Indiana University Health

Wound Ostomy RN IUH Ball Memorial Hosp

IUH Ball Memorial Hosp

Job Location

IUH Ball Memorial Hosp
2401 University Ave


Vascular Access

Date Posted

September 30, 2020

Schedule & Shift

  • Days
  • Supplemental

Requisition Number

The Wound/Ostomy Care Nurse (WOCN) functions autonomously and in collaboration with other health care providers as a practitioner, educator, consultant, researcher and clinical administrator. The WOCN serves as an expert practitioner in pursuit of corporate and hospital goals and to provide education, management and coordination of inpatient and outpatient therapies related to ostomy, wound and incontinence care. Requires knowledge of the behaviors, developmental stages, physical and emotional needs, life cycle changes, culture, and comfort and care appropriate to the population served. Populations served are identified in the department's scope of service. Serves in a consulting role, educating staff on preventative skin care measures to eliminate hospital acquired pressure ulcers.

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Qualifications for the Wound Ostomy RN Role

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a bachelor's degree in nursing requried, master's degree preferred.
  • Eligible to sit for CWON certification as administered by WOCN.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the practice of nursing validated by 3-5 years current clinical practice.
  • Teaching experience highly desirable.
  • Effective with new hires post 02.13.11, requires that the RN has graduated from a nursing program accredited through the ACEN or CCNE.
  • Requires Basic Life Support certification through the AHA. Other advanced life support certifications may be required per unit/department specialty according to patient care policies.
  • Requires effective communication/presentation skills, oral and written.
  • Requires basic computer literacy.
  • Requires demonstrated leadership, interpersonal skills, and evidence of ability to function in a consultative/educational and research role.
  • Licensure is considered minimal competence unless as event or error occurs.
  • Must have the ability to frequently work in a standing position and do frequent walking.
  • Must have the ability to physically apply up to 10 pounds of pressure to bleeding sites or in performing CPR.
  • Must have the ability to lift and carry mannequins weighing up to 40 pounds.
  • Must have the ability to lift and transfer patients up to 6 inches from a stooped position, then pushing or pulling the weight up to 3 feet.
  • Must have the ability to lift and transfer patients from a stooped to an upright position to accomplish bed to chair and chair to bed transfers, minimally 50 pounds singly and estimated 100-350 pounds from multiple sources.
  • Must have the ability to respond immediately with unimpeded auditory perception of verbal/vocal instructions and auditory auscultation.
  • Must have the ability to respond and react to visual observation.
  • Must possess analytical ability to evaluate problem situations and come to appropriate conclusions.
  • Must have the ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion.
  • Must have the ability to manage several assignments simultaneously and appropriately prioritize and delegate based on case load and patient needs.
  • Must have the ability to perform mathematical calculations in medication preparation and administration.
  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively with patients, families/significant others, physicians, co-workers, supervisors and other hospital personnel on a one-to-one basis using appropriate grammar, vocabulary and word usage.
  • Must have the ability to achieve outcomes with respect to the coordinating of patient care activities with others; patient teaching/discharge planning needs; supervising, directing and evaluating patient care as it relates to the delivery of wound care therapies.
  • Must have the ability to exhibit scholarly writing skill including the use of appropriate grammar, spelling, vocabulary and punctuation.
  • Must have the ability to involve patient/family/significant other in decision-making related to patient?s plan of care.
  • Must have the ability to formulate specific program objectives, course outlines, program materials, memos, letters and reports.
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