Registered Nurse I- Wound Care

Recruitment #220630-Y12A-22

Introduction

Job Code: Y12A 
Job Title: Registered Nurse I
Salary Band: J
  
Basic Purpose:
Serves as Wound care coordinator. Conduct weekly skin rounds with skin team members looking at residents with known skin issues, documents and updates physician on wound progress and plan of care, updates families monthly. Updates care plans with treatment changes. Does treatments on complex wounds as needed, assists nursing staff on units with wound care as needed, educate nursing staff on any new treatments or complex wound care. Serves as back-up for Infection control coordinator.

Typical Functions:
•Assesses health status of individuals, families, and communities; develops plans and implements appropriate nursing interventions.
•Evaluates and determines health resources necessary to meet individual, family and community health needs.
•Delivers professional nursing care in an assigned unit, clinic, home, or other setting.
•Educates individuals, families, communities, and members of the health care team about the principles of disease prevention and health promotion.
•Provides supervision to other professional or paraprofessional personnel; collaborates with other professionals in the management of health care.
•Delegates tasks as may safely be performed by others, consistent with educational preparation and that do not conflict with the provisions of the Oklahoma Nursing Practice Act.
•Assures quality health care through use of various measures such as record review, peer review, direct observation, and assessment of individual, family, and community for the desired outcome.
•Performs specialized nursing functions as educationally prepared.

Level Descriptor:
This is the basic level of this job family where employees are assigned responsibility for performing basic level professional nursing care.  Assignments are generally well defined and may include direct and indirect nursing care.  This may include monitoring and assessing the health status of individuals, planning the nursing care of the individual, putting interventions in place, and evaluating the outcome.  Provides health education.  May include providing direction or guidance to non-licensed personnel.  Refers unusual or complex situations to the supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required to perform duties at this level include knowledge of the principles and practices of professional nursing, of health promotion, and of disease prevention. Ability is required to perform assessments and nursing functions as acquired in the basic nursing preparation program.

Special Requirements:
Some agencies may have determined positions in this job family to be safety sensitive as defined by 63 O.S. § 427.8.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of possession of a valid Oklahoma license as a registered nurse as approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing; or Registered Nurse License recognized by the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC).