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Nurse Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence (NSWOC)

Partners In Community Nursing (PICN)

Durham, ON, Canada
Between $80,000 to $100,000

How to Apply

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Job Description

  • Obtains infromed consentprior to and throughout service provision 

  • Works collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team consisting of government agencies, healthcare workers, and other community resources

  • Meets with Surgeons and Pre-op teams

  • Provides safe, competent, compassionate and ethical nursing care to ensure the personal safety of clients

  • Participates in HCCSS wound care, IPT and off-loading meetings

  • Uses appropriate assessment tools and techniques in consultation with clients and the health care team to assess clients regarding physical, emotional, spiritual, cultural, cognitive, developmental, environmental and social needs

  • Engages client using a collaborative approach, building rapport and trust, achieving a mutual understanding and agreement to identify actual and potential client health care needs, strengths, capacities and goals

  • Establishes and maintains appropriate professional boundaries with clients and the health care team including the distinction between social interaction and therapeutic relationships

  • Participates in necessary care conferences with Health Care team

  • Maintains the knowledge, skills and attitudes to provide safe, efficient, effective care in all areas of practice by keeping abreast of changes in practice setting that affect scope of practice

  • Maintains professional client records related to client encounters and plans in compliance with Partners In Community Nursing policies and the standards applied by the regulatory body or Nursing college.

  • Meet with industry representatives to obtain up to date knowledge on medical supplies and equipment and share within PICN.

  • Maintain a wound care program that will include ongoing mentorship and education of RN’s and RPN’s within PICN

  • Develop quality and performance tools as it relates to wound, ostomy and continence care

  • Mentor, preceptor and respond to nurses’ concerns and questions

  • Shows respect for cultural needs, dignity, privacy and confidentiality of clients

  • Discharges client when goals have been achieved

  • Supports and collaborates with PICN's Director of Nursing Services 

  • Other duties as assigned 


  • Current registration with the NSWOCC

  • Knowledge of standards and guidelines fo Wound, Ostomy & Continence Therapy

  • Comprehensive Wound, Ostomy & Continence patient health assessment skills

  • Registration / licensing with provincial regulatory college in good standing

  • Completion of the Nurses Specialized in Wounds, Ostomy & Continence (NSWOC) program (previously known as the Canadian Enterostomal Therapy (E.T.) Nursing program)

  • Thorough knowledge of wound care products and indications for use

  • Completion of IIWCC course preferred

  • CNA certification preferred - WOCC (C)

  • Preferably has a minimum of 2 years experience as a practicing Registered Nurse, ideally in a community setting

Company/Organization Description

We value our staff with:

  • $5000.00 Retention Incentive Bonus

  • Ongoing education reimbursement

  • Mileage reimbursement

  • Flexible working hours to respect work/life balance

  • Extensive paid orientation, training and development

  • Fun company events

  • Perk savings program

  • Full-time permanent staff participate in total rewards program which includes Employee Assistance Program, Maple Telehealth Care, Paid Benefits, and matching RSP contributions

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