowledge of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations and guidelines that pertain to long-term care.
• Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to work with an interdisciplinary care team.
• Ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures that are necessary for providing quality care.
• Capable of researching new methods and principles to incorporate them into existing nursing practices.
• Basic understanding of computer technology, including email use.
• Proven written and oral communication skills.
• Proven decision making and analytical skills.
• Able to relate positively, favorably and cooperatively with others, including employees, patients, family members, and personnel of outside agencies and organizations.
• Demonstrated familiarity with tools, technology, and systems typically found within most health care environments, (i.e. EHR, personal computer skills, including Microsoft Office)
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing with an associate degree in nursing.
Minimum two (2) year of experience as a Wound Care Nurse.
Wound Care Certification
Valid Texas Driver’s License with no outstanding driving violations; access to personal vehicle. Proof of 30/60/25 minimal
automobile liability insurance coverage ($30,000 for each injured person, up to $60,000 per accident $25,000 for property
damage per accident) required.
Current Health Care Provider Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification through American Heart Association or
American Red Cross. Will be required to maintain a current CPR certification during employment.