The Treatment Nurse will provide quality of care to prevent and promote healing of alterations in skin integrity of each resident as determined by resident assessments and individual plans of care.
- Communicate with the Director of Nursing regarding alterations in skin integrity of each resident.
- Participate in staff development to include training and in-servicing related to skin and wound care.
- Provide interdisciplinary involvement in the development of plans of care for alterations in skin integrity and participate as needed in weekly resident care planning conferences.
- Communicate with families any resident care issues related to skin integrity.
- Communicate with attending physician and medical director regarding resident skin care issues as needed.
- Review consultant reports for any skin issues identified.
- Review any regulatory reports related to skin integrity.
- Review the policies and procedures adopted by the facility related to skin integrity.
- Review resident clinical records to assist in the plan of care.
- Provide training to the pertinent facility staff as it relates to skin integrity.
- Inform the Director of Nursing and the Care Management Nurse of resident's change of condition.
- Update the resident’s care plan when appropriate.
- Perform weekly skin audits of residents in the facility unless otherwise directed.
- Document on Weekly Focused Skin Assessment the results of each resident’s audit.
- Complete Weekly Skin Report and provide a copy to the appropriate facility personnel.
- Attend assigned QA committee meetings.
- Participate in facilities nursing on-call schedule.
- Must possess a current Texas RN license that is in good standing with the State of Texas
- Previous experience working as a treatment or wound care nurse in a skilled nursing facility is desired
- Wound Care Certification (WCC) is desired
Regency Integrated Health Services is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled