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WOCN Reg#1

Holy Redeemer Health System Type Full time Posted 4/30/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 8/20/2014
PA - Pennsylvania (All) - Philadelphia Referral - n/a -    
WOCN Reg#1
Department:VNAPA Skilled Nursing-HHS
Job Details:
  • Valid licensure required
  • Previous experience required
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    Position Summary:

    The Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurse (WOCN) functions as a coordinator, facilitator and provider of care to patients with abdominal stomas, wounds, fistula, drains, pressure ulcers and incontinence. The role of the WOCN nurse encompasses educator, consultant, researcher, manager and patient advocate. Responsibilities include performing all aspects of the nursing process as related to WOCN scope of practice. The nurse acts as a patient advocate in meeting the patient’s needs during the homecare experience and provides for the privacy and confidentiality of patient information. Responsibility for education of the patient and/or family and other staff members is a major focus of the WOCN nurse. As a professional, assumes the role to assist in the development of new staff nurses and the future development of the nursing profession. Follows Agency Policies and the Pennsylvania Nurse Practice Act.



    Recruitment Requirements:

    Graduate of AccreditedSchoolofNursing

    Registered Nurse Licensed in theCommonwealthofNew Jersey

    Bachelors Degree

    Graduate from a Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing Education Program approved by the Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurses Society

    Certification in Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing Preferred.

    1 year of recent home care experience preferred.

    CPR Certified.

    Ability to work flexible hours, and meet weekend, holiday and NOC requirements.

    Current IV, and venipuncture experience preferred.

    Valid driver’s license and current auto insurance.