Wound Care Nurse (Lpn/Rn)

Cheshire Regional Rehab Center Cheshire , CT 06408

Posted 3 months ago

Purpose of this position

The purpose of this position is to follow facility policies and procedures to implement treatment orders; to assess resident treatment needs and take appropriate action and to participate in supervision of care provided to residents.

Qualifications

  • Registered Nurse

Job Description:

  • Provide clinical supervision to nursing assistants.

  • Attend staff meetings and in-service classes as required.

  • Participate in interdisciplinary team and rehabilitation meetings as required.

  • Instruct nursing assistants in proper, preventative safety measures and use of adaptive equipment to meet residents' needs.

  • Use and supervise the use of equipment and supplies efficiently and in a cost-effective manner.

  • Counsel supervised staff and recommend disciplinary action to Director of Nursing Service.

  • Compile information for facility committees as instructed.

  • Administer treatments according to the physician's order and accurately record treatments administered and weekly progress notes.

  • Be responsible for the safety of residents under his/her supervision.

  • Follow Residents' Rights policies at all times.

  • Document resident care provided and resident's response or lack of response to treatment provided.

  • Assess and report changes in residents' condistion including development of decubitus to physician, charge nurse, Nursing Supervisor, Director of Nursing, and take follow up action as necessary.

  • Assess each resident's skin condition weekly, and as necessary including stage, size (measurements), sites, depth, color. drainage and odor of each condition.

  • Assess resident needs and initiate development of individualized care plans.

  • Review and update resident care plans as necessary and as assigned.

  • Provide direct resident care, in addition to treatment, as necessary.

  • Give daily instruction to Nursing Assistants regarding care related to treatment.

  • Assume Quality Assurance duties as assigned.

  • Maintain confidentiality of resident and facility information.

  • Consistently work cooperative with residents, nursing personnel, community agencies and ancillary personnel.

  • Come to work as scheduled and consistently demonstrate dependability and punctuality.

  • Assume accountability for data contained in the employees' handbook.

  • Accept assigned duties in a cooperative manner.

  • Perform other related duties as directed by his/her supervisor.

  • Observe infection control procedures.

  • Be responsible for the safety of residents under his/her supervision.

  • Come to work as scheduled and consistently demonstrate dependability and punctuality.

  • Come to work in neat, clean attire and consistently present an appropriate professional appearance.

  • Consistently work cooperatively with residents, residents' representatives, facility staff, physicians, consultants and ancillary service provider

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