Wound Ostomy Care Nurse- Nursing Education Dept. Full time 32 hours per week.
At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized behavioral health care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.
We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.
In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:
Job Responsibilities: Registered Nurse
- Assesses (and reassesses), plans, implements, and evaluates nursing interventions/plans of care/patient goals.
- Provides patient care based on standards of care, standards of practice, protocols, and established policies and procedures.
- Respects each patient as an individual; provides care that fosters the patient’s sense of dignity and positive self-regard.
- Provides patient/family teaching based on identified learning needs, readiness to learn, and barriers to learning.
- Appropriately prioritizes patient care.
- Provides thorough, timely, and accurate documentation of all pertinent data, therapeutic interventions and patient responses including assessment, care plan, patient goals, and interventions according to established standards.
- Assumes accountability for remaining current regarding standards of care established by the profession, regulatory and accreditation bodies and hospital policies and procedures.
- Proactively identifies risk to patient safety and identifies opportunities to reduce medical/health care errors (i.e., appropriate reporting of errors/incidents).
- Identifies ethical issues in care and implements actions to address.
- Safely administers medications and intravenous therapy in accordance with physician’s orders, protocols, policies and procedures.
- Assesses, reassesses and documents patient’s pain, using an appropriate pain scale.
Specialty Job Responsibilities: Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse
- Provides consultation and assistance to staff in management of patients with:
- Draining wounds and fistulas
- Potential or existing deficits in skin
- Percutaneous tubes
- Continent diversions or ostomies
- Urinary and fecal Incontinence
- Vacuum Assisted Closure Wounds
- Educates patients receiving continent diversion or ostomy surgery
- Educates staff
- Provides consultation to surgeons for preoperative stoma site selection based on anatomy, activity level, and patient lifestyle
- Provides consultation to case managers for discharge planning.
- Audits patient records for quality improvement and regulatory compliance
- Facilitates monthly pressure ulcer prevalence studies and reports data
- Recommends wound, ostomy, continence products
- Participates on hospital committees, projects, and research
Clinical preceptor for undergraduate and graduate nursing students
- Education: Graduate of accredited school of nursing required. Minimum BSN. Completion of enterostomal, wound, ostomy, continence care program from an accredited institution required.
- Experience : At least 2 years of current nursing experience preferred.
Certification/Licensure: Current nursing registration in Massachusetts required. Board Certification in Wound, Ostomy, Continence nursing required. BLS required
Important COVID message
Please note, Holy Family hospital is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment - with confidence and without fear. Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience: Expanded hours will allow previously cancelled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families. Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital. A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety. You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled and professional way.
Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.