Raleigh General Hospital
The wound Care LPN is responsible for all assigned nursing care activities to include but not limited
to wound care for patients of all ages and other clinical activities associated with providing safe patient
care. The LPN is responsible for following all WHC policies and procedures, care protocols and
Diversified Clinical Services Practice Guidelines, as directed by a Registered Nurse, or Physician.
The LPN will be responsible for assisting with patient and wound care data conferences, and
continuing education is required as determined by the Program Director.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.1. The LPN must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide careto patients served on his/her assigned unit as described in unit based competencies, policiesand procedures.2. In collaboration with other staff members, provides bedside patient care, implementing theinterventions identified in the plan of care, as directed by RN.
Manage and Maintain Effective Patient Care1. Ensure appropriate patient care documentation.2. Implement and assure compliance with wound center and hospital policies and procedures.3. Maintain familiarity with regulatory standards.4. Report quality of care issues to staff RN or Program Director.5. Ensure availability of necessary equipment and supplies.6. Communicates with all team members regarding therapeutic interventions.
Communication1. Communicates with staff and physicians to ensure quality of care.
Personal Growth and Development1. Maintains and demonstrates competency in BLS (Basic Life Support), infections control,safety and all unit required skill review.2. Participates in own employee feedback session identifying individual strengths and areas ofgrowth.3. Indentifies limitations in own skill/knowledge and seeks consultation from availableresources to improve them.4. Demonstrates commitment to ongoing professional growth and education.
Reports to: Department Director
Minimum Education• Nursing degree from and accredited nursing school.• Current license in the state of practice.• Minimum two years experience as LPN/LVN.• Minimum one year experience in acute care setting.• Wound care experience preferred.
Required SkillsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential dutysatisfactory. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or abilityrequired. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to performthe essential functions.KNOWLEDGE• Familiarity with PC’s and computerized nursing systems and tools, or demonstrated ability tolearn.• Basic knowledge of regulatory / accrediting requirements for healthcare organizations.SKILLS• Strong interpersonal skills to interact positively and effectively with patients, visitors, staff,and physicians.• Good time management skills.• Demonstrated ability in assessment and critical thinking.ABILITIES• Ability to complete assignments in a timely manner.• Accuracy in reporting and documenting information.• Professional accountability.
Certifications:• BLS - - to be obtained within 30 days• Completes Diversified Basic Wound Care Course within six (6) months of employment.• Ability to interact with and maintain a respectful, positive and friendly manner withsupervisors, co-workers and internal and external customers to include being flexible withwork schedules and requests; keeping commitments; keepings others informed of workprogress, timetables and issues; addressing problems and issues constructively to find mutuallyacceptable and practical business solutions; remaining calm and courteous and exercising selfcontrol when sharing information and when interacting with angry individuals; acceptingcriticism without over-reacting or getting angry or sullen; and being open to and sharing ideasas needed to handle complaint situations, explain policies and procedures; addressing others byname, title or other respectful identifier, and respecting the diversity of our workforce inactions, words and deeds.
Required Licenses[West Virginia, United States] OtherLifePoint Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans’ status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
Current licensure by the WV State LPN Board