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Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse
A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you, and motivate you to make a difference in the life of a child.
Additional Information
Department: Innovations and Outcomes
Hours per week: 40, eligible for benefits
Shift: primarly Monday through Friday but need some flexibility to meet needs of patients and staff
Job Overview
The Skin & Wound Nurse will function as the clinical resource and role model responsible for quality of nursing practice & standards of care related to the delivery of patient care for patient skin, wound care, and ostomy management. Assists and educates the nursing staff providing the day to day care: risk assessments, potential for healing, and wound care product selection. Assists the manager in leading, planning, controlling and evaluating nursing practices and operations as it relates to skin, wound and ostomy care. Develops and maintains quality improvement activities and recommends/implements program changes as appropriate. Devises effective control mechanisms to ensure that the physical environment fosters safe patient care. Ensures a review of all case files relating to bad patient outcomes within an assigned unit. Develops and oversees the implementation of multi-disciplined Wound, Ostomy, and Continence (WOC) nursing.
Qualifications
General Work Experience: 3-5 years clinical experience with minimum of 2 years pediatric or WOC experience required. Basic computer skills required. Excellent customer service and communication skills with hospital/clinic staff, children, parents and visitors. Knowledge of medical terminology required. Demonstrated ability to prioritize and organize tasks in a fast paced setting. Excellent written and verbal communication. Ability to work independently and as a team member.
Required Education/Field of Study: Graduate of an accredited college or university with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Required Education/Field of Study: Graduate of an accredited Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nursing Education Program within 12 months of hire.
Required License/Certification - BLS / CPR
Required License/Certification - Registered Nurse
Required License/Certification: Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and/or Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC) in specific departments.
Required License/Certification: Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Certification (CWOCN) within 18 months of hire.
Physical Requirements
Ability to Perform Essential Functions of the Job
Audio-Visual: Color Discrimination: Good
Audio-Visual: Depth Perception: Good
Audio-Visual: Far Vision: Good
Audio-Visual: Hearing: Good
Audio-Visual: Near Vision: Good
General Activity: Sit: 2-4 hrs. per day
General Activity: Stand/Walk: 6-8 hrs. per day
Motion: Bend: Up to 1/3 of time
Motion: Lift: Up to 1/3 of time
Others: Able to assist or assume direct patient care as census directly permits.
Others: Able to provide services in all areas where newborn patients are served.
Others: May assist in the supervised lifting, transporting and positioning of patients.
Others: Occupational Hazards - exposure to severe weather conditions: He/she must be able to meet scheduling demands during all weather conditions.
Others: Occupational Hazards - exposure to unsteady or falling patient: In the course of transferring a patient, he/she may encounter a patient who falls or loses his or her balance, causing him/her to bear the full weight of a patient or fall with him or her.
Weight Lifted/Force Exerted: Up to 100 pounds: Up to 1/3 of time
Equal Employment Opportunity
It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. Be aware that none of the questions are intended to imply illegal preferences or discrimination based on non-job-related information.

About Children's Hospital Colorado:

Children's Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric healthcare excellence for more than 100 years. Founded in 1908, Children's Colorado is a leading pediatric network entirely devoted to the health and well being of children. Continually recognized as one of the nation's outstanding hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Children's Colorado is known both for its nationally and internationally recognized medical, research and education programs as well as the full spectrum of everyday care for kids throughout Colorado and surrounding states. With more than 1,000 healthcare professionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric specialties, Children's Colorado Network of Care includes its main campus, 16 Children's Care Centers and more than 400 outreach clinics.

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