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RN Wound and Ostomy

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Job ID: 15700
Location: Vancouver, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking a RN Wound and Ostomy for a Full Time, 1.00 FTE, Day position. Hourly compensation starts at $46.81, more depending on experience.

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.


Provide assessment, formulates a plan of care and acts as a resource to patients, staff members and physicians in providing acute and rehabilitative care specializing in the needs of wound and ostomy patients following the nursing process and established standards. Participate as a member of the healthcare team by communicating and documenting pertinent patient information and providing patient and family teaching.


  • Provide assessment and planning to include consultation and direct assistance to physicians and staff in the care of patients with draining wounds and fistulas; complicated drain tubes, altered skin integrity due to drainage, incontinence or pressure. Assess bio-psycho-social status, economical, environmental, cultural, spiritual, community and other factors affecting the patient’s return to optimal health. Establish and maintain a plan of care in collaboration with patient, family and health team members including individualized interventions, goals, outcomes and education and modify or continue plan based on the patient response.
  • Provide pre-operative counseling, intervention and evaluation to include direct communication with patients scheduled for urinary or fecal diversion surgery, implementing nursing and medical interventions using appropriate resources, skills and knowledge. Make appropriate referrals and provide patient and family teaching to facilitate desired patient outcomes. Evaluate effects of care provided and identify changes in patient condition and patient care and education post-operatively to assist patients to return to self-care and psycho/social rehabilitation.
  • Perform effective communication and documentation by communicating and documenting interventions, patient responses according to standards. Utilize recognized organization communication standard. Keep abreast of and comply with departmental and organizational changes and events through reading appropriate communications and attending unit and assigned meetings.
  • Delegate only those tasks that are appropriate within the scope of practice of other healthcare providers. Retains the responsibility and accountability for the nursing care of the patient.
  • Provide patient, family and staff (physicians, RN's, etc.) education to include identifying patient and family teaching needs. Involve appropriate family members in teaching. Utilize available education resources. Provide in-services/education relating to ostomy, wound, skin and incontinence care.
  • Contribute to and participate in ongoing quality improvement programs designed to monitor and evaluate the quality and appropriateness of patient care or services provided by pursuing opportunities to improve. Establish new policies and procedures, review/revise new or current policies and procedures within the realm of Wound Ostomy expertise.
  • Perform medication administration to include consistently adhering to medication administration policies and procedures. Demonstrate understanding of effects/side effects and combination effects of medications. Resolve medication discrepancies as they occur.
  • Perform general duties to include maintaining a working knowledge of infection control, risk management and emergency preparedness plans. Actively participate in performance improvement initiatives. Demonstrate knowledge of hospital, interdepartmental and unit goals, standards and operations. Maintain and update knowledge of and is responsive to the laws and regulations which affect his/her practice.
  • Perform other related duties as may be assigned.



  • Graduate of an accredited school/college of nursing.
  • Completion of a Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing (WOCN) Accredited Program required.
  • BSN required.  


  • Minimum three years recent acute care RN (or equivalent education and/or experience).
  • Inpatient/Outpatient wound and ostomy nursing experience preferred.


  • WA State RN Licensure.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers required upon hire.
  • Certified Wound Ostomy Continence (CWOCN) or Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse (CWON) certification within one year of hire.


  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate clinical information.
  • Strong analysis/problem solving skills.
  • Medical terminology.
  • Skill in teaching patients.
  • Strong organization skills with ability to work in a fast-paced environment independently or as part of a team.
  • Computer skills.
  • Ability to teach.
  • Thorough knowledge of nursing processes and practices related to specialty area.
  • Sound judgment.
  • Ability to successfully practice in interdisciplinary teams.


  • Work requires active physical exertion up to 33% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 50 lbs. or less.
  • Work requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation or sharp instruments. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more.
  • Duties require the ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail (more than 65% of work time).

This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement. There may be more than one opening on this posting.

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