RN - Wound Ostomy Nurse

ChildrenHealth - Dallas, TX3.7

Job Opportunity
Job ID: 55251


Coordinates, manages, and evaluates the care of children with wounds, ostomies, and/or continence issues from admission through the discharge to facilitate quality, cost-effective patient/family care. Promotes collaboration among the health care team to provide developmentally appropriate care, referrals, and discharge planning for patients with wounds, ostomies, and continence issues. Develops and provides educational programs to meet the needs of the clinical staff. Participates in research and/or quality improvement initiatives.


Job Profile:
Requires in-depth professional knowledge and practical/applied expertise in own discipline and basic knowledge of related disciplines within the broader professional field
Has knowledge of best practices and how own area integrates with others; demonstrates awareness of the industry, including regulatory, evolving customer demands, and the factors that differentiate the organization in the market
Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience; may lead projects with manageable risks and resource requirements
Solves complex problems and takes a new perspective on existing solutions; exercises judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information
Impacts a range of customer, operational, project or service activities within own team and other related teams; works within broad guidelines and policies
Works independently, receives minimal guidance
Explains difficult or sensitive information; works to build consensus
Job Specific Responsibilities

Promotes quality and specialty care to ambulatory and hospitalized patients and families.
Optimizes clinical and program efficiency through performance improvement initiatives.
Initiates the development of professional and educational activities.
Identifies factors that influence clinical and financial outcomes as related to specialty population.
Contact with case management to facilitate communication with community agencies, facilities, and vendors to provide appropriate patient referrals, assistance with supplies and follow up as appropriate for the WOC patient.


Work Experience

At least 3 years related experience is required

Graduation from an accredited Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing Education program is preferred

At least 1 year wound, ostomy, and continence experience is preferred.


Bachelor's degree in Nursing is required.

Licenses and Certifications

Licensed RN in the State of Texas is required

BLS for Healthcare Providers is required

WOCN certification (within 2 years after hire and maintained) is required

PEARS/PALS/NRP/ACLS (Department specific requirements) is required

In some service areas, Initial Pediatric Prevention and Management of Aggressive Behaviors (PPMAB) training must be completed within 60 days of hire and renewed annually is required .

All bedside nurses whose job includes 50% or more direct patient care must have minimum of a BSN by January 1, 2021.

Non-Management Skills Knowledge and Abilities

Maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjust effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.

Use appropriate interpersonal styles to establish effective relationships with customers and internal partners; interact with others in a way that promotes openness and trust and gives them confidence in one's intentions.

Meet patient and patient family needs; take responsibility for a patient's safety, satisfaction, and clinical outcomes; use appropriate interpersonal techniques to resolve difficult patient situations and regain patient confidence.

Ensure that the customer perspective is a driving force behind business decisions and activities; craft and implement service practices that meet customers' and own organization's needs.

Develop and use collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.

Identify and understand issues, problems, and opportunities; compare data from different sources to draw conclusions; use effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; take action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.

Take prompt action to accomplish objectives; take action to achieve goals beyond what is required; be proactive.

Deal effectively with others in an antagonistic situation; use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people.

Effectively manage one's time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.

Accomplish tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time.

Set high standards of performance for self and others; assume responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self impose standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.

Assimilate and apply new job-related information in a timely manner.

Clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.

Job Family Nursing
Expertise Nursing - General Pediatrics
Job Type Full Time
Location Dallas, Texas