WOUND, OSTOMY, CONTINENCE NURSE CLINICIAN - DUH Full TIme
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Internal Number: 158528
Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. In fiscal year 2018, Duke University Hospital admitted 42,916 patients and had 1,085,740 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.
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Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.
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Duke University Hospital
Center for Advanced Practice
Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurse Clinician – WOC NC
The Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurse Clinician (WOC NC) provides leadership in the care of patients with stomas, draining wounds, or incontinence, throughout the organization. This includes utilization of clinical expertise to provide preoperative and postoperative care, counseling, and teaching to patients 0-99 years of age in need of wound, ostomy, and / or continence management. S/he has primary responsibility for educating nurses to ensure knowledge and competency in basic wound, ostomy and continence management; and works collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team in a variety of specialties in planning and coordinating the care. The WOCN Nurse Clinician is an integral part of multiple teams, as a clinician, educator, consultant, and leader.
Education: Work requires completion of a Bachelor's degree in Nursing.
Licensure: Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of North Carolina
Certification: Nationally recognized certification in Wound and Ostomy management required, Continence certification preferred
Experience: 3 years nursing experience
Life Support: BLS
Primary hours will be Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, with rotating coverage of holidays and weekends. Schedule and hours may be changed at discretion of administration based on service needs.
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