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Category: Allied Health
Facility: Erie County Medical Center Corporation
Department: Burn Treatment Unit - Pod 194
Schedule: Full Time - FT
Shift: Day Shift
Hours: days
Job Details:

The work involves providing specialized nursing care techniques related to the care and treatment of patients in the Burn Unit of the Erie County Medical Center Corporation.  The incumbent performs a variety tasks related to burn therapy and preparation of patients and environment for laboratory and operating procedures.  Work is performed under the direct supervision of a higher ranking employee.  Supervision is not a function of this position.  Does related work as required.

 

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:

Performs minor debridement using a wash cloth; prepares and assists with major debridement and escharotomie;

Assists in the removal and application of dressing and topical agents;

Prepares patient and assessment room for shower and tub procedures;

Ensures general maintenance of hydrotherapy room, shower room and assessment room which involves the strict monitoring of infection control;

Prepares supplies and environment for burn wound care;

Monitors vital signs when necessary;

Maintains inventory stock of supplies such as hydrotherapy liners, surginet and emergency trays;

Assists with admission procedures;

Assists with early mobilization and ambulation of patients.

 

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of current burn nursing techniques and procedures; good knowledge of nursing standards in accepted patient care; good knowledge of infection control techniques; skill in performing and demonstrating nursing techniques; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; ability to understand and carry out oral instructions; ability to utilize computer applications; tact; physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and either:

A)   Completion of a nursing aide level in-service training program or equivalent of such training as determined by the Director of Nursing and one (1) year of nursing aide experience in a critical care, burn or medical/surgical unit; or:

B)    Two (2) years of nursing aide experience in a critical care, burn or medical/surgical unit.  

 

NOTE: Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting full-time experience requirements.



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