Registered Nursing
Wound Care Inpatient
Full Time
8 Hour Shift
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
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  • Job Objective: A brief overview of the position.

    • The wound, ostomy and continence nurse (WOCN) is a clinical expert in the assessment, education, and implementation of care for neonate, pediatric, or adult patients with wound, ostomy, and/or incontinence issues.

  • Reports to

    • Director- Renker Wellness Center

  • Supervises

    • None

  • Ages of Patients

    • Neonate/ Infant

    • Pediatric

    • Adolescent

    • Adult

    • Geriatric

  • Blood Borne Pathogens

    • High Potential

  • Qualifications

    • Education

      • Required: BSN or MSN or enrollment in an RN-BSN or RN-MSN program within 1 year of hire and completion within 5 years of hire if hired after July 1, 2012

    • Licensure/Certification

      • Required: California RN license; American Heart Association BLS; Wound Care certification.

    • Experience

      • Preferred: Wound care experience

  • Essential Responsibilities

    • Demonstrates compliance with Code of Conduct and compliance policies, and takes action to resolve compliance questions or concerns and report suspected violations.

    • Provides a consulting service to physicians and staff that include assessment and evaluation of current wound, ostomy, and/or continence problems, for inpatients and outpatients.

    • Develops and oversees implementation of a comprehensive and individualized patient management plan with a dual focus of complication and disease state management.

    • Ensures that the plan of care for management of wound, ostomy, and/or continence issues reflects the expected patient outcomes, that the plan is communicated to appropriate medical, nursing, and support staff in a timely and effective manner.

    • Makes appropriate referrals to ancillary services.

    • Evaluates outcomes of interventions and adapts plan of care to reflect changes in patient status/needs.

    • Assists in identification of age specific learning needs of the patient.

    • Provides emotional support to patients in the process of coping with altered body image and function.

    • Participates in staff education by providing in-services, lectures and resource information.

    • Assumes an active role in monitoring and implementation of specialty bed usage.

    • Writes and reviews protocols and techniques related to area of expertise.

    • Acts as a resource to individuals and groups in the community seeking information regarding specialty services or products.

    • Assists with new hire orientation in relation to specialty.

    • Assists with policies that relate to specialty.

    • Assists with annual competency training of nursing staff in relation to specialty.

    • Assists with recruitment of nursing staff.

    • Involved in quality assurance as it relates to specialty.


      • Stoma site selection and marking

      • Stoma calibration and prosthesis selection.

      • Treatment of peristomal skin

      • Removal of ostomy bridge or rod.

      • Ileostomy/colostomy lavage.

      • Intubation of continent ostomies.

      • Replacement of gastrosyomy/jejunostomy tubes.

      • Reduction of stomal prolapse.

      • Introduction of catheters into fistula.

      • Removal of ureteral catheters.

      • Debridement of wounds.

      • Catheterization of urinary diversion.

      • Dermal ulcer assessment and treatment selection.

      • Replacement of suprapubic catheters.

      • Assessment and selection of appropriate pressure reduction/relief surface.


      • Provides patient consultation and recommendations for wound care

      • Acts as a resource to physicians and staff related to complex wound care

      • Performs specialty wound care procedures including conservative sharp debridement, wound VAC therapy, etc

      • Participates in the development of the hospital’s wouond care program, policy, and procedures

      • Participates in decision making regarding selection of products and devices related to wound care

      • Provides staff education related to wound care

    • Functions as patient advocate in all aspects of nursing care.

    • Participates in physician rounds and providing recommendations for the plan of care.

    • Evaluates patient needs at the request of nursing, medical staff or ancillary departments.

    • Plans, delivers or monitors delivery, and documenting individualized patient care during hospitalization for patients with wound and ostomy and/or continence issues/needs.

    • Participates in patient education of the patient and/or family and making recommendation for products prior to discharge; services as a resource to Discharge Planners as needed.

    • Documents recommendations and/or care provided in the medical record.

    • Uses time effectively and proportionately so that responsibilities are completed within reasonable, designated time frame(s) as evidenced by:

      • Completing wound/ostomy nursing consults within 48 hours or receipt of a referral during the work week.

      • Following department and hospital policies and procedures in meeting work commitments.

      • Demonstrating the ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently.

    • Establishes and maintains networking relationships related to wound, ostomy and continence are.

    • Assists with collection of PI data.

    • Performs other duties as assigned

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