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Wound Care Nurse

Job Location: East Hartford, CT Submit Resume and Cover Letter

Wound Care Nurse (781WOCN)

Masonicare Partners Home Health & Hospice - East Hartford, CT

**OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE FOR FULL TIME (40HRS) OR PART TIME (32HRS OR 24HRS)**

**BENEFITTED POSITIONS**

RN Required

With limited supervision, the WOUND CARE NURSE provides care at home to clients with draining wounds, fistulas and pressure sores.  Utilizing the nursing process and the expertise of Wound Care Nursing, coordinates the total rehabilitative needs of the adult, geriatric, pediatric, and neonatal client.  This includes providing hands-on care as well as education to the client and his/her significant others.  Instructs nurses, physicians and other health care team members in the care of clients with draining wounds, fistulas and pressure sores.  Performs related supply management and documentation tasks.

WOUND CARE NURSE - ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Utilizing the nursing process, initiates assessment, planning and implementation of care; also instructs nursing personnel in the care of clients with draining wounds, fistulas and pressure sores.

  2. Assists physicians in caring for clients with draining wounds, fistulas and pressure sores, teaching intermittent self-catheterization and consultation.

  3. Provides comprehensive post-operative care to clients and teaching to clients and their significant others regarding the care.

  4. Evaluates, selects and recommends supplies and equipment for adult, geriatric, pediatric, and neonatal clients with draining wounds, fistulas and pressure sores.

  5. Documents timely and accurate computer entry of patient/job information to facilitate the development of the OASIS data set, orders for service, creation of time sheets and other required patient/employment documents and reports.

  6. Attends client care conferences and staff meetings as needed; communicates client's special needs to appropriate health care team members.

  7. Serves as a consultant to the nursing staff, physicians and other health care team members related to his/her area of expertise.

  8. Provides coordination of the plan of care and maintains continuity of adult, geriatric, pediatric, and neonatal client care with other health professionals assigned to the case.  Supervises patient care rendered by Licensed Practical Nurses, Home Health Aides and support service personnel.

  9. Develops and monitors standards of care and assists in the formulation and evaluation of procedures, protocols and policies related to his/her area of expertise.

  10. Orients new nursing personnel to the role of the Wound Care Nurse.

  11. Provides in-service educational programs as needed to nurses, physicians and other health care team members in cooperation with the Supervisor of Clinical Services.

  12. Communicates effectively and tactfully with clients, recognizing their age, cultural diversity, needs, abilities and physical condition.

  13. Can be depended upon to report to work on-time, use time off appropriately, and complete annual education & medical requirements.

  14. Engages in research projects when appropriate.

  15. Performs other appropriately assigned duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

WOUND CARE NURSE / RN

  1. Current RN license.

  2. Bachelor's degree from a NLN accredited school of nursing.

  3. Satisfactory completion of a WCN accredited Nursing Education Program.

  4. Current board certification in Wound Care Nursing from the WCN Nursing Certification Board (NCB).

  5. Maintains current Drivers’ License and auto insurance.

  6. Possess reliable transportation

Job ID: 6015092 Submit Resume and Cover Letter

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