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Wound Care Nurse Practitioner (Louisville Region)

LTC Healing Partners

This is a Contract position in Tavernier, FL posted September 8, 2021.

LTC Healing Partners
– We have immediate openings for highly motivated and clinically talented Nurse Practitioners to treat patients at long term care facilities.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the patient’s wound care and visit documentation and working with nursing staff to develop plans of care to increase quality and control costs at our partner facilities.

WHO WE ARE Healing Partners’ vision is to increase quality and help to control costs for our long-term care facility partners.

With our clinicians’ commitment and dedication to providing the highest quality of care to our patients, we have consistently achieved superior clinical outcomes and utilize cutting edge technology.

Our telehealth-based platform where bedside clinicians collaborate with wound care nurses, we provide comprehensive wound care to Skilled Nursing Facilities and Assisted Living Facilities utilizing the most effective wound care products and procedures.

Essential functions: Debridement of wounds by sharp, enzymatic, autolytic or surgical methods able to be safely completed in the place of patient visit and all associated procedures to complete the debridement.

Application and management of topical wound care and associated wound management products.

Direction and recommendation of associated services to improve wound healing outcomes.

This includes but is not limited to labs, radiologic tests, vascular tests, referrals, home health care, Vacuum Assisted Closure device, and orthotics.

Interpretation of diagnostic tests and recommendation of appropriate follow up.

Recommendations for prescription of required medications and/or Durable Medical Equipment or supplies (DME) to facilitate wound healing and/or wound prevention within her/his scope of practice, license and as per the collaborative agreement with the supervising physician.

Diabetic Foot Ulcer risk assessment for Members with Diabetes, as per the ADA guidelines Education of patients as to the topical and systemic management of their wounds.

Education of the Primary Care Physician (PCP), CM, or referring Physician on current wound management practices.

Provision of regular updates to the PCP, CM, or referring Physician on the status of their patient’s systemic conditions associated with wound care.

Acts as a resource person for decisions, planning, and policies affecting the health of residents.

Collaborates with staff to identify residents’ needs and to help develop plans to meet these needs.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None.

Required Skills/Abilities: Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Excellent interpersonal skills and high level of compassion.

Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Ability to prioritize tasks.

Education and Experience: Successful completion of an approved nurse practitioner program.

Current approval by the Board of Nursing to perform medical acts.

Must be currently licensed as a registered nurse in the state.

Current Active, unrestricted APRN license in the state in which the applicant has applied.

Master’s degree of Nursing.

Physical Requirements: Able to stand and walk for 4 hours.

Able to lift 100 pounds to assist fallen residents.

Able to lift 10 pounds for routine performance of essential functions.

Pushing/Pulling 70 pounds when administering patient care Bending/squatting/kneeling/twisting when administering patient care Hearing in order to perform physical assessments (aids permitted) Vision for performing physical assessments (glasses or contacts permitted) Depth perception when performing medical procedures.

Fine motor skills for grasping and controlling medical equipment, and to perform precise procedures such as sterile dressing changes.

Work Environment: May be exposed to adverse indoor and outdoor environmental conditions, bloodborne pathogens, physical hazards (e.g., needle pricks, etc.) and chemical hazards.