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RN Wound Care

RN Wound Care

Job ID 
Altoona Center for Nursing Care
Posted Date 
Regular Full-Time
Education Level 
Experience Needed 
Less than 1 year
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WOUND CARE RN Needed for Hands-On Resident Care Work at Skilled Nursing Facility


Full Time  - Altoona, Pa                Monday-Friday Daylight


Altoona Center for Nursing Care  is a comprehensive skilled nursing facility dedicated to providing high-quality whole-patient care. Through its comprehensive onsite services including cardiac, orthopedic, wound and memory support, Altoona has come to revolutionize senior care, helping its clients maximize their health, well-being and overall quality of life during these critical elder years.

As a skilled nursing facility, wound and skin care are essential steps in ensuring residents are healthy, comfortable and functional. The Wound Care Nurse will manage wound/skin care personnel, and carry out a number of hands-on tasks for the facility,


The Wound Care Nurse will manage wound/skin care personnel, and carry out a number of hands-on tasks for the facility, including:

  • Administering treatments according to physicians’ orders/plans of care, as well as facility policies and procedures
  • Performing weekly measurements of all wounds, and documenting findings accurately
  • Assisting in all care planning related to skin/wound treatment, and planning/recommending appropriate interventions
  • Researching cause factors and making appropriate recommendations to other departments to improve consistent, cohesive quality of care surrounding pressure relief, positioning, nutrition, hydration and the use of splints
  • Informing families and external caregivers of treatments, and providing training as needed
  • Responding to/resolving emergencies in the absence of an RN
  • Additional skin/wound care services, as dictated by care plans and resident needs



The Wound Care Nurse must be able to analyze and assist with complex resident care, and should be comfortable investigating/resolving problems, initiating therapeutic approaches to wound care/prevention and make on-the-spot decisions to best support patient needs. All candidates must be licensed as an RN in Pennsylvania, with at least one year of experience in wound care treatment and prevention required.





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