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Wound Care Nurse

Company: Albany Health and Rehabilitation
Location: Albany
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Overview:Albany Health and Rehab is looking for a Wound Care Nurse to join their team!If you are looking for a career that can make a difference, then Albany Health and Rehabilitation is the place for you. Our work family is made up of a variety of talented and committed team members who are dedicated to making a difference in the lives they serve. Each employee contributes their unique skills and abilities with the key goal of enabling our residents to reach and maintain their highest functional abilities. Every job matters at Albany Health and Rehabilitation.As a Registered Nurse in our facility, look at what benefits you can enjoy:Competitive starting wage with additional pay for experience$1,000 new employee referral programSign-on bonus up to $10,000 dollars FTPaid life insurance401k opportunities after your first yearDailyPay! Work today, get paid today!Monthly Celebrations and recognitionsMedical, Vision and Dental Insurance5,000 Tuition Reimbursement Per YearQuarterly Attendance Bonus ProgramResponsibilities:The Wound Care Nurse is responsible for the facilies infection prevention and control program (IPCP), and wound prevention program, which is designed to provide a safe, sanitary, and comfortable environment and to help prevent the development of wounds and transmission of communicable diseases and infections.Creating a system for preventing, identifying, reporting, investigating, and controlling infections, skin breakdown, andcommunicable diseases for all residents, staff, volunteers, visitors, and other individuals providing;services under a contractual arrangement based upon the facility assessment and following acceptednational standards;Following standard and transmission-based precautions to be followed to prevent spread of infections such as when and how isolation should be used for a resident. The type and duration of the isolation, depending upon the infectious agent or organism involved, and a requirement that the isolation should be the least restrictive possible for the resident under the circumstances.Creating a system for recording incidents identified under the facility's IPCP and the corrective actions taken by the facility;Partnering with facility leaders, physicians, and local, state, and national agencies on activities related to infection preventionConduct outbreak investigations and report possible incidents to local, state or national agencies as required;Reviewing new residents and completing initial skins assessments, and assessing treatment plans;Participating in a clinical review during morning meeting to identify changes in condition such as mobility, continence, decreases in appetite, weight loss, acute illness, etc. Implementing a new Braden scale with new preventions interventions with a change in condition;Obtaining weekly wound measurements and documenting assessment findings including date, location, stage, length, width and depth of the wound, color of the wound, surrounding tissue, drainage and wound healing progress for pressure ulcers and all other ulcers/wounds;Making daily rounds to observe and monitor that prevention interventions are implemented;Monitoring for good infection control techniques during dressing changes and doing rounds with other nurses to observe;IND123Qualifications:Registered Nurse (RN) QualificationsGraduate of an accredited school of nursing and possess a valid RN or LPN license in good standing according to State and Federal requirements.Have a thorough understanding of the principles of safe effective nursing practices within the State of employment.Basic Computer knowledge and skills.A passion for caring for people.Personal integrity and the ability to deal tactfully with residents, family members, visitors, government agencies and other personnel.The ability to be discrete and protect the integrity of confidential information and stay within Compliance and HIPAA.Knowledge on the use of personal computers, Word and Excel, and working with office machines such as fax and copying machines.

Keywords: Albany Health and Rehabilitation, Fishers , Wound Care Nurse, Other , Albany, Indiana

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