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Wound Ostomy Nurse (RN) - Wound Care

Company: Texas Children's Hospital
Location: Houston
Posted on: July 8, 2024

Job Description:

Wound Ostomy Nurse (RN)Job Summary

We are searching for a Wound Ostomy Nurse- to provide quality wound and ostomy nursing care to patients by assessing, planning, educating, implementing, and evaluating age appropriate care in a manner that incorporates family centered principals and cost effective care.

Think you've got what it takes?

* will support all areas of acute care/critical care and outpatient (neonates to adults)
* pediatric experience a plus (Adult experience OK)


Specific Duties

* Performs and documents assessment of the patient/family including bio-physical, psychosocial, developmental (age appropriate), cultural, spiritual, and environmental needs in an organized and systematic manner.
* Identifies patient's needs pertaining to patient teaching, discharge planning, growth and development, nutritional screening, functional status, and pain management.
* Determines which standards of care and practice apply to the patient; coordinates and communicates this information to other health care team members, in order to meet patient needs.
* Participates in interdisciplinary rounds and/or patient care conferences to provide input regarding the wound and ostomy perspective and documents in the medical record, as appropriate.
* Evaluates and documents patient's response to the care and treatments provided and recognizes the patient's progress toward meeting the desired outcomes and discusses with the patient/family.
* Executes therapeutic physician or nurse interventions according to established standards of practice and appropriate policies and procedures related to care delivery.
* Encourages patient/family to verbalize feelings (grief, frustration, etc.) and provides psychosocial support when necessary.
* Demonstrates willingness and ability to acquire new knowledge relevant to pediatric nursing and/or WONS nursing and utilize new skills needed to improve individual, team, and organizational performance.
* Maintains knowledge base by reading professional literature pertaining to specialty and completes continuing education as
* needed to maintain expertise in WOC nursing.


Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children's, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption


* Bachelor's degree in nursing
* One (1) year nursing experience
* Current licensure with the Board of Nursing for the State of Texas and current BLS certification is required
* CPR - Basic Life Support from the American Heart Association
* Graduate of a wound, ostomy, continence nursing education program accredited by the Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses (WOCN) Society or currently enrolled in a WOCN-credited wound, ostomy, continence program with completion of program within 6 months of assuming the role

Prefer CWOCN Certified Wound/Ostomy/Cont RN, but can obtain post-hire

* Maintains knowledge base by reading professional literature pertaining to specialty and completes continuing education as needed to maintain expertise in WOC nursing.
* Operate the following equipment: infusion pumps, electronic thermometers, non-invasive blood pressure, defibrillator, suction machine, cardiac monitor, scales, computers and any other role specific equipment.

Company Profile

Since 1954, Texas Children's has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children's hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city's Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.

Texas Children's comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children's Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children's Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children's Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children's care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation's first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children's Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.

To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.

Texas Children's is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

Keywords: Texas Children's Hospital, Houston , Wound Ostomy Nurse (RN) - Wound Care, Healthcare , Houston, Texas

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