Catholic Health Initiatives RN, Wound Care in LEXINGTON, Kentucky

RN, Wound Care


Position Type: Regular

Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 80


Job Summary / Purpose

Provides nursing care according to the nursing process,

including assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementing and evaluating. Implements appropriate nursing care

interventions. Administers medications

and treatments in accordance with physician orders and established nursing

policies and procedures. Care provided

is based on defined standards of patient care and nursing evidence-based


Essential Key Job Responsibilities

  1. Assumes responsibility for acquiringknowledge and skills necessary for patient care in the identified practicesetting.

  2. Performs assessment and analyzes patient problems andconditions using critical decisioning to determine need for standard, urgent oremergent interventions.

  3. Implements and/or modifies plan of care usingassessment data, standards of care and evidence based practice inclusive ofnursing care coordination, appropriate patient and family education, anddischarge planning. Facilitatesinterdisciplinary partnership in patient care.

  4. Integrates ethical provisions in nursing practice anddelivers care in a manner that preserves and protects patient autonomy, dignityand rights.

  5. Administers medications, IV therapy, and treatments incompliance with policies and procedures.

  6. Evaluates progress towards attainment of desired patientoutcomes.

  7. Demonstrates effective on-going observations andreassessment of patient/family and their response to the interventions andchanges in condition.

  8. Documents assessments and interventions in accordancewith hospital policy and standards of care.

  9. Utilizes resources appropriately and follows facilityguidelines for documentation and charging of medical supplies and equipment.

  10. Assigns or delegates tasks to designated supportpersonnel based on needs and conditions of the patient, complexity of the task,predictability of the outcome and facility policy.

  11. Collaborates with new employees and peers to supportorientation, training and development opportunities. Supports the profession of nursing throughsupport for nursing student clinical activities, as appropriate.

  12. Otherduties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

Required Education for Staff Job Levels

Current RN license in the State of

Kentucky, BSN preferred. New hire RN’s have 2 years from hire date to enroll

in BSN program and it must be completed within 5 years of hire.

Required Licensure andCertifications


RN license in the State of Kentucky. BLS required. See attached grid for

required certifications.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and


Graduate of an accredited school of

nursing required.

Organizational Information


The Mission

of Catholic Health Initiatives is to nurture the healing ministry of the

Church, supported by education and research.

Fidelity to the Gospel urges us to emphasize human dignity and social

justice as we create healthier communities.

Our Vision is to live up to our name as one CHI:

Catholic – Living our Mission and Core


Health – Improving the health of the

people and communities we serve;

Initiatives – Pioneering models and

systems of care to enhance care delivery.

Living the Core Values of CHI

  1. REVERENCE : Respecting diverse viewpoints and working together to bring out thebest in everyone.

  2. INTEGRITY : Being open and honest in all of our interactions.

  3. COMPASSION : Caring for the whole person and the greater good of others.

  4. EXCELLENCE : Doing our best work, providing quality care and service, andachieving our goals.

CHI Standardized Competencies


  1. Accountability

Takes full responsibility for the conduct andresults of own work. Holds self/ others accountable for goal attainment. Demonstratesan understanding of the link between one’s own job responsibilities andoverall organizational goals, priorities and needs.

  1. Adaptability / Flexibility

Understands and appreciates different andopposing perspectives on an issue. Adapts one’s approach as situations changeand accepts changes within one’s own job or the organization at large.

  1. Initiative

Takes appropriate independent action,addresses issues proactively, engages in problem solving, generates new ideasand solutions, seeks out new responsibilities and acts on opportunities forself-development.

  1. Integrity & Spirituality

Is open and honest in all interactions. Actswith moral wholeness, soundness and truthfulness.

  1. Quality

Is attentive to detail and accuracy, iscommitted to error prevention, monitors, owns and acts on quality work. Looksfor and participates in opportunities for process improvements.

  1. Safety

Learns and practices safety as a personalpriority in your work. Addresses potential safety concerns. Willing to addressunsafe behaviors in others. Commits to team safety.

  1. Service Excellence

Builds confidence, is committed to increasingsatisfaction, sets achievable expectations, assumes responsibility for solvingproblems, ensures commitments are met, solicits opinions and ideas andresponds to patients, coworkers, physicians, and all other stakeholders.Maintains pleasant and professional image.

  1. Teamwork

Collaborates with others toachieve common goals. Listens, works to resolve conflicts, supports andupholds team decisions. Builds constructive relationships by appreciating andrespecting the diversity and contributions of others. Promotes an overallpositive team atmosphere.

Protected Health and other confidential Information

This job accesses, uses and discloses patient protected

health and other confidential information and will use and disclose patient

protected health and other confidential information:

  1. Only as it applies to job functions

  2. In amounts minimally necessary forintended purpose, and

  3. In a confidential manner.

Job RN


Daily Schedule 7am

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2018-R0189490

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.