Wound Care Licensed Nurse LVN LPN
West Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center
The Wound Care Nurse is responsible for assessing skin alterations, developing plans of care, implementing orders and treatments, and evaluating progress of specialized skin and wound conditions. The Wound Care Nurse evaluates new admissions, participates in weekly wound team rounds, documents status, insures notification of physician and family of changes, and provides education to nursing staff. The Wound Care Nurse identifies wound types, analyzes trends, which will ensure that patient’s needs are met in accordance with professional standards of practice through physician orders, center policies and procedures, and federal, state and local guidelines.
- Assess patients by physical examination including pertinent diagnostic testing to determine health status.
- Administer medications and treatments.
- Participate in the care planning process and oversees implementation of the plan.
- Supervise certified nursing assistants.
- Communicate with physicians regarding changes in conditions, diagnostic test results, etc.
- Document assessments and care in compliance with standards of care and company policy.
- Educate patients and their families on health-related issues.
- Conduct comprehensive wound consultations including; detailed wound assessments and recommendations for interventions and care planning.
- Conduct wound assessments for resident and complete all associated documentation, tracking and care planning activities.
- Ongoing monitoring of all assigned resident with wounds.
- Assess resident/caregivers knowledge of wound prevention and treatment. Provide resident/ caregiver with wound prevention/treatment education as needed.
Required Education and Experience
- Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing.
- Valid State licensure as an LPN/LVN.
- Current CPR certification.