Wound Nurse

Location Address

Palos Hills
Palos Hills, Illinois 60465
United States

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$7500 sign-on bonus available!


Every effort has been made to make your job description as complete as possible.  However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is a logical assignment to the position. Reports to Director of Nursing.


Basic Function

The primary purpose of a Wound Nurse is to provide for the day-to-day care needs of the residents in a Skilled Nursing Facility environment.



  • Graduation from an accredited nursing education program.
  • Illinois registration as a Registered Nurse
  • Requires employee to have had no abuse records.

Essential Duties

  • Provide hands-on care to the resident based on the resident’s Plan of Care.
  • Must be able to identify changes in the resident condition and evaluate the resident’s care needs.
  • Strong focus assessment skills as well as documentation skills.
  • Must be able to evaluate and participate in the development of the Resident Plan of Care.
  • Monitor the resident’s overall condition and provide care as required while maintaining compliance with the facility policy and procedures.
  • Provide primary skincare to residents under the medical direction and supervision of the residents’ attending physicians, or the Director of Nursing Services, with an emphasis on treatment and therapy of skin disorders.
  • Must be able to identify, manage, and treat specific skin disorders, primary and secondary lesions, and decubitus ulcers.
  • Ensure that residents with decubitus ulcers received appropriate prophylaxis and treatment such as daily inspection, turning and activity, a well-planned diet, and maintaining a clean, dry bed.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of an individualized patient care plan for the resident with allied health team members.
  • Implement a total nursing care plan through assessment, planning, and evaluation.
  • Administer prescribed medications and treatments according to policy and procedures; evaluate treatment effectiveness on a continuing basis.
  • Assist in maintaining a physical, social, and psychological environment, which is conducive to the overall welfare of the resident.
  • Participate in resident and family teaching.
  • Monitor performance of team members and become involved in staff development, evaluation and discipline when indicated.
  • Assign nursing care duties to team members and ensure such duties are completed in an appropriate manner.
  • Remain current in facility policies, procedures, and nursing trends by participating in inservice and continuing education programs.
  • Recognize significant changes in the condition of residents and take necessary action.
  • Document nursing care rendered, resident response, and all other pertinent and necessary data as outlined in the facility's policies and procedures
  • Function as a charge nurse by serving as a resource person to staff, answer questions, problem solve, and make decisions relevant to resident care.
  • Adhere to all facility and department safety policies and procedures.
  • Any other duties as necessary.
  • Ensuring medical supplies are available for wound care treatments.
  • Removing dressings, cleaning wounds, applying medication per physician protocol, and redressing wounds.
  • Assess, document, treat and dress wounds.
  • Daily dressing changes.
  • Daily and weekly documentation.
  • Assessment of admissions and readmissions.
  • Timely and appropriate communication with Wound doctor, family, DON, ADON, Physician, etc.
  • Educating family, staff, and residents about the importance of nutrition, skin barriers, hydration, turning, and repositioning to promote successful wound healing.
  • Initiate care plans and complete MDS Charting.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate and work well with patients and staff members.
  • Ability to follow facility policies and procedures.
  • Ability to speak the English language in an understandable manner.
  • Ability to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to assure that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
  • Ability to remain current in practice as applicable to the job.

Compassionate, resident-centered care is the cornerstone of our services. BRIA employees are passionate and caring professionals who take great pride in their ability to serve our residents in a broad range of skilled healthcare, administrative, therapeutic, and support roles. Our team serves from the heart so that residents get the most out of every day.