The Wound Care Nurse is responsible for developing and ensuring implementation of plans of care that are comprehensive and patient specific, in collaboration with the Interdisciplinary team. Responsible for establishing an evidence-based wound care program and serving as an expert in the management of wounds and promotion of education and excellence in this area. Will be a resource for patients and families, providing comfort and support. Collaborate with medical and nursing leadership to promote institutional standards of care and monitor relevant data and benchmarks.
Preserving integrity of skin by implementing and monitoring skin preservation strategies.
Ensuring all wound and skin care protocols are approved by the medical staff. Organizing multidisciplinary wound and skin rounds on a weekly basis for high risk patients and patients with current pressure ulcers and other significant wounds.
Providing hands-on wound care for all difficult and non-healing wounds and formulating patient-specific care plans.
Serves as a resource for facility staff on all issues related to wound and skin care.
Records timely and accurate documentation.
Develops and implements standards of care, policies, and procedures particularly in problematic areas or areas with ambiguity.
Educates staff on wound care prevention.
Regularly reviews and assesses facility wound care programs and processes.
Provides support, guidance and counseling as needed to patients and families.
Creates monthly reports for administration and shares knowledge to improve quality, efficiency and costs.
Bachelor’s Degree. 5 Years clinical. 1 year Wound Care. 1 yr. Advance Practice Nurse or CWON.
Registered Nurse, Wound Care Certification (CWON)