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Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse - Wound Care - LBJ Hospital Hospital

at Harris Health System

Posted: 10/1/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 147172
Keywords: nursing

Job Description

About Us

Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.

Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.

Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Job Profile

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

Benefits and EEOC

Harris Health System benefits program is designed to provide you with more flexibility and choices in meeting your specific needs. Harris Health System benefits program allows you to protect your income in case of illness, death and disability, and to help you save for retirement.

It is the policy of Harris Health System to provide equal opportunity for all applicants for employment regardless political affiliation, race, color, national origin, age, sex, religious creed or disability. Applicants may request any reasonable accommodation(s) to participate in the application process.

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