The Treatment Nurse is responsible for the skin and wound care of residents with an
emphasis on prevention and treatment of skin disorders. The Treatment Nurse follows
the established nursing Care Plan and makes appropriate adjustments as resident care
needs and/or physician orders change. Assists with the duties of the staff LPN or
Certified Nursing Assistant when needed.
1. Identifies, plans, implements, and evaluates skin care in residents.
2. Identifies, manages, and treats specific skin disorders.
3. Performs evaluation using observation and inspection techniques.
4. Confers with the Care Planning Team in the development of the Care Plan.
5. Provides and documents treatment for skin disorders within established wound
care protocol and monitors ongoing skin and wound treatments.
6. Monitors the use of preventive measures such as inspection, turning and
7. Assists in modifying the treatment regimen to meet the needs of the resident in
accordance with established medical practices, the regulatory guidelines and the
policies and goals of this Facility.
8. Provides information to resident and caregivers on prevention techniques and
other ways to maintain or improve the general health and psychosocial status of
1. Supports the Mission, Values and Vision of the Facility.
2. Is knowledgeable of resident rights and supports an atmosphere which allows for
the privacy, dignity and well-being of all residents in a safe, secure environment.
3. Supports, cooperates with, and implements specific procedures and programs for:
OSHA and safety, including universal precautions and safe work practices,
established fire/safety/disaster plans, risk management, and security, report and/or
correct unsafe working conditions, equipment repair and maintenance needs.
4. Adheres to:
a. Confidentiality of all data, including resident, employee and operations
b. HIPAA regulations
c. Quality Assurance requirements and compliance with regulatory
d. Compliance with current law and policy to provide a work environment
free from sexual harassment and illegal and discriminatory behavior.
e. Code of Conduct and Compliance Programs when performing job
5. Supports and participates in common teamwork:
a. Cooperates and works together with all co-workers; plans and completes
job duties with minimal supervisory direction, including appropriate
b. Uses tactful, appropriate communications in sensitive and emotional
c. Follows up as appropriate with supervisor, co-workers or residents
regarding reported complaints, problems and concerns.
d. Promotes positive public relations with residents, family members and
e. Completes requirements for in-service training, acceptable attendance,
uniform and dress codes including personal hygiene, and other work
duties as assigned.
f. Participates as assigned in the orientation of new staff and demonstrates a
positive, helpful, and enthusiastic attitude.
6. Immediately reports incidents of alleged resident abuse or neglect or alleged
violations of residents' rights to Director of Nursing or Executive Director.
7. Knowledgeable of age specific developmental factors specific to adult and
geriatric residents (i.e. physical, cognitive and socialization factors) in planning
delivery of care.
8. Maintains current practice standards or changes by participating in educational
opportunities provided by the Facility and outside resources.
Perform tasks which are supportive in nature to the essential functions of the job, but
which may be altered or redesigned depending upon individual circumstances. Performs
other work duties as assigned.
Education/Training: Graduate of an approved school of nursing; current nursing license
to practice as a licensed practical nurse in the state. Experience in skin care preferred.
Must have current CPR certification.
A.D.A ((Americans with Disabilities Act)(as amended)) REQUIREMENTS: Must be
able to bend, stoop, push, pull, and walk and stand for most of the working day. Requires
manual dexterity sufficient to provide hands-on care to residents as well as to operate
standard office machines such as fax, telephone, etc. Requires normal range of hearing
and vision. Must be free from communicable diseases that pose a "direct threat" to the
health or safety of others and which cannot be eliminated by a reasonable
accommodation. Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, and transfer and transport
residents. Must be able to carry and transport supplies. Must be able to pass a post-offer,
pre-employment physical health examination as a condition of employment. Must be
capable of performing the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable
Skill(s): Proficient reading, writing, grammar, and mathematics skills; proficient
interpersonal relations and communicative skills; knowledge of drug interactions, side
effects, and incompatibilities; decision-making skill; basic computer skills; able to
operate various medical and office equipment, auditory and visual skills. Must be able to
communicate in English, both verbally and in writing, and possess sufficient
communication skills to perform the tasks required.
Experience: Previous work experience in a long-term care setting preferred.
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Brandon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC