Wound Ostomy Nurse Job Description

Wound Ostomy Nurse Job Description

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Wound ostomy nurse provides appropriate education to patients, caregivers, and staff regarding skin care, wound management, care of percutaneous tubes, and draining wound/fistulae management.

Wound Ostomy Nurse Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Utilizes clinical skills and knowledge in the assessment of clients' health status assessment of clients' health status (physiologic, psychosocial, emotional, cultural and spiritual)
Conducts initial assessment and reassessment of patient/family's WOC needs and develops a specific plan of care to meet those needs
Provides consultation and/or assessment on patients with pressure and nonstageable ulcers
Correlate assessment findings with appropriate interventions and follow-up
Performs and documents comprehensive wound care assessment upon each treatment
Uses comprehensive understanding of wound, ostomy and continence anatomy and physiology and continuum of care defined by the National CWOCN Standards
Recommends and develops protocols and clinical pathways to ensure quality WOC care, including prevention of pressure ulcers
Intermittently works with medical staff, Nurse Managers, nursing staff, dietitians and case managers in multiple hospitals to facilitate and provide basic WOC care and education for inpatients
Works with medical staff to provide comprehensive WOC care and education for referred outpatients
CWOCN or CWON certification preferred

Wound Ostomy Nurse Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Wound Ostomy Nurse

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, WOCN, CPR, BCLS, CWOCN, CWON, GOLD, PALS, ACLS

Education for Wound Ostomy Nurse

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the wound ostomy nurse job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Nursing, Education, Graduate, School of Nursing, Healthcare, Science, Nursing Program, Nursing Education, Education Program, Department of Education

Skills for Wound Ostomy Nurse

Desired skills for wound ostomy nurse include:

Medicare/Medical and insurance standards to ensure reimbursement for all services rendered
CALNOC and prevalence data on hospital acquired pressure injuries
Proper body mechanics
Safety measures and infection control
Subject of skin and wound care and is certified in Wound and Ostomy Nursing
Age-specific community resources
Proper procedures for handling exposure to communicable diseases and blood borne pathogens
Proper technique to handle exposure to hazardous material
Assessment
Care of patients appropriate to the ages of patients served

Desired experience for wound ostomy nurse includes:

Bachelor degree in Nursing preferred or meets requirements of admission to CWOCN Education Program
Current in Basic Life Support or obtained within introductory period
Computer skills in Microsoft office and be adaptable to new software programs
Ability to complete concise, thorough clinical documentation of patient assessments and care
Working knowledge of quality management and resource utilization methodologies
Thorough knowledge of universal infection control

Wound Ostomy Nurse Examples

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Wound Ostomy Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a wound ostomy nurse. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for wound ostomy nurse
  • Establishes standards of care, competencies, policies and procedures in quality, cost efficient and effective wound care for all clinical staff
  • Serves as a consultant to facility staff and advocates with physicians
  • In consultation with the physician, assists the primary nurse in developing an appropriate plan of care for comprehensive wound management
  • Makes recommendations to the physician for changes to wound care orders and provides evidence based research support as needed
  • Reviews charts of patients with wounds
  • Investigates all cases with adverse events related to wounds
  • Participates in clinical outcome monitoring, follow-up and performance improvement initiatives
  • Maintain a cost-effective wound care formulary
  • Provide education and consultation for patients and their families who are undergoing ostomy surgery, and patients with pre-existing stomas who are experiencing difficulty managing their care
  • Consult, assess, and plan initial nursing care plan for patient with post-operative stomas and/or altered skin integrity and provide ongoing support and evaluation as needed
Qualifications for wound ostomy nurse
  • Provides data for staffing decisions & demonstrates flexibility in the resolution of staffing issues
  • WOUND/OSTOMY CARE – 2 years recent (within the last 3 years) experience in caring for patients with difficult to manage wound, ostomy and/or incontinence conditions
  • Spokane, WA
  • Wound and Ostomy Certification preferred
  • Previous educator, leadership/preceptor experience strongly preferred
  • Participate in evaluation of products and new technology for effectiveness and cost to ensure the most cost effective products are used for patient care
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Wound Ostomy Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of wound ostomy nurse. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for wound ostomy nurse
  • Assure clinical compliance with ostomy and skin care standards, participate in quality improvement processes related to the care of patients with ostomies, pressure ulcer prevention, and altered skin integrity
  • Organize and maintain the Wound Ostomy Department and identify and communicate opportunities for expansion of current services
  • Promote and maintain effective communications and team building
  • Function as an educator and consultant to the Home Care staff, patients, and in the community, as needed
  • Provide leadership to the team to develop, review and revise protocols, standards of practice, clinical procedures, and patient teaching tools related to Wound, Ostomy and Incontinence care
  • Collaborate with management to assure integration of services
  • Assist with care coordination and provide hands on care to patients
  • Teach patients and/or family members all aspects of care
  • Function as a consultant for patients with altered skin integrity, including pressure ulcers and complicated wounds
  • Work with a wide range of staff as part of an interdisciplinary team including physicians, nurses, and ancillary staff
Qualifications for wound ostomy nurse
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Nursing within five (5) years of hire date (effective 2/2013)
  • Wound Ostomy certification within two (2) years of hire date (if not certified upon hire)
  • Washington State RN License
  • Experience acquired from Accredited Registered School of Nursing
  • Knowledge to perform assessments, plan patient care, provide direct care and to educate and orient families and staff
  • Ability to complete mathematical calculation (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, equivalencies)
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Wound Ostomy Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a wound ostomy nurse. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for wound ostomy nurse
  • Provides feedback, encouragement and enthusiasm for improvement work at the unit level in terms of pressure injury and risk assessment documentation and documentation of wound and ostomy care
  • Utilizes the nursing process when directing or delivering care to patients with WOC needs, including assessment, diagnosis, outcomes identification, planning, and implementation (e.g., coordination of care delivery, health teaching and promotion, consultation), and evaluation
  • Utilizes and maintains current physical, psychosocial, clinical assessment, and therapeutic communication skills to determine individual patient needs and expected outcomes
  • Identifies patients requiring referral for assessment/management of complex urinary or fecal continence disorders
  • Function as an educator and consultant to the Home Health Services staff, patients, and in the community, as needed
  • Educates patients and their families on wound care procedures and dressing changes
  • Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing with Degree in Nursing or related specialty are
  • Maintain and submit necessary reports and records pertaining to specialty
  • Provides consultative visits to referred patients, to assess skin, wound, and/or ostomy issues
  • The primary responsibility ofis to advance patient care directly in the role of expert clinical practitioner and patient educator
Qualifications for wound ostomy nurse
  • Board certification by Wound, Ostomy Continent Nursing Society (WOCNS)
  • Current certification in tri-specialty (CWOCN) by the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board or obtain within 12 months of eligibility
  • 2-4 years of recent acute care nursing experience including wound, ostomy, and continence care
  • Must be licensed to practice professional nursing in the states of Ohio and Michigan
  • A combination of home care, clinical, third party reimbursement and case management knowledge preferred
  • Must possess a Baccalaureate Degree with a Major in Nursing (BSN)
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Wound Ostomy Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of wound ostomy nurse. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for wound ostomy nurse
  • Facilitating and coordinates of programs that may include hospital inpatients, outpatients, families, community, and employees of both the hospital and the university by providing evidence-based care based on the nursing process, policies, procedures, and protocols of the Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Working collaboratively with, and providing leadership for, a multidisciplinary health care team to support program initiatives that support quality, safety, and excellence in care
  • Participating in promoting and identifying quality improvement initiatives (clinical, financial, operational) that supports, protects and promotes area of specialty
  • Initiating and participate in the research activities relevant to specialty area
  • Implementing initiatives in area of specialty as directed by nursing and medical leadership
  • Fostering a clinical environment of service excellence
  • The WOCN assesses educational needs of the nurse and potential educational needs across the organization through the review of annual nursing education survey and interactions with nurses
  • Develops nursing diagnosis to meet the needs of wound, ostomy, and incontinent patients
  • Differentiates between a variety of wounds, ostomy types, and incontinence types
  • Knowledgeable of departmental Safety Initiatives relative to the care of the Hyperbaric Medicine Patient
Qualifications for wound ostomy nurse
  • Prior work experience as Wound / Ostomy Consult Nurse, working with inter-professional health care team members
  • Graduation from an accredited WOC Nursing Education Program
  • Board Certification in ET (WO) nursing (or obtained within one year of employment)
  • Board certified by Wound Ostomy Continent Nursing Society (WOCN) or must be willing to obtain certification within two years of hire
  • Certified Wound Ostomy Continent Nurse required
  • Minimum of two years of general nursing experience is required
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Wound Ostomy Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a wound ostomy nurse. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for wound ostomy nurse
  • Performs ongoing assessment of patient’s physical, psychosocial, emotional and environmental status, family and support system
  • Both the requesting and covering employee are responsible for observation and management of the hyperbaric environment and patient safety
  • Maintains all professional credentials on time and provides copies to Department Director, professional licenses and/or certifications
  • Participates in orientation of new personnel, may act as preceptor
  • Strong communication skills verbal and written.(Preferred)
  • Uses nursing theories and research findings to plan, design and evaluate nursing practice
  • Participates in quality assurance and performance improvement activities for evaluation of structure, process and outcome criteria as it relates to clinical practice
  • Advance patient care directly in the role of expert clinical practitioner and patient educator
  • Participate in quarterly Pressure Ulcer surveys and, in collaboration with WOC-APN, organize and analyze pressure ulcer data from these surveys and from monthly SafetyNet reports
  • Participates in committees or task forces related to wound, ostomy, and continence issues
Qualifications for wound ostomy nurse
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in an acute care facility including the care of wound ostomy continence patients
  • WOCN certification preferred
  • Basic Life Support Certification (BLS) for healthcare oviders
  • Registered Nurse (RN)/ Current GA Licensure
  • Completed WOCN Program accredited by WOCN Nursing Society
  • CWON Certification

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