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Working As A Burn Center Nurse

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Make Decisions

  • $67,490

    Average Salary

What Does A Burn Center Nurse Do At Fresenius Medical Care North America

* Responsible for driving the FMS culture through values and customer service standards.
* Accountable for outstanding customer service to all external and internal customers.
* Develops and maintains effective relationships through effective and timely communication.
* Takes initiative and action to respond, resolve and follow up regarding customer service issues with all customers in a timely manner.
* Directs Patient Care Technician’s provision of safe and effective delivery of chronic hemodialysis therapy to patients in compliance with standards outlined in the facility policy procedure manuals, as well as regulations set forth by the corporation, state, and federal agencies
* Delegates tasks to all direct patient care staff including but not limited to LVN/LPNs, Patient Care Technicians, and Dialysis Assistants
* Assesses daily patient care needs and develops appropriate patient care assignments
* Monitors patient care staff for appropriate techniques and adherence to facility policy and procedures
* Participates in staff training and orientation of new staff as assigned
* Participates in all required staff meetings as scheduled

What Does A Burn Center Nurse Do At Presence Health

* RESPONSIBILITIESAssesses each patient's biophysical, psychosocial, environment, spiritual, cultural, self-care, educational and discharge planning based on age and development status.
* Develops and prioritizes an outcome directed plan of care to assigned patients and changes as necessary
* Performs clinical and technical aspects of care in accordance with established policies, procedures, standards of practice and within scope of the State Nurse Practice.
* Documents care per established standards
* Evaluates the effectiveness of nursing interventions.
* Modifies the plan of care focusing on age and development status and patient outcomes
* Assess patient and family educational needs and ability to participate and learn to achieve patient plan of care through collaboration with other team members
* This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions.
* Other duties may be assigned

What Does A Burn Center Nurse Do At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

* Participates in day-to-day operations of the program.
* Participates in program evaluation and development of strategic goals.
* Attends program meetings.
* Participates in the QA/QI projects for the program.
* Supports the research activities of the program.
* Provides program information in response to outside requests and serves as a program resource to Institute staff.
* Assumes nursing care responsibilities for a defined group of patients within the program, including but not limited to assessment, education, coordination, and documentation.
* Functions as the primary nursing contact for care delivered within the physician practice setting.
* Evaluates patient care in the program and collaborates with the other disciplines to facilitate appropriate clinical decision-making and to implement change when necessary.
* Assists providers with procedures as necessary.
* Manages patient care across the continuum, making appropriate referrals as necessary.
* Works collaboratively and functions as an effective member of the health care team.
* Monitors the environment of care with attention to patient safety, and assures compliance with regulatory agency standards.
* Maintains clinical practice that is evidence-based and consistent with nursing policies, procedures and standards.
* Provides care based on age-specific needs of the patient.
* Adheres to the Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements (ANA, 2001) in all aspects of professional practice.
* Complies with accepted standards of professional nursing practice that is evidence- based and consistent with policy, and procedures determined by DFCI as well as with all licensure/registration requirements applicable to the nursing role.
* Fosters an environment that is sensitive to the needs of diverse populations, including but not limited to culture, ethnicity, gender, and age.
* C. Professional Development:
* Identifies areas for professional growth.
* Formulates professional goals, objectives and methods for accomplishing these.
* Serves as representative on Nursing and Institute committees.
* Supports research activities within the Nursing and Patient Care Services and the Institute.
* Meets all annual evaluation requirements and competencies within the established time period.
* Collaborates in preparing professional reports, articles, and presentations for colleagues and the public.
* Pursues active membership in local and national professional organizations.
* Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
* Baccalaureate degree required; baccalaureate in nursing preferred
* Minimum of 1 year (or equivalent) of nursing experience
* Certification in Oncology Nursing, OCN, AOCN, or CPON preferred
* Demonstrated ability to work as an effective member of an interdisciplinary team.
* Demonstrated skills in critical thinking, problem solving, and ability to make independent decisions.
* Dana
* Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.
* Job ID: 2018
* Grade: 60

