The primary purpose of the WOCN Specialist RN is to execute position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex patient care in the assigned area. The WOCN RN provides comprehensive acute and rehabilitative care for people with selected disorders of the gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and integumentary systems. He/she functions as an expert in clinical practice and provides direct care to people with abdominal stomas, wounds, fistulas, drains, pressure ulcers and continence disorders and participates in assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patients with wound, ostomy and continence care needs. As an educator, consultant, researcher and administrator, the WOCN Specialist plays a pivotal role in the guidance of optimal patient care in multiple healthcare settings, including inpatient, outpatient, long-term care, home health, and telehealth. Responsibilities also include bed and support surface selection, management, tracking, ordering and monitoring. He/she also has advanced problem skills in the clinical, management, and education practice arena, advanced knowledge and practice in areas of direct patient care, patient education, program management, staff education, skills training, and in-service education which helps achieve the nursing service and wound care program objectives.
This position will be assigned to the Community Living Center/Geriatric Service.
Registered Nurse degree by an accredited school of nursing
3-5 years of RN experience with 1-2 years of wound care experience
Have current, active, and unrestricted Registered Nurse License (any US state accepted)
Certification in Wound, Ostomy, and Incontinence care (current and active certification)
United States Citizen or Naturalized US Citizen
Additional Salary Information: Salary is based on education, number of years of RN experience, and type of RN experience by a board of RN peers
Internal Number: 1002
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