RN Wound Ostomy
Company: Beaumont Hospital Taylor
Posted on: May 13, 2022
The hospital based Wound Clinician serves as a clinical resource
and consultant for the acute care of in patients with disorders of
the gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and integumentary systems. The
care extends to those with acute and chronic wounds (for example,
complex draining wounds, fistulae, pressure injury, vascular
ulcers), ostomies, percutaneous tubes and continence disorders.
Professional responsibilities are carried out through direct
patient care, clinical consultation, education, research and
1. General duties/responsibilities
- 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.
- Participates in committees or task forces related to wound,
ostomy, and continence issues2. Wound/skin care
- Provides consultation for individuals with altered skin
integrity (e.g., pressure injuries, draining wounds, fistulae) to
develop individualized plans of care and attain expected outcomes.
- Provides guidance to staff in implementing protocols to
identify, control, or eliminate etiologic factors for skin
breakdown, including selection of appropriate support surfaces.
- Provides appropriate education to patients, caregivers, and
staff regarding skin care, wound management, care of percutaneous
tubes, and draining wound/fistulae management.
- Provides consultation for negative pressure wound therapy,
(including subsequent dressing changes) provides collaborative care
which includes patient's next care setting.
- Validates pressure injury data collection for nursing quality
indicators3. Ostomy care
- Provides pre- and postoperative education to patients (and
their families) who are undergoing ostomy surgery, with
consideration of the need for physical and psychological
- Marks the stoma site preoperatively by determining the
appropriate site for stoma placement with consideration of the
patient's anatomical markings, physical capabilities, and
- Assesses the stoma and stoma functioning and initiates
appropriate procedures for stoma care (e.g., removes rod/sutures,
measures/fits a pouching system, teaches care of stoma/peristomal
skin and pouch).
- Provides appropriate educational information to patients,
including postoperative and discharge instructions about care,
referrals, and supply needs.4. Continence care
- Identifies risk factors for urinary or fecal continence
- Assesses patients with urinary and/or fecal continence
- Establishes an appropriate management program to include
recommendations regarding containment/absorptive products and
devices and skin care; and education and counseling for
- Participates in developing and implementing procedures and
protocols, based on current national guidelines, to deliver care to
patients with the following:
- Urinary or intestinal disorders resulting in the need for an
- Conditions requiring wound management.
- Impaired or altered skin integrity.
- Urinary and/or fecal continence issues.
- Assists the nursing and medical staff in maintaining current
knowledge and competence in WOC care by providing the following:
- Formal or informal continuing education programs.
- Orientation sessions.
- Collaborative practice committees.
- Nursing councils.
- Attends continuing education programs related to WOC nursing to
maintain current knowledge and skills.6. Research
- Collaborates with leadership and multidisciplinary clinical
practice teams to establish protocols, which support best practices
to achieve optimal clinical benefits for patients needing WOC
care.7. Administrative duties
- Maintains and submits required activity and statistical reports
to the appropriate department supervisor.
- Contributes to the selection of cost-effective supplies and
equipment related to WOC care, which might need to be
individualized for different units/departments.This document
represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of
this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks
and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents
may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly
1. Supports the Mission, Value and Vision of Beaumont Health (BH).
Demonstrates personal commitment through active involvement in the
performance improvement process.2. Exhibits excellent customer
service skills and behaviors toward internal and external customers
and co-workers. Promotes positive public relations with
patients/residents, family members, guests, and others.3. Supports
and adheres to all Beaumont Health's customer service, service
excellence, and performance standards. Supports and participates
with all required compliance standards that may be department
specific and/or identified by the organizations including
in-service training, acceptable attendance, uniform and dress
code.4. Adheres to HIPAA requirements and maintains confidentiality
of all data, including patient/resident, employee and operations
information.5. Supports and participates in a collaborative
team-oriented environment - cooperates and works together with all
co-workers, plans and completes job duties, uses appropriate
communications in sensitive and emotional situations and follows up
as appropriate regarding reported complaints, problems and
concerns.6. Supports, cooperates with and demonstrates safe work
practices and attitudes, follows safety rules - including universal
precautions - reports and prevents/corrects unsafe conditions and
behaviors, and participates in organizational and departmental
safety programs.7. Completes all required compliance standards that
may be department specific and/or identified by the organization.8.
Maintains current licensure, registration and/or certification, as
applicable, at all times.
STANDARD QUALIFICATIONS:To perform this job successfully, an
individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of
the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential duties.A. Education / Training:
- BSNB. Work Experience:
- Two to four years of recent, relevant nursing experience
(preferred).C. Certification, Licensure, Registration:
- Current certification in as a Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse
(CWOCN) or Wound Ostomy Nurse (CWON) by the Wound, Ostomy and
Continence Nursing Certification Board. Current Michigan RN
licensure. Current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation
(BLS).D. Other Qualifications:
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