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Inpatient RN - Therapy Wound Care

Company: Carle Health
Location: Normal
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

















Position Summary:




Using evidence-based practice, clinical decision making, compassion and skilled dialogue, the registered nurse leads efforts to create the safest patient environment and the best patient experience. The nurse delivers and coordinates patient-centered wound care to support the successful transition of patients to other healthcare delivery systems or their home communities.









Qualifications:




EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Associate's Degree in Nursing or Diploma (Not HS) in Nursing

CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
Registered Professional Nurse (RN) License Illinois upon hire and Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS
knowledge of wound care processes, practices and products.










Essential Functions:




  • Communicates with others directly and in private when necessary to resolve issues. Offers constructive feedback to assist in the professional development of peers, and confers with colleagues to expand knowledge base. Identifies own learning needs and takes initiative to begin appropriate solution.
  • Completes initial assessment upon patient admission and develops appropriate plan of care in accordance with unit standards and that is based on patient and family needs. Implements plan of care, nursing interventions, and patient care procedures. Modifies plan of care based upon continuous evaluation.
  • Fulfills all requirements of departmental competencies.
  • Performs all responsibilities and duties required by unit as specific to the scope of service. Implements procedures and theories related to wound care. Maintains up-to-date and accurate documentation of nursing care provided to assure the integration of information for use by the healthcare team.
  • Takes responsibility for patient and employee safety by reporting and/or correcting safety hazards and incidents.
    • Ability to perform wound assessment, reassessment, management, and plan of care for all wound care patients per unit standards. Modifies the plan of care based on the wound patient and family needs.
    • Knowledge of the anatomy and physiology and disorders of the dermal and vascular systems. Implements wound care procedures and theories.
    • Inputs charges and enters documentation on all wound care patients into computer system in a timely manner to ensure compliance and integration of information for the use of the healthcare team.
    • Knowledgeable of all the clinical products currently available in organization. Makes recommendations for products/equipment.
    • Operates all equipment correctly and safely and fulfills all wound care department competencies.









      We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Carle Health participates in E-Verify and may provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. - For more information: human.resources@carle.com.



      Effective September 20, 2021, the COVID 19 vaccine is required for all new Carle Health team members. Requests for medical or religious exemption will be permitted. With an approved exemption, healthcare workers must do weekly testing and verify a negative COVID-19 test.























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