RN - Wound Ostomy Nurse NE
Work Shift:Per Diem (United States of America)The Wound Ostomy Continence (WOC) Nurse is an expert in the nursing care of those with wound, ostomy, and continence needs, who supports the delivery of patient care and facilitates patient progress and transitions across the institution and throughout the acute care stay. The WOC Nurse functions as a care provider directly through hands-on clinical support and indirectly as educators, consultants and clinical experts.• Assessment—collects pertinent data and information relative to the health or situation of the healthcare consumer with wound, ostomy, and/or continence care needs. • Diagnosis—analyzes assessment data to determine actual or potential diagnoses, problems, or issues related to wound, ostomy, and/or continence care needs. • Outcomes Identification—identifies expected outcomes for a plan that is individualized to the healthcare consumer or the situation involving wound, ostomy, and/or continence care issues. • Contributes to efforts to improve healthcare efficiency while attaining positive outcomes. • Collects and analyzes data, including cultural influences and factors, to monitor the quality of WOC nursing practice. • Collaborates with the interprofessional team to implement quality improvement plans and interventions to enhance wound, ostomy, and/or continence care. • Provides critical review and/or evaluation of policies, procedures, and guidelines to improve the quality of wound, ostomy, and/or continence care. • Assesses the patient’s wound, ostomy, and/or continence care needs; and the available resources to achieve the desired outcomes. • Assists the organization in factoring costs, risks, and benefits in decisions about care through participation in Value Analysis for product determination, NPWT costs, and specialty bed purchase/rental costs. • Assists the patient in identifying and securing appropriate services to address wound, ostomy, and/or continence care needs for patients. • Identifies the impact of resource allocation on the potential for harm, complexity of the task, and desired outcomes.
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