Please review employment opportunities at the following health care centers:
MaineHealth-Maine Medical Center and Southern Maine Health Care
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
MaineHealth – Maine Medical Center and Southern Maine Health Care
Enjoy Maine living 365 days a year when you begin your career at MaineHealth. Ranked among America’s top 100 integrated healthcare networks, MaineHealth provides the opportunities, benefits, resources and support you need. In addition, Maine Medical Center has achieved Magnet status in recognition of our commitment to the highest standards of nursing excellence.
At MaineHealth, our wound healing centers work to treat a variety of wounds that inhibit the quality of life of our patients and to create the best plans to speed up healing. Our teams provide effective and technologically advanced care treatments, backed by a healthcare system committed to furthering their professional success.
Join our team as we help ensure exceptional and accessible care to make our communities the healthiest in America.
We are currently hiring Wound Care RNs for positions at the following entities:
Maine Medical Center (Portland, ME)
- RN Specialty – Surgery – Wound Care Center
- Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse – Center for Clinical/Professional Development
Southern Maine Health Care (Biddeford, ME)
- Wound Care Manager – Wound Outpatient Clinic
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, call our office at 207-662-2680 or apply online HERE
MaineHealth values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
41 Mall Road Burlington, Mass 01805
Title: Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse
40 Hour position Full time (4 days a week) and
20 Hour position part Time (2 days a week)
LHMC is a world class premier health care organization that provides superior health care leading to the
best possible outcomes for every patient. As an academic medical center, Lahey Hospital and Medical
Center is a pioneer in healthcare advances from new treatments and diagnostic tools to advance
medicine through research and education of tomorrow’s health care leaders. A 335 bed teaching
hospital affiliated with Tufts University School of Medicine, and many of our physicians hold teaching
assignments at Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine. We serve 3,000
patients everyday through our 335 inpatient hospital beds, our ambulatory care center, 24 hours
emergency care and the American College of Surgeons verified level 1 trauma center.
General Job Summary: Under the general supervision of the Chairman of Colon and Rectal Surgery, in
collaboration with Department and Nursing Leadership, within LHMC’s Professional Practice Model, MA
Nurse Practice Act and ANA Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics, is responsible for a variety of
functions within his/her scope of practice The WOC nurse provides direct care as specified in the Nurse
Practice Act for all patients.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Develops and conducts contact hour and non-contact hour workshops, related to his/her scope of
practice, to the nursing and medical staff.
2. Provides direct patient care and administers planned therapies to patients within his/her scope of
3. Defines the role of WOC Nurse to nursing personnel.
4. Assists the ostomy and or wound care patient through the rehabilitation process, identifying the need
for referrals and/ or requesting consultation to augment nursing care. 5. Provides the ostomy and or
wound care patient with the needed information so he/she can progress to self-care.
6. Communicates with the nursing staff caring for patients within her scope of practice and assists them
in developing a nursing care plan that will provide continuity of care.
7. Collaborates with physician and other health care professionals in assessing, planning, implementing
and evaluating patient care.
8. Maintains and displays knowledge of current professions/clinical issues and practices through
participation in a professional organization and certification in the field of nursing. Uses evidence based
resources to implement necessary changes in the delivery of nursing care and/or nursing practice.
9. Develops, updates and revises policies, procedures and standards of care within his/her scope of
10. Develops teaching goals in collaboration with the patient/families demonstrating achievement of
these goals with documentation of patient outcomes.
11. Implements quality assurance program/performance improvement initiatives that are meaningful
and relevant to the patient population served.
12. Participates in nursing research projects.
13. Participates in Shared Governance Councils and/or nursing/organization committees.
14. Develops new opportunities, tools or methods for teaching.
15. Assists staff in identification, prioritization and follow-through of patient care issues as related to her
scope of practice.
16. Determines appropriate support surfaces for patients at risk of developing pressure sores.
17. Demonstrates, teaches, and documents nursing care practices and their application to patient care.
18. Delegates work appropriately and provides direction and guidance to support personnel.
19. Acts as a catalyst and/or initiator for the development of innovative methods for the improvement
of patient care within her scope of practice.
20. Respects the values (religious/spiritual, ethnic, cultural) of the patient and family.
21. Participates in activities that benefit the community.
22. Maintains CPR certification and meets JCAHO requirements.
23. Adheres to Universal Precautions and OSHA guidelines, utilizing personal protective equipment as
24. Demonstrates understanding of role in emergency procedures, fire drills, evacuation procedures,
internal/external disaster plans and hazardous communication procedures.
25. Maintains confidentiality of patient records and demonstrates discretion when discussing patient
26. Incorporates Lahey Clinic Guiding Principles , Mission Statement and Goals into daily activities.
27. Complies with all Lahey Clinic Policies.
28. Complies with behavioral expectations of the department and Lahey Clinic.
29. Maintains courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients.
30. Demonstrates an understanding of the job description, performance expectations, and competency
31. Demonstrates a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and
consistently adheres to Customer Service standards
32. Participates in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.
33. Participates in and successfully completes Mandatory Education.
34. Performs all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department
Education: Knowledge of Nursing Theory and practice acquired through completion of an accredited
program of professional nursing in order to be eligible for licensure as Registered Nurse
Licensure, Certification, Registration: Must possess current Commonwealth of Massachusetts license as
Registered Nurse Must possess certification in Wounds, Ostomy and Continence Nursing , maintain
Registered Nurse and/or Advanced Practice Nurse candidates welcome
Experience: Minimum of one year medical/surgical experience
If interested contact Karen Steadman at 781 744 3827
Posted December 4, 2019
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