- Bachelor's Degree
- Associate's Degree
- BLS Certification
General Summary of Position:
The Wound Ostomy Continence Specialist is responsible and accountable for assessment, planning, development, implementation and evaluation of plans of care and patient care programs throughout the hospital that enhance outcomes, promote professional development and supports the mission and vision of MedStar Washington Hospital Center (MWHC) and the Department of Nursing (DON). Collaborates and coordinates with the Interdisciplinary Health Care team to establish / accomplish the provision of care. Functions primarily as a consultant; provides direct patient care and education to selected patients. Provides associate development in areas of expertise. Is responsible for product and equipment recommendations in clinical areas of expertise. Maintains records and statistics as required. Participates in hospital and system wide committees and projects as indicated
Bachelor’s degree in nursing or physical therapy is required. Successful completion from an accredited WOC Nursing Education Program, American Board of Wound Management Program, or satisfactory completion of a program within twelve months of employment.
Two years clinical experience in the last four years. Three to five years of progressively more responsible job related experience. Experience in teaching or professional development preferred.
A license as a registered nurse or physical therapist in the District of Columbia is required. Board Certification by Wound Ostomy & Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB) or American Board of Wound Management (ABWMCWS) preferred. Certification must be obtained within twelve months of employment. Certification in continence is highly recommended. BLS is required.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.