Wound Ostomy Continence, West Los Angeles, Per Diem

  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Oct 08, 2019

Job Description

Description: Essential Functions:

- Provides follow-up and interventions to patients diagnosed with ostomies, draining wounds, fistulae, or skin breakdown secondary to pressure, incontinence, venous hypertension, arterial insufficiency, trauma, surgery or diabetic neuropathy and other related skin issues.
- Provides direct patient care counseling of individuals anticipating surgery which may result in the creation of a stoma, individualized instruction for those who have an abdominal stoma for the diversion of stool or urine, or assessment and treatment recommendations for the above stated skin breakdown conditions.
- Assists patient through continuum of care for management of related issues.
- Evaluates new and currently used products for ostomy, continence and wound care.
- Makes recommendations to patients in obtaining related products.
- Assesses individual patient needs and goals, and provides educational programs to physicians, nursing, and other paramedical professionals on ostomy/wound care management and self-care education.
- Conducts continuing educational programs for physicians and nursing personnel. This helps provide current standards of practice for ostomy patients.
- Provides patient/family teaching and education regarding ostomy/wound care and self-management.
Basic Qualifications:
Experience
- Minimum one (1) year of previous clinical nursing experience as a Registered Nurse in caring for patients with abdominal stomas, draining wounds, fistulas, and pressure sores ulcers.
Education
- Bachelor's degree.
- Completion of an accredited Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing (WOCN) program.
License, Certification, Registration
- Current CA RN license.
- BLS.
- Current Board Certification in Wound (CWCN) and Ostomy (COCN) Nursing.
- Certified Continence Nurse (CCCN) may be required as specified by department.
- PODIATRY - only current Board Certification in Wound (CWCN) Nursing is required.

Additional Requirements:
- Demonstrated knowledge of pediatric and adult patient teaching principles.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the gastrointestinal, genitourinary and integumentary systems including pathophysiology.
- Effective communication skills.
- Fine motor dexterity.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Current Board Certification in Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing (CWOCN).

Primary Location: California,Los Angeles,West Los Angeles Medical Center 6041 Cadillac Ave. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 0 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat Working Hours Start: 6:00 AM Working Hours End: 4:00 PM Job Schedule: Per Diem Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: KPMWON-WON Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Nursing Licensed Department: Wound Ostomy Continence Travel: No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.