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Wound Care Tech at Parkland Health and Hospital System

Wound Care Tech

Parkland Health and Hospital System Dallas, TX Full-Time
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Interested in a career with both meaning and growth? Whether your abilities are in direct patient care or one of the many other areas of healthcare administration and support, everyone at Parkland works together to fulfill our mission: the health and well-being of individuals and communities entrusted to our care. By joining Parkland, you become part of a diverse healthcare legacy that’s served our community for more than 125 years. Put your skills to work with us, seek opportunities to learn and join a talented team where patient care is more than a job. It’s our passion.

Primary Purpose

Provides wound care to patients to decrease complications, speed healing time, and assist in maximum recovery for patients.

Education

•Must have two years' experience in a medical/surgical environment; OR,

•Must hold a current certified nurse aide registry; OR

•Must hold a current medical assistant certificate; OR

•Must be a currently enrolled in an accredited school of professional nursing and must have documentation of basic fundamentals of nursing from the school; OR

•Must successfully complete Parkland’s 8-week job specific training program

Experience

•Previous experience as a wound care technician preferred.

Certification/Registration/Licensure

•Must have current heartsaver provider CPR course completion card within 30 days of hire from:

-American Heart Association

-American Red Cross Rescuer

Skills or Special Abilities

•Must be able to successfully complete all department assigned competencies.

•Must be able to read, write and communicate effectively with patients, families, medical staff and hospital personnel.

•Must be able to document care given in the medical record.

•Must be able to demonstrate patient centered/patient valued behaviors.

•Must have good fine motor and manual dexterity skills.

Responsibilities

•Responsible for patient care with nurse, therapists or provider to include: wound cleansing, wound care, bandaging, compression therapy, obtaining wound cultures and using universal precautions and other isolation procedures.

•May remove and apply negative pressure wound therapy as directed by the nurse or provider.

•May screen patients and communicate with other areas including therapists, nurses and providers as required by the specific department.

•Provide support, counseling and discharge education reinforcement to patients and family members.

•Transfers and assists pateints: may provide basic patient care and hygiene.

•Assists therapists, providers and nurses with treatments and procedures. When instructed may perform vital signs, place offloading boots or assist with management of devices like casts, compression garments, catheters or feeding tubes.

•Monitors condition of wounds, escalating changes when appropriate, and documents care of wounds.

•Assists with instruction and training of new employees or students.

•Stocks and distributes supplies, manages inventory, and completes charges as directed for the area.

•Takes equipment to be maintained/certified if needed.

•Track data and participate in quality projects as requested by leadership.

•May carry pager and dispatch staff to high priority locations depending upon the specific area of practice.

•May monitor system lists or appointment schedules to help prioritize patient care.

Job Accountabilities

-Identifies ways to improve work processes and improve customer satisfaction. Makes recommendations to supervisor, implements, and monitors results as appropriate in support of the overall goals of the department and Parkland.

-Stays abreast of the latest developments, advancements, and trends in the field by attending seminars/workshops, reading professional journals, actively participating in professional organizations, and/or maintaining certification or licensure. Integrates knowledge gained into current work practices.

-Maintains knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws and guidelines that impact the area. Develops effective internal controls designed to promote adherence with applicable laws, accreditation agency requirements, and federal, state, and private health plans. Seeks advice and guidance as needed to ensure proper understanding.

Parkland Health and Hospital System prohibits discrimination based on age (40 or over), race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, national origin, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.


Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth
Job Segment: Wound Care, Healthcare Administration, Patient Care, Medical Assistant, Healthcare

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