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RN - Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing (WOCN) - 0.0 FTE, Days *Per Diem*

Company: Providence Health & Services
Location: Anchorage
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

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RN - Wound, Ostonomy, Continence Nursing (WOCN) Providernce Alaska Medical Center



The WOCN is a staff registered nurse who functions independently within a flexible hospital-wide practice realm. The WOCN applies knowledge drawn from a broad in-depth education in the social and physical sciences in assessing planning ordering providing, delegating, and teaching of patients undergoing radical bowel and bladder surgical procedures to promote the patient's return to a condition of optimal health and independence. The WOCN is responsible for developing the evidence-based expertise of the nursing staff in acute direct-care situations as well as in assessing the educational needs of ostomy patients and their families and the nursing staff caring for them. The WOCN also functions as an educator and consultant for community outreach programs directed to the care of persons with ostomies. The WOCN scope of practice includes in-patient and out-patient management of continence and ostomy care, preoperative site marking and teaching and post-operative education and discharge teaching.



The Certified (Wound) Ostomy Nurse is a registered nurse with additional training and certification, who functions independently and collaboratively within a flexible in hospital and outpatient setting. They apply knowledge based on evidence-based education and practice. Their scope of practice includes pre and post-surgical teaching for urostomy, ileostomy, colostomy, fistula care and percutaneous tube skin care. They are able to create age appropriate treatment plans and provide education to clients, their support people and other healthcare professionals.



Required qualifications:





  • Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree

  • Coursework/Training and Must be a graduate of an accredited school of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Program

  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Alaska

  • Must be Board Certified in the areas of Wound within 12 months, Ostomy within 6 months and Continence Nursing within 12 months.

  • Basic Life Support

  • 2 years of RN experience





    Preferred qualifications:





    • 1 year of WOCN experience





      Our best-in-class benefits are uniquely designed to support you and your family in staying well, growing professionally and achieving financial security. We take care of you, so you can focus on delivering our mission of caring for everyone, especially the most vulnerable in our communities



      About Providence Alaska Medical Center



      Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation's best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.



      As the state's largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!



      We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits



      About Providence

      At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of "Know me, care for me, ease my way." Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we'll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

      Requsition ID: P359624
      Company: Providence Jobs
      Job Category: Nursing-Patient Facing
      Job Function: Nursing
      Schedule: Per-Diem
      Shift: Day
      Career Track: Nursing
      Department: 1017 AK PAMC WOUND CARE
      Address: AK Anchorage 3200 Providence Dr

      Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Keywords: Providence Health & Services, Anchorage , RN - Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing (WOCN) - 0.0 FTE, Days *Per Diem*, Healthcare , Anchorage, Alaska

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