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Category
Registered Nursing
business
Department
Wound Care Inpatient
date_range
Schedule
Full Time
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Shift
Day
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Hours
8 Hour Shift
place
Location
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
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Job #
R0252836




  • 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.


    • SPECIALIZED PROCEDURES PERFORMED BY WOCN



      • 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.


    • SPECIALIZED PROCEDURES PERFORMED BY NON-WOCN TEAM MEMBER:



      • 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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