Company: Alden Estates of Orland Park
Location: Orland Park
Posted on: September 22, 2022
JOB SUMMARY Responsible to deliver direct and indirect nursing
care to patients with ostomies, draining wounds, various types of
fistulae, stomas, soft tissue injuries and other wound types and to
supervise the day-to-day nursing activities performed by the nurses
in relation to wound care, treatments, prevention, and assessments.
QUALIFICATIONS Must possess a current, unencumbered license to
practice as a RN or LPN in the state of Illinois.
Must possess a current CPR certificate or become certified within
two weeks of employment.
Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and
Demonstrates interest and or knowledge in the care of the aged.
Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language in an
Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when such
Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with customers, family
members, personnel, government agencies personnel, and the general
Must possess leadership and supervisory ability and willingness to
work harmoniously with other personnel.
Must have the right attitude of being personable, enthusiastic, and
resourceful. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Must be able to move
intermittently throughout the workday.
Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the
Must possess sight/hearing senses or use prosthetics that will
enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements
of the position can be fully met.
Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity,
and the ability to work effectively with customers, visitors,
personnel, and support agencies.
Must be in good general health and demonstrate emotional
Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, young,
emotionally upset, and at times hostile people.
May be required to lift, push, pull, and move equipment, supplies,
throughout the day.
Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions,
etc. including exposure to the (HIV) Aids and Hepatitis B viruses.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Must ensure that all nursing procedures and
protocols are followed in accordance with established policies.
Directly supervise the nurses, CNA's and other members of the IDT
that wound care treatments and protocols are followed
Responsible for assessing and documenting wound status and skin
Administer wound treatments as ordered by the physician.
Review treatment orders for completeness of information and
accuracy of transcription of the physician's order.
Assist as necessary with the physician/consultant during wound care
Arrange for diagnostic and therapeutic services needed for wound
care as ordered by the physician.
Obtain wound specimen as ordered by the physician.
Update the family/responsible party and attending physician for any
changes on wound assessment.
Assist in developing a written plan of care for each customer that
identifies the problems/needs of the customer and be able to
evaluate the delivery of care.
Attends and actively participate in customer care plan
Consult with other nurses, management, and other related health
professionals to assist in assessing, planning, and delivering and
evaluating patient care.
Plan, conduct and participate in In-service Education Programs,
workshops, seminars, conferences, and courses.
Make written and oral reports including recommendations concerning
the wound care program.
Ensure that the wound assessment and monthly summaries reflects
that the care plan is being followed.
Participate in the development, maintenance, and implementation of
the facility's Quality Assurance program for the Wound Care
Make daily rounds to assure that nursing personnel are performing
required duties related to the wound care program, and to assure
that wound care protocols and procedures are being followed.
Communicate with the IDT, wound progress of customer; make entries
on the 24- hour report as necessary.
Committed to maintaining a clean and safe environment for our
Complete required forms upon the customer's admission, transfer and
Attend staff meetings.
Report all discrepancies noted concerning physician's orders,
charting error, etc., to the Director of Nursing.
Perform other duties as assigned.
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