Wound Care Coordinator - RN
Req Number: 429352
Wound Care Coordinator - RN
Mountain Ridge Center - Genesis HealthCare
Genesis is one of the leading providers of healthcare services from short-term to long-term care and a wide variety of living options and professional clinical services. We are changing how care is delivered by bringing together people like you -- passionate, highly skilled and motivated to make a difference.
Here's your opportunity Registered Nurses to lead the change and join a nursing community of skin health professionals. At Genesis, we strive to achieve world class skin health and wound care. We believe that skin is the outward measure of our patients' health and a nursing centers' overall health too. That's why we are looking for compassionate, motivated RNs with a wound focus to integrate and lead a patient-centered team approach for skin health and wound care.
In this highly specialized position with a strong emphasis on education, you will collaborate with nursing center management and staff along with clinical leadership, Wound Specialists (NWS), vendors and others to effectively communicate with patients and their families regarding the prevention and management of skin and wounds. You will also support central supply serving as the clinical expert for skin, wound, and incontinent products and provide oversight for durable medical equipment related to the prevention and management of wounds.
*Lead and integrate a fully developed Skin Health and Wound management program.
*Use Evidenced Based Guidelines
*Own access to a robust formulary for all skin and wound interventions/treatment categories.
*Possess advanced technology for wound photography with automated incident/prevalence reporting available - no additional paperwork!
*Obtain immediate skin/wound training, support and coaching by national wound specialists.
*Ability to actively engage in enhancing the skin and wound program.
*Collaborate, integrate and support nursing center skin and wound efforts with an interdisciplinary team to include nursing, therapy, dietitians and others!
*Advance your skill set with advanced internal skin and wound trainings.
*Participate in a bonus program for achieving nursing center skin health and pressure injury prevention goals and objectives.
*Receive reimbursement for wound certification and annual fees.
*Work a desirable Monday-Friday dayshift schedule (as part of a nursing center team, occasional evening/weekend hours may be required).
Why Genesis? We improve the lives we touch through the delivery of high-quality healthcare and everyday compassion!
*We Care Deeply about YOU! Guided by our Core Values, Code of Conduct and Ethics program, we foster a culture of care and compassion. We focus on improving the quality of care through creativity and innovation, honesty and integrity in all we do.
*We Develop YOU! We provide career ladders, education and training opportunities so you can build a long and successful career with Genesis.
*We Appreciate YOU! We value your contributions to the Genesis mission and vision and instill an environment of teamwork and enjoyment in working together. We recognize and celebrate our shared successes.
*We are Committed to YOU! We know you are the vital link between Genesis, our patients and residents! We inspire you to be your best self.
*Must possess a RN license (MPT/DPT with leadership review/approval)
*Must complete Skin Health Team Lead orientation training and Wound Basics within 90 days of hire
*Commitment to attend monthly support calls is required.
*Must have national accredited wound certification(CWS, CWCN, WCC, CWON, WOC, AWCC)or be committed to complete Advanced Wound Training and national accredited Wound Certification within 1 year of hire (For those hired with wound certification, completion of a fast-track hybrid program for regulatory wound care requirements will be provided)
*Clinical experience in a skilled nursing setting is strongly preferred.
*Discharge planning experience is strongly preferred.
*Knowledge and experience with clinical charting, incident reporting and investigation response is required.
*Must have a strong knowledge base of acceptable standards of care for nurses, providers, therapists, dietitians, and others on the nursing center team.
*Experience in team building and demonstrating respect for the interprofessional team in wound management.
*Must have knowledge of national wound guidelines and wound products.
*Knowledge of nursing home regulations and survey process is required.
*Strong Microsoft Word, Excel, Database Management, PowerPoint skills are required.To protect the health and safety of our patients, residents, employees, family members, and the communities we serve, Genesis has implemented a universal COVID-19 vaccination requirement for employees, care partners and onsite vendors.