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Providence Wound Ostomy Nurse Certified, Non-Contract in Salem, Oregon


Providence is calling a Wound Ostomy Nurse Certified, Non-Contract - Home Health Pbnc Salem Branch (1.0 FTE, Days) to Salem Home Services in Salem, OR

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We are seeking a Wound Ostomy Nurse Certified, Non-Contract - Home Health Pbnc Salem Branch that will be accountable for direct and indirect quality care for patients according to the individualized needs of the patient, following the nursing process and in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act. The CWON will function as an educator and consultant to the Home Health Services staff, patients, and in the community as needed. The CWON will coordinate patient care activities with other members of the health care team in a collegial relationship.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Utilize the nursing process, assesses patient status, intervenes appropriately, and evaluates patient response

  • Establish a formal written plan of care for referred patients, documents specific nursing orders, and develop goals specifying expected outcomes of intervention

  • Assess health knowledge, learning abilities and educational needs of the wound care and ostomy patients and families and develops appropriate plans for teaching

  • Utilize all available resources and consults as necessary with members of the health care team in planning and developing individualized teaching and discharge plans

  • Complete all necessary documentation according to regulatory standards

  • Function as a knowledgeable resource person to the nursing staff in areas of expertise, related to ostomy care, prevention and treatment of wounds of all types, and management of the incontinent patient

  • Serve as a resource person to clinics, physician's offices, and businesses in the areas of expertise

  • Review literature, methodology, outcomes, and implications of nursing research, and disseminates this information to clinical and medical staff

  • Identify staff learning needs, provide the necessary staff education in collaboration with RN Educator

  • Participate as preceptor in the orientation of new staff and/or students as assigned by the supervisor

  • Work closely with Home Health Services supply management, medical equipment vendors, and outside vendors as needed to coordinate availability of needed wound care products, and to improve quality of service to patients

  • Participate in product evaluations of new equipment and supplies related to areas of expertise

  • Actively participate in Home Health Services quality management programs and department meetings

  • Continue professional development and demonstrates advancement of professional nursing practice through both internal and external continuing education opportunities, membership in professional organizations, participation on Home Health Services committees


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Current State of Oregon Nursing license

  • Certification as a CWON

  • Current Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification for Health Care Providers

  • Current driver's license

  • Two (2) years CWON experience

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • One (1) year CWON experience in a Home Health setting

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Nursing - Other

Location: Oregon-Salem

Req ID: 274845