Wound Ostomy Continence (WOC) Nurse
Job category: Medical
Job Type: Full Time
Texas Health Dallas seeks to hire a RN WOC to work full time.
The address is Dallas 8200 Walnut Hill Ln. TX 75231
Salary range is Min. $35.44/hr to Max. $54.32/hr – based on relevant experience
• 10 hour shifts (7A-5:30P) 4 days a week (rotating Saturdays)
I. Continuous Improvement
• Assists in the identification of ineffective and costly processes and takes action to improve those processes.
• Utilizes evidence-based practice.
• Demonstrates contribution to unit-based programs and research strategies to monitor and continuously improve the quality of patient care.
II. Assessment/Plan of Care/Technical Skill
Collaborates with the multidisciplinary team to improve care processes that promote continuity of care.
• Works with other team members to resolve patient issues.
• Recommends standards for cost-effective supplies/equipment related to wound, ostomy and incontinence care to be utilized in the hospital through evaluation and product research studies.
• Initiates action to meet patient and/or significant others need for information.
• Provides pre-operative and post-operative educational information to patient/family considering physical and psychological adaption.
• Provides appropriate written information to both patients and staff, including post operative and discharge instructions, referrals and supply needs.
• Takes action to reduce/eliminate patient risks.
• Properly administers wound, skin and ostomy care products and is alert to potential problems with products that may vary with age of patients.
• Individualizes products to patients needs.
• Collaborates with physicians/staff/patient and family to select appropriate product.
• Evaluates patients response to treatment/products and makes adjustments and modifications.
• Adapts care measures to reflect age-specific and developmental considerations.
• Performs technical procedures safely and proficiently.
• Assesses the knowledge, skills, and learning needs of team members in relation to the needs and acuity level of patients before the delegation of care.
• Performs as resource/instructor of technical skills.
• Provides consultation and direct assistance to nursing staff for all WOC patients.
• Assists staff to maintain current knowledge and competence for WOC patients through orientation, educational programs, role modeling, consultation and review of policies and procedures according to national guidelines.
• Produces documentation that initiates, follows and revises patient’s plan of care.
• Produces documentation that supports and meets regulatory requirements.
III. Professional Accountability
• Identifies realistic and measurable annual goals for professional nursing development.
• Serves as patient advocate and as a liaison between patient family and physician.
• Checks unit communication: – Bulletin Boards – Checks mail box twice a week – Attends required meetings
• Recognizes and communicates ethical and legal concerns through established channels of communication.
• Complies with polices; i.e. attendance, dress code, Nurse Practice Act.
• Makes timely and appropriate decisions regarding unresolved/difficult patient care issues or conditions.
• Functions as call resource nurse when required.
• Serves as resource to nursing staff, patients, visitors, and physicians.
IV. Key Focus Area/Key Performance Indicators
• Strives to meet Departmental Key Performance Indicators/System Key Focus Areas.
• Uses Clinical Practice Model philosophy to work in partnership with peers, other disciplines, and unlicensed assistive personnel.
• Demonstrates cooperative relationships.
• Actively participates in formal and informal teaching and evaluation to strengthen clinical competence of self and team members.
• Functions as preceptor.
• Uses Unit Based Council communication structure when appropriate.
• Utilizes positive, one-on-one, first party communication to receive and to communicate unit concerns and activities
• Uses acceptable interpersonal relationship skills with patients
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications
• Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing is required
• 2 years of nursing experience is required
• RN – Registered Nurse required upon hire
• WOCN required upon hire
• OR CWCN required within 6 months of hire
• OR CWOCN required within 6 months of hire
• BCLS – Basic Cardiac Life Support is required upon hire
• CPI – Crisis Prevention Intervention Training required within 60 days of hire
• High degree of confidentiality, positive interpersonal skills, ability to function in a fast paced environment
Why Texas Health Resources?
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is an 898-bed, Magnet-designated hospital and recognized clinical program leader, having provided compassionate care to the residents of Dallas and surrounding communities since 1966. A full-service regional referral center, Texas Health Dallas has approximately 3,500 employees and 1,100 physicians on its medical staff, and offers a full range of services, including cancer care, cardiology, neurosciences, orthopedics, senior care, women’s services and a renowned Level III neonatal intensive care unit. Texas Health Dallas has been recognized as a U.S. News and World Report Best Hospital in multiple specialties and is an accredited Cycle IV Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers. The hospital is also a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, a certified Emergency Stroke Care center and was named “Best Place to Have a Baby” in Dallas County in 2012.We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.
Texas Health Highlights
• 2018 FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” (4th year in a row)
• 2018 Becker’s Healthcare “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” (4th year in a row)
• 2018 Employees’ Choice “Best Places to Work” by Glassdoor
Primary Location: TX-Dallas
Job: RN/Registered Nurse
Organization: Texas Health Dallas 8200 Walnut Hill Ln. TX 75231
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular
Job Type: Standard