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    Summary

    The Wound Ostomy Care (WOC) Nurse is a BSN registered nurse with Certified Wound, Ostomy & Continence Care (CWOCN) certification who has the responsibility for providing care, preventative treatment, and consultation in the treatment of patients with pressure ulcers, wounds, fistulas, skin irritations, ostomy care, incontinence, foot and nail care. This position is located in Specialty Care Nursing Service.

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    Responsibilities

    The professional nurse must possess a broad-based clinical knowledge to effectively implement health promotion, prevention, management of acute and chronic illnesses, and the care of the dying. The professional nurse is obligated to ongoing, comprehensive evaluation and improvement of clinical practice and health care delivery systems to meet the needs of the clients (i.e., patient, families, and or significant others). He/she assesses, plans, implements, teaches, evaluates, and documents, care.

    Duties include:

    • Provide care, preventative treatment, and consultation in the treatment of patients with pressure ulcers, wounds, fistulas, skin irritations, ostomy care, incontinence, foot and nail care.
    • Possess a broad-based clinical knowledge to effectively implement health promotion, prevention, management of acute and chronic illnesses, and the care of the dying.
    • Provide to ongoing and comprehensive evaluation and improvement of clinical practice and health care delivery systems to meet the needs of the Veteran patients, their families, and/or significant others.
    • Demonstrate responsibility for the planning, teaching, training, and documentation of state of the art wound care.
    • Demonstrate leadership and initiative in delivering and improving holistic care through collaborative strategies with others, ensuring compliance with the mission, vision, and values of the Medical Center and/or VISN.

    Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00a.m. to 4:30 p.m.(extended hours including weekends when needed)
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    00

  • Job family (Series)

    0610 Nurse

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/523695600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.