Authority, responsibility and accountability for assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of wound, ostomy and continence carethroughout the institution. Functions primarily as a consultant, provides direct patient care and education to selected patients. Provides for staffeducation and development in the care of wound, ostomy and continence care. Responsible for product recommendations in the care of wound,ostomy, and continence. Maintains records and quality metrics. Participates in hospital wide committees and initiatives as assigned.
Bachelors Degree in Nursing Required
Graduation from an accredited WOC Nursing Education Program
Minimum Work Experience
2 years minimum pediatric nursing experience required
Required Licenses/Certifications for position
Licensed Registered Nurse in State of Tennessee or compact state
Certification in WOC
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
Must have excellent communication skills and have skill in relating to all levels of staff.
Readily speaks of research processes and encourages same within the nursing community.
Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
Heavy lifting, pushing and pulling is required up to 50 lbs occasionally, 20-30 lbs frequently and 10 lbs constantly to move objects of up to 150 lbs. Sudden emergency situations have the potential for exposure to lifting or moving of up to 150 lbs. Frequent bending, walking, sitting, squatting, reaching and standing are required. Keyboard/computer use and/or repetitive motions may be required.
Internal Number: 7956
About East Tennessee Children's Hospital
East Tennessee Children's Hospital is a 152-bed hospital certified by the state of Tennessee as the only Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center in East Tennessee and is accredited by the Joint Commission. As a Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center, Children's Hospital offers full capabilities to care for seriously ill children in a unique pediatric environment and offers the services of many different pediatric subspecialties. Children's Hospital works jointly with the University of Tennessee Medical Center to ensure that injured children in this region receive trauma care at the institution most appropriate for the child's needs. We also assist smaller hospitals by providing pediatric health care training opportunities.