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Lead Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse (CWOCN)

Company: Sutter Health
Location: Concord
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

We are so glad you are interested in joining Sutter Health!Organization:SCAH-Sutter Care at Home - BayPosition Overview:The Lead Certified Wound Care Nurse (CWOCN) serves as a clinical expert for wound, ostomy and continence related issues to all clinical and administrative staff in their location. The Lead CWOCN will provide oversight and management to wound, ostomy and continence patients through digital and in-home consults. The Lead CWOCN will provide wound, ostomy, and continence education to clinical staff and play an accountable role in supply management and utilization.Job Description:These Principal Accountabilities, Requirements and Qualifications are not exhaustive, but are merely the most descriptive of the current job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, staff changes, workload, or technical development).



  • Reviews incoming consult requests and conduct or delegates to Team WOCN/WCC in-home consult per timeline required by agency procedures.
  • Completes digital consults of wound patients not requiring an in-home consult or joint visits as necessary.
  • Completes joint visits with home health clinicians for purpose of staff education and skills training and reinforcement.--- Case manages complex new ostomy patients as deemed necessary --- Completes patient visits according to agency productivity standards.
    • Informs Administrator/Clinical Managers on management of wound patients who are high utilizers.
    • Collaborates with physicians and wound clinics in regards to appropriate delivery of wound care in the home environment.
    • Provides patient education on cause, prevention, and treatment that promotes patient problem solving skills.
    • Assists in orientation and competency of new nurses regarding wound/ostomy care.
    • Teaches comprehensive assessment documentation, correct digital photo documentation, proper wound care technique and multidisciplinary coordination by example in practice.
      Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement:
      • Serves as the clinical resource regarding wound/ostomy patient care and policies and procedures
      • Maintains OASIS and Integrated Care Management competency per agency policy.
      • Demonstrates knowledge of and actively participates in the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement program
      • Completes peer audits as assigned
      • Completes all documentation in a timely manner including consents, billing and clinical forms per agency policy and procedure.
      • Advises educational need of staff based on chart audit surveys, direct requests from staff, feedback from managers.
      • Provides consistent quality education and support to clinicians regarding wound, ostomy and continence care, including clinical indications and proper usage of all wound products.
      • Leads Wound Rounds/Wound Education monthly or as needed
      • Provides ongoing education for wound, ostomy, and continence to location clinical staff
      • Assists in updates of policy and procedure manuals
        • Manages supply authorization and promotes judicious use and cost effective practices for patient supply utilization; provides product recommendations based on quality evidence based practice with judicious cost utilization practices.
        • Actively provides improvements in managing supply costs based upon location challenges and utilization patterns
          Other: Graduate of WOCN program with certification in wound and ostomy.

          Other: Continence certification highly preferred.


          BLS-Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider

          CWOCN-Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse within 180 Days of hire

          RN-Registered Nurse of California

          OR CWS-Certified Wound Specialist

          Continence certification recommended


          3 Minimum of three years professional nursing experience required.

          1 Prefer at least one-year home health experience and one-year experience as a WOCN in any setting.


          Self-starter with a high degree of initiative, motivation, flexibility, energy, and creativity.

          Ability to form harmonious working relationships with internal and external customers.

          Demonstrated leadership and negotiation skills and the ability to manage resources for patient care in a cost effective manner.

          Excellent collaborative and problem solving skills with customers and management.

          Ability to exercise independent sound judgment in planning and providing patient care.

          Demonstrated ability in physical, psychosocial, and environmental assessment skills and in implementing plan of treatment.

          Excellent organizational skills.

          With appropriate training, demonstrates an ability to competently work with the computerized documentation tools and systems of the organization.

          Access to a reliable automobile


          See required physical demands, mental components, visual activities & working conditions at the following link:License/Certifications:BLS-Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider - American Heart Association, CWOCN-Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse - Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, CWS-Certified Wound Specialist - American Board of Wound Management, RN-Registered Nurse of California - California Department of Consumer AffairsEducation:Bachelor's (Required)Job Shift:DaysSchedule:Full TimeShift Hours:8Days of the Week:Friday, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, WednesdayWeekend Requirements:NoneBenefits:YesUnions:YesPosition Status:Non-ExemptWeekly Hours:40Employee Status:RegularNumber of Openings:1Sutter Health Affiliates are equal opportunity employers EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans.Schedule/Shift: Regular/ SHIFT_NEXMPT_AM_8_40

Keywords: Sutter Health, Concord , Lead Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse (CWOCN), Healthcare , Concord, California

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