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RN Wound Care Specialist - PCU - Progressive Care Unit

Company: InnovAge
Location: Lakewood
Posted on: September 14, 2023

Job Description:

RN Wound Care SpecialistResponsibilities

The RN Wound Care Specialist supports clinical and nursing home staff in the management of InnovAge admitted participants for acute/chronic wound care and education. They collaborate with the interdisciplinary team daily to coordinate appropriate plan of care as it relates to wound healing. Physical attendance at an InnovAge facility and/or an InnovAge participant home is essential to performing the job duties.Participant Nursing - 70%

* Assesses, develops, plans, and evaluates care provided to participants while admitted in nursing home settings.
* Collaborates with physicians, other members of the interdisciplinary health care team, and patient/family in the development, implementation, and documentation of appropriate, individualized plans of care to ensure continuity, quality, and appropriate resources as it relates to wound care.
* Recommends alternative levels of care and ensures compliance with federal, state, and local requirements.
* Assesses high risk patients in need of wound care. High risk participants with the diagnosis of peripheral vascular, neuropathy and diabetic.
* Collaborate with clinical and nursing home staff to develop and coordinate the implementation of a wound care evaluation and treatment plan to meet participants identified needs.
* Communicates the plan to physicians, participant, family/caregivers, and appropriate nursing staff.
* Reviews, monitors, evaluates, and coordinates the patient's wound care plan to assure all appropriate and essential services are implemented timely and efficiently.
* Collaborate with the InnovAge wound clinic to triage participants for priority of care and routes accordingly.
* If required, visit participant in the nursing home setting to help coordinate care and discharge plan.
* Provides participants, clinical and nursing home staff with education to assist with healing and preventive measures for wound reoccurrence.
* Assists in the examination, creation of wound care plan.
* Processes orders and disseminates orders and instructions to appropriate personnel, in addition to implementing orders written by primary care physician(s) and wound care team.
* Oversees scheduling of specialist appointments pertaining to wound care

Administration - 30%

* Builds collaborative relationships with external and internal team members.
* Develops, implements, and maintains a current nursing care plan in cooperation with the Clinic Nurse Manager.
* Coordinates transfer of patients to appropriate facilities; maintains, and provides required documentation.
* Maintains and reviews participant records, charts, and other pertinent information.
* Effectively communicates in interdisciplinary team meetings, family meetings, partnership meetings and clinic meetings.


* 3+ years with direct patient care in management of wounds, acute and/or chronic
* Current State issued Registered Nurses License or Licensed Practical Nurses License
* Current CPR certification or the ability to obtain CPR certification
* WCC/CWCA; or obtain WCC/CWCA within six months of hire
* 2+ yrs working with frail and elderly
* Associates Degree in Nursing


* Bachelor's degree in nursing
* Certification as a Gerontological Nurse
* 3+ years health care with emphasis in geriatrics


InnovAge's Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is an alternative to nursing facilities. Seniors receive customized healthcare and social support at a nearby PACE center supported by a team of medical experts dedicated to providing personalized healthcare and support to help them age at home. Our greatest assets are our team members who make a difference in the lives of those we serve every day. Elevate your future with co-workers passionate about a patient-centered care model supported by comprehensive services to improve the quality of care while reducing over-utilization of high-cost care settings.

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer InnovAge is committed to and values an inclusive and diverse workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, pregnancy or any other status prohibited by applicable law.

Salary ranges are dependent on a variety of factors, including qualifications, experience, and geographic location. Range is not inclusive of potential bonus or benefits. Comprehensive benefits include m/d/v, short and long-term disability, life insurance and add, supplemental life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) savings, paid time off, and company paid holidays.

Posted Salary Range

USD $41.00 - USD $45.20 /Hr.

Keywords: InnovAge, Lakewood , RN Wound Care Specialist - PCU - Progressive Care Unit, Healthcare , Lakewood, Colorado

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