As a member of the Wound Ostomy Continence (WOC) Team the NSWOC provides specialized holistic assessment and management as an interprofessional team member to meet the needs of individuals/families with ostomies, acute and chronic wounds, and urinary and fecal continence concerns.
Clinical Support and Consultation
Perform detailed holistic assessment of clients with wound, ostomy and/or continence related concerns.
Formulate treatment recommendations in collaboration with the interprofessional team, and develop a plan of care based on the holistic assessment for clients who require wound, ostomy, and/or continence care
Evaluate the plan of care, involve the Wound Ostomy Resource Nurse (WORN) and/or K2P Wound Care Resource Nurses (K2P WCRN) in evaluation process as appropriate
Provide education and mentorship experiences in order to build wound, ostomy and continence knowledge and capacity within SE Health
Provide consultation to care providers within the organization
Facilitate the dissemination of wound, ostomy and continence knowledge
Coordinates/collaborates with interprofessional team across the continuum of care to reduce duplication of services, client anxiety, and cost
Supports quality health care through teaching, mentoring, program development and quality monitoring
Optimizes client outcomes through review of Quality Improvement (QI) reports to prioritize need
Identify nursing trends and issues related to specialty wound ostomy and continence management
Assist in the development of information tools and educational initiatives for care providers
Remain updated on current evidence related to wound, ostomy and continence best practices
Promote and participate in research-based practice
Identify potential research initiatives
Promote and participate in research projects.
Submit case studies for publication
Participate in conferences through poster presentations or oral abstracts.
Support WORNs and K2P WCRNs in development of posters and case studies for conference presentation
Participates with professional nursing associations to develop and enhance the delivery of health care for Canadians
Collaborate in local Home and Community Care Support Services (HCCSS) initiatives/working groups as required.
Must have completed Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy & Continence Canada (NSWOCC) WOC-EP program (international certification will be considered if approved by NSWOCC),
Must be an active member of NSWOCC,
Must be an RN with current certificate of competence with the College of Nurses of Ontario,
Flexibility and a commitment to advancing wound, ostomy and continence care at SE Health is required,
CNA certification credential WOCC(C) preferred,
A willingness to participate in further education programs/courses to remain current
Adoption of the SE model for wound care delivery through mentorship of WORN/K2P WCRN,
A vehicle and valid driver’s license and a willingness to travel are required,
Excellent communication and teaching skills are required,
A comprehensive knowledge of community health care is preferred,
Demonstrated teaching skills and expertise in preparing effective teaching tools and methods are preferred, if not a willingness to develop in that area,
An ability to use computer word processing, power point, email, and source information on the internet is preferred.
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