LPN Wound Nurse

Recruitment #220701-Y11D-I09

Introduction

ODVA is seeking a full- time LPN, Wound Nurse for a State Veterans Home located in Claremore, OK. ODVA offers a comprehensive Benefits Package, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents.  For more information about the benefit allowance, follow this link Plan Year 2022. The annual salary for this position is up to $44,333.00 based on education and experience.

BASIC PURPOSE
The LPN, Wound Nurse is responsible for the assessment, treatment, and management of patient wounds under the supervision or direction of a registered nurse, licensed physician, or dentist.  This includes educating the patient and others of the proper care and treatment of skin issues as well as preventative measures.

TYPICAL FUNCTIONS
• Perform nursing procedures or specialized functions in accordance with knowledge, skills and licensure
• Participate in developing and implementing appropriate aspects of a plan of care
• Assess the patient's nutritional status to determine the patient's potential to heal
• Participate in the evaluation of responses to interventions
• Treat or manage all the types of open wounds, scars, skin infections, or skin tears
• Treat or manage vascular ulcers, diabetic ulcers and all the other type of ulcers
• Dress wounds and provide instruction on how to dress the wound and proper treatment to others
• Implement preventive measures in order to reduce the incidences of ulcers and wounds
• Assess, report, document and record status of conditions and patient health daily
• Administer medications as ordered
• Report appropriate patient information to supervisor or appropriate health team member
• Supervise staff performing medication administration and patient care
• Supervision of assigned staff and completion of performance evaluations

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES
Knowledge of nursing techniques, procedures, practices, and theory, of medical terminology, and sanitation and personal hygiene.  Ability to exercise sound judgment; to follow detailed oral or written instructions; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.  Demonstrated ability to provide nursing care to patients and clients.  Ability to monitor and direct the work of others.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of possession of a valid permanent Oklahoma license as a licensed practical nurse as approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing plus three years of practical nursing experience; or Licensed Practical Nurse License recognized by the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) plus three years of practical nursing experience.  Wound care assessment/treatment experience is preferred.

Special Requirements
Some positions may require that applicants be willing and able to fulfill all job-related travel normally associated with the position.

ODVA has designated this job family to be safety sensitive as defined by 63 O.S. § 427.8.

NOTES

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