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Wound Care Nurse, Full-Time

Company: Brooks Rehabilitation
Location: Jacksonville
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

For 50 years, Brooks Rehabilitation, headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., has been a comprehensive source for physical rehabilitation services. As a nonprofit organization, Brooks operates one of the nation's largest inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in the U.S. with 160 beds, one of the region's largest home healthcare agencies, 40 outpatient therapy clinics, a Center for Inpatient Rehabilitation in partnership with Halifax Health in Daytona Beach, the Brooks Rehabilitation Medical Group, two skilled nursing facilities, assisted living and memory care. Brooks will treat more than 60,000 patients through its system of care each year. In addition, Brooks operates the Clinical Research Center, which specializes in research for stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury and more to advance the science of rehabilitation. Brooks also provides many low or no cost community programs and services such as the Brooks Clubhouse, Brooks Aphasia Center and Brooks Adaptive Sports and Recreation to improve the quality of life for people living with physical disabilities. Brooks Rehabilitation proudly employs over 2,500 clinicians and staff across the state of Florida. We are looking for exceptional people to join our culture of caring and bring our mission to life.
Responsible for the management of patients with skin conditions.

  • Completes wound care assessments, develops appropriate plans of care, and initiates wound care regimens.
  • Conducts wound rounds per hospital policy.
  • Maintains a current list of patients with skin care needs.
  • Renders direct care to wound care patients as time permits (pressure ulcers, vacs and ostomy patients).
  • Ensures that all photos are taken on admission and on a weekly basis.
  • Assists bedside nurses with complex wound treatments.
  • Updates wound protocols according to evidence-based literature.
  • Follows appropriate universal precautions during the delivery of care.
  • Uses proper lifting and body mechanics during delivery of care.
  • Administers wound care medications per hospital policy and licensure regulations and completing the appropriate documentation.
  • Learns new practices, services, regulations programs and shares responsibility for gaps in product, practice or regulatory knowledge.
  • Networks with hospital staff and peer-level staff to share best practices.
  • Organizes, plans, and manages time effectively and performs essential functions.
  • Successfully completes all assigned training and annual skills competency as determined by the hospital, based on responsibilities, specialized equipment , high risk/problem prone/or low volume procedures including but not limited to emergency response techniques.
  • Coordinates biannual Incidence and Prevalence studies for pressure ulcers.
  • Participates in shared governance quality and safety council.
  • Considers patient/customer comfort and need to control when planning and delivering patient care.
  • Promptly responds to the needs of patient, families, staff and physicians.
  • Demonstrates commitment to superior customer experiences with a service oriented attitude.
  • Respects and considers patient/family preferences, goals and privacy when planning/delivering care.
  • Builds strong relationship with coworkers and other staff, recognizing individual talents and perspectives.
  • Assumes full patient assignment if deemed necessary.
  • Provides clinical education and training to enhance wound care skills of the bedside nurses staffing monthly time slots in the SIM lab.
  • Coordinates weekly wound visits and stages pressure injuries. Takes weekly photo when staging pressure injuries.
  • Works with dedicated stager group to maintain interrater reliability.
  • Sees wound care consults patients/prioritizing new admission pressure injuries.

    • Registered Nurse with a State of Florida license and BSN level of education preferred.
    • WCC certification required.
    • Member of the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN)preferred.
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.
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Keywords: Brooks Rehabilitation, Jacksonville , Wound Care Nurse, Full-Time, Healthcare , Jacksonville, Florida

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