Responsibilities: The Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse (WOCN) provides expert, integrated, cost-effective quality patient care through the coordination of clinical care for high-risk patients with complex issues across the continuum of care settings. This nurse integrates knowledge of advanced pathophysiology, human responses to health problems and non-disease based etiologies to assess, plan and coordinate care, monitor and evaluate patient outcomes. The WOCN supports professional nursing practice across practice settings and across the continuum of care to meet the needs of the patient and family. Working collaboratively with other health care professionals, the WOCN functions in the roles of care provider, educator and consultant in a variety of settings throughout the medical center. The WOCN will function within the Mayo Clinic Nursing Professional Practice Model, which includes accountability for planning, implementing, evaluating and communicating all phases of nursing care for assigned patients. The WOCN provides leadership through activities such as preceptor role, informal and formal leadership roles, and quality improvement efforts. The WOCN possesses excellent communication skills; is skillful in mentoring and teaching; and participates on committees or projects. The ANA Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice and the Scope and Standards for Wound, Ostomy and Continence Specialty Practice Nursing provide a basis for the practice of the WOCN.
Qualifications: Graduate of a baccalaureate Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited nursing program.
If graduation did not occur within the last two years, one year of RN experience in an applicable care setting is also required.
Additional Qualifications: One year RN experience within the last five years preferred.
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing (WOCN) Certification preferred.
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written.
Experience working in a team environment.
Computer skills required, prior experience with electronic medical record systems preferred.
Ability to work flexible hours, which may include days, evenings, nights, holidays, and weekends and on-call.
Ability to adapt to unpredictable situations within the work setting.
Demonstrated leadership, effective communicator, and excellent critical thinking skills.
License or Certification: Current Arizona RN license.
WON Certification within 18 months employment. Maintains Basic Life Support (BLS) competency. Basic Life Support certification is required upon hire and must be valid for 90 days or greater from start date.
Benefit Eligible: Yes Exemption Status: Exempt Compensation Detail: Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum salary every 2 weeks is approx $2,860.00, based on a full-time position. Hours/Pay Period: 80 Weekend Schedule: One Saturday a month. May work up to two Saturdays depending on coverage needs.
Recruiter: Marcia Edwards
Why Mayo Clinic? Mayo Clinic provides the highest quality patient care by placing the needs of the patient first. We are the largest integrated, not-for-profit medical group practice in the world with approximately 60,000 employees working in a unique environment that brings together the best in patient care, groundbreaking research and innovative medical education. We offer a highly competitive compensation package, which includes exceptional benefits, and have been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the top 100 "Best Companies to Work For".
Site Description: Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona are located in Phoenix and Scottsdale, in the beautiful Sonoran Desert. The region is known as the Valley of the Sun, a metropolitan area with more than 4 million residents in 25 cities and towns.
With Phoenix being the sixth largest city in the nation, this sunny "desert metropolis" offers the amenities of a big city in the midst of a strikingly beautiful, rugged, southwest landscape.
Scottsdale frequently earns praise as a highly desirable place to live. The city's more than 200,000 residents enjoy a vibrant mix of culinary hot spots, arts and entertainment, professional and collegiate sports teams, and community resources. The region's desert climate promotes an outdoor lifestyle with a full complement of sports and recreation.
Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).
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