Registered Nurse (RN) WOCN (PRN)
Opening in March 2009, Methodist Stone Oak Hospital
continues to grow and build on our reputation as a hospital where high-tech and high-touch come together. Ours is a beautiful, streamlined, energy-efficient, patient-focused health care facility equipped with the most modern technology available and staffed by people who genuinely care for the well-being of others. The hospitals services include emergency care, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, oncology, neurosurgery and orthopedics. In November 2017 the hospital expanded by more than 100,000 square feet and 70 beds bringing our total number of licensed beds to over 210.
Methodist Stone Oak Hospital
is accredited by the Joint Commission in stroke care and is designated as an accredited Chest Pain Center. The hospital belongs to the Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery and has become a leader in robotic surgeries with a highly experienced team of surgeons offering this minimally invasive option to patients. We have been recognized as a Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® and by Medicare.gov as #1 in San Antonio and #6 in the entire nation. Methodist Stone Oak is 1 of only 102 hospitals to receive Medicare.govs 5-star rating out of thousands of hospitals. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com and select Methodist Stone Oak Hospital under Locations.
General Statement of Duties:
The Wound, Ostomy and Continence nurse
is a RN who has graduated from an Accredited Wound Ostomy Continence (WOC) Nurse Program. The WOCN provides direct care and education for patients of all ages including the neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and/or geriatric patient who are experiencing disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, genitourinary tract and integumentary systems. Direct care will incorporate the following: abdominal stomas, fistulas, drains, acute and chronic wounds as well as urinary and fecal incontinence. The WOCN serves as a resource person in the areas of wounds, ostomies and continence care and provides education to the patient, patient support system and facility staff.
Essential Job Functions:
1. The WOCN serves as a consultant in the management of patients with complicated fistulas, wounds, ostomies and incontinence and provides recommendations for the effective and appropriate use of specialty beds, wound care products and ostomy supplies. Communicates appropriately to other employees and customers based on the situation and the age level of the person.
2. The WOCN provides ostomy marking prior to surgery as requested by a physician.
3. The WOCN serves as primary patient educator for all patients undergoing ostomy surgery as well as resource person for patients who have had previous surgery. Education includes pre-operative and postoperative teachings.
4. The WOCN provides Outpatient Education with physician referral for patients with pouching problems or with skin problems related to the ostomy.
5. The WOCN serves as an educator in the treatment of patients with ostomies, altered skin integrity and urinary incontinence for patients, patient families, nursing staff, physicians, administration and other disciplines to augment and support education services. The WOCN uses appropriate teaching-learning principles in order to best facilitate the information. The WOCN presents relevant in-services regarding the above mentioned topics as requested by education or nursing directors.
6. The WOCN establishes relationships with others throughout MHS to develop a network and mentoring opportunities. Develops relationships with other departments within MHS and seeks out opportunities for integration and interaction.