Nurse Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence (NSWOC)

SE Health

Barrie, Hamilton, London, Woodstock, Huron and Bradford (Central Simcoe (Alliston, Bradford, Nobleton and Tottenham)

Job Description

Position Summary:

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.

Position Responsibilities:

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

Program Development/Leadership

  • 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.

SE Health is monitoring the global COVID-19 pandemic closely and following all public health directives, including recommendations from the World Health Organization, Government of Canada, and federal ad provincial health authorities. Our top priority is the health and safety of our clients, their families and our staff.


Please note that due to the unprecedented circumstance of the Global Pandemic and the resultant public health crisis; and in the interest of the health and safety of our patients/clients, employees, and greater good of public health, SE Health requires those that wish to work for this organization to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 30, 2021. Fully vaccinated means a person has received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and it has been 14 days since the last dose.


SE Health is committed to the success of all its employees. If you feel you need accommodations because of illness or disability, please do not hesitate to contact Human Resources humanresources@sehc.com at your earliest convenience.

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About the Company

SE Health is a not-for-profit social enterprise that shares its knowledge, provides the best care, and helps each client to realize their most meaningful goals for health and wellbeing. Established in 1908 by four pioneering nurses, we have worked with purpose for more than a century to bring hope and happiness, and forever impact how people live and age at home. Today, our 8,000+ team members nationwide provide care in more places and ways than ever before, bringing health to life for over 20,000 Canadians every day. SE Health is honoured to be a three-time recipient of the Canada Order of Excellence and one of Forbes’ Best Employers for 2020.