Treatment Nurse ( LPN or RN)

Stearns Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC Granite City, IL
The Treatment Nurse is responsible for the skin and wound care of residents with an emphasis on prevention and treatment of skin disorders. The Treatment Nurse Follows the established nursing Care Plan and makes appropriate adjustments as resident care needs and or/physician orders change. Assist with the duties of the staff LPN or Certified Nursing Assistant when needed.

Essential Duties:

Supervised by: ADNS/DNS

1.) Identify, plans, implements, and evaluates skin care in residents.

2.) Identifies, managers, and treats specific skin disorders.

3.) Performs evaluation using observation and inspection techniques.

4.) Confers with the Care Planning Team in the development of the Care Plan

5.) Provides and documents treatment for skin disorders within established wound care protocal and monitors ongoing skin and wound treatments.

6.) Monitors the use of preventive measures such as inspection, turning and positionings.

7.) Assists in modifying the treatment regimen to meet the needs of the resident in accordance with established medical practices, the regulatory guidelines and the policies and goals of this facility.

8.) Provides information to resident and caregivers on prevention techniques and other ways to maintain or improve the general health and psychosocial status of the resident.

Standard Requirements:

1.) Supports the Mission, Values and Vision of the facility

2.) Is Knowledgeable of residents rights and supports an atmosphere which allow for the privacy, dignity and wekll- being of all residents in a safe, secure environment.

3.) Supports, cooperates with, and implements specific procedures and programs for: OSHA and sagety, including universal precautions and safe work practices, established fire/safety /disater plan, risk management, and security , report and /or correct unsafe working conditions, equipmment repair and maintenance needs.

Other Duties:

Perform tasks which are supportive in nature to the essential functions of the job, but which may be altered or reedesigned depening upon indivisual circumstances. Performs other work duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Education Training: Graduate of an approved school of nursing, current nurins license to practice as a licensed pratical nurse in the state. Experience in skin care preferred. Must have currect CPR certification .

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