Summary & Objective
The Wound Care Nurse is responsible for developing, coordinating, monitoring and managing the facility Wound Care Program to ensure the delivery of care meets the standard of care.
- Initiates a nursing evaluation of patient and/or resident's skin condition upon admission. Evaluates and interprets reports communicating findings with the assigned physician. Implements an appropriate treatment plan for all newly assessed wounds to ensure that standards of care are being met.
- Documents status of wound healing and treatment provided on a weekly basis.
- Reviews skin risk evaluation for all newly admitted patient and/or resident's with significant change.
- Prepares and submits wound report as needed.
- Coordinates wound care rounds in the facility and participates in the interdisciplinary process of the plan of care, treatment and services for each patient and/or resident reviewed.
- Contacts physicians for treatment order based on recommendations from interdisciplinary team rounds.
- Performs wound care treatments as ordered.
- Answers call lights within appropriate established timeframe.
*Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
- Provides consultation to facility staff, physicians and other professionals on pressure ulcer prevention and treatment according to defined protocols.
- Provides in-services and training relating to skin and wound care as needed.
- Floats to other units as assigned to meet patient and/or resident care needs.
- Maintains flexibility in assignment changes due to census fluctuation.
- Maintain your required certifications and mandatory skill updates.
- Comply with all policies, local, state and federal laws and regulations.
- Perform other duties as assigned
- May serve as an interim department leader depending on need
- Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and push/pull up to 250+ pounds, walk, climb stair or ladders, stand on feet for extended periods of time, etc.
The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.
CHS provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Knowledge & Experience Requirements
- Clear and Active Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse license to practice in the state of Florida
- CPR certification
- 1-2 years of experience in a Health Care Facility and Wound Care experience
- WCC preferred
- Computer skills sufficient to properly document services and care
- Must be able to read, write and understand the English language