Cornerstone Healthcare Group, based in Dallas, Texas, was founded in 1990 and provides excellent healthcare services to our patients, residents and their families.
Our employees make a difference, join us so you can too! We pride ourselves on our quality of care, responsive service, and commitment to excellence. We treat each employee, patient and resident like we would a member of our own family, and measure our success by the direct impact we have on improving the quality of life for our employees, patients and residents.
The Lead, Wound Care Nurse coordinates treatment to provide comprehensive wound assessments and plan of care including goals, implementation, evaluation of outcomes for patients ranging in age from 18 years to geriatric experiencing medically complex conditions, general medical-surgical conditions, with rehabilitation and/or wound care needs.
. The Lead, Wound Care Nurse duties include:
Provides patient, family and staff education regarding prevention of pressure ulcers and therapeutic support services, dressing selection and adjunctive therapy.
Collaborates with clinical staff, physicians and other members of the treatment team to provide the patient with the highest quality and most appropriate wound care.
Acts as a resource for the treatment team and clinical staff and assists with staffing as assigned.
Trains and manages the Wound Care Team Members to include orientation, competency validation and in-service training.
Organizes and directs the interdisciplinary Wound Care Committee
Perform additional duties assigned.
Projects a professional image.
Knowledge of regulatory standards and compliance requirements.
Knowledge of wound care related products and procedures preferred.
Identification and utilization of industry evidence base standards related to wound care.
Knowledge of comprehensive wound management including wound assessment, formulation of treatment plan, recommendation of appropriate wound dressing, documentation, evaluation, education, data collection, surveillance and outcome data preferred.
Strong organizational and analytical skills.
Working knowledge of personal computer and software applications used in job functions (Order entry, data input etc.)
Education and/or Experience:
Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing.
Minimum of (5) years of comprehensive wound management including wound assessment, formulation of treatment plan, recommendation of appropriate wound dressing, documentation, evaluation, education, data collection, surveillance and outcome data.
Minimum one (3) year hospital Medical/Surgical or Rehabilitation experience.
Knowledge of principals of infection control.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Current professional nursing license for state of employment.
Must maintain current BLS certification and CPR certification throughout employment.
ACLS certification preferred within 1 year of employment or as available courses allow.
Wound Care Nursing Certification and Wound Debridement Certification preferred.
Cornerstone Healthcare Group