UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center

  • Clinic Ostomy Nurse

    Posted Date 5 months ago(10/5/2018 4:38 PM)
    Full Time
    7613 Surgical Specialties NWH
    1st, Days
    Job Location
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  • Overview

    Join our award-winning team at UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center.  We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are:

    • The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award
    • The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award
    • This is the second consecutive year Northwest Hospital has achieved both the Spine Surgery Excellence Award and a ranking among the top 10 percent in the nation for spine surgery.
    • The Stroke Care Excellence Award
    • Winner of the Health Grades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.

    UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. 

    Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services.  With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle. 

    Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. 

    As a UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.


    We’re interested in learning more about you and appreciate your taking the time to apply online. UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is committed to employing a diverse workforce. EOE


    UW Medicine – Northwest Hospital and Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other protected characteristic. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply


    Function as an expert clinician in assessing, planning, evaluating, and revising the plan of care for patients needing specialty ostomy care.

    • Utilizes the nursing process to assess and plan care and education for ostomy and wound care patients.
    • Assesses patient care needs and identifies interventions for treatment/prevention of skin related conditions and ostomies
    • Provides psychosocial support to patients and families.



    Education Background 

    • Graduate of accredited school of nursing. Graduate of a WOCN-accredited education program preferred.
    • BSN preferred.

    Licensure, Registration, Certification 

    • A current Registered Nurse License for the State of Washington is required.
    • Certification in Wound and Ostomy WOCN (or Wound and Ostomy certification required within 2 years of hire)
    • BLS required.

    Work Experience 

    • At least one year of wound/ostomy care experience is required.

    Special Training/Skills

    • Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served.
    • Knowledge of adult learning principles.

    Physical Abilities

    • Must be able to safely maneuver patients and supplies.
    • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time. 


    Physical Demand Level:  Medium

    In an 8-hour workday, must be able to-

    Lift / Carry

    • 20 to 50 pounds occasionally
    • 10 to 25 pounds frequently
    • up to 10 pounds constantly


    As required, must be able to-

    Sit, Stand, Walk, Bend, Squat, Kneel, Crawl, Climb and Reach above shoulders

    Push and Pull

    Perform fine motor functions

    Must possess functional vision, hearing, and speech in order to communicate effectively with clients, client advocates, and staff.


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