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Registered Nurse (RN) - Wound Ostomy Continence (WOC) Nurse

Company: Mayo Clinic
Location: Rochester
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

Why Mayo Clinic


Mayo Clinic is top-ranked in more specialties than any other care provider according to U.S. News & World Report. As we work together to put the needs of the patient first, we are also dedicated to our employees, investing in competitive compensation and - -- to take care of you and your family, now and in the future. And with continuing education and advancement opportunities at every turn, you can build a long, successful career with Mayo Clinic. You'll thrive in an environment that supports innovation, is committed to ending racism and supporting diversity, equity and inclusion, and provides the resources you need to succeed.
Responsibilities
This particular position will focus on the quality of care provided for individuals with ostomies, fistulas, draining wounds, tubes, altered skin integrity and incontinence. - -Wound and Ostomy certification required within 24 months of employment.
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 to Ambulatory Nurse Manager. -
  • 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. -

    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.This role is eligible for TN sponsorship. Holders of F1 status eligible for post-completion OPT are welcome to apply. This role is NOT eligible to participate in the F-1 STEM OPT extension program. Successful sponsorship will require state licensure and completion of the VisaScreen or equivalent certification.Qualifications
    Graduate of a baccalaureate Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited nursing program. If graduation did not occur within the last two years, one year of RN experience in an applicable care setting or one year of current LPN experience at Mayo Clinic is required. -BSN Required. -New grads not eligible. Pediatric/Neonatal experience preferred. Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing (CWOCN) Certification preferred. -If not currently practicing as a WOC RN, at least one year successful work experience in medical-surgical nursing within the past five years required. -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.Internal applicants should attach their three most recent performance appraisals.License or Certification:Must obtain prior to start date: -Current RN license by applicable state requirements.Basic Cardiac Life Support for healthcare providers- BCLS - certificate of course completion required and must not expire within 3 months after start date. - A scanned copy of the certificate of completion or transcripts, including your full name, must be attached to your profile to be considered.We will only accept certificates of course completion from the following providers:
    • American Heart Association (Title: BLS for Healthcare Providers or BLS Provider)
    • Red Cross (Title: CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers or BLS for Healthcare Providers)
    • Military Training NetworkAdditional specialty certification/training as required by the work area.Exemption StatusNonexemptCompensation Detail $39.48 - $59.29 / hourBenefits EligibleYesScheduleFull TimeHours/Pay Period72Schedule DetailsMonday - Friday, Days (variable start times), 8-hour shifts Weekend Schedule1 of 8 weekends International AssignmentNoSite Description

      Just as our reputation has spread beyond our Minnesota roots, so have our locations. Today, our employees are located at our three major campuses in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, Jacksonville, Florida, Rochester, Minnesota, and at Mayo Clinic Health System campuses throughout Midwestern communities, and at our international locations. Each Mayo Clinic location is a special place where our employees thrive in both their work and personal lives. - -



      Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer


      As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.

      RecruiterMissy Egeland

Keywords: Mayo Clinic, Rochester , Registered Nurse (RN) - Wound Ostomy Continence (WOC) Nurse, Healthcare , Rochester, Minnesota

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