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Full time RN Wound Care

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.Job Summary Field:
Provides direct care to patients with wounds or conditions related to wounds. Responsible for providing specialized, advanced wound care for patients with alterations of skin integrity. Other duties include educating patients, families and professionals, counseling patients and families. Functions as a member of the Wound Management Team. Provides care specific to age and developmental needs of patients.
Job Description Field:
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Participates in the Wound Management Center's delivery of personalized, efficient care with respect for patient's spiritual and/or cultural differences.
Makes decisions and judgments in preventing, analyzing and resolving patient care issues or other problems.
Follows the established plan of care and collaborates with members of the Wound Management Center as needed.
Directs care team in the absence of the clinical coordinator, when directed by the manager.
Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of wounds, treatments, interventions and expected outcomes.
Possesses knowledge of offloading and interventions related to wound healing.
Verbalizes knowledge of underlying comorbidities and how they affect wound healing.
Possesses knowledge of compression therapy and demonstrates the use of compression related to wound healing.
Demonstrates knowledge of appropriate products used for pain management and other interventions related to pain.
Performs complete patient assessment appropriately.
Initiates/follows unit and hospital specific protocols and procedures related to hand hygiene and fall prevention.
Documents care, including photography of wounds.
Assumes responsibility for professional development, being proactive in learning advanced wound and skin care. Attends seminars, reads and shares information.
HYPERBARIC STAFF NURSE:
Completion an approved 40 hour entry level hyperbaric educational program.
Ability and knowledge to perform assessment of patients and treatments required
for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
Must be able to sit for up to 2 hours per day; 1 hour at a time, stand for up to 8 hours per day; 4 hours at a time, and walk 6 hours per day; 50 minutes at a time. Have ability to lift, carry and push objects with a weight of up to 75 lbs., and transport patients weighing up to 400 lbs. via wheelchair, bed and/or stretcher with assistance when appropriate. Must be able to pull up to 10 lbs., and frequently pull up to 250 lbs. with assistance when appropriate. Must be able to stoop, bend, crouch, kneel, climb, crawl and reach above shoulder level. Must be able to perceive attributes of an object through touch and be able to firmly grasp, twist and turn objects with hands and fingers. Must be able to hear as it relates to normal sound at high and low frequencies. Must be able to see as it relates to color, peripheral vision, accurate depth perception, and visual monotony (e.g. computer screen).
EDUCATION:
Current NJ/PA RN licensure based on work location. Eligible to apply for NJ licensure if needed. BSN preferred. BLS required. Wound Care Certification preferred with goal of working toward certification within 3-5 years of employment.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Minimum one year nursing experience with direct, hands on patient care required. Out-patient or in-patient wound care experience preferred. Must be agreeable to attend entry level 40 hour Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Program by accredited organization, to function and take on responsibilities of a Hyperbaric staff nurse.
Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!
St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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