Riverside Health System

Wound Ostomy Coordinator - RN

Location Name Riverside Regional Home Health Administration
Department Home Health Admin
Job ID
2020-21543
Category
Nursing
Shift
Days

Overview

For over 100 years, we have made it our mission to care for others as we would care for those we love. 

Backed by over a century of innovations, accreditations, expansions, customer care and giving back to the community, Riverside Health System has received numerous recognitions and awards to include Forbes’ list of America’s Best Employers in Virginia, CHIME Health Care’s Most Wired for 15 consecutive years,  US News & World Report’s Best Nursing Homes, and Great Place to Work certification. Riverside Health System is a non-profit organization committed to bettering health in our communities in coastal Virginia in the greater Peninsula, Williamsburg, Tappahannock, Middle Peninsula and Eastern Shore areas.

 

The Riverside Care Difference is the way we deliver care and services to the community.  Be the difference in Newport News as a full-time Enterostomal Therapy Coordinator - Registered Nurse (RN) with Riverside Home Health! 

 

As a Riverside team member, our benefits have you covered.

 

Health & Wellness: Medical Plan Options, Vision and Dental plans (including orthodontic care!), wellness & fitness center discounts, onsite pharmacy and delivery, Riverside services discount, flexible spending and savings accounts and health lifestyle incentives.

 

Peace of Mind: Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance, Short Term Disability, Whole Life Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Legal Insurance, Pet Insurance, and more.

 

Financial Support: Student Loan Repayment Program, CEUs through our partnership with MedBridge Education, Immediate Matching 403(b) Savings Plan, Specialty Certification Financial Assistance, Company Wide Bonus Program, Employee Help Fund and more.

 

Work-Life Balance: Paid Time Off for full- and part-time team members, extended illness bank, discounted child care (Newport News), Employee Assistance Program, Adoption Assistance, area retail discounts, and community involvement opportunities.

Responsibilities

The Enterostomal Therapy Coordinator/WOCN (Registered Nurse) is responsible to assess plan make nursing diagnosis implement and evaluate care for clients with wounds or fecal/urinary diversions and clients with bowel or urinary incontinence. This professional will provide continuity of care of the ostomy incontinent and skin care client by improving the competence performance and understanding of the nursing staff through Riverside Home Health services. The RN WOCN functions as a consultant for clients with complex draining wounds fistulas pressure ulcers incontinence and skin problems related to fecal and urinary incontinence. Duties of the RN WOCN include: 

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the client served
  • Partner with leadership to develop a comprehensive virtual health program that includes: Visit guidelines with monitoring for outcomes, Formulary management of skin and wound care program
  • Establish a formal written plan of care for referred patients’ documents specific nursing orders and develop goals specifying expected outcomes of intervention
  • Assess health knowledge and learning abilities of patient and family
  • Assess the educational needs of the wound care and ostomy patients and families and develops appropriate plans for teaching
  • Utilize all available resources and consults as necessary with members of the health care team in planning and developing individualized teaching plans
  • Function as a knowledgeable resource person to the staff in areas of expertise related to wound ostomy care, pressure sore prevention, and treatment and management of the incontinent patient
  • After identifying staff learning needs provide the necessary staff education; maintaining an ongoing plan for the nursing staff which will include orientation in-service training and continuing education
  • Participate as preceptor in the orientation of new staff as assigned by supervisor
  • Networking with leadership and supply chain management to assure adequate formulary management of resources
  • Ensuring adequate wound and skin care protocols
  • Providing hands-on wound care for all difficult and non-healing wounds
  • Ensuring all regulatory requirements are met
  • Serves as a resource person for nursing allied and medical staff, client, family and community.

Qualifications

Education: Bachelors Degree in Nursing required (must have BSN to acquire WOCN).

 

Experience: Experience in an acute care or home health setting preferred.

 

Licensure/Certification: Valid driver's license required and acceptable driving record required upon hire and to be maintained during employment. Must have reliable transportation to make visits to patient homes each day.  Licensed as a Registered Nurse is required.  BLS certification required. Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse WOCN or CWS Required- obtained w/in 1 year. 

 

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