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Wound Care Nurse (Registered Nurse or Physical therapist)

Company: Everest Management Solutions
Location: Warwick
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description We are excited to introduce this BRAND NEW ROLE as part of our elevated wound care program We strive to achieve world-class skin health and wound care. We believe that skin is the outward measure of our patient's health and a nursing centers' overall health too. That's why we are looking for compassionate, motivated RNs and PTs with a wound focus to integrate and lead a patient-centered team approach for skin health and wound care. If you---re ready to take your career to the next level and truly make a difference in patient and resident life then apply now for our Skin Health Team Lead position. Position Overview: The Skin Health Team Lead will report directly to the Center Nurse Executive, with a dotted line to the Center Executive Director. He/she will work closely with the Center management and staff, clinical leadership, National (Divisional) Wound Specialist (NWS), physicians/APPs, rehab professions, Central Supply Coordinator, vendors, and numerous departments to effectively communicate with family members/responsible parties/authorized representatives and patients regarding the prevention and management of skin and wounds as well as the change in patient condition and overall residency experience. The Skin Health Team Lead will also support central supply serving as the clinical expert for skin, wound, and incontinent products and provide oversight for DMEs related to the prevention and management of wounds; such as surfaces, negative pressure, and others as indicated. Duties and Responsibilities Collaborate with nursing center management and staff along with clinical leadership, Wound Specialists (NWS), vendors and others to effectively communicate with patients and their families regarding the prevention and management of skin and wounds Support central supply serving as the clinical expert for skin, wound, and incontinent products, and provide oversight for durable medical equipment related to the prevention and management of wounds Lead and integrate a fully developed Skin Health and Wound management program Use Evidenced Based Guidelines Own access to a robust formulary for all skin and wound interventions/treatment categories Obtain immediate skin/wound training, support, and coaching by national wound specialists Ability to actively engage in enhancing the skin and wound program Collaborate, integrate and support nursing center skin and wound efforts with an interdisciplinary team to include nursing, therapy, dietitians, and others Advance your skill set with advanced internal skin and wound training Work a desirable Monday-Friday day shift schedule (as part of a nursing center team, occasional evening/weekend hours may be required) Qualifications Must possess an RN or PT license (MPT/DPT with leadership review/approval) Must have LTC / SNF experience Must have wound care experience Prior experience in a leadership role strongly preferred Must complete Skin Health Team Lead residency training program and Wound Basics within 90 days of hire Must have national accredited wound certification (CWS, CWCN, WCC, CWON, WOC, AWCC) or be committed to complete Advanced Wound Training and national accredited Wound Certification within 1 year of hire (For those hired with wound certification, completion of a fast-track hybrid program for regulatory wound care requirements will be provided) Knowledge and experience with clinical charting, incident reporting, and investigation response is required Must have a strong knowledge base of acceptable standards of care for nurses, providers, therapists, dietitians, and others on the nursing center team Experience in team building and demonstrating respect for the inter-professional team in wound management Must have knowledge of national wound guidelines and wound products Knowledge of nursing home regulations and survey processes is required Strong Microsoft Word, Excel, Database Management, PowerPoint skills are required

Keywords: Everest Management Solutions, Warwick , Wound Care Nurse (Registered Nurse or Physical therapist), Healthcare , Warwick, Rhode Island

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