Under the supervision of the Clinical Manager, performs the primary function of an RN in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the care of patients in the Wound Healing Center. Is responsible for meeting the established WHC Standards of Nursing Practice in the management of all assigned patients. Assists physicians with the development and implementation of wound treatment plans and participates in performance improvement review activities. Acts within the guidelines of federal and state laws, Joint Commission Standards and professional and ethical practice. Also serves as a resource in the inpatient setting assessing, planning, and implementing the care of inpatients with wounds and complicated ostomy care. Will work outpatient and inpatient as needed.
GED/High School Diploma required. Graduate from an approved School of Nursing.
Minimum of 2 years med-surg experience preferred. Wound Care experience preferred. Will be required to attend Healogics Wound Care/HBO training upon hire.
D. Interpersonal Skill
The work environment is indoors, with adequate heating and cooling. There is a significant amount of equipment for patient care, as well as many supplies stored in the work environment.
E. Essential Technical/Motor Skills
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Significant lifting is required. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move patients. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and color vision.
F. Essential Physical Requirements
The physical demand is heavy. Occasionally lifts in excess of 100 pounds and frequently carries 50 pounds. Stands or walks for one to four hours per shift with regular breaks when assessing and interviewing patients and providing skilled nursing. Sits for one to three hours per shift when reviewing diagnostic data and completing required documentation. Ability to use hands for repetitive simple grasping, fine manipulation, and pushing and pulling when attending to a patient’s physical needs, operating patient care equipment, and recording responses to medications and treatment. Occasionally bends, squats, climbs, crawls, and reaches above shoulder level when rendering skilled nursing.
G. Essential Mental Requirements
Has considerable contact with the general public and customer when performing all aspects of job. Occasionally works under close supervision and without the assistance of other personnel. Requires the ability to cope with deadlines, adjust to irregular activity schedules, concentrates, and pay close attention to detail when performing patient assessments, completing required documentation and preparing and administering medication.
H. Essential Sensory Requirements
Good vision is required when providing skilled nursing, reviewing diagnostic data, and completing required documentation. The ability to communicate clearly is required when instructing and comforting patients and their families and maintaining effective contact with physicians and a variety of hospital personnel.
I. Exposure to Hazards
Works in good physical surroundings. Occasionally exposed to dust, odors, body fluids, toxic substances, unpleasant patient care activities, and infectious diseases. Frequently exposed to noise.