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Registered Nurse Wound Care Clinic - Dallas, TX - Wound Care

Company: William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital
Location: Dallas
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Registered Nurse Wound Care Clinic - Dallas, TXRegistered Nurse Wound Care Clinic Full Time Days
Why UT Southwestern? With over 75 years of excellence in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, UT Southwestern is committed to excellence, innovation, teamwork, and compassion. As a world-renowned medical and research center, we strive to provide the best possible care, resources, and benefits for our valued employees. Ranked as the #1 hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth for the sixth consecutive year, we invite you to continue your healthcare career with us at William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital. You'll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism, and consistent opportunities for learning and advancement into leadership roles.
Job Summary
The University Hospital Wound Care Clinic provides personalized and advanced care for complex and non-healing wounds, ranging from those caused by diabetes, vascular disease, pressure, and other health conditions. We offer access to a full range of wound healing treatment options, including the latest bioengineered tissue products, private hyperbaric oxygen therapy chambers, laser therapy innovations, and leading-edge minimally invasive surgery.
Job Duties

  • Directly supervises and evaluates the provision of patient care by other personnel assigned to the unit. Makes daily patient rounds. Does random chart audits. Utilizes opportunities to teach and mentor other nursing and ancillary personnel.
  • Manages staff to meet established productivity targets as appropriate. Reviews staffing/nursing assignments and revises as necessary to meet the specific needs of the patients on a shift by shift basis. Coordinates staffing with Central Staffing Office/House Supervisor. Makes ongoing changes to staffing as determined by fluctuations in census and patient acuity, to assure safe delivery of care.
  • Role models pro-active problem solving by collaborating with staff to ensure effective resolution of identified issues. Utilizes chain of command for unresolved or escalating issues. Advocates for patients and staff to provide for safe delivery of care and/or a safe environment of care. Demonstrates flexibility and willingness to provide coverage during shifts when staffing crisis/shortage occurs.
  • Provides timely, confidential coaching and/or counseling of nursing personnel as appropriate and follows up with accurate reports to Unit Manager and Assistant Manager, Care Coordination. Promotes and enthusiastically supports professional growth of staff by providing equal opportunities for participation in unit based activities, patient care/unit decisions, hospital committees, and/or continuing education. Responsible for maintaining/improving/implementing plans for employee engagement scores.
  • Assures first person reporting of events through RL Solutions. Ensures all staff are competent in entering event reports and serves as a resource when necessary. Investigates facts of event reports. Facilitates timely receipt of these reports for follow-up by the Unit Manager Notifies Nurse Manager/Risk Manager immediately of high risk situations.
  • Actively participates in routine and special patient care conferences. Responsible for maintaining/improving/implementing plans for patient satisfaction scores. Works with Unit Manager, Assistant Manager Care Coordination, Transition Coordinator and other disciplines to streamline discharge of patients and reaches goals for time to discharge from orders written.
  • Collects information and maintains records regarding performance and contributions on an ongoing basis throughout the fiscal year. Provides input and/or conducts annual performance reviews and orientation evaluation of personnel assigned to the unit.
  • Coordinates self scheduling to maintain appropriate coverage for unit needs. Maintains Kronos records on a daily basis, monitoring for trends that require intervention i.e late clock-ins, incremental overtime, missed punches.
  • Assumes delegated responsibility for inventory control of equipment and supplies to ensure safe and effective patient care. Facilitates timely return of rented or borrowed specialty equipment. Solicits staff input regarding equipment and supply needs for the unit.
  • Assists with staff meetings, special projects and the development, implementation and evaluation of performance improvement activities. Communicates data and solicits input from staff regarding performance and quality improvement. Patient safety, infection control. Actively participates on hospital work groups.

    Experience and Education

    • BSN preferred.
    • BLS (American Heart Association) required.
    • One years of RN experience is required.
    • TX BON or Compact State RN License required.

      Compliance with the COVID-19 vaccine mandate enforced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) is a requirement for this position. Federal law requires individuals holding this position to be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption for certain medical, disability, or religious reasons. Individuals who do not meet CMS vaccination requirements are not eligible and should not apply for this position but are encouraged to apply for other non-healthcare positions at UT Southwestern for which they qualify.
      For COVID-19 vaccine information, applicants should visit
      To learn more about the benefits UT Southwestern offers, visit
      This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code --51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information.
      UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. As an equal opportunity employer, UT Southwestern prohibits unlawful discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or veteran status. To learn more, please visit:

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