Cornerstone Healthcare Group
The Wound Care Technician has the responsibility of supporting the mission of the hospital, which is to provide patients, ranging in age from 18 years to geriatric, with the highest quality of healthcare, within an atmosphere of genuine caring. The Wound Care Technician also assists the licensed personnel to carry out the responsibility in supporting the mission of the hospital. In addition, the Wound Care Technician assists patients with activities of daily living; basic nursing care needs and maintains a safe and clean environment under the direction and supervision of the registered nurse.
Position Supervisory Responsibilities:
Ability to project a professional image
Must be able to meet physical demands including standing, walking, bending and transporting
Must be able to work in a stressful and busy environment
Must be able to utilize good judgment, demonstrate patience and maintain a professional demeanor
Demonstrates good customer service skills
Demonstrates the ability to perform technical skills outlined in the job performance standards
Able to provide basic nursing care to patients of various ages from early adult to geriatric
Working knowledge and ability to apply professional standards of practice in job situations
Persons who have been found guilty by a court of law of abusing, neglecting, or mistreating individuals in a health care related setting are ineligible for employment in this position
Freedom from illegal use of drugs
Freedom from use of and effects of use of drugs and alcohol in the workplace
Education and/or Experience:
High School graduate or equivalent
Minimum two (2) years’ experience as a nursing assistant
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Nursing Assistant Certification required.
Successful completion of wound care competency exams
Must maintain current Provider CPR certification throughout employment
English is the primary language of the facility
Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations
Ability to chart patient information correctly
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of executives, managers, clients, customers, and the public
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals
Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instruction furnished in written, oral and/or diagram form
Ability to define and solve problems, collects data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each key function satisfactorily based on five overall skills categories; assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation and teaching/coaching
Each category will be assessed on performance measurements of appropriateness, efficiency, effectiveness and timeliness
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the key functions.
% of Time
Demonstrates ability to recognize patient or environmental emergencies and initiate appropriate alarms (call Code Blue, Code Red, etc.).
Reports changes in patient status and documents wound care procedures appropriately. Recognizes pressure points and appropriately positions patient to off-load pressure using pillow bridging and appropriate pressure relief tools.
Performs basic monitoring of patients (i.e. vital signs, wound photographs, intake & output) and collects specimens for diagnostic studies (i.e. wound cultures); documents information on wound sheet in patient medical record accurately and in a timely manner.
Supports individualized plan of care by assisting patient with activities of daily living, personal care, nutritional/ fluid needs, elimination, ambulation and exercise.
Applies skin prevention protocols and assists with wound dressing changes, applies dressings as ordered; cleanses wound according to treatment plan.
Performs basic procedures to include, but not limited to, assisting patients with elimination needs, skin care and oral care.
Assists with maintaining a clean, safe and orderly environment to include, but not be limited to designated housekeeping tasks, maintenance of equipment and stocking supplies.
Ability to carry out the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation
Promote the philosophy, mission and objectives of the Company within and to customers outside the hospital
Demonstrates satisfactory level of interpersonal skills to interact with facility and medical staff and Administration, patients, families, customers, vendors and government agencies.
Assure participation in relevant in-service training sessions, facility meetings and continuing educational opportunities appropriate to responsibilities
Demonstrates honesty and integrity at all times in care and use of patient and hospital property
Demonstrates ability to prioritize tasks/responsibilities and complete duties within allotted time
Participate in hospital wide patient safety program identifying risks to patient safety and reducing healthcare errors
Comply with HIPAA regulatory requirements
Perform other duties as assigned
Promotes and protects patients’ rights; treats patients with dignity and respect; reports suspected abuse or neglect.
Demonstrates willingness to try new tasks; generates new ideas for change; evaluates and recognizes priorities; communicates and models organizational values; fosters high performance; recognizes need for and provides adequate resources.
Applies process improvement methods and techniques; assists in data collection; identifies processes for improvement in daily work; and assists in education of new employees in the team process.
Environment Of Care
Demonstrates understanding of fire and emergency procedures; participates in fire and disaster drills; demonstrates understanding of safety and security procedures; applies safety and security precautions; demonstrates understanding of hazardous materials plan; demonstrates proper use of equipment.
Applies hand-washing principles during daily work; demonstrates understanding of isolation precautions; recognizes signs and symptoms of infection and complies with the employee health program; demonstrates understanding of the process for identifying and handling infectious waste; maintains personal hygiene; complies with OSHA standards in the work place; and demonstrates understanding of cross-contamination.
Enters or records data timely and accurately; protects confidentiality of patient information; protects data against loss or destruction; reports suspected violation of security/confidentiality issues.
Demonstrates active listening techniques
Gains support through effective relationships
Treats others with dignity and respect; seeks feedback
Establishes systems to measure effectiveness, efficiency, and service
Creates and maintains reporting mechanisms
Attends in-service and education programs
Attends continuing education
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The physical demands described here represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
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In a standard workday, Employee is required to:
4. Walking Distance
1’ to 50’
51’ to 100’
101’ to 300’
Work Position and Activities
N=Not at all
1. Lift or Transfer
a. Up to 10 pounds (Sedentary)
6. Stoop or Bend
b. 11-20 pounds (Light)
c. 21-50 pounds (Medium)
d. 51-100 pounds (Heavy)
9. Handle or feel
e. > 100 pounds (Very Heavy)
3. Push or Pull
12. Sit, walk, stand
13. Foot Controls
Employee uses hands for repetitive action such as:
1. Grasping: Right Hand
4. Grasping & Turning: Left Hand
2. Grasping: Left Hand
5. Fine Manipulation: Right Hand
3. Grasping & Turning: Right Hand
6. Fine Manipulation: Left Hand
3. Analytic Ability
4. Problem Solving
Protective Equipment Needed
5. Resuscitation Masks
6. Respirator/TB Masks
HAZARDS: Situations in which the individual is exposed to definite risk
8. Frequent Travel
9. Long / Irregular Hours
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