RN - Skin Integrity
Posted on: January 16, 2022
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Partners are required to provide proof of COVID vaccination or be
willing to get vaccinated within 30 days of employment. We will
consider medical and/or religious exemptions on a case-by-case
Sign On Bonus $7,000.00
The Skin Integrity Coordinator is responsible for the skin and
wound care program throughout the healthcare center. This position
is under the immediate supervision of the Director of Health
Services and performs all professional duties as outlined in the
corporate Skin Management Program.
Chairperson of Skin Care Team. Oversees the skin and wound
documentation in patient/resident's medical record.
Instructs, educates, and trains staff in wound care and
incontinence programs to prevent skin breakdown, heal existing
wounds, and maintains patient/resident's comfort. Provides training
for new partners during orientation.
Collaborates with physician and/or nurses regarding recommendations
for wound and skin care following the company's formulary
Performs wound care and/or treatments following physician orders
using aseptic or sterile technique following orders and policy.
Uses universal precautions and maintain infection control standards
when performing treatments and disposing of soiled dressings.
Provides patient/resident privacy when performing care.
Oversees assessment of all patients/residents with wounds for
needed pain management during wound or dressing; identification of
need will be reported to the healthcare center Pain Management
Follows up on all reported skin conditions to determine need for
treatment and contracts physician for treatment orders, if needed.
Documents in treatment book and medical record as needed.
Keeps treatment cart clean, locked, and with adequate stock levels.
Orders wound care supplies in a timely manner to maintain adequate
levels. Reports concerns related to maintenance of treatment caret
or stock levels to DHS.
Monitors pressure redistribution devices for proper working
condition. Reports problems to DHS and/or Maintenance Department.
Replaces any equipment not working properly.
Monitors staff and patients/residents for adherence to wound care
program, use of pressure redistribution devices, and assists with
monitoring incontinent care.
Oversees assessment of all chronic and complex areas on a weekly
schedule according to the Documentation of Skin and Wound Care
Policy. Information will be documented according to the
Documentation of Skin and Wound Care Policy. Will oversee
notification of the physician and legal representative of any
changes in wounds or treatments.
Oversees review of implementation of nutritional protocol as
needed. Reviews labs and requests orders for labs pertaining to
wound status as needed.
Oversees completion of weekly reports (Pressure Ulcer and Wounds
Other Than Pressure Ulcers). Submits copies to DHS, Wound Care
Consultant, Care Plan Coordinator and any other as person as
indicated, in a timely manner.
Completes Section "M" of MDS on all patients/residents, assists
with information pertinent to RAP #16, and adds interventions or
changes to care plans as needed.
Oversees reporting any significant changes in patients/resident's
condition to Charge Nurse, Case Mix Director, legal representative,
physician and Director of Health Services.
Monitors, as scheduled by center, compliance of weekly skin
assessments. Repots to DHS any not-compliance issues.
Evaluates treatments on a weekly basis and recommends changes in
treatment as necessary. Reviews and completes risk assessments
according to the Risk Assessment: Skin Integrity Policy on all new
admissions, re-admissions, quarterly and yearly MDS, with each
significant change MDS and with clinical change of condition.
Oversees skin assessments on all new admissions/re-admissions and
documents the results in skin notes and on appropriate forms. If
not present during admission, will follow-up on next duty day
present in the healthcare center. If skin assessments are not
completed timely on admission/readmission, this is to be reported
to DHS for follow-up
Assesses all new admissions/re-admissions for appropriate
preventive measures to prevent skin breakdown. Implements placement
of appropriate pressure redistribution devices and skin/wound care
Assists Wound Care Nurse (corporate and specialty bed company) in
any manner necessary.
Does Part B wound care registration for patients/residents with
wounds meeting DMERC guidelines.
Audits treatment sheets and physician order sheets at the end of
the month to correct and complete orders for each treatment being
Supervises Certified Nurse Assistant.
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED:
Nursing Degree from an accredited college or university, or is a
graduate of an accredited/approved RN program.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Two (2) year professional nursing experience in long term care
MINIMUM LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED BY LAW:
Current, active and unrestricted Registered Nurse (RN) licensure in
state of practice.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: (Preferred qualifications)
Previous experience with geriatric patients/residents desirable.
Previous supervisory experience preferred.
Has met the requirements to become a Skin Integrity Coordinator
with annual updates. Attendance to all sessions of certification
training. Completed or in process of completing tests on "Acute and
Certification test grade of no less than 90 of 128 possible points.
Task skills completed per Nurse Consultant or designee with
documentation to include: 1) aseptic treatment procedure, and 2)
admission or re-admission of patient/resident to the healthcare
center with skin breakdown. (May use admissions without skin
breakdown with permission of Wound Care Consultant.)
Primary Location: Georgia-Macon
Shift: 1st Shift
Job Posting: Dec 6, 2021, 9:27:31 PM
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