RN Wound Ostomy - PRN

Centura Health

Canon City , CO  

2018-04-23 2018-05-23
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Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 17,000 of the most talented hearts and minds in medicine, leadership and business.

Through Centura Health’s 15 hospitals, six senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician clinics, Flight for Life® Colorado, home care and hospice services, we offer a diverse range of work settings in a Colorado or western Kansas community you will love to call home.

St. Thomas More Hospital, a 25- acute care/critical access facilty, is the cornerstone of health care services for Fremont County and surrounding southern Colorado communtites. St. Thomas More offers 24-hour emergency and trauma services, inpatient acute care, intensive care unit, The Birth Center, diagnostic imaging, surgical services, rehabilitation services, sleep disorder center and more. St. Thomas More was rated five stars by Healthgrades® for Total Knee Replacement (2012-2017), Hip Fracture Treatment (2017), and Treatment of Sepsis (2017). Our physicians specialize in emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology services, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, and pediatric health services. Associates of St. Thomas More enjoy the camaraderie of a close-knit community hospital, the relaxed feel of small town life and an affordable cost of living in a town rich in culture and historic architecture. Located 50 miles from Colorado Springs at the foot hills of the Rocky Mountains and the entrance to the Royal Gorge, locals and visitors alike enjoy this area for some of the state's best hiking, widllife and river sports like rafting and fishing. Learn more about our hospital and life in Southern Colorado by visiting http://www.stmhospital.org/.

*_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 124188_*

*_Recruiter Contact: Tiffany Hoover tiffanyhoover@centura.org_*

*_Clinic/Department:_** 7545 STM WOUND CARE*

*_Hospital:_** ST THOMAS MORE*

*_Schedule: Per Request Needed_*

*_Shift: Days_*


Serves as the clinical resource and consultant for the acute and rehabilitative care of patients with selected disorders of the gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and integumentary systems, such as complex draining wounds, ostomies, fistulae, dermal ulcers, tubes, and incontinence. Prepared to provide the full scope of WOC(ET) nursing practice which also includes other components such as education, counseling, research, and administration.


* Graduate of accredited nursing school

* BSN required


* 2 years of relevant and recent nursing experience preferred


* Current Colorado RN license or License eligible.

* Current BLS certification required from American Heart Association

* Current Board Certification as WOC(ET) Nurse (CWOCN) by the Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB) – or within 6 months of hire

*_PATIENT CARE - 60%_*

* Assesses and identifies condition of patient needs by direct observation, examination, patient and/or responsible person(s) interviews and their medical records.

* Manages WOC(ET) nursing office operations and program development as well as outpatient services for all patients within the WOC(ET) nurse practice.

* Plans patient care to reflect goals that are realistic, measurable, and consistent with medical plan of care, including discharge planning.

* Implements nursing and medical plan of care through the delivery of safe and therapeutically effective interventions.

*_PLAN OF CARE – 20%_*

* Provides educational opportunities regarding guidelines of care for patients within WOC(ET) nursing practice.

* Develops policies and procedures for the care of patient wounds.

* Educate staff related to care of patients with wounds.


* Evaluates patient progress toward expected outcomes.


Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly.

*Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014:* Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does _not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014_. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.
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