Wound Care Nurse (RN) - Wound Center
Company: Hartford HealthCare
Location: East Hartford
Posted on: November 26, 2022
Description Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: Monday through Friday 8-4:30. No weekends or
Work where every moment matters.
Every day, over 30,000 Hartford HealthCare colleagues come to work
with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment
matters here. - We invite you to become part of Connecticut's most
comprehensive healthcare network. -
Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 122-bed, general acute care
community hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves
as a regional health care resource for the 100,000 residents of
Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut. - CHH offers
personalized attention from an expert team of caregivers and
physicians that utilize advanced technology and clinical
partnerships in a convenient, safe and comfortable patient
Responsible for the coordination of clinical activities of the
Wound Care Center. - These include, but are not limited to,
utilization of skills in organization, planning, implementing,
evaluating, and providing care through the use of hospital and
nursing standards. Provides case management to a group of patients
providing specific assessments according to protocols and
procedures, clinical competence in procedural skills, treatments,
and patient/caregiver education related to wound care management,
and acts as patient advocate in delivery and coordination of
patient care. Provides efficient and effective care with the
guidance of the physician during the clinic sessions, attends the
clinics where scheduled and is dependable. - Able to manage a
number of patients at the same time with high energy and
organization. Collaborates with other health care providers, wound
care center Physicians, Program Director, Clinical Manager and
Medical Director, regarding clinic and patient needs.
Essential functions are those tasks, duties and responsibilities
that comprise the means of accomplishing the job's purpose and
objectives. Essential functions are critical or fundamental to the
performance of the job. They are the major functions for which the
person in the job is held accountable. Following are the essential
functions of the job, along with the corresponding performance
1. Provides case management to a group of patients providing
specific assessments according to protocols and procedures,
clinical competence in procedural skills, treatments, and
patient/caregiver education related to wound care management, and
acts as patient advocate in delivery and coordination of patient
2. Provides efficient and effective care with guidance of the
physician during the clinic sessions, - attends the clinics where
scheduled and is dependable. - Able to manage a number of patients
at the same time with high energy and organization.
Performs admission assessment in accordance with specific unit
Identifies and documents nursing diagnosis on patient's plan of
care at pretest appointment and on day of admission.
Identifies and documents patient/family/significant other teaching
needs at pretest and on admission.
Identifies discharge planning needs of patient/family/significant
other at pretest and on admission.
Verification of patient identity.
Checks current history and physical, laboratory results, the
execution of preop/preprocedure orders and results of ordered
diagnostics, if applicable.
Preoperative plan of care of completed prior to commencement of the
3. Develops, discusses, and communicates a realistic problem list
(plan of care) in collaboration with each
patient/family/significant other to address all identified
- Develops patient/family/significant other teaching and
discharge plan as per unit standard.
4. Demonstrates the skills and judgment necessary to implement
medical plan of care, nursing interventions and procedures as
necessary for the care of the patient.
Demonstrates knowledge of policies and procedures for
administering, transcribing, and recording medications.
Demonstrates knowledge of commonly used meds: action, dose, and
Observe five Rs for administering meds: right patient, right drug,
right dose, right method, and right time.
Demonstrates proper procedures in all methods of medication
Identifies priorities and executes nursing care appropriately.
Provides emotional support and comfort measures.
5. Collaborates with other health care providers, wound care center
Physicians, Program Director and Medical Director, regarding clinic
and patient needs.
Reassessment of plan of care is done per Wound Care Center
Assesses the patient/significant other's response to teaching plan
to evaluate the effectiveness of the plan.
Based on reassessment, plan of care will remain the same or be
modified to meet the patient/significant other's identified
Documents outcomes of patient care.
6. - - - Maintains up-to-date and accurate documentation of nursing
care provided to ensure the integration of information for use by
the healthcare team, to ensure quality care.
Nursing assessment is complete and accurate per Would Care Center
Each identified problem must be addressed using narrative form or
Wound Care Center standard.
Wound Care Center record/form accurately reflects nursing
interventions and medical plan of care.
Discharge plan and documentation accurately reflects patient and/or
significant other's ability to manage care after discharge.
Referrals are made based on identified needs.
Interagency communication referral forms are complete and
Documents use of narcotics according to Wound Care Center /
Hospital policy and procedure.
7. - Maintains current knowledge/certification/licensure. Pursues
professional growth and development.
Practices within legal boundaries of nurse practice act and
according to Wound Care Center / Hospital policy and
Attends continuing education programs in order to maintain
licensure. Attends at least one seminar per year in your area of
Attends Wound Care Center Hospital sponsored training programs as
required by department.
Maintains Hyperbaric Training and Competencies
8. Functions as a role model for current and new staff.
Accepts assignment as preceptor for new staff.
Facilitates problem resolution among peers as observed by Wound
Care Center Program Manager and peers.
