Wound Care Nurse
Clinical Lynn - Job Code #: CL
Location: Lynn, MA
HOURS/SCHEDULE: 37.5 hours a week
AGENCY EXPECTATION OF EMPLOYEE
All Care is committed to Service Excellence,
outstanding communication and exceeding the expectations of
those we serve, including our patients, our referral
sources, those who support our agency and each other. The
agency recognizes employees who deliver on this commitment
through a formal recognition program. At minimum, All Care
expects each employee to maintain a positive, respectful
attitude, to demonstrate flexible and efficient time
management, to meet departmental productivity standards,
while keeping current the necessary skills to work in the
home care environment. Each employee is expected to maintain
open, honest and appropriate confidential communications
with all customer groups in order to foster an effective
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Makes home visits to assess wound and effectiveness of treatment.
Makes recommendations to the MD for appropriate, cost effective treatment to include treatment, frequency, and duration.
Obtains/records MD treatment orders and frequency.
Once treatment has been established, order new supplies
Coordinates and supervises other disciplines in a timely manner as needed.
Serves as a wound and skin consultant to the clinical team/agency.
Works with the case manager to evaluate the effectiveness and response to treatment
Works closely with the supply company to assure the best products at the lowest cost
Demonstrates ability to organize and set priorities to accomplish work in a timely manner.
Attends weekly team meetings and assists with team planning when needed.
Acts as a liaison between clinicians and physicians where specialty knowledge and training are needed.
Participates in staff development activities and orientation for the clinical team.
Initiates referrals for appropriate equipment when needed
Communicates clearly and accurately plan of care to client/family, and clinical team.
Check company email on normally scheduled days at a minimum of the beginning and ending of their normal scheduled day and responds ASAP but a maximum of within 24 hours § Provides effective care to patients on caseload with focus on meeting and/or exceeding agency quality outcomes, included but not limited to: o Case Mix Weight o Re-Certification rate o Target visits per episode o Acute Care Re-Hospitalization
Provides care in manner that assures above average patient satisfaction outcomes as measured by HHCHPS and in accordance with professional standards of practice.
Adheres to Agency established protocols for patient care (CHF protocol, Complex Wound Care, etc.)
Complies with infection control and safety measures in accordance with the agency's policies and procedures.
Maintains high level of clinical expertise necessary to meet the needs of the client population and recognizes need for ongoing professional education and development within the agency and in the community.
Updated wound care protocols and products Aseptic Technique Med. Knowledge/administration Wound vacs
Recognizes personal strengths and weaknesses, independently seeks out appropriate resources.
Shares professional experience, skills and knowledge with other staff members.
Assists in orientation of new staff as requested by supervisor or team leader.
Participates in the Agency's Quality Improvement and Peer Review Programs.
Acts in a consultative manner and serves as clinical resource in specialty area with Agency clinicians.
Any other tasks assigned by supervisor.
Documents client's level of understanding and response to teaching.
Documents goals and outcomes outlined on the plan of care established with the client, the family and their physician.
Completes and submits documentation on a timely basis with clear, legible and concise information.
Completes documentation in accordance with Federal and State regulations and Agency's policy.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY SPECIFICATIONS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and / or move 50 pounds and frequently lift and / or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The employee is expected to act as a role model and to adhere to all Agency policies.