Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurs in Munster, IN at Community Healthcare System

Date Posted: 1/11/2021

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    901 Macarthur Boulevard
    Munster, IN
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    At least 2 year(s)
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Job Description

Job ID: 30873

Category: Nursing Services

Facility: Community Hospital

Schedule: Full-time

Location: Munster, IN

The Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse (WOCN) collaborates with the medical staff, nursing associates and ancillary deparments to develop and implement care to a specific population.  Under general supervision, and according to established practices and professional standards, provides and/or coordinates the care and service of patients with specific disorders of the gastrointestinal, genitourinary and integumentary systems such as ostomies, fistulae, tubes, dermal wounds, pressure ulcers, and fecal or urinary incontinence, across the continuum of illness.  Goals and priorities are established in accordance with patient/staff needs and organizational objectives.  These endeavors are conducted, in a positive attitude, within the established objectives, policies, procedures and philosophical framework of the Department of Patient Care Services and the Community Hospital.  They are directed toward the achievement of excellence in patient care.  Employee may be shared and travel within the Community Healthcare System.

  • Bachelors degree in nursing.  Minimum 2 years current experience in wound and ostomy care preferred.
  • Licensed to practice as a professional nurse in the state of Indiana.
  • Critical thinking skills to make independent decisions commensurate with the autonomy, authority and responsibility of a Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse (WOCN).
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with the multidisciplinary team, patient and families to promote postitive outcomes; proficiency in Microsoft Office, software applications, presentation and written communication skills.
  • Completion of a Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing (WOCN) accredited professional education programand WOCN certification preferred.  Enrollment in program should be obtained within one year of appointment with minimum of Wound Ostomy Nurse (WON) certification completed within two years of appointment.
  • Completes continuing education as required by certification.  Member of appropriate professional organization.
  • Successful completion of The Community Hospital Human Resources and Nursing Orientation Programs.
  • Obtains and maintains current CPR certification.

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