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Wound Care Specialist - RN - Houston Heights Rehab - Houston, TX - PCU - Progressive Care Unit

Company: PAM Health Specialty and Rehabilitation Hospital o
Location: Houston
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Wound Care Specialist - RN - Houston Heights Rehab - Houston, TXWound Care Specialist- Registered Nurse--
Coordinates wound care therapy into the total nursing care plan for patients; participates in patient and family teaching and provides leadership by working cooperatively with ancillary nursing and other patient team personnel to maintain standards for professional nursing practice in the clinical setting. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
Patient Care
--- Maintains the standards of nursing care and implements the policies and procedures of the hospital.--- Assesses the patient's skin condition and wound care needs upon admission and weekly; sets goals; recommends appropriate nursing actions to meet those goals.--- Reports pertinent observations and reactions regarding patients to the appropriate person (i.e., physicians, charge nurse and/or Nurse Manager) and records those observations accurately and concisely.--- Participates in team conferences in development of individualized nursing care plans as they relate to wound care.--- Administers medications and performs treatments to assigned patients within the wound care environment.--- Determines appropriate bed surfaces upon admission and PRN.--- Directs and evaluates nursing care provided to patients undergoing wound care.--- Assists physicians with special tests and procedures.--- Participates in economical utilization of supplies and ensures that equipment is maintained in a clean and safe manner.--- Participates in orientation of new personnel.--- Helps coordinate nursing care of patient when scheduled for therapy or procedures by other departments.--- Establishes and maintains communications and utilizes teaching opportunities with patients and other significant individuals.--- Assists with or institutes emergency measures for sudden adverse developments in patients such as cardiac arrest or emergencies relating to the wound care environment.--- Participates in the maintenance of a clean and safe environment.--- Coordinates and performs physician-ordered patient wound care.--- Restocks wound care cart; ensures its contents are current, with no outdated supplies.
Unit Responsibilities
--- Participates in unit quality assurance and improvement.--- Participates in hospital committees as designated.--- Attends mandatory hospital education and unit meetings.--- Adheres to and enforces hospital dress code policy.--- Actively participates in the identification of areas for improvement and in participation in the improvement process.--- Provides education for Clinical Staff quarterly.
Education and Training: Holds a current Registered Nursing License for the state in which the employee is working. Certification from approved Wound Care Certification course is preferred. New employees will have 12 months from date of hire to obtain an approved Wound Care Certification. Has current CPR certification and maintains same.
Experience: Two years direct patient care experience required. Prefer experience in emergency care, critical care or ET nursing.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
--- Must possess good verbal and written communication skills.--- Ability to carry out detailed written or verbal instructions independently.--- Performs moderate physical work exerting up to 50 pounds of force on a regular basis and up to 75 pounds of force on an occasional basis, performing such activities as fingering, grasping, carrying, lifting, holding, reaching, opening, pulling, pushing, speaking, hearing, walking, and writing.--- Performs the described duties through the use of appropriate equipment.
PAM Health is committed to being the most trusted source for post-acute services in every community it serves by utilizing experienced and dedicated staff to provide high quality patient care and customer service. With over 44 Long Term Acute Care and Rehabilitation hospitals and 16 Outpatient Clinics currently in operation across the country, we are proud to offer services including comprehensive wound care, aquatic therapy, ventilator weaning, amputation treatment, pain management and much more.
Joining our PAMily allows you to work in a collaborative environment with colleagues and leadership with exposure to a variety of patient care levels. Aside from our competitive pay, generous paid benefit time, and excellent insurance options, you will also have opportunities for professional growth through our Education Advancement Program.
We are excited to learn more about you and hope that you consider joining us on a shared mission to improve the lives of others by being an integral part of our We Care Program. Please take a moment to visit us online at-- for a comprehensive look at how we're able to positively impact our local communities.
PAM Health does not discriminate and does not permit discrimination, including, without limitation, bullying, abuse or harassment, on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or HIV status, or based on association with another person on account of that person's actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or HIV status.

Keywords: PAM Health Specialty and Rehabilitation Hospital o, Houston , Wound Care Specialist - RN - Houston Heights Rehab - Houston, TX - PCU - Progressive Care Unit, Healthcare , Houston, Texas

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