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Wound Care Nurse
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Wound Care Nurse

Job Description

Job Summary :  

 

The wound care nurse is responsible for performing skin assessments on residents that are at risk for skin breakdown. The nurse is competent in developing individualized care plans for skin issues and prevention of pressure ulcers.

Essential Functions of the Job, Departmental expectations

 

1.   Is responsible for completion of skin risk assessments, identifying resident at risk for breakdown.

 

2.   Develops individualized care plans for skin issues and prevention of pressure ulcers.

 

3.   Provide documentation to complete MDS section M.

 

4.   Monitors and documents progress of residents receiving treatments on a weekly basis and need for order changes to charge nurse and/or dietician. Orders equipment and supply needs.

 

5.   Communicates to DON/Clinical Coordinators of individual progress or trends. Suggests referrals to wound care consultant or wound care center.

 

6.   Keeps statistics on skin breakdown, reporting information in the Quality Council Meetings.

 

7.   Promotes and monitors infection control practices for prevention of infectious diseases across all departments.

 

8.   Manages all aspects of infectious disease outbreaks and implements to Pandemic Influenza  Emergency Plan.

 

9.    Completes Educational Requirements of State Licensure and Facility.

 

10. Other duties:  Completes all other duties as assigned.

 

Job Requirements

Qualifications Required

  • RN preferred
  • WCC preferred
  • CPR Certified
  • Familiar with the Clinical Practice Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers     
  • Must be able to read, write and communicate in English

 

Qualifications Preferred

  • Two+ years experience in long term care

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care
Education Not Specified
Experience At least 2 year(s)
Manages Others No
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
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Wound Care Nurse


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