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BRIGHAM AND WOMEN’S HOSPITAL, Boston, Massachusetts
Excellent Care to Patients and Families • The Best Staff • In the Safest Environment
Whether measured in terms of lives saved, awards earned, or the personal satisfaction of stretching your talents – a career with BWH is unlike any other in the health care field. Here you’ll find a workplace where collaboration and teamwork are the norm, not the exception – physicians, nurses, technicians, staff and management form a close-knit bond, based on mutual respect and devotion to our patients. If you want an enormously fulfilling career, there’s no better place to be.
We have full-time, part-time, and per diem job opportunities in the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Department.
The Certified Wound, Ostomy Nurse (CWON) or Certified Wound, Ostomy and Continence (CWOCN) is a Registered Nurse with advanced education, training and clinical expertise in the care of patients with wounds, ostomies and continence. The CWON / CWOCN serves as a clinical resource and consultant for all members of the healthcare team. This role is responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating the care, and education of all patients with specific disorders of the gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and integumentary systems.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Organization of Patient Care
- Accountable for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating a plan of care for wound and ostomy patients.
- Sets priorities when organizing care for patients with varying acuity.
- Involves the patient and family/caregiver in designing the plan of care.
- Maintain continuity through clear and concise (verbal and written) communication.
- Demonstrates appropriate knowledge of growth and development of the adult and geriatric patient.
Quality of Care:
- Documents patient care in a manner that is clear, complete, concise and in compliance with nursing documentation standards.
- Develops a comprehensive plan of care based on data from an initial assessment of patient and family, information from other members of the health care team, intra-agency referral and previous medical records.
- Develops a comprehensive educational plan for the patient and family, utilizing appropriate resources and documents according to the department’s documentation standards.
- Evaluates the effectiveness of the plan of care, and documents progress in meeting stated goals. Revises plan of care, utilizing appropriate resources and referrals including community resources as needed to achieve desired outcomes.
- Participates actively in the unit-based and organizational quality management and/or quality improvement programs.
- Provides a safe environment for patients, staff, family and visitors.
- Administers medication safely according to established policies and procedures.
- Performs nursing procedures safely and efficiently.
- Uses equipment safely and efficiently.
- Demonstrates awareness of potential/actual risks of infection and modes of transmission. Utilizes universal precautions in nursing practice.
- Interacts with patients, families, and colleagues in a professional manner.
- Collaborates with other discipline(s).
- Develops, utilizes and evaluates unit-specific standards of care.
- Upholds the A.N.A. code of ethics and acts as a role model to other staff members.
- Participates in determining and implementing goals and objectives for the unit.
- Participates in determining goals and objectives in the periodic review and evaluation.
- Serves on unit-based and organizational committees, and disseminates information to peers.
- Assumes responsibility for personal and professional growth through identification of own learning needs.
- Shares knowledge and experience with colleagues.
- Participates in unit-based and organizational educational programs.
- Seeks and accepts guidance for additional learning needs.
- Utilizes nursing research findings in clinical practice.
- Contributes to nursing and/or medical research endeavors by supporting investigators.
- Utilizes time and materials in an effective and economical manner.
- Provides suggestions which support the delivery of cost effective health care.
- Assesses patient’s acuity accurately when making decisions regarding staffing, transfers and assignments.
- Demonstrates awareness of the need to manage within established budgetary boundaries.
- Participates in the orientation of new staff members, students and others as appropriate.
- Provides input into the clinical evaluation of other staff, as appropriate.
- Assumes responsibility for the unit in the absence of leadership personnel.
- Adheres to hospital and nursing policies and aids in their interpretation to others.
- Recommends change in policies and procedures through appropriate channels.
- Participates in the cooperative effort and peer support required for the smooth running of the unit, e.g., flexibility in relation to patient assignments, shift assignment, or work schedule.
- Graduate of an approved school of nursing with current registration in Massachusetts.
- Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing required.
- Master of Science preferred.
- Certified Wound, Ostomy (CWON) or Certified Wound, Ostomy and Continence (CWOCN) certification required.
- Current Recent Wound and Ostomy Nursing experience required
- Additional Continence Nursing experience preferred.
- Ambulatory and/or Inpatient Certified Wound and Ostomy Experience preferred
- Membership in professional organizations is recommended.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status.
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