RN CASE SPECIALIST/WOUND CARE

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POST DATE 9/17/2016
END DATE 10/18/2016

Covenant Healthcare Saginaw, MI

Company
Covenant Healthcare
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
6024
AJE Ref #
576203457
Location
Saginaw, MI
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Description



COVENANT HEALTHCARE

US:MI:SAGINAW

VARIABLE SHIFT

PART TIME BENEFITED, 48 HOURS PER PAY



Summary:
The Staff RN is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the care of patients in the Wound Healing Center. He/She is also responsible for meeting the established WHC Standards of Nursing Practice in the management of all assigned patients. This person assists physicians with the development and implementation of wound treatment plans and participates in performance improvement review activities. The Staff RN demonstrates excellent customer service. He/she upholds the standards contained in the Vision, Mission and Values of Covenant, and commits to Keeping our Promise of Caring.



Responsibilities:
Contributes to organization success targets for net operating margin
Models Covenant s Mission, Vision and Values of keeping our Promise of Caring and Commitment to Service
Has social contact with patients, including all age groups, and is able to appropriately assess, care for and treat them according to the guidelines as defined by Covenant HealthCare
Initiates a nursing assessment of patient s condition upon admission
Assesses and interprets reports communicating findings with the assigned physician
Recognizes and assesses initial alterations in the patient s body systems and verbalizes this to other members of the health care team
Organizes assessment data for accuracy, completeness and confidentiality
Records assessment data in an orderly fashion and communicates, revises and verbalizes pertinent information to other health care team members
Assesses, stages, measures wounds accurately and in accordance to policy
Photographs wounds according to policy and procedure
Completes in an accurate manner all admission nursing chart forms
Assesses compliance to the clinical pathway and is instrumental in bringing to the attention of the physician or health care team missing components
Identifies patient care situations that require intervention, implements nursing actions and evaluates responses
Identifies patient/family education and discharge needs and implements a teaching plan of care
Collaborates with physician to develop a plan of care based on assessment data
Develops and implements a teaching plan
Formulates desired outcomes that are specific and measurable within a certain time frame and consistent with other health provider s expectations
Assesses whether the plan of care is effective with the physician and is instrumental in initiating changes as necessary
Coordinates activities with other disciplines (rehab, nutrition, diabetic education, home health, DME, nursing homes and other ancillary services)
Evaluates achievement or lack of achievement of desired outcomes
Completes the four week reviews in a timely manner and initiates all recommendations to the plan
Participates in quality improvement and staff meetings
Other duties as assigned



Other information:
Education
Registered Nurse with current licensure in the State of Michigan
Maintains skills and knowledge through training and continuing education

Skills
Demonstrates excellent customer service skills
Computer competency, including Microsoft Office and Lotus Notes
Clinical nursing skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills

Credentials
Current state licensure
Registered Nurse with current licensure in the State of Michigan

Experience
Minimum of 2 years med-surg experience
Wound Care experience preferred
Minimum of two years of nursing experience required
Wound, Hyperbaric, or critical care experience is preferred
Knowledge of Hyperbaric treatment equipment
Must be able to work well with the public and able to be tactful in often hectic and stressful situations
Sound judgment in handling confidential or sensitive issues and material





NOTICE REGARDING LATEX SENSITIVITY IN APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT.



IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED THAT COVENANT HEALTHCARE CANNOT PROVIDE A LATEX SAFE OR LATEX FREE WORK ENVIRONMENT AT ANY OF ITS FACILITIES. UNFORTUNATELY, THAT MEANS THAT ANY INDIVIDUAL, INCLUDING AN APPLICANT OR AN EMPLOYEE, IS LIKELY TO BE EXPOSED TO LATEX WHILE ON COVENANT S PREMISES. THEREFORE, LATEX TOLERANCE IS CONSIDERED TO BE AN ESSENTIAL FUNCTION FOR ANY POSITION WITH COVENANT.