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RN Wound Care NN w/Sign On Bonus - Wound Care

Company: NCH Baker Hospital Downtown
Location: Naples
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Job Description:

RN Wound Care NN w/Sign On BonusFull-Time

350 7th St North



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* Job Summary:

* Under the supervision of the Nurse Manager/Clinical Operations Manager the Registered Nurse performs the primary function of an RN in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the care of patients in the Wound Healing Center. The Wound Center RN 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.

* Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Initiates a nursing assessment of patient's condition upon admission. Assess and interpret reports communicating findings with assigned physician. Recognize and asses initial alternations in the patient's body system and verbalize this to other members of the health care team. Organizes and records assessment data in an orderly fashion.
    * Assess, stages, and measures wounds accurately and in accordance with policy. Photograph wounds according to policy and procedure. Complete in an accurate manner all admission nursing chart forms.
    * Assesses compliance to the clinical pathway and be instrumental in bringing to the attention of the physician or health care team missing components.
    * Identifies patient care situations that require intervention, implement nursing actions and evaluate responses. Identify patient/family education and discharge needs and implement a teaching plan of care.
    * Documents a plan of care accurately for all assigned patients. Identify the patient's present and potential problems from the assessment. Determines patient's health status and incorporate into the plan of care. Collaborates with physician to develop a plan of care based on assessment data. Develops and implements a teaching plan.
    * Prioritizes problems according to impact on health status. Formulates desired outcomes specific to patient's problems and WHC protocols. Ensures desired outcomes that are mutually agreed upon by the patient, family (when appropriate) and the nurse. Formulates desired outcomes that are specific and measurable within a certain time frame and consistent with other health provider's expectations.
    * Identify home health care needs, evaluate support systems, and identify patient teaching needs from admission to discharge. Participate in implementing planned changes and activities to improve care. Assess whether the plan of care is effective with the physician and is instrumental in initialing changes as necessary.
    * Implements wound care and HBO protocols when clinically indicated.
    * Assists physician with wound therapy.
    * Accurately completes the superbill and ensures that all orders and changes are initiated accurately.
    * Coordinates activities with other disciplines (Rehab, Nutrition, Diabetic education, Home Health, DME, nursing homes and other ancillary services).
    * Evaluates achievement or lack of achievement of desired outcomes. In collaboration with the physician and other health care members, revises the plan of care and continuously reassess and evaluate until desired outcome is obtained. Completes the 4 week reviews in a timely manner and ensure all recommendations to the plan are activated in the physician orders.
    * Functions as a case manager for a deigned patient population. Coordinates office visits, pre-procedure work-ups, and patient education with the multidisciplinary team. Foster continuity of care between WHC and care taker (home, hospital, HH etc.).

    * Education, Experience, Qualifications:
  • Degree in nursing from an accredited nursing program.
    * Minimum two years RN experience required, ambulatory experience preferred.
    * RN licensure for the State of Florida required.
    * Basic Life Support (BLS Provider) certification from American Heart Association required.

Keywords: NCH Baker Hospital Downtown, Cape Coral , RN Wound Care NN w/Sign On Bonus - Wound Care, Healthcare , Naples, Florida

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