Wound Care Nurse (RN)- Inpatient Baylor Rehab - Full Time - Dallas

ID157922
Full Time Regular
909 North Washington Avenue
Dallas, TX 75246
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Job Description

Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation

Dallas,TX

 

Wound Care Nurse

 

Benefits of becoming a Wound Care Nurse with us:

  • You are a valued member of our nursing team
  • The ability to share your passion for educating others
  • Growth opportunities with a successful organization that offers relocation opportunities
  • Work-life balance
  • Full-benefits package including tuition assistance
  • A high success rate of patients being discharged home

Responsibilities

Provides clinical leadership for the wound care program to enhance quality of care and outcomes across all campuses. Acts as a nursing educator providing ongoing nursing education activities including nursing orientation, patient and family teaching and other nursing education initiatives under the direction of the Chief Nursing Officer.

  • Establishes a leadership role in the wound care program, establishing standards of care across the hospitals and programs in collaboration with Select Medical wound care experts.  
  • Develops and deploys evidence-based clinical protocols and algorithms to support the best clinical outcomes for wound management, including development and updating product formulary.    
  • Establishes competencies for clinicians regarding wound care.                                                                        
  • Collaborates with Medical leadership on wound care initiatives, research questions, and outcome measures to support program innovation and excellence.   
  • Develops educational modules for wound care to be used for internal and external education, including teaching tools for patients and families.         
  • Analyzes patterns of wounds across programs and hospitals, and identifies targeted PI activities to improve wound outcomes and mitigate pressure sore development.  
  • Establishes individual programs and courses directed at increasing staff knowledge, competency, and credentials in support of individual job objectives and the overall goals and mission of the organization.                                                                          
  • Coordinates competency evaluation and testing for professional staff in collaboration with clinical departments.                                                                             
  • Works in collaboration with Education department to assure coordination of all educational initiatives and activities to support the overall objectives and goals of the department and the organization.   
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of nursing and other clinical education programs.                                                            
  • Maintains the database to track staff education, competency and credentials and utilizes the database to evaluate and plan for future educational activities and programs.         
  • Works under the direction of the Director of Education on nursing education projects and initiatives related to skin, wound and ostomy management.         
  • Collaborates with other members of the Education Department on joint educational initiatives.                                                                           
  • Performs other duties as requested.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Qualifications

  • Valid State RN License required.  Previous hospital nursing experience required.
  • Master's Degree in Nursing or related field preferred.
  • WCC certification required. CWCN, CWOCN or CWS is preferred or certification pending within one year.
  • Certified BLS or completion in first 90 days of employment required.
  • Excellent presentation skills and organizational skills required.

Additional Data

Overview of Select Medical Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals

 

Select Medical’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals provide advanced treatment and comprehensive care to best address the medical, physical, emotional and vocational challenges for individuals with:

  • Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke
  • Amputation
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Orthopedic Conditions
  • Multiple Traumas

Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation, a joint venture between Baylor Scott & White Health and Select Medical, carries a well-known reputation for patient care and exceptional quality outcomes. We serve all people through exemplary healthcare, education, research and community service. Since opening in 1981, our flagship inpatient rehab hospital in Dallas has received repeated recognition by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best rehab hospitals in the nation.  All of our inpatient hospitals are accredited by The Joint Commission, including specialty accreditation for our stroke rehab programs. And for five consecutive years we have been recognized as a “Best Place to Work” by the Dallas Business Journal.

With the combined expertise of our joint venture partners, Baylor Scott & White Rehabilitation has become one of the most recognized and largest rehabilitation providers in the nation. We have continuously grown in size, scope and excellence across North Texas, and in the summer of 2018 our footprint has expanded to include new partners in Central Texas. With this expansion, we have more than 2,300 talented, caring and compassionate team members working in the following environments:

  • 4 inpatient rehab hospitals (free-standing)
  • 2 inpatient rehab units in Baylor Scott & White Health acute hospitals
  • 9 acute therapy units in Baylor Scott & White Health acute hospitals
  • 87 outpatient therapy locations (and growing)
  • A home health division covering all of North Texas

Select Medical is an organization that is passionate about safety for our patients and our team members. The Inpatient Rehabilitation Division conducts post-offer employment testing (POET) for a number of job titles including, but not limited to: 

  • Rehabilitation Assistant/Nursing Assistant
  • Nurse
  • Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy
  • Environmental Services

  POETS are completed as part of the onboarding process- to be completed before an employee’s first day of work.

**Select Medical is committed to having a workforce that reflects diversity at all levels and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment, and employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

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