Wound Care Staff RN in Mission, TX at Prime Healthcare

Date Posted: 6/25/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Overview
The Registered Nurse provides direct care in the outpatient wound care clinic as well as evaluating inpatient wounds. Communicate with physicians / charge nurse / co \u2013 workers, as appropriate regarding changes in the patient’s treatment, clinical condition including results of diagnostic studies. Has the ability to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment.
 

Responsibilities

Demonstrates performance and competence associated with position.
Performs tasks maintaining department standards of quality, demonstrating a consistent level of productivity.
Adapts to changes in assignment and/or priorities.
Has knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span, assess as appropriate and interpret data, determine patient care requirements and deliver care relative to the patients’ age specific needs.
Prioritizes patient care based on physical, psychosocial assessment and reassessment data.
Plans patient care based on patient requirement/needs.
Assures implementation of patient care based on identified needs and in a systematic and therapeutic manner.
Assigns/delegates patient care according to patient requirements/needs and skill level of the support staff.
Communicates significant patient status findings using appropriate channels and follows up on response.
 Implements appropriate emergency measures in crisis situations.
Demonstrates clinical skills at expected level of competency.
Functions as a patient advocate for patient care concerns.
Initiates a plan and participates in providing patient/family education according to the individualized needs.
Functions within scope of practice and meets all legal and regulatory requirements.
Assures that nursing care is documented systematically and legibly.
Completes tasks in an orderly and timely fashion. Utilizes time management skills efficiently in both clinic and acute care setting.
Utilizes resources (supplies, equipment, etc.) in a safe cost effective and therapeutic manner. Participates in monthly instrument count and utilization.
Responsible for the observation and direction of patient lifts, mobilization, and shall participate as needed in patient handling. 
Attends and maintains mandatory training in safe patient handling, trained in safe lifting techniques, includes but not limited to 1) Appropriate use of lifting devices and equipment, 2) Five areas of body exposure: vertical, lateral, bariatric repositioning and ambulation, 3) Use of lifting devices to handle patients safely.
Uses professional judgment and clinical assessment in safe patient handling that are consistent with Safe Patient Handling policies.
Performs all other duties as assigned or required.

Qualifications

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING
 
  • Must have current and valid license as a Registered Nurse issued by the state.
  • BCLS (AHA) upon hire and maintain current.
  • Previous Acute Care hospital experience preferred.
  • Previous Wound care knowledge and or experience preferred (1 Year).
  • Wound Care Certification within first year of hire  
  • Wound, Ostomy, Continence (WOC) Certification preferred
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