Wound Ostomy Nurse

 
Position: Wound Ostomy Nurse

Job ID: 144438

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: WOUND OSTOMY CONTINENCE NURSES

Talent Area: Registered Nurse

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 6p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital opening in 2017. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.

Summary:

We are searching for a Wound, Ostomy, Continence (WOC) Nurse - someone who works well in a fast-paced hospital setting. In this position, you’ll provide quality wound, ostomy, continence (WOC) nursing care to patients by assessing, planning, educating, implementing, and evaluating age appropriate care in a manner that incorporates family centered principals and cost effective care.

 

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Responsibilities :

Performs and documents assessment of the patient/family including bio-physical, psychosocial, developmental (age-appropriate), cultural, spiritual, and environmental needs in an organized and systematic manner

•Collects and analyzes data from the medical record in order to coordinate patient care
•Analyzes situations, anticipates potential problem, and detects changes in patient status
•Identifies patient’s needs pertaining to patient teaching, discharge planning, growth and development, nutritional screening, functional status, and pain management
•Develops an individualized plan of care with a treatment plan based upon the WOC nursing assessment reflecting the bio-physical, psychosocial, developmental (age-appropriate), cultural, spiritual, and environmental needs of the patient/family and ensures plan is initiated, dated, and individualized by the RN within 24 hours of admission
•Determines which standards of care and practice apply to the patient; coordinates and communicates this information to other health care team members, in order to meet patient needs
•Re-prioritizes, updates and modifies plan of care based on new information and changes in the patient’s condition; communicates this information to other health care team members and documents in the medical record
•Discusses the patient’s plan of care and/or treatment with family and/or significant individuals and documents in the medical record as appropriate
•Participates in interdisciplinary rounds and/or patient care conferences to provide input regarding the wound, ostomy, continence perspective and documents in the medical record, as appropriate
•Implements high quality, cost effective patient care in conjunction with the patient/family
•Evaluates and documents patient’s response to the care and treatments provided and recognizes the patient’s progress toward meeting the desired outcomes and discusses with the patient/family



Qualifications:

  • Current RN licensure by the Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners
  • Graduate of an accredited wound, ostomy, continence nursing education program with certification preferred


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