Registered Nurse Enterostomal Therapy (WOCN)

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Healthcare - Nursing



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Bachelor’s degree in Nursing required. Master\’s degree preferred.

Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Certification Board, and current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, course accredited by the American Heart Association (AHA) required

Experience and Education

Bachelor\’s degree in Nursing required. Master\’s degree preferred. **Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Certification Board, and current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, course accredited by the American Heart Association (AHA) required.**

Job Duties

Performs and documents physical, psychosocial, and emotional assessments for all assigned patients.
Develops and implements plan of care for patient. Utilizes criti- cal thinking skills in planning and prioritizing nursing care for assigned patient.
Completes documentation of interventions. Confers with all members of health care team, sharing information and observations of patient and/or patient\’s family.
Initiates or maintains actions to assure continuity of safe and effective care for patients between shifts, units and upon dis- charge.
Evaluates implemented interventions and modifies care according to evaluation. Documents interventions and modifications to plan of care.
Adheres to proper hospital and/or Department of Nursing policies, procedures, clinical pathways and accepted standards of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing Board.
Provides answers and/or education to patient\’s and/or patient\’s families. Completes documentation of all education provided.
Supervises and directs unlicensed assistive personnel and nurses new to environment. Delegates duties and within legal parameters.
Reports errors and takes follow-up action to rectify errors.
Responds to patient\’s and/or patient\’s families complaints. Re- ports complaints to Clinical Nurse Manager or their designee. Utilizes chain of command to resolve patient, operational, or personal work related problems.
Participates in performance improvement activities. Completes man- datory companies and education modules. Provides education to community and areas of hospital that request further information in his and/or her area of expertise.
Performs other duties as assigned.

**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.


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