RN Wound/Ostomy (WOCN) - Rex Wound and Ostomy Program
Company: UNC Health Care
Posted on: August 7, 2022
Description Become part of an inclusive organization with over
40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health
and well-being of the unique communities we serve.Summary:
Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates wound, ostomy and
continence care throughout inpatient and outpatient areas.
Functions primarily as a clinical consultant and provides direct
patient care and education to highly complex patients and provides
staff educational programs in areas of expertise.
1. Administrative: Updates, revises and maintains ostomy, wound,
continence and skin care product formulary in conjunction with
Central Distribution and PMC. Evaluates products for their efficacy
and cost effectiveness. Stays informed of product innovations from
the manufacturers of ostomy, wound, continence and skin care
products. Maintain a mechanism for documentation patient caseload.
Update and maintain appropriate data collection criteria and tools
when appropriate. Maintains and utilizes current documentation
standards for ostomy, wound, continence and skin care patients.
2. Clinical Consultant: Serves as consultant to medical staff,
physicians and nursing staff for patients with wound, ostomy and
continence conditions. Provides assessment and recommendations for
wound, ostomy and continence patients. Develops patient plan of
care and monitors for effectiveness. Provides patient and family
education. Coordinates discharge plans with the provider and case
management. Serves as clinical consultant for wound, ostomy,
continence and skin care needs for committees, task forces,
projects on the unit level, hospital level and healthcare level.
Attends professional offerings to further enhance clinical skills
and to be current on clinical standards related to wound, ostomy,
continence and skin care.
3. Educational Consultant: Provides educational programs for health
care providers including nurses, physicians and students in the UNC
Health Care system. Provides educational resources to keep staff
updated to advances, new policies and procedures related to WOC
practices and related quality and patient safety issues. Serves as
the clinical expert for orientation material on wound, ostomy and
skin conditions for new nursing staff. Serves as a clinical
preceptor to nursing and medical staff and students. Serves as a
clinical preceptor to WOC Nurse students. Serves as the clinical
expert for LMS modules related to WOC Nurse practice. Creates,
reviews and revises all procedures and protocols related to WOC
4. Research Participant: Participates in research related to WOC
nurse practice including wound, ostomy, skin and continence
conditions. Participate in data collection including audits of
pressure injuries. Interpretation of data
Other InformationOther information:
--- Bachelor's degree in Nursing from a state-accredited school of
--- Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing (WOCN) certification must be
obtained within 9 months of hire.
--- Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of
--- Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider
Professional Experience Requirements:
--- Two (2) years of nursing experience.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
--- Expert level assessment and clinical intervention skills
Job DetailsLegal Employer: -NCHEALTHEntity: UNC REX Healthcare
Organization Unit: Rex Wound and Ostomy Program -Work Type: Part
Standard Hours Per Week: 20.00Work Schedule: Day JobLocation of
Job: US:NC:RaleighExempt From Overtime: Exempt: No
This position is employed by NC Health (Rex Healthcare, Inc., d/b/a
NC Health), a private, fully-owned subsidiary of UNC Heath Care
System. This is not a State employed position. -
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