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Wound Care Nurse

Company: Odelia Healthcare
Location: Albuquerque
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Odelia Healthcare - Job Type: Full-Time
Benefits Offered:

  • Healthcare
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • PTO
  • 401K

    Responsible for building referral source relationships in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, clinics, and senior-service related organization within the community. To build and grow census and quality mix by developing the market, working with acute care and other referral sources and providing prospective residents and/or responsible parties with appropriate information and assistance to choosing the nursing center
    --- Graduate of an approved Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse program and licensed in the state of practice, required.
    --- One-year experience providing specialized treatments in long term care setting.
    --- Minimum of 2 years of nursing experience in a Skilled Nursing Facility preferred.
    --- Current BLS/CPR certification (All SNFs; ALFs as required by state)
    --- Perform resident skin assessments, obtain treatment orders, administer treatment as ordered, and document appropriately to ensure that resident skin integrity is improved and/or maintained.
    --- Documents findings appropriately and contacts physician to make recommendations for new or revised treatment orders; Monitors the progress of wound healing and makes recommendations for changes as appropriate.
    --- Monitors the progress of wound healing and makes recommendations for changes as appropriate.
    --- Maintain records of pressure ulcers and skin alterations including risk assessment, prevention and minimizing activities; Performs and records weekly pressure ulcer assessment and measurement documentation; Identify and maintain effective methods to gather pressure ulcer and skin alteration related information; Calculates weekly / monthly pressure ulcer rates.
    --- Investigate and identify center practices and risk minimizing measures, including accurate completion of Braden risk scales on admission, implementation of preventive interventions.
    --- Monitor timely implementation of preventive interventions for at risk residents, including new admissions, individuals with skin alterations and individuals at risk for development of skin alterations.
    --- Educate newly hired nursing staff on Skin Practice Guide requirements and Skin Resource Library including wound assessments, preventive interventions, care planning, treatment selection options, documentation requirements and education resources available.
    --- Evaluate availability of needed supplies for wound care and coordinate ordering with central supply. --- Assist the Director of Nursing and medical director with case review for center acquired pressure ulcers.
    --- Monitor changes in state and federal regulations and current industry-standard practices; Keeps current with industry trends through ongoing specialized education in the area of skin and wound management
    --- Provide monthly, quarterly and annual reports including recommendations for changes in center practice for the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Committee.
    --- Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or assigned at any time with or without notice.

Keywords: Odelia Healthcare, Albuquerque , Wound Care Nurse, Healthcare , Albuquerque, New Mexico

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