Registered Nurse Wound Ostomy Full Time Days Tampa (outpatient) at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 1/3/2022


Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
  • Location:
    Tampa, FL
  • Date Posted:
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  • Job Family
    Wound Care
  • Shift
    1 - Day

Job Description


Registered Nurse Wound Ostomy Full Time Days AdventHealth Tampa

Location Address: 3100 East Fletcher Avenue Tampa, Florida 33613

Top Reasons to Work at AdventHealth Tampa

  • Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute, known across the country for its advances in cardiovascular disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment and research.
  • Surgical Pioneers – the first in Tampa with the latest robotics in spine surgery
  • Building a brand new, six story surgical and patient care tower which will ensure state of the art medical and surgical car for generations to come
  • Awarded the Get With The Guidelines – Stroke GOLD Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and have been recognized as a recipient of their Target: Stroke Honor Roll for our expertise in stroke care. We have also received certification by The Joint Commission in collaboration with the American Stroke Association as a Primary Stroke Center.

Work Hours/Shift:

  • Full Time/ Days

You will be responsible for:
  • Communicates with courtesy when interacting with internal or external customers—in person or on the telephone.
  • Demonstrates respect for co-workers and develops positive working relationships with other departments.
  • Uses the AIDET technique when interacting with patients.
  • Incorporates Caring Model behaviors and culturally competent care into daily practice
  • Demonstrates FHT commitment standards and values
  • Adheres to FHT standards for dress and professional appearance.
  • Demonstrate collaboration and teamwork
  • Participates in peer interviewing and peer review process
  • Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, cost and impact on practice in the delivery of nursing services
  • The Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse assesses patient care needs associated with wound ostomy continence as evidenced by:
  • Quarterly Pressure Ulcer Survey
  • Completes comprehensive assessment of wound, ostomy patients
  • Responds to physician and nursing request for consultation on patients pre and post ostomy, patients with skin breakdown, draining wounds, and urinary incontinence
  • Conducts and documents assessments and suggested interventions
  • The WOCN assesses educational needs of the nurse and potential educational needs across the organization through the review of annual nursing education survey and iteractions with nurses
  • Assists staff in developing and maintaining competency in maintaining skin integrity
  • Develops nursing diagnosis to meet the needs of wound, ostomy, incontinent patients.
  • Differentiates between a variety of wounds, ostomy types, incontinence types.
  • Conducts and documents patient teaching regarding self-care and disease process.
  • Selects ostomy supplies appropriate for patients needs and abilities
  • The WOCN supports evidence-based practice in identification of expected patient outcomes by:
  • Identifying expected patient outcomes that incorporate scientific evidence and are achievable through implementation of evidence-based practices
  • Supports the use of clinical guidelines linked to positive patient outcomes
  • Participates in conducting and documenting discharge planning needs by identifying post-hospital care
  • Collaborates with health team members by reporting of pertinent clinical information and providing suggestions for interventions to achieve identified patient outcomes
  • Coordinates trial and selection of skin/wound/ostomy products between health care team members and Materials Management Department
  • Selects or designs strategies to meet the multi-faceted needs of complex wound and ostomy patients.
  • Coordinates with other disciplines to meet established patient goals as evidenced by attending interdisciplinary team meetings or conferring with health care team.
  • Coordinates with management team to provide new employees with training time with WOCN
  • Develops and implements standards for skin breakdown prevention and treatment, wound and ostomy care, and urinary incontinence.
  • Incorporates new knowledge and strategies to initiate change in nursing practices if desired outcomes are not achieved.
  • Provides learning activities for clinical staff on an ongoing basis as evidenced by competency skills fairs, orientation classes, in services, Resource Nurse training, and evidence-based programs.
  • Provides guidance to nurses and clinical staff in the evaluation of effectiveness of interventions in attainment of expected outcomes.
  • WOCN demonstrates effective staff training as evidenced by positive feedback provided by new employees on new hire orientation evaluations
  • Maintains safe practice by demonstrating clinical competency and demonstrating compliance with all regulatory standards
  • Demonstrates safe practice in the administration of wound care medications.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to pain management by alleviating and reducing pain to level acceptable to patient.
  • Integrates ethical decision making into daily nursing practice
  • Integrates research findings and Evidence Based Practice into practice
  • Acts as a patient advocate
  • Demonstrates critical thinking skills appropriate to level of experience
  • Integrates population specific standards when planning care
  • Demonstrates commitment to professional and personal growth-i.e. completes all mandatory educational requirements, maintains CWOCN certification, attends 75% of department staff meeting, acts as designated preceptor for new hires re: to wound/ostomy care, chairs wound resource nurse program, member of professional nursing organization, attends hospital wide committees, member of shared governance council.

What You Will Need:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing with Bachelors Degree in Nursing or related specialty area upon hire

  • One or more years of nursing practice experience upon hire

  • One year of practice in which leadership and teaching competence has been demonstrated upon hire

  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in Florida. If licensed in another state, verification of application for Florida licensure must be submitted within 30 days of hire date.

  • Board Certified in Wound, Ostomy Care (WOCN) or obtain within 1 year of hire date

  • Current American Heart Association BLS upon hire

  • 4 hours Hip and Knee Replacement education within 6 months of hire date, then annually INPATIENT ONLY

  • 2 hours Stroke education within 6 months of hire date, then 1 hour annually INPATIENT ONLY

Job Summary:

  • The WOCN RN serves as a care consultant and provider for patients with complex wound care needs and ostomy management. Accountable for collaborating with the health care team to define and communicate the expected patterns of care for this patient population. Provides leadership for education and research programs to support the advancement of wound and ostomy care and improvement of patient outcomes through implementation of evidenced based practice. Serves as a resource, leader, and role model for wound and ostomy care and functions as a liaison with the community, other health care professionals, and other disciplines regarding areas of wound and ostomy care.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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