HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Wound, Ostomy and Continence Registered Nurse (RN WOCN) - Wound Care Center (Full Time) in San Antonio, Texas

The Wound Care Center at Methodist Hospital is looking for certified Wound, Ostomy and Continence nurses to join our team of WOCNs.

Sign on and Relocation Bonuses are being offered!

Methodist Hospital opened in 1963 as the first hospital in the now internationally acclaimed South Texas Medical Center. From the beginning, we've recognized the unique needs of each of our patients. It's a process that we continue to improve on, creating ways to better serve the community when they need us the most. With 981 beds, Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties including cardiology, cancer care, bone marrow transplants, emergency medicine, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and orthopedics.

As the flagship hospital of the Medical Center and of the Methodist Healthcare system of hospitals, we appreciate the support and recognition we receive from the community having been ranked No. 1 in the Express-News Reader's Choice Awards. We also enjoy being the most preferred hospital in San Antonio, as consistently reported by the Consumer Research Corporation. Methodist Hospital has been nationally recognized by Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade A, accredited by the Joint Commission in stroke care, and designated as an accredited Chest Pain Center. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com and select Methodist Hospital under Locations.

Schedule: The position will work 9 hour shifts, Monday - Thursday, and a half day on Fridays.

General Statement of Duties:

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence nurse is a RN who has graduated from an Accredited Wound Ostomy Continence (WOC) Nurse Program. The WOCN provides direct care and education for patients of all ages including the neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and/or geriatric patient who are experiencing disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, genitourinary tract and integumentary systems. Direct care will incorporate the following: abdominal stomas, fistulas, drains, acute and chronic wounds as well as urinary and fecal incontinence. The WOCN serves as a resource person in the areas of wounds, ostomies and continence care and provides education to the patient, patient support system and facility staff.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. The WOCN serves as a consultant in the management of patients with complicated fistulas, wounds, ostomies and incontinence and provides recommendations for the effective and appropriate use of specialty beds, wound care products and ostomy supplies. Communicates appropriately to other employees and customers based on the situation and the age level of the person.

  2. The WOCN provides ostomy marking prior to surgery as requested by a physician.

  3. The WOCN serves as primary patient educator for all patients undergoing ostomy surgery as well as resource person for patients who have had previous surgery. Education includes pre-operative and postoperative teachings.

  4. The WOCN provides Outpatient Education with physician referral for patients with pouching problems or with skin problems related to the ostomy.

  5. The WOCN serves as an educator in the treatment of patients with ostomies, altered skin integrity and urinary incontinence for patients, patient families, nursing staff, physicians, administration and other disciplines to augment and support education services. The WOCN uses appropriate teaching-learning principles in order to best facilitate the information. The WOCN presents relevant in-services regarding the above mentioned topics as requested by education or nursing directors.

  6. The WOCN establishes relationships with others throughout MHS to develop a network and mentoring opportunities. Develops relationships with other departments within MHS and seeks out opportunities for integration and interaction.

Education:Graduate from professional nursing program and must have Bachelor’s Degree.

Must enroll in a recognized Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse program within 2 months of hire or be a graduate of such program. Experience:

Six to twelve months recent clinical nursing experience.

Minimum License and Certificates Required:Current license to practice professional nursing in the State of Texas.

Job: *Nursing - Professional

Title: Wound, Ostomy and Continence Registered Nurse (RN WOCN) - Wound Care Center (Full Time)

Location: Texas-San Antonio-Methodist Hospital

Requisition ID: 02531-86080