Cert Wound Ostomy Nurse - CWOCN (RN) - Nursing Clinical Resources

  • Portland, ME
  • Maine Medical Center
  • Full Time - Day Shift
  • Nursing
  • Req #: 134840
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Summary

This role provides a blend of direct patient consultation and care along with Staff Education.  The incumbent will enjoy strong provider relationships across service lines, and is seen as the expert in their specialty. This role participates in protocol development and consistency of practice across the MaineHealth system.

A registered, professional nurse who has demonstrated expertise in wound/ostomy/continence nursing. This nurse provides expert clinical leadership   through direct patient care, education, and consultation to nursing and other disciplines in order to meet the complex needs of wound/ostomy/continence patients and their families.  The CWOCN provides for continuity in assessment, planning, and evaluation of patient needs from admission through discharge and in the MMC outpatient setting. The CWOCN promotes evidence based practice and plays a principal role in quality initiatives to assure best outcomes for patients and families. Functions under the general supervision of the Director, Professional Practice.

  • Position Summary
    • A registered, professional nurse who has demonstrated expertise in wound/ostomy/continence nursing. This nurse  provides expert clinical leadership   through direct patient care, education, and consultation to nursing and other disciplines  in order to meet the complex needs of wound/ostomy/continence patients and their families.  The CWOCN provides for continuity in assessment, planning, and evaluation of patient needs from admission through discharge and in the MMC outpatient setting. The CWOCN promotes evidence based practice and plays a principal role in quality initiatives to assure best outcomes for patients and families. Functions under the general supervision of the Director, Center for Clinical & Professional Development.
  • Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
    • Education: Knowledge of nursing theory, practice and education in order to develop and maintain a program in wound/ostomy care for inpatients, outpatients, and families acquired through the completion of a Bachelor's Degree program in Nursing, plus the attainment of CWON certification.
    • License/Certifications: Current license and registration to practice professional nursing as required by the State of Maine. National certification as CWOCN.
    • Experience: Comprehensive knowledge in wound/ostomy care and clinical nursing practices normally acquired during three years of progressively more responsible related experience.
    • Analytical abilities necessary to serve as a resource, evaluate and revise educational programs based on experience and patient performance.
    • Interpersonal skills required to instruct patient and families and to serves as a resource person for registered nurses and other health care professionals in and outside the hospital who are involved in the care of wound/ostomy patients.

We offer benefits that support an individual's needs for today and flexibility to plan for tomorrow. Our package includes health and dental insurances, paid parental leave, retirement program, generous paid time off, and much more! Our comprehensive array of benefits are competitive, affordable, and include choices that meet specific, but ever changing, needs.

MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system consisting of eight local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and over 19,000 employees. It is the largest health system in northern New England and provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire.

With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you’ll be working with healthcare professionals that truly value the people around them – both within the walls of the organization and the neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the wellbeing of our communities and employees. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring and continuous improvement. Our care – and the science behind that care – is top rate. Join us and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to another level.

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