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Registered Nurse – Wound Ostomy Continence Job

Mayo Clinic

Rochester, MN
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Registered Nurse – Wound Ostomy Continence Job

Location: Rochester, MN, US

Company: Mayo Clinic

Department: Wound Ostomy Continence

A Life-Changing Career

Position Summary:
The WOC nurse's focus is the quality of care provided for individuals with ostomies, fistulas, draining wounds, tubes, altered skin integrity and incontinence. Facilitates the rehabilitation and health maintenance of these individuals and their families through assessment of needs, education, counseling, and coordination of care. Working collaboratively with other health care professionals, the WOC nurse functions in the roles of care provider, educator and consultant in a variety of settings throughout the medical center. Through leadership, education, and management responsibilities, the WOC nurse strives to further the clinical specialty.

· Reports RN Supervisor.
· Works cooperatively with and provides consultation for many disciplines throughout Mayo Clinic related to the wound ostomy continence clinical specialty.
· Functions as a liaison between the consumer, community, and professional organizations related to the clinical specialty.

Responsibilities: The Wound Ostomy Nurse (WON) provides expert, integrated, cost-effective quality patient care through the coordination of clinical care for high-risk patients with complex issues across the continuum of care settings. This nurse integrates knowledge of advanced pathophysiology, human responses to health problems and non-disease based etiologies to assess, plan and coordinate care, monitor and evaluate patient outcomes. The WON supports professional nursing practice across practice settings and across the continuum of care to meet the needs of the patient and family. Working collaboratively with other health care professionals, the WON functions in the roles of care provider, educator and consultant in a variety of settings throughout the medical center. The WON will function within the Mayo Clinic Nursing Professional Practice Model, which includes accountability for planning, implementing, evaluating and communicating all phases of nursing care for assigned patients. The WON provides leadership through activities such as preceptor role, informal and formal leadership roles, and quality improvement efforts. The WON possesses excellent communication skills; is skillful in mentoring and teaching; and participates on committees or projects. The ANA Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice and the Scope and Standards for Wound, Ostomy and Continence Specialty Practice Nursing provide a basis for the practice of the WON.

  • Graduate from an accredited baccalaureate program in nursing.
  • Completion of WOCN education program (or completion within the first 6-12 months).
  • Certification in ostomy nursing (or completion within the first 6-12 months)
  • If not currently practicing as a WOC RN, two years successful work experience in medical-surgical nursing within the past five years.
  • Maintains Basic Cardiac Life Support Competency (BCLS)

Additional Qualifications:
  • Certification in wound and continence nursing preferred.
  • Demonstrates advanced clinical knowledge and competence in specialty area.
  • Ability to collect, compare, sort, and prioritize information to be used in the decision-making process for patients and staff.
  • Ability to manage stress and complex problem-solving issues.
  • Ability to be self-directed.
  • Demonstrates strong written and verbal communication skills.

License or Certification: Current RN license by applicable state requirements.

WON Certification within 18 months employment in the position.

Arizona and Florida: Maintains Basic Life Support (BLS) competency.

Midwest: Maintains current Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers from one of the following programs:

American Heart Association; American Red Cross.

Benefit Eligible: Yes
Exemption Status: Non-exempt
Compensation Detail: Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum pay rate is $30.87 per hour.
Hours/Pay Period: 64 hours per 2 week pay period
Schedule Details:
Monday – Friday, Days, 8-hour shifts – NOT NEGOTIABLE

Weekend Schedule: Occasional Saturday (approximately every 6th Saturday) – NOT NEGOTIABLE

Recruiter: Jennifer Verhagen

Why Mayo Clinic? Mayo Clinic provides the highest quality patient care by placing the needs of the patient first. We are the largest integrated, not-for-profit medical group practice in the world with approximately 60,000 employees working in a unique environment that brings together the best in patient care, groundbreaking research and innovative medical education. We offer a highly competitive compensation package, which includes exceptional benefits, and have been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the top 100 “Best Companies to Work For”.

Site Description: Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.

Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).

Job Posting Category: Nursing
Job Posting Number: 86358BR

Date: Aug 1, 2017

Nearest Major Market: Rochester MN

Job Segment: Rehabilitation, Nursing, Medical, Patient Care, Registered Nurse, Healthcare

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