The first and only freestanding, inpatient acute rehabilitation hospital in Bucks County.
St. Mary Rehabilitation Hospital (SMRH) embraces the tradition of excellence for which St. Mary Medical Center is known. We are very proud of our patient outcomes. St Mary Rehab Hospital has been ranked in the top 25 percent of all rehab hospitals by UDS (Uniform Data Systems) for multiple years.
Our state-of-the-art, acute rehabilitation hospital features 50 spacious, private rooms and two specialty units (brain injury and stroke recovery). Our highly skilled, clinical staff is dedicated to the treatment and recovery of individuals who have suffered:
Neurological conditions including:
Spinal Cord Injury
Medically Complex Illnesses including: Cardiac and Pulmonary, and Renal disease
The Wound Care Nurse will function as part of the Wound Care program as a consultant to establish standards of care and clinical competence to meet the patients' needs. The Wound Care Nurse will assess, plan, implement, and evaluate the care of patients relative to their ostomy care, skin needs, and wound care needs. The Wound Care Nurse serves as a resource or consultant to patients, physicians, and team members for wounds, ostomies, incontinence, and actual or potential skin breakdown.
Provide consultation to all clinical areas for wounds, ostomies, incontinence, and actual or potential skin breakdown according to hospital policies and protocols.
Leads the development and monitoring standards, guidelines, and pathways for care delivery of patients with wounds, ostomies, incontinence and actual or potential skin breakdown.
Incorporates data and information to continuously improve care and practice to enhance clinical outcomes.
Makes recommendations to the physician for changes to wound care orders and provides evidence based research as needed.
Teaches staff and patients ostomy, wound, and pressure ulcer prevention through a variety of communication venues.
Assess and document wound assessment data and communicate findings, revise/develop the plan of care and verbalize pertinent information to the health care team.
Coordinates patient care in collaboration with other providers for the population served.
Accurately performs patient assessments and identifies patient needs.
Identifies and initiates appropriate nursing interventions.
Provides patient and family teaching throughout the rehabilitation stay and prior to discharge.
Provides care appropriate to condition and age of the patient.
Works cooperatively and actively participates with other members of the interdisciplinary team.
Participates in Continuous Quality and Performance Improvement (CQPI).
May provide input into the budgetary planning process and contributes to cost effectiveness of services and programs provided by the department and hospital.
Communicates employee observations and suggestions related to opportunities for improvement and staff educational needs.
Maintains positive relationships with all customers.
Complies with regulatory and accreditation standards.
Responsible for personal and professional development.
Maintains ethical practices and HIPAA requirements.
Ensures compliance with policies and procedures regarding department operations, fire, safety, and infection control. Maintains medical staff rules/requirements, as well as regulatory body standards.
Promotes rehabilitation nursing philosophy and scope of practice.
Actively participates in team conferences.
Performs timely and appropriate documentation relating to medical necessity in the medical record. Responsible for completion and revision of the Interdisciplinary Care Plan for each patient.
Performs timely and accurate QI assessments upon admission and discharge for all patients.
Sign IR-PAI upon discharge related to newly acquired or worsening wounds.
Provides a safe environment for patients, visitors and staff and complies with appropriate and approved safety standards.
Supports the leadership of the hospital in a professional manner and acts as a role model.
Other duties as assigned.
Associate's degree from Registered Nurse program, bachelor's preferred.
Four to six years experience preferred.
Current PA State licensure as Registered Nurse required
Current Basic Cardiac Life Support required
Wound Care Certification required
Job : Nursing Primary Location : PA-Langhorne-CHC Payroll - Saint Mary Rehab Hospital Organization : 6788 - CHC Payroll - Saint Mary Rehab Hospital
We believe that good health is the cornerstone of progress. We are firm in our resolve to make exemplary health care accessible and affordable to all, dedicated to lowering the high rate of cardiovascular disease, including stroke, in minority populations and committed to advocacy and diversity. We are guided by ethical principles in all transactions and strive for excellence in our training and skills.