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Wound Care Registered Nurse, RN

Company: Residential Home Health and Residential Hospice
Location: Tinley Park
Posted on: September 10, 2018

Job Description:

Wound Registered Nurse (RN) Residential Home Health is a national leader of home care in both Michigan and Illinois and is ranked among the top home health companies in the United States for helping patients live better, recover faster, experience a higher quality of life and remain independent at home. View all of our openings at http://www.residentialhomehealth.com/careers/ SUMMARY: Provides advanced nursing care to patients with ostomies, wounds or skin conditions using specialized nursing knowledge and clinical expertise. The Wound Care Ostomy RN is a resource to the patient, family, health care team, and community. We are currently seeking experienced and compassionate Wound Registered Nurses in the Lemont, Countryside, Tinley Park and surrounding area. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned as necessary. Provide consultation for wound, ostomy, and incontinent patients. Work with physician and other healthcare professionals to develop comprehensive and effective wound care treatment plan. Establish realistic patient/nursing goals and expected outcomes. Makes planned home visits to the patient for assessment, instruction, supervision, and provision of wound and ostomy care. Provide patient and family with education regarding wound care, infection control, signs and symptoms of infection, and products. Evaluates effectiveness of outcomes of care. Implements infection control and safety precautions. Acts as a source of information, provides mentoring and in servicing to staff. Able to effectively communicate with staff, patient, and family members. Makes referrals to other services as indicated. Able to recommend the appropriate products and give recommendation for the most cost effective treatment plan. Provide patient and family with education regarding ostomy care, skin care and supplies. Able to fit and re-fit patient with the appropriate ostomy appliance. Able to assess and manage wound care and ostomy complications. Able to identify community resources for wound and ostomy support. All other duties as assigned by supervisor. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be able to meet the physical demands of providing nursing care, ambulating patients, transferring patients, assisting with exercises, etc. Must be able to transfer patients as needed according to proper techniques of body mechanics to promote patient and staff safety. Must be able to use good and sound clinical judgment. Must be able to document accurately and appropriately. Must follow up as needed and appropriately with doctors office, RHH clinical and management staff pertaining to any concerns regarding patient care. Must hold, in good standing, a license as a Registered Nurse, issued by the State of Illinois. CPR certified. Must be empathetic, non-judgmental, tactful, responsible, and organized. Must understand the team approach and be a supportive team member. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Must possess an Associate Degree from an accredited School of Nursing. Must possess WCC and OMS certification. A minimum of two (2) years of experience working as a Registered Nurse including some medical/surgical experience and/or an acute care or home care setting is preferred. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Must have and maintain a valid Illinois Driver's License, maintain automobile insurance coverage and have access to a reliable automobile. Must have and maintain in good standing professional license, certificate or registration.

Keywords: Residential Home Health and Residential Hospice, Tinley Park , Wound Care Registered Nurse, RN, Healthcare , Tinley Park, Illinois

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