JOB SUMMARY: To 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.
The WOCN is responsible for creating and maintaining an environment that cultivates exemplary patient care related to wound, ostomy, and continence nursing care. The WOCN facilitates continuous quality improvement through the development, implementation, evaluation, and revision of departmental plans, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures. The WOCN mentors others, role models professionalism and participation in activities such as nursing organizations, nursing research, the community, and bodies that shape health care policies and practices. Routine decisions include the assessment of patients, formulation of treatment plans with appropriate products in collaboration with physicians and other health care providers.
Education/specialized training/licensure: a. Graduation from an accredited school of nursing with a bachelor's degree in nursing required. Master's degree in nursing, master's degree in business administration, master's degree in health care administration, or related field is preferred. b. Graduate of an accredited wound, ostomy, continence nursing education program with certification required within one year of hire.
Work experience: Five years of work experience in related clinical area of practice.
Management experience: Additional Administrative or Research experience preferred.
Equipment operated: Standard office equipment
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact), Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking), Writing /Composing Correspondence, Writing /Composing Reports
Other Skills: Analytical, Design, Medical Terms, P.C., Research, Statistical, Word
Internal Number: 147172
About Harris Health System
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.