Demonstrates a constructive approach during all interactions with
staff and Wound Care Center Program Manager toward the
9. Performs all responsibilities/duties required by the Wound Care
Center as defined in the scope of service to ensure that the unique
nature of the client is addressed.
Demonstrates the ability to rapidly assess the Wound Care Center
patient, differentiating between long- and short-term needs.
Patients are discharged from Wound Care Center with consideration
given to age and mobility.
Discharge instructions are thorough and clear. Signatures obtained
as per policy.
10. Attends all required Safety Training programs and can describe
his/her responsibilities related to general safety, Wound Care
Center/service safety, and specific job-related hazards.
Attends safety education programs.
Provides complete and accurate responses to safety questions.
Maintains work area and equipment in condition required by Wound
Care Center / hospital standards.
Demonstrates proper body mechanics in all functions.
Effectively utilizes unit manuals as resources in order to clarify
and/or resolve Wound Care Center / Hospital policy issues.
11. Follows the Wound Care Center / Hospital Exposure Control
Plans/Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens.
Demonstrates knowledge of techniques, procedures, and correct use
of protective barrier equipment.
Attends annual education programs.
Wears and/or uses appropriate safety equipment.
12. Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all
patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a
professional, responsible, and courteous environment.
Interacts with all of the above in a considerate, helpful, and
courteous manner as observed by Wound Care Center Program Director
Fosters mature professional relationships with fellow employees in
a courteous, friendly manner as measured by management observation
and peer input.
Maintains professional composure and confidence during stressful
Maintains open communication using appropriate chain of command
Conducts all work activities with respect for rights and wishes of
patients, visitors, families and fellow employees.
Maintains confidentiality of all Wound Care Center / Hospital and
patient information at all times.
Presents neat appearance in proper attire and identification as
required by Wound Care Center / Hospital policy.
Displays a positive attitude which contributes to the overall
customer service program in place.
13. Promotes effective working relations and works effectively as
part of Wound Care Center team to facilitate the centers ability to
meet its goals and objectives.
Participates in staff meetings once/quarter.
Supports the Wound Care Center / - Hospital's mission, policies,
and programs through attendance and participation at committee
Demonstrates ability to use the computer system.
Completes work assignments on time/readily accepts assignments as
observed by Wound Care Center Program Manager.
Reports to work on time and is at work as scheduled, as observed by
Wound Care Center Program Manager.
14. Assumes all other duties and responsibilities as necessary.
Demonstrates willingness to identify and/or assumes activities
relative to the developmental needs of the unit and the nursing
Demonstrates dependability/flexibility in meeting scheduling needs
of the Wound Care Center and Hospital.
Participates in CQI (Continuous Quality Improvement) activities as
JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILL REQUIREMENTS, AND DESIRED ATTRIBUTES
Internal and external contact with all necessary parties.
Stand/Walk 6-8 hours. Sit 1-2 hours. Crawl, climb, carry, push,
pull up to 1/3 of the time. Bend, squat, reach, lift 1/3 or more of
time. Weight Lifted/Force Exerted up to 50lbs. Use hands or feet
for gross motor function and precise motor function (or fine
manipulation). Body fluid exposure. Handles multiple priorities,
independent discretion/decision making, manages stress
appropriately, works alone effectively, works in close proximity to
others and/or in a distracting environment, works with others
effectively. Attends all mandatory education programs and can
describe his/her responsibilities related to general safety and
regulatory compliance. Attends all required department-specific
education and training programs and can describe his/her
responsibilities related to department safety and specific
job-related hazards. Follows the hospital exposure control
plans/bloodborne and airborne pathogens. Attire is professional,
neat, clean, and appropriate for the work environment. Wears proper
identification while on duty. Maintains confidentiality of all
hospital and patient information at all times, as observed by peers
and management. Reports to work on time and meets acceptable
standard for attendance. Attends a minimum of two staff meetings,
reads minutes for all staff meetings, and participates in
committees as required. Current registration in the state. Wound
Care Certification preferred or certification within 18 months.
Maintains and demonstrates competency in BLS (Basic Life Support),
infection control, safety and all unit required skill review. Must
be able to use Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, as
well as webbased database programs and the Internet. Ability to
read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals,
professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental
regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and
procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and
respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers,
and the general public. Ability to work with mathematical concepts
such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of
plan and solid geometry and trigonometry. - Ability to apply
concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to
practical situations. Ability to solve practical problems and deal
with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only
limited standardization exists. - Ability to interpret a variety of
instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Hyperbaric Training and Competencies maintained. - Each chamber
operator attends, or provides verification of attendance to, and
introductory hyperbaric training course as approved by the National
Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology (NBDHMT). The
incumbent in this position is not required to work under any
extreme conditions, but may be required to work around caustic
chemicals approximately 5% of the time, and must be able to work
around a moderate noise level, such as an office environment.
Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university; or two
years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination
of education experience.
EXPERIENCE - - -
Medical Surgical, home health or wound care preferred.
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- Every moment matters. - And this is your moment.
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