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Wound Care Technician

Company: Alden Valley Ridge Rehabilitation and Health Care
Location: Bloomingdale
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Alden Valley Ridge Rehabilitation and Health Care Center - JOB SUMMARY:

  • Provides residents with daily nursing care in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, regulations, and facility policies. May be directed by the Wound Care Coordinator / Treatment Nurse, or designee to ensure that the highest degree of quality care is always maintained.


    • Successful completion of a Certified Nursing Assistant Program with a certificate or other written verification from the school and successful completion of the Department approved nursing assistant competency evaluation or successful completion of a United States military training program that includes the content of the Basic Nursing Assistant Training Program.
    • Be at least 16 years of age, of temperate habits and good moral character, honest, reliable, and trustworthy.
    • Provide evidence of employment or occupation, if any, and residence for two years prior to initial employment as a nursing assistant.
    • Must possess a high school diploma or G.E.D.
    • Must possess current CPR certificate or become certified within two weeks of employment.
    • Demonstrates interest and/or knowledge in caring for the ill, disabled, and elderly. Must be able to deal tactfully with customers, family members, visitors, personnel etc.
    • Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language in an understandable manner.
    • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
    • Must possess the ability and willingness to work harmoniously with other personnel.
    • Must be personable, enthusiastic, and personable.


      • Must be able to move intermittently throughout the workday.
      • Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
      • Must possess sight/hearing senses or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of the position can be fully met.

        • Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, visitors, personnel, and support agencies.
        • Must be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability.
        • Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, young, emotionally upset, and at times hostile people.
        • May be required to lift, push, pull, and move equipment, supplies, etc., in excess of fifty (50) pounds throughout the day.
        • Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc. including exposure to the (HIV) Aids and Hepatitis B viruses.


          • Ensure that all nursing procedures and protocols are followed in accordance with established policies and procedures, including dress code.
          • Participates in the skin report and or / Stand up with nursing members daily.
          • Communicates any initial sign of a skin abnormality in skin integrity, or any missing Dressing right away to the Wound Care Coordinator/ Treatment Nurse /staff nurse for replacement.
          • Monitors turning and positioning of residents and assists in turning and repositioning as well as documenting that in Point of Care (POC).
          • Monitors shower and bed bath completion for wound patients and assists as needed as well as documenting shower/bath in Point of Care and documenting any skin abnormality in (POC) and reporting to the Nurse on duty.
          • Monitors off-loading of heels or placement of heel lift boots, per resident modality and document in (POC) if applicable.
          • Participates and assists in the daily rounds with the Wound Care Coordinator/ Treatment Nurse.
          • Monitors compliance with preventative skin moisture barrier, equipment usage, i.e.: (wedge cushions, wheelchair cushions, pillows) and specialty mattresses.
          • Monitors off-loading when resident up in their wheel- chair and assist in positioning if needed.
          • Aides with assistance during activities of daily living to a specific number of residents and/or as directed by the Wound Care Coordinator/Treatment Nurse.
          • May Assist in developing a written plan of care for each Resident with specific problems or needs of that Resident.
          • Attends and actively participates in a resident care plan conference, and or Resident Council and/or Family Council when invited.
          • Reports all concerns, complaints made by the Resident or their family to the Administrator/ or designee.
          • Makes rounds to assure Residents are safe and comfortable and their Call lights within reach.
          • Maintains an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest, and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the department.
          • Participates in In-service Education Programs.
          • Assists in implementing and maintaining an effective orientation program that orientates

            • the new staff of Alden to the facility wound care program, and its policies and procedures as requested.
            • Recommends to the Wound Care Coordinator/ Treatment Nurse any equipment or supply needs of the department.
            • Documents Rounds daily on Skin QA sheet provided and daily returns QA sheet to Wound Care Coordinator/Treatment Nurse.
            • Check Low Air Loss Mattresses daily for settings, adjusts as necessary and report any issues to Wound Care Coordinator/ Treatment Nurse. Helps with changing or switching out of Low Air Loss Mattresses as needed.
            • Ensure that the Low Air Loss Mattresses are being cleaned by housekeeping on showers days.
            • Aide in monitoring the linen on the Low Air Loss Mattresses during rounds.
            • Inventories and stores the new Residents personal possessions as needed.
            • Assists Residents with packing personal possessions when they are transferred to a new room or discharged (including personal turning schedules from old rooms to new rooms).
            • Maintains intake and output records as instructed. Checks and documents bowel movements and character of stools if applicable.
            • Assist with making occupied and unoccupied beds, changes of bed linens, straightens rooms, closets, and drawers. Notifies housekeeping if mattress in need of cleaning.
            • Obtains blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respiration, heights and weights, and records if indicated.
            • Shares in the performance measures for the facility regarding the outcomes of areas monitored.


              • Observes Residents physical condition, attitude, reactions, appetite, etc., and reports any changes and/or unusual findings to the Nurse/RCC so care plan can be updated.
              • Performs personal services for Residents (i.e., reading, writing letters, etc.) as time allows.
              • Encourages Residents to help themselves and promotes self-care in aiding rehabilitation as much as possible.
              • Assists with care of dying and expired Residents.
              • Records resident food/fluid intake. Completes meal monitor form as indicated.
              • Reports changes in resident's eating habits to the Staff Nurse.
              • Keeps Residents water pitchers clean and filled with fresh water on each shift unless contraindicated.
              • Wears transfer belt or have available always and utilizes as needed.
              • Reports all hazardous equipment and conditions to the Staff Nurse immediately.
              • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Keywords: Alden Valley Ridge Rehabilitation and Health Care , Chicago , Wound Care Technician, Professions , Bloomingdale, Illinois

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