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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Wound Care RN - Enterostomal Therapy in Orange, California

We are looking for a Wound Care Registered Nurse for our Enterostomal Therapy Unit at St. Joseph Hospital of Orange.

Location: Orange, CA

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Summary:

The Wound Care Nurse is a Registered Nurse who provides patient care services for patients with fecal and urinary diversions, acute and chronic wounds, drains, pressure injuries, peristomal skin issues, and skin issues as defined by the Wound Ostomy and Continence (WOCN) Organization. Functions independently in both acute and patient care settings and outpatient services. The Wound Care RN also serves in a consultative and educational role for medical and nursing staff, and education role for the professional and lay community.


  • Must have current knowledge and demonstrate the ability to apply principles and skills as a Certified Wound Ostomy nurse.

  • Be able to work effectively under pressure by prioritizing work activities or renegotiating deadlines.

  • Be able to communicate effectively in English.

  • Possess basic computer skills

  • Be able to give constructive feedback when teaching patients and staff.

  • Maintain a positive attitude with changing conditions.

  • Seek out available resources to resolve problems.

  • Apply appropriate interventions and follow up on identified projects.

    Position Requirements:

    Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing

    Experience: 2-3 years acute care clinical experience.

    Licensure / Certification:

  • Current California Registered Nurse license

  • Certificate as Certified Wound, Ostomy nurse (WOCN) by Wound, Ostomy, Continence Certification Board (WOCN-CB)

  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

    Preferred Position Requirements:

    Education: Master in Science in Nursing (MSN)

    Experience: Minimum of one year as WOCN

    Licensure / Certification: Continence Certification by the WOCN-CB

Dignity. Service. Excellence. Justice.These timeless values form the heart and soul of St. Joseph Hospital. They are the prime reason that we attract and retain high-caliber employees who believe in the sanctity of their work in our faith-based setting.As a result of this affinity, most of our employees have remained with us for at least five years. Over 40 percent of our new employees were either referred by friends or applied to work at St. Joseph based on our reputation. It is little wonder, then, that retention rate is significantly higher than the average for healthcare institutions in our community.The most important result: employee engagementWe are proud of our dedicated employees practicing our core values. Because of them, the St. Joseph Health System was awarded the Gallup Organization's Great Workplace Award for three consecutive years. Only 12 organizations in the world received this distinguished accolade, which recognizes fully engaged workplaces.Clinical ExcellenceWhen you take the latest in medical technology and place it in the hands of highly skilled clinicians, recognition is sure to follow. In July 2007, 2008 and 2009, St. Joseph Hospital was named one "America's Best Hospitals" for Orthopedic Care by U. S. News and World Report. This highly esteem recognition is testimony to our unique blend medical science and compassionate, values-based care.A haven that feels like home.St. Joseph Hospital offers a unique environment in which healthcare givers who share a kindred spirit can do important work and grow both spiritually and professionally. Here, values-based employees view their jobs not simply as careers but also as callings.Care to get acquainted? Then we warmly invite you to explore the many career opportunities offered by St. Joseph Hospital!St. Joseph Hospital provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, St. Joseph Hospital complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.Positions specified as "on call/per diem" refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as "as needed basis" to fill in for staff vacancies.

Company: St. Joseph Hospital Orange

Category: Emergency Nursing