What Does A Burn Center Nurse Do At Genesis Healthcare

* Staff Excellence
* Fosters an environment in which each nursing team member practices to the top of her/his license, certification and/or skill set and role;
* Builds and fosters trusting, collaborative relationships between and with staff, peers, other disciplines/professionals and ancillary services;
* Provides an environment conducive to opinion-sharing and engages nursing team members in decision-making reflecting a shared governance model of leadership;
* Assures effective recruitment, interview processes, hiring, on-boarding, and orientation for all nursing team members;
* Assesses and appraises nursing team member's engagement and strengths, supports each nursing team member's development of career plans and coaches nursing team members in their professional development;
* Creates an environment that recognizes and values diversity;
* Develops, collaborates with and supervises the Nurse Practice Educator to assure her/his effective, ongoing development of nursing practice and engagement through education, training and frontline coaching;
* Assures that Personnel policies and procedures are implemented consistently and correctly;
* Applies corrective discipline and/or coaching when needed to mitigate workforce performance and behavior issues;
* Collaborates with the Center Executive Director to develop, implement, evaluate and update People Plans.
* Clinical Excellence
* Maintains a working knowledge of current clinical practice and the regulatory requirements affecting that practice and exhibits the value of continuous learning;
* Determines the workforce/staffing model for the Nursing department necessary to meet the nursing needs of the patients;
* Oversees implementation and evaluation of the staffing model to assure high quality, cost-effective care;
* Implements, evaluates and develops an effective nursing practice model to meet the needs of diverse patient populations;
* Collaborates and coordinates with other departments and professionals to provide timely, safe and effective care consistent with individual's needs, choices and preferences;
* Ensures there are safe, coordinated and thorough admission and discharge planning processes in place;
* Organizes and leads effective clinical meetings, rounds, shift to shift communication and huddles to assure effective patient/resident outcomes.
* Contributes to a learning organization culture through ongoing professional development and support of nursing staff to pursue continuous professional development.
* Customer Excellence
* Creates a culture of Service Excellence which focuses on the patient experience and is responsive to patients/families concerns and grievances;
* Models effective patient/resident and family-centered communication and coaches staff in service-oriented communication;
* Provides service recovery directly when needed and directs/coaches team members in service recovery for dissatisfied customers;
* Ensures that patient's attending physician and family or responsible party are promptly notified of any significant change in the patient's health condition;
* Fosters professional relationships with community, regulators/surveyors, payers, and referral sources.
* Actively develops relationships and strategies for collaboration with hospitals/health systems and home health/hospice and community providers to promote value based care delivery.
* Business Excellence
* Contributes to creating an environment that has a reputation for high ethical standards;
* Implements the QAPI process assure quality, safety and efficiency in clinical outcomes;
* Collaborates with the Center Executive Director to develop, allocate and control the budget for the Department of Nursing Services;
* Collaborates actively in the Center's business planning process;
* Conducts periodic organizational assessments to identify nursing management succession planning issues and establish action plans;
* Provides oversight and approves nursing department schedules to include position control and pay practices;
* Collaborates with Center Executive Director to identify nursing care equipment/supplies required to meet the needs of the patients and assures that adequate supplies are available.
* Implements and assures adherence to the organization's policies and procedures;
* Performs other duties as requested.
* Administrative:
* Works with the Center Executive Director to develop, allocate and control the budget for the Department of Nursing Services;
* Actively participates in the center's business planning process;
* Manages staffing:
* Determines the staffing needs of the Nursing department necessary to meet the nursing needs of the patients;
* Recruits, interviews, hires, on-boards, and orients professional nursing staff;
* Provides oversight and approves nursing department schedules to include position control and pay practices;
* Reviews and evaluates the performance of nursing staff as well as counsels staff according to established company personnel policy;
* Provides direction to nurse management regarding Individual Performance Improvement Plans, problem resolution, and disciplinary actions;
* Recommends and facilitates employee promotions, transfers and terminations;
* Proactively participates in labor relations activities;
* Collaborates and coordinates with other departments to provide timely effective care consistent with individual's needs, choices and preferences;
* Ensures there is a safe, coordinated and thorough discharge planning process in place;
* Fosters a strong partnership between the medical staff and the department of nursing;
* Makes recommendations to the Center Executive Director regarding nursing care equipment/supplies required to meet the needs of the patients and assures that adequate supplies are available;
* Promotes a culture of safety to ensure a healthy practice and living environment;
* Plans and facilitates meetings to address patient care, survey and/or standards of care issues;
* Participates in Center meetings such as Utilization Management, Customer at Risk, Quality Improvement, etc. as needed;
* Maintains professional relationships with community, payers, and referral sources;
* Assumes administrative responsibilities of the Center for weekend and holiday coverage as requested;
* Stays and works beyond scheduled shift if needed to meet state staffing requirements and/or needs of patients;
* Complies with and promotes adherence to applicable legal requirements, standards, policies and procedures including but not limited those within the Compliance and Ethics Program, Standard/Code of Conduct, Federal False Claims Act and HIPAA.
* Provides leadership and support for the Compliance and Ethics Program within management area.
* Ensures timely and accurate reporting and responses to compliance-related issues and monitors the implementation of corrective action plans related to such issues.
* Ensures that staff participates in orientation and training programs including but not limited to all required compliance courses and relevant policies and procedures, and that such training is properly documented.
* Participates in compliance and other required training programs.
* Provides open lines of communication regarding compliance issues within management area and access to the Integrity Line and ensures that retaliation against staff who report suspected incidences of non-compliance does not occur.
* Promptly reports concerns and suspected incidences of non-compliance to supervisor, Compliance Liaison or to the Compliance Officer via the Integrity Hotline.
* Participates in monitoring and auditing activities and investigations, and implementing quality assurance and performance improvement processes, as required.
* Completes performance reviews and determines compensation and promotions based on the accomplishment of established standards that promote adherence to compliance and quality standards.
* Clinical Leadership:
* Effectively plans, organizes, directs and implements a comprehensive center-wide nursing program;
* Create an environment in which professional and personal growth is an expectation
* Use computerized management systems to record administrative data (billing data, quality assurance data, workload data, etc.)
* Provides nursing leadership in order to meet the goals of the Genesis organization and the individual center;
* Creates an environment that is respectful, team oriented and responsive to the concerns of staff, patients and families.
* Completes daily rounds on the units to observe patients and to determine if nursing needs are being met;
* Provides patient care when required;
* Monitors nursing care to ensure positive clinical outcomes;
* Ensures Point Click Care (PCC) is utilized according to the Business Processes;
* Communicates on a formal basis with staff on all shifts through routine staff meetings;
* Ensures a process is in place for communication between licensed nursing staff and CNAs during and between shifts;
* Ensures a process is in place to provide shift-to-shift communication between incoming and outgoing nursing staff;
* Ensures timely and accurate compliance of the MDS process and that it reflects the patient's plan of care;
* Reviews prospective admissions in relation to existing nursing capabilities and ensures readiness to treat;
* Ensures that patient's attending physician and family or responsible party are promptly notified of any significant change in the patient's health condition;
* Care about people as individuals and demonstrate empathy and concern while ensuring that organizational goals and objectives are met.
* Support a non-punitive reporting environment and a reward system for reporting unsafe practices
* Understand and articulate organization€™s payer mix, CMI and benchmark database
* Explain and utilize metrics as a unit of measure for any process
* Develop systems which encourage/require prompt reporting of potential liability by staff at all levels

