The Wound Care LPN is responsible for all assigned nursing care activities to include but not limited to wound care for patients of all ages and other clinical activities associated with providing safe patient care. The LPN is responsible for following all WHC policies and procedures, care protocols and Diversified Clinical Services Practice Guidelines, as directed by a Registered Nurse, or Physician. The LPN will be responsible for assisting with patient and wound care data conferences, and continuing education is required as determined by the Program Director.
Education and/or Experience:
Minimum two years experience as LPN/LVN.
Minimum one year experience in acute care setting.
Wound care experience preferred.
amiliarity with PC's and computerized nursing systems and tools, or demonstrated ability to learn.
Basic knowledge of regulatory / accrediting requirements for healthcare organizations.
Strong interpersonal skills to interact positively and effectively with patients, visitors, staff, and physicians.
Good time management skills.
Demonstrated ability in assessment and critical thinking.
Ability to complete assignments in a timely manner.
Accuracy in reporting and documenting information.
Other Skills and Abilities:
Maintains BLS credentialing and all unit competencies.
Completes Diversified Basic Wound Care Course within six (6) months of employment.
Ability to interact with and maintain a respectful, positive and friendly manner with supervisors, co-workers and internal and external customers to include being flexible with work schedules and requests; keeping commitments; keepings others informed of work progress, timetables and issues; addressing problems and issues constructively to find mutually acceptable and practical business solutions; remaining calm and courteous and exercising self control when sharing information and when interacting with angry individuals; accepting criticism without over-reacting or getting angry or sullen; and being open to and sharing ideas as needed to handle complaint situations, explain policies and procedures; addressing others by name, title or other respectful identifier, and respecting the diversity of our workforce in actions, words and deeds
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.