Responsible for planning and providing care for patients/residents who has a potential skin care problem including but not limited to wounds and pressure ulcers, in order to assist the patient in achieving maximum level of wellness and independence.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsible for ensuring delivery of patient/resident wound care. Maintains adequate supply of materials for each patient/resident.
Collaborates with interdisciplinary health care team, patient/resident, and families in the prevention and/or treatment of skin care conditions.
Initiates, evaluates and revises plan of care for prevention of skin breakdown and treatment of skin conditions, wounds, and pressure ulcers, Analyzes selected patient care plans for evidence of documentation to standards of practice, shares findings with staff.
Maintains and teaches others the specialized knowledge and skill necessary to perform techniques and routines of wound care.
Participates in ministry quality improvement program(s); collaborates in setting standards of care. Monitors, collects, analyzes, and reports data related to skin and wound care management within ministry.
Serves as liaison for referrals to other specialty clinics and community resources.
Completes all required assessments and documentation within appropriate time lines.
Participates in development of policies, procedures, and systems to support prevention and management of skin conditions, wounds, and ulcers.
Conducts continuing education programs regarding wound management including but not limited to: Prevention; Early Identification/Risk Assessment; Causes of Skin Breakdown; Wound Assessment; Wound Management; and Documentation
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must possess exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
Education and/or Experience
2 years nursing experience
Education and certification in advanced wound care through appropriate professional agency within 1 year, dependent on availability of certification program.
(2) years wound care experience preferred.
Working knowledge of nursing regulations governing long-term care.
Able to work with limited supervision and to provide supervision when needed.
Ability to express or exchange spoken and/or written ideas in English with patient/residents, co-workers, families, and the public.
Ability to learn and use current technology.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Current license as RN/LPN in the state of Illinois/Indiana in good standing with the Department of Professional Regulations.
Certification in CPR.
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