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zLead Wound Care Nurse - RN - FT - Days in Houston, TX at Cornerstone Healthcare Group

Date Posted: 11/20/2018

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Job Description

Overview

Who We Are

Cornerstone Healthcare Group is a leading long term acute care hospital group (LTAC) committed to improving the health and well-being of patients by providing an environment of continuous process improvement, teamwork, integrity, fiscal responsibility and endless customer service.  Cornerstone, with its recent merger of Solara Healthcare, is headquartered in Dallas and owns 17 hospitals in Texas, Louisiana, Arizona, West Virginia, Arkansas and Oklahoma. Additionally, the group manages 3 hospitals in Ohio.

Why Work for Us?

Our hospitals offer competitive compensation and benefits, but that is not why our employees come to work for us. As a Cornerstone employee, you are truly a valued contributor to our team. It is no wonder why our employees gave us high scores in both overall satisfaction and employee engagement in our latest Cornerstone Employee Partnership Survey.

Our Core Values are woven into the fabric of our culture and engrained in our employees and how they perform their jobs every day.

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Responsibilities

The Wound Care Nurse (RN) coordinates treatment to provide comprehensive wound assessments and plan of care including goals, implementation, evaluation of outcomes for patients ranging in age from 18 years to geriatric.  Provides patient, family and staff education regarding prevention of pressure ulcers and therapeutic support services, dressing selection and adjunctive therapy.  Collaborates with clinical staff, physicians and other members of the treatment team to provide the patient with the highest quality and most appropriate wound care.  Acts as a resource for the treatment team and clinical staff and assists with staffing as assigned. 

Qualifications

Education and/or Experience: 

Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing.  Minimum of (5) years of comprehensive wound management including wound assessment, formulation of treatment plan, recommendation of appropriate wound dressing, documentation, evaluation, education, data collection, surveillance and outcome data. Minimum one (3) year hospital Medical/Surgical or Rehabilitation experience.  Knowledge of principals of infection control.   

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: 

Current professional nursing license for state of employment.  Must maintain current BLS certification and CPR certification throughout employment.  ACLS certification preferred within 1 year of employment or as available courses allow.  Wound Care Nursing Certification and Wound Debridement Certification preferred.