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Wound Care RN (PRN)

LifeCare Hospitals Type Full time Posted 6/23/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 7/28/2014
TX - Texas (All) - Dallas Referral - n/a -    
Date Posted
LifeCare Hospitals of North Texas - Dallas   TX
Position Title
Wound Care RN (PRN)
General Summary: The Wound Care Specialist has the responsibility and accountability for assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of wound care. Provides direct patient care and education to assigned patients. The Wound Care Specialist is active in department activities, transdisciplinary team activities, and LifeCare activities to ensure individualized, patient-centered health care for all patient populations admitted to LifeCare Hospital.

Patient Population: Delivers direct patient care appropriate to the patients served. The ages of the patients served are adult (18-65 years of age) and geriatric (65 and older).
Essential Functions:
1. Demonstrates proper performance of skills reflected and validated by the Wound Care Specialist competency checklist.
2. Provides consultation and assistance to staff/caregivers regarding wound management of patients with potential or actual alteration in skin integrity (per state guidelines if LPN/LVN).
3. Assesses patient to determine etiological factors for skin breakdown (per state guidelines if LPN/LVN). Develops comprehensive wound management plan and assists staff in wound care when indicated.
4. Serves as a primary wound care educator for patients / families with wound care issues.
5. Ensures patient safety at all times by notifying the charge nurse of any risk factors seen, initiating and maintaining appropriate safety measures as outlined in LifeCare’s policies and procedures.
6. Demonstrates knowledge and utilization of safe medication administration, adhering to LifeCare’s policies and procedures.
7. Exchanges routine information in an appropriate manner requiring good oral and written communication skills.
8. Adheres to LifeCare policies, procedures, all safety plans, and all standards imposed by regulatory organizations.
This description is a general statement of required essential functions performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.
Experience: Six to twelve months of experience in a clinical setting
If RN: Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing
If LPN/LVN: Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing
If PT: Bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate from an accredited school in physical therapy
If OT: Bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited school in occupational therapy
1. License in specialty area in state where currently practicing
2. Current BLS certification
3. RN, LPN/LVN — CWOCN or CWS preferred
4. OT or PT — CWS preferred
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