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MD Anderson Cancer Center Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nurse (WOCN)- Nursing WOC in Houston, Texas

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is ranked the nation's top hospital for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals." As a Magnet Recognized Hospital, we have a community of nearly 3,000 professional nurses who provide our patients with excellent oncology nursing care.

Ideal candidate must have a BSN degree with at least two years of registered nursing experience, graduation from an accredited Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing Education Program.

Salary Range: Min- $90,000 Mid- $112,500 Max- $135,000

Job Summary

Function Provides, coordinates and supports clinical aspects of care for patients with wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) care needs.

Scope

Impacts the quality of care for WOC patients across the institution.

Essential Job Functions

Manages outcomes for wound, ostomy and continence patients across the continuum of care by providing, coordinating and supporting clinical aspects of direct patient care. Acts as a specialty consultant to physicians, nurses, physical therapists and patients for provision of WOC care for all areas. Collaborates with multidisciplinary teams to assess patient needs for nursing care, patient/family education and other services. Coaches and assists team members to ensure optimum WOC patient care and efficient use of resources. Integrates knowledge of age-specific care, principles of oncology practice, institutional goals and standards, current professional practice standards and the WOC Nurses Society Standards in providing care. Integrates results and theories of research studies to improve care and actively participates in data collection and analysis. Assures continuity of care through appropriate discharge planning, coordination of services and education. With the assistance of the WOC nurse educational program instructors and the senior WOC nurses, demonstrates competency as a classroom and clinical educator to staff, patients/caregivers, participants of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse Educational Program and the Nursing Outreach Program.

Marginal Job Functions

Other duties as assigned.

Supervision

Received Associate Director, Clinical Nursing and Senior WOC Nurses.

Given None.

REQUIREMENTS

Education

Required: Bachelor's degree in Nursing. Graduation from an accredited Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Education Program.

Preferred Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN).

Experience

Required: Two years registered nursing experience.

Preferred: One year of wound, ostomy and continence nursing experience.

Licensure/Certification

Required: Current State of Texas Professional Nursing License (RN). Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.

Preferred: Current credential from the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB). American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) or PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certification as required by patient care area.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 133202

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Work Week: Evening/Night

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 90,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 112,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 135,000

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