Elevate Care Niles Wound Care Technician in Niles, Illinois
Must have proof of Covid-19 vaccination
Religious and/or Health Exemptions May be Available for Qualifying Employees
The Wound Care Technician assists the Wound Care Nurse in providing patient wound care. Participates in weekly rounds with Wound Care Nurse and other interdisciplinary staff. Assists with wound dressings. Assists with wound VAC application. Cleans patients as needed during wound care treatment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide assistance with serving meals and feeding; providing fresh water and nourishment between meals.
Provide assistance in personal hygiene by giving bedpans, urinals, baths, backrubs, shampoos, and shaves; assisting with travel to the bathroom; helping with showers and baths.
Provide assistance in ambulating, turning, and positioning residents
Maintain resident stability by checking vital signs and weight; recording intake and output information.
Provide for resident comfort by utilizing resources and materials; answering call lights and requests; reporting observations of the residents to the nursing supervisor.
Document actions by completing forms, reports, logs, and records.
Protect privacy and dignity by keeping patient information confidential; comply with HIPAA guidelines and related laws.
Adhere to professional standards, company policies and procedures, and all federal, state, and local requirements, including JCAHO standards, when applicable.
Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; participating in professional organizations; and maintaining licensure.
Performs other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
· Current certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant with 1 year of experience.
· Must be at least 18 years of age.
· Long term care experience preferred.
· Current CPR certification required.
· Ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language.