Wound Ostomy Pediatric Nurse

  • UCSF
  • San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
  • Apr 25, 2023
Full time Ostomy

Job Description

Job Summary
Involves experience in providing patient care consultation and patient education related to wound and ostomy care. Ensures evidence-based practice for practice in the wound, ostomy, continence specialty area. Provides direct patient care, consulting, teaching, mentoring, and systems improvement leadership. Influences outcomes by providing expert consultation to all care providers and implementing improvements in health care delivery systems.

The Wound, Ostomy, Continence (WOCN) Nurse is a clinical leader that is responsible for prevention, planning and providing care for patients with complicated wounds, ostomies, fistulas, pressure sores and incontinence nursing care at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco (BCHSF). The advanced knowledge and skills required for this role include clinical expertise in a focus area, evidence-based practice, education, consultation, and leadership. The position works in collaboration with the Nursing Leadership, Faculty/providers, APNs and Nursing Staff at BCHSF. The WOCN will be responsible for the development of a comprehensive program for the prevention, care, education, and rehabilitation of children requiring wound, ostomy, and continence management.

The WOCN will perform initial and ongoing patient assessments and receive consult requests. The WOCN will collaborate to formulate individualized treatment plans based on the needs of the patient and family, and oversee implementation of the treatment plan. The WOCN will refine or develop as necessary patient education tools, materials for APEX that will facilitate the education of patients/families in the management of wounds, ostomies, tubes, drains and wound vacs. The WOCN will document face-to-face encounters with clinical notes in the medical record. Treatment plans will be coordinated with the UCSF discharge coordinators to better meet the needs of the patients, families, and referring providers after discharge. The WOCN may communicate with referring providers at the time of admission, discharge, and will coordinate community follow up to facilitate a successful transition.

The WOCN will work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team that includes nurses, physicians, administrative staff, as well as allied health professionals to provide consistent care to each patient/family. The WOCN will assess the needs of the nursing and medical staff and provide educational events to meet these needs initially and ongoing.

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The Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco (BCH SF) is a regional tertiary center serving patient and families of all pediatric diagnosis and related conditions. Serving the 9 Bay counties and beyond, BCH SF is a regional leader in many clinical services. BCH SF is an Acute Care facility with 189 inpatient beds, a pediatric ED, a pediatric operating and recovery area. A Magnet Designation facility comprised of nursing services who provide comprehensive, compassionate and highly specialized care to the most fragile pediatric patients and their families. In addition to providing direct patient care, nurses participate on unit-level committees, ensuring that each staff member has an active voice in the operation and function of the unit.
Required Qualifications
  • Minimum of 2 years of recent inpatient RN experience in Pediatrics.
  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s entry to practice degree from accredited Nursing program
  • Registered Nurse in the State of California
  • WOCN Certification (may be in progress with completion within 1 year of hire)
  • Current American Heart Association CPR certification
  • In-depth knowledge of one or more clinical specialty areas, to include diagnoses, treatments, standards of practice and patient / family educational consulting and resources.
  • Advanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills to assess highly-complex issues and develop multiple options for resolution.
  • Advanced skills in written and verbal communications, with the ability to convey complex and / or sensitive information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Advanced interpersonal skills, with the ability to provide education, training, and direction to nursing staff, and to develop positive working relationships with patients, families, employees, and outside agencies as required.
  • Flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations
  • May require credentialing if NP hired
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree from an accredited Nursing program
  • California APRN license (CNS, NP)
  • Registered Nurse in the State of California
  • WOCN Certification (may be in progress with completion withing 1 year of hire)
  • Current American Heart Association CPR certification
About UCSF
At UCSF Health, our mission of innovative patient care, advanced technology and pioneering research is redefining what’s possible for the patients we serve – a promise we share with the professionals who make up our team.

Consistently ranked among the top 10 hospitals nationwide by U.S. News & World Report – UCSF Health is committed to providing the most rewarding work experience while delivering the best care available anywhere. In an environment that allows for continuous learning and opportunities for professional growth, UCSF Health offers the ideal atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.
Pride Values
UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at diversity.ucsf.edu

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