Nurse, RN at Cornerstone Healthcare Group in Little Rock, Arkansas

Cornerstone Healthcare Group

๐Ÿ“Œ Little Rock, Arkansas
๐Ÿ•‘ January 26, 2021
๐Ÿท๏ธ Full Time
๐Ÿท๏ธ Nursing
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Wound Care Registered Nurse RN Full Time

Description.

Position Summary

The Wound Care Registered Nurse, under the direct supervision of the Chief Nursing Officer designee and in collaboration with providers, provides patients with care that is continuously evaluated, planned for, and revised as needed. The Wound Care (WC) RN conducts all required wound care activities according to hospital policy and national standards. Position Supervisory

Responsibilities

Wound Care LVN/LPN Wound Care Technician.

Position Qualifications

Minimum

Qualifications

Projects a professional image.
Knowledge of regulatory standards and compliance requirements.
Knowledge of wound care related products and procedures preferred.
Identification and utilization of industry evidence base standards related to wound care.
Knowledge of comprehensive wound management including wound assessment, formulation of treatment plan, recommendation of appropriate wound dressing, documentation, evaluation, education, data collection, surveillance and outcome data preferred.
Strong organizational and analytical skills.
Working knowledge of personal computer and software applications used in job functions (Order entry, data input etc.)Education and/or

Experience

Graduate from an accredited school of professional nursing.
Minimum one (1) year hospital Medical/Surgical or Rehabilitation experience preferred.
Wound care certification is preferred.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Registered Nurse who is currently licensed to practice, in good standing, by the state of employment.
Current American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support provider (BLS/CPR) status throughout employmentAHA ACLS required within 180 days of employment; must maintain currency throughout employment.
Certified wound care nurse preferred.
Language

Skills

English is the primary language of the facility Must be able to express self adequately in written and oral communication and to communicate effectively in an interdisciplinary care setting with patients, family, and staff members.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and policy procedure manuals.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from supervisors, patient or family, physicians and public.
Mathematical

Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.
Ability to draw and interpret various graphs.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instruction furnished in written, oral and/or diagram form Ability to define and solve problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in statistical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Essential Functions and

Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each key function satisfactorily based on five overall skills categories; assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation and teaching/coaching.
Each category will be assessed on performance measurements of appropriateness, efficiency, effectiveness and timeliness.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the key functions
Job Function.
Approximate % of TimePerforms comprehensive assessment and patient care to achieve WC goals. Prepares, implements and evaluates plans of care for wound patient using established algorithms, policies and procedures in collaboration with the physician, the patient and patient families/significant others. Provides wound therapy as ordered and indicated. Evaluates patient outcomes. Additional nursing duties as assigned.40%Reviews and completes patient history, holistic nursing assessment and evaluation on all new patients. Demonstrates competent utilization of interview, examination and observation techniques with the patient and significant others.25%Communicates effectively and appropriately to patient, family, other health care providers and administration. Documents delivery of nursing care in accordance with specific unit standards and hospital nursing policy.20%Maintains WC and nursing clinical competency (to include age specific) by assuming responsibility for acquiring knowledge and experiences and integrate, as appropriate, into patient care delivery based upon specific patient needs.10%Participates in the orientation and education of personnel and students.5%Additional

