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RN - Wound Care

St. Bernard Hospital • Chicago, IL

Posted 2 months ago

Job Snapshot

Full-Time
Travel - None
Experience - 2 to 5 years
Degree - 2 Year Degree
Healthcare - Health Services
Nurse

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Wound Care Clinician (RN) performs activities and services related to skin and wound care as directed by the Manager of Nursing/Infection Control or designee.  S/he actively participates in the coordination of the facility wide program for providing appropriate, consistent, and effective wound, ostomy, and skin care to all hospital patients. The Wound Care Clinician (RN) follows current practices for prevention and treatment of wounds and provides direct care to patients, consultation to physicians, and staff.  S/he provides education to patients, families, and employees and assists with the development of protocols when appropriate. 

 Duties & Responsibilities:

 

  1. Follow patient identified “at risk” in admission by the Risk Assessment formula

  2. Analyze information in the patient’s record (e.g. present wound care orders) and pursue additional information (e.g. nutrition status, labs, and ADL participation).

  3. Document patient’s present condition upon admission, through clinical assessment and pictures.

  4. Collaborate with the wound care team (nurse and physician) to develop a plan of care to support patients needs and expected outcomes.   Make recommendations for  physician’s orders for preventative measures and/or treatment plan.

  5. Make recommendations to the physician for orders for preventative measures and/or treatment plan.

  6. Advise and instruct staff on current skin care protocol.

  7. Collaborate with the inter-disciplinary team regarding patient specific needs, e.g. dietician, physical therapy, speech therapy, and discharge planning.

  8. Promote continuity of care between the community and other institutions (e.g. Home Health, Nursing Home, Skilled Nursing facilities, Rehab Centers, etc.).

  9. Monitor patient’s healing progress through on-going assessment, including but not limited to, measurements, pictures, and description of the wound bed.

  10. Monitor for admission photograph of skin breakdown, including consent to photograph.

  11. Update nursing care plan.

  12. Monitor documentation of healing/deterioration of skin.

  13. Refer problems/changes in wound condition to the Manager of Nursing/Infection Control or designee.

  14. Any other duties as requested.

Job Requirements

                       Qualifications:

 

Required Education:

Associates Degree -Nursing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

         Current Registered Nurse (RN) in the state of Illinois.

         Certification in Wound Care

 

 

Required Experience:

 

Minimum of two (2) years of clinical experience in nursing.

 

Desirable Experience:

 

Minimum of three (3) years of experience in a Skilled Care facility as a Treatment Nurse of Wound care nurse.

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