What Does A Burn Center Nurse Do At Grifols Shared Services North America, Inc.

* Promote customer satisfaction through appropriate interaction and responsiveness to customer needs.
* Builds rapport with donors to ensure overall customer satisfaction with the center to support long term donation.
* Selection of suitable plasmapheresis donors by performing physical examinations and taking medical histories on all donors through the use of FDA approved Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Manual, current State and Federal guidelines, OSHA, CLIA, CGMP, all internal company procedures and personal education and experience.
* Responsible for donor awareness to potential hazards .
* Administration of donor consent form.
* Provides Donor education on trends identified regarding general health assessment completed at the Center.
* Provides counseling to Donors regarding unacceptable test results.
* Evaluates and manages donor injuries and adverse events.
* Performs evaluations of any history of illness or medications to ensure continued donor suitability.
* Ensures Donor medical information is complete and accurate prior to donation.
* Review of donor screening test to ensure eligibility of continued donation.
* Assists in employee training and coaching regarding medical SOPs as necessary.
* Assists with the administration of employee Hepatitis Vaccine program.
* Maintain supplies necessary to perform job duties.
* Maintains and ensures proper sanitation and cleaning of equipment and work areas between donors.
* Ensures Donor and Staff confidentiality.
* Reports all unsafe situations or conditions to Center Management.
* Perform other duties as required

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How To Become A Burn Center Nurse

Registered nurses usually take one of three education paths: a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (BSN), an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN), or a diploma from an approved nursing program. Registered nurses also must be licensed.


