Registered Nurse (RN)-Wound Care, PRN
To provide professional nursing care to patients utilizing the nursing process. To collaborate with other members of the health care delivery team including physicians/medical practitioner, to deliver quality health care with an emphasis in wound management for which instruments, equipment and procedures should be used competently.
The RN Staff Nurse provides direct nursing care in accordance with established policies and procedures of Del Sol Medical Center and the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners. In collaboration with the patient, the patient's family and other members of the Health Care Team, the Clinical RN assesses, plans, implements, evaluates and coordinates treatment plans for wound management services.
Core competencies will be assessed primarily on the following patient populations served: Diabetic Ulcers, Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVP), Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), Arterial Insufficiency, Venous Insufficiency, Peripheral Neuropathy, Dehisced Wounds, Pressure Ulcers, Trauma (burns, radiation), Ostomies and evaluation for Hyperbaric Oxygenation.
1. Demonstrates knowledge and application of the nursing process.
2. Participates in direct patient care in relation to wound management as ordered by the medical practitioner.
3. Implements patient care plans and teachings in collaboration with the patient and medical practitioner and the health care team.
4. Participates and cooperates in the unit based Quality Improvement processes which is specific for the provision of wound care services.
5. Supports, maintains and provides an environment which is supportive of quality patient care through effective use of resources and personnel.
6. Practices, develops and endorses customer service skills in relationships with internal and external customers.
7. Serves as the patient and family advocate with respect to the patient's right to privacy (inpatient and outpatient) by protecting confidential information.
8. Plans and implements patient care (re: wound care) and teaching based on a total assessment and the age of the patient.
9. Evaluates and documents patient's response to wound care; monitors and recognizes changes in physiological and psychosocial status; takes appropriate action based on assessment of the patient.
10. Other duties as assigned.