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Tupelo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC Tupelo, MS

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Job Description

Certified Wound Care Nurse LPN/RN





1.Knowledge of age specific developmental factors specific to adult and geriatric residents (i.e. physical, cognitive, and socialization factors) in planning delivery of care.

2.Knowledge, skills, and techniques necessary to care for residents with the following needs: alzheimers, dementia, dialysis, IV therapy, infectious diseases, wound care, and all disease processes if applicable.

3.Provides nursing care in accordance with Resident Care Policies and Procedures and ensures the safety and well-being of the residents is maintained.

4.Makes daily rounds for all areas of nursing care under his/her supervision, visits each resident to evaluate physical and emotional condition to receive comments relating to the resident's needs and problems, and implements necessary nursing interventions.



1.Is a graduate of an accredited School of Nursing and is currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State.

2.Previous work experience in a long-term care setting. Supervisory experience and organizational skills in a long-term care setting preferred.

3.Is listed in good standing as confirmed on the State Department of Professional Credentialing.

4.Possesses excellent technical assessment and documentation skills, and leadership qualities.

5.Possesses good communication skills and is patient and self-disciplined.

6.Must be able to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing, and possess sufficient communication skills to perform the tasks required.

General Description

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 RN, LPN or

certified nursing assistants when needed.

Essential Duties

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, including staging and treatment of skin disorders within

established wound care protocol and monitors ongoing skin and wound


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 the 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

the resident.

Standard Requirements

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.

Other Duties

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


Education/Training: Graduate of an approved school of nursing; current nursing license

to practice as a registered 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; proficient assessment skills; 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.

Receipt and Acknowledgment

I acknowledge and understand that:

Receipt of the job description does not imply nor create a promise of employment, nor

an employment contract of any kind, and that my employment is at-will.

The job description provides a general summary of the position in which I am

employed. The contents of this job description are job requirements and, at this time, I

know of no limitations which would prevent me from performing these functions with or

without reasonable accommodation. I further understand that it is my responsibility to

inform my supervisor at any time that I am unable to perform these functions.

Job duties, tasks, work hours and work requirements may be changed at any time.

Acceptable job performance includes completion of the job responsibilities as well as

compliance with the policies, procedures, rules and regulations of the Facility.

other work duties as assigned.

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Tupelo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC


Tupelo, MS
38804 USA
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