In all nursing education programs, students take courses in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, chemistry, nutrition, psychology, and other social and behavioral sciences, as well as in liberal arts. BSN programs typically take 4 years to complete; ADN and diploma programs usually take 2 to 3 years to complete. All programs include supervised clinical experience.

Bachelor’s degree programs usually include additional education in the physical and social sciences, communication, leadership, and critical thinking. These programs also offer more clinical experience in nonhospital settings. A bachelor’s degree or higher is often necessary for administrative positions, research, consulting, and teaching.

Generally, licensed graduates of any of the three types of education programs (bachelor’s, associate’s, or diploma) qualify for entry-level positions as a staff nurse. However, employers—particularly those in hospitals—may require a bachelor’s degree.

Many registered nurses with an ADN or diploma choose to go back to school to earn a bachelor’s degree through an RN-to-BSN program. There are also master’s degree programs in nursing, combined bachelor’s and master’s programs, and accelerated programs for those who wish to enter the nursing profession and already hold a bachelor’s degree in another field. Some employers offer tuition reimbursement.

Clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) must earn a master’s degree in nursing and typically already have 1 or more years of work experience as an RN or in a related field. CNSs who conduct research typically need a doctoral degree.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

In all states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories, registered nurses must have a nursing license. To become licensed, nurses must graduate from an approved nursing program and pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).

Other requirements for licensing vary by state. Each state’s board of nursing can give details. For more information on the NCLEX-RN and a list of state boards of nursing, visit the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.

Nurses may become certified through professional associations in specific areas, such as ambulatory care, gerontology, and pediatrics, among others. Although certification is usually voluntary, it demonstrates adherence to a higher standard, and some employers require it.

CNSs must satisfy additional state licensing requirements, such as earning specialty certifications. Contact state boards of nursing for specific requirements.

Important Qualities

Critical-thinking skills. Registered nurses must be able to assess changes in the health status of patients, including determining when to take corrective action and when to make referrals.

Communication skills. Registered nurses must be able to communicate effectively with patients in order to understand their concerns and assess their health conditions. Nurses need to explain instructions, such as how to take medication, clearly. They must be able to work in teams with other health professionals and communicate the patients’ needs.

Compassion. Registered nurses should be caring and empathetic when caring for patients.

Detail oriented. Registered nurses must be responsible and detail oriented because they must make sure that patients get the correct treatments and medicines at the right time.

Emotional stability. Registered nurses need emotional resilience and the ability to manage their emotions to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses.

Organizational skills. Nurses often work with multiple patients with various health needs. Organizational skills are critical to ensure that each patient is given appropriate care.

Physical stamina. Nurses should be comfortable performing physical tasks, such as moving patients. They may be on their feet for most of their shift.


Most registered nurses begin as staff nurses in hospitals or community health settings. With experience, good performance, and continuous education, they can move to other settings or be promoted to positions with more responsibility.

In management, nurses can advance from assistant clinical nurse manager, charge nurse, or head nurse to more senior-level administrative roles, such as assistant director or director of nursing, vice president of nursing, or chief nursing officer. Increasingly, management-level nursing positions are requiring a graduate degree in nursing or health services administration. Administrative positions require leadership, communication skills, negotiation skills, and good judgment.

Some nurses move into the business side of healthcare. Their nursing expertise and experience on a healthcare team equip them to manage ambulatory, acute, home-based, and chronic care businesses. Employers—including hospitals, insurance companies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and managed care organizations, among others—need registered nurses for jobs in health planning and development, marketing, consulting, policy development, and quality assurance.

Some RNs choose to become nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, or nurse practitioners, which, along with clinical nurse specialists, are types of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). APRNs may provide primary and specialty care, and in many states they may prescribe medications.

Other nurses work as postsecondary teachers in colleges and universities.

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Spanish

  • Hindi

  • Portuguese

  • Gujarati

  • Russian

  • Urdu

  • Arabic

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Top Burn Center Nurse Skills

  1. Vital Signs
  2. RN
  3. IV
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Perform vital signs on program participants.
  • Do assigned weights, get clients ready for dialysis for morning.
  • Establish IV access and administer medications.
  • Executed rigorous standards of triage in an autonomous environment.
  • Complete assessments, drug screens, mental evaluation, and administer medications and immunizations.

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