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Texas Health Resources Nurse Manager Wound Care in Bedford, Texas

Texas Health HEB seeks to hire a Nurse Manager Wound Care.

Location: Bedford, TX

Core Hours

• Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm

Job Duties

Assessment/Plan of Care/Technical Skill:

Collaborates with the multidisciplinary team to improve care processes that promote continuity of care.

Works with other team members to resolve patient issues

Recommends standards for cost-effective supplies/equipment related to wound and incontinence care to be utilized in the hospital through evaluation and product research studies. May include ostomy supplies/equipment.

Initiates action to meet patient and/or significant others need for information.

Provides pre-operative and post-operative educational information to patient/family considering physical and psychological adaption.

Provides appropriate written information to both patients and staff, including post operative and discharge instructions, referrals and supply needs.

Takes action to reduce/eliminate patient risks.

Properly administers wound and skin care products and is alert to potential problems with products that may vary with age of patients. May include ostomy products.

Individualizes products to patient’s needs.

Collaborates with physicians/staff/patient and family to select appropriate product.

Evaluates patients response to treatment/products and makes adjustments and modifications.

Adapts care measures to reflect age-specific and developmental considerations.

Performs technical procedures safely and proficiently.

Assesses the knowledge, skills, and learning needs of team members in relation to the needs and acuity level of patients before the delegation of care.

Performs as resource/instructor of technical skills.

Provides consultation and direct assistance to nursing staff for all wound care and/or hyperbaric oxygen therapy patients. May provide direct care as needed.

Assists staff to maintain current knowledge and competence for wound care and/or hyperbaric oxygen therapy patients through orientation, educational programs, role modeling, consultation and review of policies and procedures according to national guidelines.

Produces documentation that initiates, follows and revises patient's plan of care.

Produces documentation that supports and meets regulatory requirements.

Continuous Improvement:

Assists in the identification of ineffective and costly processes and takes action to improve those processes.

Utilizes evidence-based practice.

Demonstrates contribution to unit-based programs and research strategies to monitor and continuously improve the quality of patient care.

Professional Accountability:

Identifies realistic and measurable annual goals for professional nursing development.

Serves as patient advocate and as a liaison between patient family and physician.

Checks unit communication: Bulletin Boards Checks mail box twice a week Attends required meetings

Recognizes and communicates ethical and legal concerns through established channels of communication.

Complies with personnel polices; i.e., Attendance, Dress Code, Nurse Practice Act.

Makes timely and appropriate decisions regarding unresolved/difficult patient care issues or conditions.

Functions as call resource nurse when required.

Serves as resource to nursing staff, patients, visitors, and physicians

Partnership:

Uses Professional Practice Model philosophy to work in partnership with peers, other disciplines, and unlicensed assistive personnel.

Demonstrates cooperative relationships.

Actively participates in formal and informal teaching and evaluation to strengthen clinical competence of self and team members.

Functions as preceptor.

Uses Unit Based Council communication structure when appropriate.

Utilizes positive, one-on-one, first party communication to receive and to communicate unit concerns and activities

Uses acceptable interpersonal relationship skills with patients, families, co-workers, physicians, and other customers.

Follows/accepts scheduling guidelines.

Flexible with scheduling to help meet departmental/patient needs.

Accepts or negotiates changes to assignment to facilitate delivery of quality care.

Key Focus Area/Key Performance Indicators:

Strives to meet Departmental Key Performance Indicators/System Key Focus Areas.

Participates in data collection for national quality data base.

Education

Associate's Degree Nursing required

Bachelor's Degree Nursing preferred

Experience

3 years progressive leadership experience and 3 years wound care experience required

Licenses and Certifications

RN - Registered Nurse required upon hire

CWCN - Certified Wound Care Nurse, or, CWOCN - Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse, or, CWON - Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse required upon hire

BCLS - Basic Cardiac Life Support prior to providing independent patient care and maintained quarterly required

ACLS - Advanced Cardiac Life Support required within 90 days after hire

CPI - Crisis Prevention Intervention Training required within 60 days after hire

Skills

High degree of confidentiality, positive interpersonal skills, ability to function in a fast paced environment.

At Texas Health HEB we take seriously our mission to improve the health of those in our community. We are a 296-bed, acute-care, full-service hospital serving our community since 1973. Our location in the DFW mid cities provides convenient care to the residents of Hurst, Euless, Bedford and the surrounding areas.

If you’re looking for women’s services, outpatient surgery, oncology, cardiac rehabilitation and emergency medicine, we’ve got it. Plus we’re an accredited Cycle IV Chest Pain Center, a Level III neonatal intensive care unit and provide nuclear medicine, neonatal intensive care, respiratory therapy and orthopedic medicine.

And talk about award winning. Texas Health HEB is Joint Commission-certified in both Heart Failure and Chest Pain, a Primary Stroke Center, a Level III Trauma Center and a designated Baby Friendly facility. We are a top-notch choice in North Texas for emergency services, women’s services, cardiac care and much more.

As part of the Texas Health family, we employ over 24,000 employees and are among the areas top five largest employers. Come be a part of our exceptional team as we continue to provide outstanding care and deliver award winning results. You belong here.

Why Texas Health Resources?

Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served.

Texas Health has 25 acute-care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with the system. It has more than 3,800 licensed beds, more than 21,100 employees of fully-owned/operated facilities plus 1,400 employees of consolidated joint ventures and counts more than 5,500 physicians with active staff privileges at its hospitals.

At Texas Health, we strive to create an atmosphere of respect, integrity, compassion and excellence for all who come in contact with us, be they patients or our employees. We are committed to diversity in our workforce, and our mission to serve spreads across ethnic, cultural, economic and generational boundaries. We invite you to join us in furthering your career through our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.

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