The Wound Nurse is responsible for the skin and wound care of residents with an emphasis on prevention and treatment of skin disorders. The Wound Nurse follows the established nursing Care Plan and makes appropriate adjustments as resident care needs and/or physician orders change. Assists with the duties of the staff LPN or Certified Nursing Assistant when needed.
Identifies, plans, implements, and evaluates skin care in residents.
Identifies, manages, and treats specific skin disorders.
Performs evaluation using observation and inspection techniques.
Confers with the Care Planning Team in the development of the Care Plan.
Provides and documents treatment for skin disorders within established wound care protocol and monitors ongoing skin and wound treatments.
Monitors the use of preventive measures such as inspection, turning and positioning.
Assists in modifying the treatment regimen to meet the needs of the resident in accordance with established medical practices, the regulatory guidelines and the policies and goals of this Facility.
Provides information to resident and caregivers on prevention techniques and other ways to maintain or improve the general health and psychosocial status of the resident.
Supports the Mission, Values and Vision of the Facility.
Is knowledgeable of resident rights and supports an atmosphere which allows for the privacy, dignity and well-being of all residents in a safe, secure environment.
Please contact Cheryl Azzara at 203.729.9889 for more information.