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RN Wound Ostomy

Company: Beaumont Hospital Taylor
Location: Taylor
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

As the largest not-for-profit health care system serving Michigan, we offer a world of opportunity within our expansive system. We have more nationally ranked hospitals than any other health system in the state, including six that are Magnet --recognized. In total, Beaumont has eight hospitals and 155 outpatient sites that provide diverse practice settings located in communities throughout southeastern Michigan and the greater Detroit metropolitan area.

Beaumont, Taylor, is a 148-bed, Magnet --designated hospital that is a recognized health care leader in the metro Detroit area. Proudly serving Taylor and surrounding communities since 1977, it offers specialty services that include 24-hour emergency care, wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, a surgical pavilion, a pain management clinic, orthopedic surgery, an inpatient rehabilitation facility and full-service radiology, including advanced CT with cardiac scoring, fixed MRI including pacemaker, cinema vision and ultrasound (MSK and elastography).


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 administration.


Beaumont offers a comprehensive benefits package to meet your financial, health and life-work balance goals.

NEW On-demand pay program - powered by Payactiv
Generous paid time off, holidays and flexible scheduling
Our employees receive special discounts on a wide range of products and services
Exceptional health, dental, vision and prescription drug insurance plans
Relocation assistance
Generous retirement savings, disability insurance, identify theft protection and even home and auto insurance
Free onsite parking at all campuses


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 issues

2. 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 indicators

3. 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 adaptation.

- Marks the stoma site preoperatively by determining the appropriate site for stoma placement with consideration of the patient's anatomical markings, physical capabilities, and lifestyle.

- 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 disorders.

- Assesses patients with urinary and/or fecal continence disorders.

- Establishes an appropriate management program to include recommendations regarding containment/absorptive products and devices and skin care; and education and counseling for patients/caregivers.

5. Education

- 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 ostomy.

- 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 described.


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.


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:


B. 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:


A. Physical Effort:

- Manual Dexterity. Position requires incumbent to constantly perform simple motor skills such as standing, walking and simple manipulative skills such as writing. Position requires incumbent to frequently perform moderately difficult manipulative skills such as positioning patients.

- Coordination. Position requires incumbent to constantly perform gross body coordination such as walking. Frequently perform tasks which require hand-eye coordination such as assisting patient to eat, collections of specimens for transport to lab and tasks which require arm-hand steadiness such as taking patients' temps and pulses.

- Mobility. Positions requires incumbent to constantly walk and stand, occasionally sit for prolonged periods, frequently bend such as when caring for a patient in bed.

- Visual Discrimination. Positions requires incumbent to constantly see objects far away as in driving and see close objects such as reading thermometers.

- 5. Hearing. Positions requires incumbent to constantly be able to hear normal sound with some background noise as in answering phone/intercom. Occasionally, be able to distinguish sound as in equipment alarms.

B. Work Environment:

--- Frequently exposed to electro-magnetic radiations as in VDTs

--- Occasionally exposed to hazardous material other than blood, body tissues, or fluids, dust, toxins, cytotoxins, chemical hazardous materials, bodily injuries, loud and/or unpleasant noises, high humidity, electrical hazards, or poisonous substances

--- Infrequently exposed to blood, body tissue or fluids

--- Seldom exposed to fluctuations in temperature, grease, oil, and radiation.

- Potential risk of an exposure to hazardous medications or waste materials of hazardous medications.


NEW On-demand pay program - powered by Payactiv
Generous paid time off, holidays and flexible scheduling
Our employees receive special discounts on a wide range of products and services
Exceptional health, dental, vision and prescription drug insurance plans
Relocation assistance
Generous retirement savings, disability insurance, identify theft protection and even home and auto insurance

Our diverse and talented teams of professionals and clinicians don't just share in the success of our system; they make it possible. Driven by our shared commitment to making our communities healthier and stronger, we are leading the way in health care innovation with relentless ambition and a belief that anything is possible when we work together.

Beaumont Health grants equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, marital status, height, weight, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected category.

This is where extraordinary begins. Find out where it can take you and your career. Apply Now!

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