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Exeter Hospital

RN – Wound Care- Wound Ostomy Certified – Full and part time

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Provides direct patient care within the scope of practice of WOCN or Certified Wound and/or Ostomy Nurse. Serves as the clinical resource and consultant for the acute and rehabilitative care of patients with selected disorders of the gastrointestinal genitourinary and integumentary systems.

Requirements:
·   Bachelor’s degree from an accredited RN program
·   Less than 1 year of experience
·   Currently enrolled in an accredited program or school for wound ostomy continence certification
·   RN License – NH or other Compact State
·   Board Certification (WOCNCB) as WOC Nurse or equivalent within one year of hire
·   CPR Certified within 90 days of hire

Major Responsibilities:
1. Fulfills all duties and responsibilities of a Registered Nurse.
2. Assesses; plans; implements and evaluates patients with wound; ostomy and continence issues.
3. When possible; determines the appropriate site for stoma placement with consideration of patient’s anatomical markings; physical capabilities and lifestyle.
4. Provides pre and post-operative patient education to those patients undergoing ostomy surgery. Supplies appropriate written information to both patients and staff including post-operative and discharge instructions; referrals and supply lists. Serves as a resource to patients post discharge through phone consultation and outpatient service.
5. Assists nursing and medical staff in maintaining current knowledge and competence in the areas of ostomy and wound management; skin care; and incontinence through in-service education; clinical rounds; orientation; consultation and informal memos.
6. Participates in the development and implementation of procedures and protocols related to the care of patients with ostomies; alterations in skin integrity and conditions requiring wound management and containment.
7. After thorough evaluation and product research studies; recommends standards for cost effective supplies and equipment related to wound; ostomy and incontinence care.
8. Maintains and submits required activity and statistical reports to appropriate departmental supervisor.
9. Performs other duties as assigned.

Contact:

Alison R. Ford

AlFord@ehr.org

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