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Medical University of South Carolina MUHA EA27 - WOUND, OSTOMY, and CONTINENCE (WOC) NURSE II (c) in Charleston, South Carolina

Entity/Organization: MUHA (Medical University Hospital Authority/Medical Center)

Hours per week: 40

Scheduled Work Hours/Shift: Day

Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Salaried

Job Summary/Purpose : The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse II reports to the Wound Care Manager. Under limited supervision, the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse II provides an in-depth plan of care for patients in a specialty area of wounds, ostomies and continence for all ages(neonate to adult) throughout the organization for inpatients and outpatients. This role coordinates nursing management and collaborates with other health care providers to implement programmatic changes. This position updates clinical practice based on current research and changes in the age and level of development of patients, with consideration of the needs of patients’ families.

Minimum Training and Education:

  • A Baccalaureate degree in Nursing from an accredited school of Nursing and a minimum of three (3) years of applied related clinical work experience as an RN and 2 years of experience as a WOCNCB certified Wound and Ostomy (CWON) Nurse.

  • Current South Carolina or compact state licensure as a registered nurse.

  • A current CPR card is required; either an American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers card or an American Red Cross Professional Rescuer card.

  • Current WOCNCB, Wound and Ostomy (CWON) or Wound, Ostomy and Continence (WOCN) certification required. Additional Continence and Foot Care Certification (CFCN) preferred.

  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a wide range of groups and individuals.

  • Ability to work in close collaboration with patients, families, physicians and other health disciplines.

  • Knowledge of consultative and operational processes.

  • Because the facility is a 24/7 operation, position may include mandatory participation in various schedules to include on-call, day, evening, night, holiday and/or weekend rotations or coverage.

Required Licensure, Certifications, Registrations:

  • Current Wound and Ostomy Care certification required and must be maintained throughout employment.

  • CWOCN and CFCN preferred.

  • Current South Carolina or compact state licensure as a registered nurse.

  • A current CPR card is required; either an American Heart Association Basic Lift (BLS) for Healthcare Providers card or an American Red Cross Professional Rescuer card required.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions while standing. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while sitting. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while walking. (Continuous) Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work outside in temperature extremes. (Infrequent) Ability to work from elevated areas. (Frequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to bend at the waist. (Continuous) Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Frequent) Ability to perform "pinching" operations. (Frequent) Ability to perform gross motor activities with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to perform firm grasping with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to perform fine manipulation with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to reach overhead. (Frequent) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Continuous) Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous) Ability to use lower extremities for balance and coordination. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift/lower objects 50 lbs. from/to floor from/to 36 inches unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift from 36" to overhead 25 lbs. (Infrequent) Ability to exert up to 50 lbs. of force. (Frequent) Examples include: To transfer a 100 lb. patient that can not assist in the transfer requires 50 lbs. of force. For every 100 additional pounds, assistance will be required from another healthcare worker. 20 lbs. of force is needed to push a 400 lb. patient in a wheelchair on carpet. 25 lbs. of force is required to push a stretcher with a patient with one hand. Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected, in one eye or with both eyes. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand or at a distance. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to deal effectively with stressful situations. (Continuous) Ability to work rotating shifts. (Frequent) Ability to work overtime as required. (Frequent) Ability to work in a latex safe environment. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) (Selected Positons) *Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous) *(Selected Positons) *Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use, initially and as required. (Continuous) (Selected Positions)

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