POSITION: Treatment / Wound NurseJob DescriptionAs a Treatment/Wound Nurse you will be responsible for performing resident skin assessments, obtaining treatment orders, administering treatments as ordered, and documenting appropriately to help ensure that resident skin integrity is improved and/or maintained.Primarily responsible for overseeing the Falls intervention Program and Wound Care MeasuresCommunicate changes in patient’s conditions to physicians, supervisors, family members, dietitians and other partners as appropriate. Ability to conduct family meetingsFlexible working hours to support day-shift and night-shiftComputer knowledge for research, development of graphs, etcBe a go-to-person for partner supportAttend daily/weekly Meeting and report on applicable informationAttend and prepare for weekly Case Management meetingsIncludes but not limited to items listed on RN Job DescriptionAbility to educate partners by conducting in-services and one on one learningAbility to investigate, track and trend identified areas of opportunitiesDevelop action plans for areas of needed improvementProvide partner support and coachingPassion for wound care and healing patientsUpdating / Maintaining Wound ReportsDocumenting new skin issuesMonitoring Skin Assessments / Braden scales are completedMD Lists/RoundsMinimum Requirements Leader who is committed to our Mission. Vision. Values. and other GCRH culture Current RN/LPN license required Excellent physical assessment and critical thinking skills Excellent time management skills Ability to perform effectively in fast-paced, stressful environment Excellent communication skillsAdministers treatments as prescribed within standard nursing practice guidelines and in full compliance with established infection control protocols. Initials and dates dressings to ensure that changes are done timely as prescribed. Conducts and / or leads weekly wound rounds to assess resident skin condition.Documents findings appropriately and contacts physician to make recommendations for new or revised treatment orders. Receives, transcribes and implements new treatment orders in a timely manner. When requested by immediate supervisor or others in nursing leadership, evaluates a resident’s skin or makes arrangement for evaluation within 8 hours of request. Monitors the progress of wound healing and makes recommendations for changes as appropriate. Calculates weekly / monthly pressure ulcer rates. Performs and records weekly pressure ulcer assessment and measurement documentation.RequirementsGraduate of an accredited nursing program in preparation for nurse licensure / registration.
One year experience providing specialized treatments in long term care setting.
Must be a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse licensed in Tennessee or compact state or eligible to obtain license in Tennessee.