The Treatment Nurse will provide quality of care to prevent and promote healing of alterations in skin integrity of each resident as determined by resident assessments and individual plans of care.
Communicate with DON/designee alterations in skin integrity of each resident.
Participate in staff development to include training and inservicing related to
Provide interdisciplinary involvement in the development of plans of care for alterations in skin integrity and participate as needed in weekly resident care planning conferences.
Communicate with families any resident care issues related to skin integrity.
Communicate with attending physician and medical director regarding resident
skin care issues as needed.
Review consultant reports for any skin issues identified.
Review any regulatory reports related to skin integrity.
Review policies and procedures adopted by the facility related to skin integrity.
Review resident clinical records to assist in plan of care.
Provide training to the pertinent facility staff as it relates to skin integrity.
Inform the DON and the assessment nurse of resident change of condition.
Update the resident’s care plan when appropriate.
Perform weekly skin audits of residents in the facility unless otherwise directed.
Document on Weekly Focused Skin Assessment the results of each resident’s audit.
Complete Weekly Skin Report and provide a copy to the appropriate facility personnel.
Attend assigned QA committee meetings.
Participate in facilities nursing on-call schedule.
Must possess a current Texas RN/LVN licensure; RN preferred
Wound Care Certified preferred
Previous experience working in a skilled nursing facility is desired