Departmental Scope of Services

The wound care nurse provides care and case management coordination in conjunction with a wound care provider for individuals impacted by non-healing wound and related conditions.

This includes the delivery of advanced wound care technologies such as:

  • bio-engineered tissue substitutes
  • compression therapy
  • debridement 
  • hyperbaric oxygen treatments 
  • topical dressings
  • total contact casting

Patients Served

The Wound Center focuses on providing advanced treatment to individuals with non-healing wounds.

Our patients may suffer from the following conditions:

  • Acute trauma related wounds
    • burns
    • blisters
    • lacerations
    • perineal dermatitis 
  • Arterial ulcers 
  • Diabetic foot ulcer
  • Lymphedema related ulcers
  • Pressure Injuries
  • Surgical wounds, incisions or fistula
  • Venous ulcers

Overview of Department Services

Under the director of the Clinical Nurse Manager/Program Director, the Wound Care RN provides patient care and handles case management to a group of assigned wound care center patients.

Wound Care responsibilities include:

  • communicating findings with the assigned provider
  • development of patient focused care plans
  • evaluating patient status in regard to desired outcomes
  • identifying patient care situations that require intervention
  • performing initial nursing assessment

Additional responsibilities may include:

  • participating in routine quality improvement initiative
  • performing hyperbaric oxygen therapy related duties
  • providing education to the patient and caregiver
  • serving as a patient advocate for the patient's care

Full time employees will be required to attend a one-week training course in Jacksonville, Florida and will be required to obtain ACLS certification within one year of hire.

Awards and Honors

  • Designated a Center of Excellence by Healogics since 2013
  • Meets all standards from Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.