The Wound Care Nurse Practitioner Coordinator is responsible for providing specialty clinical care for the Wound and Hyperbaric Center. The Wound Care Nurse Practitioner Coordinator’s role includes the application of evidence-based assessments, diagnosing, prescribing, treatments, and education for patients in collaboration with the Wound Care Center team. He/she consults and assists the Wound Center’s clinical staff with monthly chart reviews, on-going process improvement plans, infection control protocols and all components of patient care coordination. The Wound Care Nurse Practitioner Coordinator functions as a liaison for the Inpatient Wound Care services within the BMHMC organization and serves on hospital committees as requested. He/she is additionally expected to attend monthly department meetings as part of his/her involvement in the growth and operational success of the Wound Care center program. With a patient centered approach, he/she will promote health prevention initiatives and provide healthy lifestyle coaching for the patient population.
· Assesses patient status by obtaining health history through patient/family interview. Assesses co-morbidities, risk factors, family history, and psychosocial aspects of the patient’s presentation.
· Performs comprehensive evaluation of wound staging according to the Wagner Scale and reports such data in proprietary EMR, paper chart, as well as, on hospital’s dictation platform. Completes all clinical documentation in compliance with hospital mandated timeline.
· Prescribes a plan of corrective care including diagnostic tests, medications, minor surgery (such as debridement), and diagnostic and corrective procedures.
· Implements and completes specific treatment plans according to healing protocols outlined in BMHMC and Healogics’ clinical guidelines, policies and procedures.