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Job Title: Wound, Ostomy, Continence Manager (WOCN)
Insures the delivery of comprehensive health care in accordance with the philosophy, standards of practice, objectives and policies of the Department of Nursing and the MSHS. Responsible for diagnosis and treatment of common problems related to the treatment, management and rehabilitation of patients with pressure injuries, ostomies, wounds and/or continence problems as well as patient education and competency assessment, counseling and education of nursing staff.
Roles & Responsibilities:
Conducts health assessment interview focused on wound, ostomy, continence related care
Performs focused physical assessment
Develops plan of care based on the diagnosis and individual client needs
Recommends medications and treatments as appropriate and works in partnership with medical staff to complete a medical order. Note: A credentialed NP in this role can act independently in writing medical orders
Works collaboratively with the health care team and makes referrals to other disciplines as indicated
Records, reports and interprets the patient's responses to the plan of care
Teaches, counsels, and assists individuals and families to assume responsibility for prevention of complications as they relate to patients with pressure injuries, ostomies, wounds, or continence problems
Interviews and hires Per Diem WOCNs and participates in any termination if necessary
Assesses staff nurses knowledge and skills related to wound care management
Provides presentations and educational offerings.
Demonstrates a professional, courteous and respectful attitude in dealing with diverse staff, patients, including patients' families and significant others
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. Master's Degree in Nursing is highly preferred
Graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program , if an NP
Graduate of accredited Wound, Ostomy, Continence Educational Program or equivalent
At least two years of nursing experience
Nurse Practitioner experience of a least one year preferred
Demonstrates leadership abilities
Effective organization and interpersonal skills
Basic computer skills
Ability to problem solve using critical thinking skills
Current NY State RN License and Registration
Current NY State Nurse Practitioner License and Registration, if NP
Certified or eligible for certification by recognized specialty organization
Board Certified as a Wound, Ostomy, Continence Specialist or eligible and in process
Strength Through Diversity
The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we're as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai's unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.
We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care.
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Who We Are
Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke's, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude, or treat people differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
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