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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Wound Care

  • Job ID: 704908694
  • Status: Casual
  • Regular/Temporary: Limited
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals
  • Department: Enterostomal Ther CG
  • Location: 4300 Londonderry Road, Harrisburg PA 17109
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $18.04 to $27.06 / hour

Description

Are you looking to pick up extra hours but do not want to requirement that it needs to be a certain number of hours in a month? UPMCs wound care is in need of a Casual Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). There are some benefits available to this position, such as accumulation of paid time off. 
The Wound Care Nurse (LPN) is responsible for the coordination and implementation of the facility's Skin Integrity and Wound Management Program including the promotion and review of standards of care and clinical competencies.

The WCN-LPN is responsible for providing skin & wound care services, resident and staff education, including orientation and ongoing in-services to enhance the competency of the staff in order to meet the needs of the residents.

Under the direction of the DON and in collaboration with the nurses, Unit Managers, and other health care professionals, the Wound Care Nurse-LPN applies clinical knowledge and skills to address the resident's needs in order to achieve quality resident care outcomes.

Responsibilities:

  • Implements facility skin and wound care program to include resident care protocols, documentation tools, communication process for changes in skin conditions.
  • Promotes adherence to standards of care
  • Provides basic wound care information and conveys facility wound management program elements and training to nursing staff.
  • Makes recommendations to the physician for changes to wound care orders, and provides evidence based research support as needed. Serves as a role model for new hires and students.
  • Participates in programs/meetings as required and assigned:  
  1. Care Planning  
  2. Care Conference  
  3. Quality Improvement 
  4. Nursing/Facility management  
  5. Staff meetings
  • Participates in mentoring new nurses, student Interns and staff nurses related to specific area of skin/wound care. Puts customer service first.
  • Provides input on selection of staff and performance reviews.
  • Coordinates facility wide Skin and wound management program

Qualifications

  • Completion of a Practical Nursing Program approved by the State Board of Nursing.
  • One years of experience as an LPN preferably in a long term care setting.
  • Solid/Strong/Good or higher rating on most recent performance evaluation
  • Wound care experience preferred. Completion of Aging Institute's Geriatric Sensitivity and Certificate Program.
  • Completion of UPMC SRL Mentoring Workshop. Act as a preceptor for new LPNs

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Currently licensed as Licensed Practical Nurse in Pennsylvania
  • Board Certification preferred
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Must complete licensure examination within FOUR MONTHS of hire or within one year of graduation, whichever comes first. Though temporary permits are valid for one year from the date of graduation, not one year from issue of permit (or until the results of the examination are known at which time it becomes null and void),
  • UPMC requires that GNs take the licensure examination within 4 months of their start date or they will be terminated or demoted from the GN position, at the discretion of the BU.

Clearances must be dated within 90 days.

Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) OR Temporary Practice Permit (TPP)

Act 33 with renewal

Act 34 with renewal

Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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