Responsibilities

Ability to carry out the essential functions of this job (with or without reasonable accommodation)Accesses continuing education opportunities appropriate to responsibilities.
Accountable for leadership of staff as assigned, delegating and coordinating nursing care to achieve and measure quality, cost-effective outcomes.
Checks emergency equipment.
Demonstrates critical thinking skills.
Demonstrates procedures related to the use of nursing equipment and supplies.
Knows the rationale for the effect of medications and treatments and correctly administer same.
Maintains a safe and effective environment.
Makes patient rounds to assess physical and emotional status and to initiate nursing intervention.
Obtains report from nurse being relieved from duty and provides report to nurse coming on duty.
Keeps Nursing Supervisor and others as appropriate, informed about patient's status and related matters.
Performs complete, timely, and accurate documentation of patient care.
Performs administration and documentation of medications, internal nutrition and treatments per physician's order and accurately records all care provided.
Performs review of medication and treatment records for completeness, accuracy in transcription of physician orders and adherence to stop order policy.
Responds to patient and family concern, ensures that each concern is documented and a resolution is initiated.
Plans, organizes and evaluates care interventions and their effect on outcome.
Seeks out external resources through conferences, workshops, etc. as necessary. Shares professional knowledge with staff, managers and hospital personnel.
Supports staff, patient and family education to enhance knowledge, skills, and necessary behaviors to facilitate positive outcomes.
Utilizes the nursing process, documentation, communication and technical skills, collaboration with physicians and other team members to meet performance requirements.
Promotes the philosophy, mission and objectives of the Company within and to customers outside the hospital.
Demonstrates satisfactory level of interpersonal skills to interact with facility and medical staff and Administration, patients, families, customers, vendors and government agencies.
Participates in relevant in-service training sessions, facility meetings and continuing educational opportunities appropriate to responsibilities.
Demonstrates honesty and integrity at all times in care and use of patient and hospital property.
Demonstrates ability to prioritize tasks/responsibilities and complete duties within allotted time Appropriately accesses the resources of the Company's Corporate offices for consultation and program development support.
Participates in hospital wide patient safety program identifying risks to patient safety and reducing healthcare errors.
Complies with HIPAA regulatory requirements.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Patient Rights.
Promotes and protects patients' rights; treats patients with dignity and respect; reports suspected abuse or neglect.
Leadership Attempts and undertakes new tasks; generates new ideas for change; evaluates and recognizes priorities; communicates and models organizational values; fosters high performance; recognizes need for and provides adequate resources. Process Improvement.
Applies process improvement methods and techniques; assists in data collection; identifies processes for improvement in daily work; and assists in education of new employees in the team process. Environment Of CareActs to create and sustain a healthy and safe environment of care. Demonstrates understanding of fire and emergency procedures; participates in fire and disaster drills; demonstrates appropriate safety and security procedures; applies safety and security precautions; demonstrates understanding of and employs proper procedures in accordance with hazardous materials plan; demonstrates proper use of equipment. Infection Control.
Understands and applies infection control and prevention principles during daily work; demonstrates isolation precautions; recognizes signs and symptoms of infection and complies with the employee health program; demonstrates understanding of and employs the appropriate process for identifying and handling infectious waste; maintains personal hygiene; complies with OSHA standards in the work place; and demonstrates understanding of and acts to prevent cross-contamination. Information Management.
Enters or records data timely and accurately; protects confidentiality of patient information; protects data against loss or destruction; reports suspected violation of security/confidentiality issues. Interpersonal

Skills

Demonstrates active listening techniques.
Gains support through effective relationships.
Treats others with dignity and respect; seeks feedback.
Establishes systems to measure effectiveness, efficiency, and service.
Creates and maintains reporting mechanisms.
Continuing

Education

Attends in-service education and training programs; attends continuing education required for improvement of professional, clinical practice, maintenance of professional certification and/or licensure Provides in-service education and training to staff.
Physical Demands and

Work Environment

The physical demands described here represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderateIn a standard workday, Employee is required to: Hrs MinMax
1. Sitting0-2
4. Walking Distance
2. Standing5-8 1' to 50'X
3. Walk5-8 51' to 100' 101' to 300' X
Work Position and Activities N=Not at allO=Occasionally (1-33%)F=Frequently (34-66%)C=Continually (67-100%)
1. Lift or Transfer
5. ReachO a. Up to 10 pounds (Sedentary)F
6. Stoop or BendF b. 11-20 pounds (Light)F
7. Crouch or SquatF c. 21-50 pounds (Medium)F
8. KneelO d. 51-100 pounds (Heavy)O
9. Handle or feelC e. > 100 pounds (Very Heavy)O 10. TalkC
2. CarryF 11. HearC
3. Push or PullF 12. Sit, walk, standC
4. ClimbN 13. Foot ControlsOEmployee uses hands for repetitive action such as: YesNo YesNo
1. Grasping: Right HandX
4. Grasping & Turning: Left HandX
2. Grasping: Left HandX
5. Fine Manipulation: Right HandX
3. Grasping & Turning: Right HandX
6. Fine Manipulation: Left HandX Mental Demands YesNo YesNo
1. AlertnessX
7. CreativityX
2. PrecisionX
8. ConcentrationX
3. Analytic AbilityX
9. JudgmentX
4. Problem SolvingX 10. ImaginationX
5. MemoryX 11. InitiativeX
6. CommunicationX 12. PatienceX Protective Equipment Needed YesNo YesNo
1. GownX
4. MaskX
2. GlovesX
5. Resuscitation MasksX

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