Wound Care RN - Nexus Specialty Hospital - PRN

Job Information

Description
  • Assesses and reassesses patients per established policies and procedures to identify progress and trends that require intervention or reporting to the Licensed Independent Practitioner.
  • Develops effective treatment plans based on existing, evidence-based protocols.
  • Communicates with Director of Wound Care, physicians and other treatment team members regarding patient progress, problems and plans.
  • Assists Licensed Independent Practitioners during wound debridement’s and/or graft applications.
  • Assists with sterilization of surgical instruments via autoclave.
  • Performs wound debridement within both skill level and scope of practice.
  • Initiates measures to prevent and treat patient’s wound/skin issues (i.e. Specialty mattress, positioning/turning schedule, recommendations for referrals, etc.).
  • Assists with staff education in regard to skin integrity and/or wound management: Prevention, assessment and treatment.
  • Serves as a resource for hospital staff specific to management of patient’s skin/wound issues.
  • Preforms patient/caregiver education and documents accordingly.   
  • Participates in necessary meetings, conferences, etc.
  • Records clinical documentation according to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines by end of shift.
  • Participates in discharge planning.
  • Enhances professional growth by attending seminars or further educational opportunities.
  • Performs above duties/responsibilities in both the inpatient setting and outpatient clinic setting.

 

Job Requirements

Experience

 Preferred minimum of at least two (2) years experience in rehabilitation and/or assisted living setting.

Skills

 Maintain current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas
 Certified in CPR
 Attend a preventative management of aggressive behavior class within 90 days of hire and maintain annually.