Wound Care Nurse (LPN or RN)


Coordinates treatment to provide comprehensive wound assessments and plan of care
including goals, implementation of treatment, evaluation and outcomes for patients throughout the
organization. Provides patient, family and staff education regarding wound management, prevention of
pressure ulcers, support surfaces, dressing selections and other therapies. They are a resource person for
physicians wound team and clinical staff. Participates in performance improvement plan of the


• Ability to perform wound assessment, reassessment and management for all patients and per
• Knowledge of the anatomy and physiology and disorders of the gastrointestinal, genitourinary and
dermal systems.
• Utilizes principles of current wound management theory when providing care to patients with
acute and chronic wounds.
• Demonstrates thorough knowledge of staging system of wounds.
• Develops skin care programs to prevent skin breakdown of patients.
• Demonstrates knowledge and skill to develop and implement policies and procedures to manage
patients with draining wounds, fistulae and/or tubes; wound prevention, wound care, ostomy care
and incontinence.
• Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the
skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served. Able to interpret
data about the patient’s status to identify each patient’s age specific needs and provide care
needed by the patient group.
• Ability to revise plan of care as indicated by the patient’s response to treatment and evaluate
overall plan for effectiveness.
• Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques.
Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
• Demonstrates ability to perform treatments and provide services to level licensure.
• Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of
learning, family is included in teaching as appropriate.
• Knowledgeable of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and
clinical condition.
• Provides in-services on wound prevention, wound care, ostomy care and incontinence for the
nursing staff.
• Communicates appropriately and clearly to nurse managers, nursing staff and physicians.
• Consults other healthcare professionals/departments as appropriate to provide interdisciplinary
approach to the patient’s needs.
• Documentation meets current standards and practices.
• Integrates research findings to clinical practice.
• Attends continuing education classes in the areas of wound prevention, wound management and
ostomies. Stays current with changes, new advances/treatment in wound care.
• Serves as a liaison between physicians, patients and manufacturers of clinical products.
• Operates all equipment correctly and safely.
• Coordinates and supervises patient care as necessary.
• Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
• Inputs charges and enters documentation on all wound care patients into computer system in a
timely manner to ensure compliance.
• Other duties as assigned within scope of practice.


• The individual must support the mission, vision, and goals of First Physicians and serve as a role
model within the company.
• Exhibit positive customer service behavior in every day work interactions.
• Demonstrate a courteous and respectful attitude to internal workforce and external customers.
• Communicate accurately and appropriately.
• Handle difficult situations in a discreet and professional manner.
• Hold self-accountable for professional practice.
• Interact and cope effectively with diverse populations in stressful situations resulting from trauma
and illness.
• Participate in performance improvement activities utilizing principles to support and improve
patient care.
• Demonstrate knowledge of unit goals and is active in committees and projects to achieve these
• Keep current with literature regarding changing practices, interventions and best practices in
patient care.
• Assume responsibility for seeking out educational and professional opportunities for personal
learning needs and growth as well as meeting mandatory education requirements.
• Act as a preceptor as requested.
• Demonstrate excellent work attendance and attend and actively participate in a variety of
meetings and training sessions as required.
Adhere to the First Physicians Code of Conduct and Behavior Standards. Complies with established
policies and procedures and all health and safety requirements


• Graduate of accredited school of nursing.
• Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in wound care, medical/surgical, rehabilitation nursing.


• Current RN or LPN license from the State of Oklahoma Board of Nursing
• Certified Wound Nurse (WCC) preferred.
• Current BLS (or obtained within 30 days of hire)


• To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duties
satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to
perform the essential functions. Such accommodations must be requested by the
employee/applicant to be considered.
• This job requires visual abilities, auditory abilities, must be intact to perform duties.